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In need of serious help!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:35 pm
by tehesillytoast
Hey Everyone!!
I am a huge fan of cosplay and I really want to get into it. However right now I am brand new to this whole thing -.-

Currently I am going to be attempting to create a Rapunzel costume (Rapunzel from the Disney movie Tangled) for Halloween. I have no idea where to start with the dress however.

I was just wondering if someone could give me a few pointers on the easiest simplest way to create Rapunzels Dress?

It would be greatly appreciated Thank You =]

Re: In need of serious help!

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:17 am
by Twinkly_Keepers
What you might be able to do is look for some other fantasy/Disney princess dress patterns. I know they're out there (I've seen them in thrift stores, lol).

If the pattern you buy looks similar enough, a few tweaks might be enough to make it look the same. If you're scared about it not fitting right, you can buy some really cheap fabric to practice sewing with, and test out your pattern on that, and then after you've altered it to fit, use it as a basis for your final dress.

Re: In need of serious help!

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:29 pm
by ShinraSpy
I agree with the @Twinkly_Keepers. Start with a pattern.

Simplicity is my favorite pattern company because they have the best selection and the easiest step-by-step directions. I know for sure they have a child-sized Rapunzel pattern, but I'm not sure if they have it for an adult (they do have Snow White and Cinderella, though). I did find something that is somewhat close:

You can alter it as much as you need to achieve the right look. Hope this helps!