Elsa Mid-Transformation Cosplay

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#1 LexiEvangeline on 5 years ago

So I'm quite surprised this hasn't been made into a cosplay yet, but I REALLY want to do a cosplay of Elsa mid-transformation. Here are the best screenshots I could make:

[IMG]http://tinypic.com/r/2qjiujl/5[/IMG]

[IMG]http://tinypic.com/r/2ef747m/5[/IMG]

[IMG]http://tinypic.com/r/2yl5hyh/5[/IMG]

[IMG]http://tinypic.com/r/i43hhg/5[/IMG]

Now most likely if I did make this cosplay, I would follow the third picture because it would most likely be easiest to attach the bottom of the already transformed outfit without there being a random attached piece to the bottom of the skirt. For a stylistic choice, I would probably have a sleeve already transformed so that it's not a defined line where the change is occuring. But I'm not sure how to execute the cosplay fabric-wise. Do you think the two mixes of fabric (because obviously her tranformation dress is more sheer and flowy then her coronation outfit) would be a flop or do you think I'd be able to pull it off? How would YOU execute it? :D I'm posting this thread to pick your brains because I know quite a few people have already created cosplays of both her outfits, though more her post-transformation. Any ideas on design, fabric choices, anything to give it that *whoosh* effect (if you understand what I mean haha)?

Also I'm probably not looking well enough but I can't find any high-res photos of the bottom of either of her gowns, which is ridiculous because I know they must exist xD

#2 LexiEvangeline on 5 years ago

If the pictures aren't directly showing up in the post (well, they aren't on my computer, thank you 5 year old Dell laptop) then just right click the small icon and select "open in new tab." It should bring you directly to the tinypic link!

#3 Chikkijet on 5 years ago

I was wondering if someone would do this!! :D I guess a LOT of sparkle/glitter where the two fabrics meet- as seen in the movie- to give the "magic" effect....

#4 LexiEvangeline on 5 years ago

That seems like a pretty good idea! The only thing I'm worried about is fallout :toothy: any ideas on that? I'm thinking of a very shiny or sparkle-y satin or similar fabric and then giving it the glitter treatment but we all know how glitter tends to...be very glittery on EVERYTHING. What's the saying, glitter is the herpes of art supplies? :crylaugh:

#5 LoneHowler on 5 years ago

[QUOTE=LexiEvangeline;4807043]That seems like a pretty good idea! The only thing I'm worried about is fallout :toothy: any ideas on that? I'm thinking of a very shiny or sparkle-y satin or similar fabric and then giving it the glitter treatment but we all know how glitter tends to...be very glittery on EVERYTHING. What's the saying, glitter is the herpes of art supplies? :crylaugh:[/QUOTE]

Rhinestones aren't as messy, very shiny, but sadly more expensive than glitter

#6 Chikkijet on 5 years ago

What about using that shimmery iridescent.... is it organza? Like tulle but very fine. You could maybe gather it in a wavy pattern and use it as a trim, then give it the glitter or add some scattered rhinestones...

I hope this makes as much sense as it does in my head! XD

#7 LexiEvangeline on 5 years ago

I'm trying to understand what you mean xD do you mean gather it and use it as trim on the dress or the cape? because I'm not sure that I'd include the cape in this version of the cosplay! But putting the glitter on the organza could work a lot better/

#8 Chikkijet on 5 years ago

I was thinking to have it wherever there is an 'edge' where the dress is transitioning... ie between the black and blue parts... I did a drawing but I'm in China and can't work out how to upload it XD

edit: try here [URL="http://dubai-zelda.deviantart.com/art/Elsa-transformation-concept-425358349?ga_submit_new=10:1389110876"]drawing[/URL]

#9 LexiEvangeline on 5 years ago

Ahhh the drawing helped so much! I'm a really visual learner haha! But I think this could definitely work! I've been to Joann's I don't even know how many times, looking at fabrics and deciding how to make it flow smoothly. I'm thinking with he seam I'll have to make, I could easily cover it with rhinestones, glitter, or most likely, both. I'm trying to keep the coronation fabric as light as possible while at the same time maintaining that /heavy/ look, if that makes sense? But I don't want to purchase fabric without getting some input from you guys! But I do know that I'm going to use the movie for color reference rather then the face character's costume. There's just something that puts me off of the WDW costume for some reason!

#10 Chibi Minato on 5 years ago

[QUOTE=LoneHowler;4807090]Rhinestones aren't as messy, very shiny, but sadly more expensive than glitter[/QUOTE]

I agree. Glitter will always get on everything, end of story. If you're feeling up to the task, rhinestones would be so much better.

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