Cosplayer Arlette > Costume of Rumplestiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
This was far more difficult to sew than I had originally assumed. I found great upholstery fabric on sale for the waistcoat, and it looks VERY close to screen accurate. Then I used a burgundy vinyl for the lining and the entire back panel. There are about a million grommets down the back, laced with the same vinyl. The shirt is satin and frays like a bitch inside no matter what I do. My kingdom for a serger! That collar took about four tries to get even remotely correct. I had planned on using interfacing to get it to stand up, but then decided that I didn't need it because OF COURSE it would be thick enough and stand up on its own! Yeah, no. Oh, all the trim is ALSO the same vinyl, and any topstitching you may see on this was an incredible pain in the ass. The pants are real leather and were purchased online, but I removed the back pockets. The boots were a pair I owned already that had the perfect faux buckle, but also have a three inch heel. So I said "fuck it" and used them anyway because I'm short enough as it is and I figured I could use all the help I could get. I was still the littlest Rumple. The bootcovers were actually "sexy" pirate bootcovers for Halloween that I got online. I simply used those as a base and cut them up the front and added the grommets and laces, then painted the flaps burgundy to complete the outfit. The make-up is a combination of gray pearlescent Aquacolor, metallic gold powder, and various eyeshadows for detailing. I also used my own hair, and simply curled it. I'd grown out my bangs for this costume and it was horrible!
With all of the layers, vinyl and leather pants, this costume is a SWEAT MONSTER. So of course I made it to wear in Atlanta in the summer. I make good life choices. Oh, well. My love for Rumple outweighs my love for comfort.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I have a "Skin Deep" problem. And a Rumbelle problem. IF LOVING RUMBELLE IS WRONG, I DON'T WANNA BE RIGHT!
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