Cosplayer Slaahv > Costume of Elsa from Frozen
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- Dress is linen blend from joanns with gold lining for trim. I used the duct tape method for the black velvet and the bodice. the skirt goes up to my ribcage for important reasons (It was a mistake). it also has a small train, since Elsa's dress develops one in the transformation.
Stenciling was pretty easy along the bottom. It's pearlescent acrylic Martha Stewart paint. The bodice stencil is done with blue, black, and paint thinner, with the pink done in 100% paint. I like paint thinner because it keeps stretchy fabric from puckering. there is also a lot of sparkle paint in this costume, hurhur.
The diamonds were going to be embroidered, but the velvet spandex said no, so It's painted worbla hot-glued onto the chest.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I grew up without a favorite disney princess and it was worth the wait. I love Elsa's Character so much I annoy people around me.
This was an iconic moment in Frozen and i became immediately obsessed with Elsa's dress while it transformed. I loved the braid, but I loved the coronation gown, too. Best of both worlds. As much as I love her ice dress, the teal won out in the end.
- Styling Notes
- It's a french braid that becomes a regular braid. I purposefully left out the bump and swoops (they were originally styled) because I have a very long face. I didn't want to look like a pin head.
- Wig Review
- The lace front tore about a centimeter past the hairline the first time I put it on, but I can sort of hide it. It's a beautiful color and texture, and well worth the money in all other respects.