*Shiva* as Queen Frostine

Queen Frostine

Candy Land

Cosplayer: *Shiva*
Candyland was my all-time favorite game as a kid, and Queen Frostine was my favorite character (followed by Plumpy as a close second). I was so excited to get a cosplay group together! We wanted to follow the 1980s game designs, which is the version we grew up with and also the first release of the game that had characters.

It took me forever to find the correct shade of blue fabric for this dress; I finally took a chance on some high quality royal blue satin I found online and bought as much as they had, which I used that to make a huge circle skirt and steel boned corset. I then made two petticoats to go underneath the skirt with layers of white Casa, and bought a collapsable hoop skirt to wear underneath all of the skirts and give the dress its proper shape. For the "frosting" accents, I used white satin and decided to make them lie flat against the skirt with serged edges instead of stuffing them with batting. The crown is made from thick craft foam painted silver with blue glass accents glued to the points for the gems. It's backed with a chef's hat which I hand dyed blue. The necklace was handmade with plastic beads and ribbon, and my boyfriend Sketch made my staff from PVC pipe which is collapsable for air travel. The snowflake is a Christmas garage decoration I bought which he attached to the top and which lights up with LEDs.