Who didn’t watch Frozen this Holiday season and who DIDN”T LOVE IT?! And yes I am patently ignoring those people who just raised their metaphorical hands. Anyhoo~~ I did, and I loved it, and I’m yeah-COSPLAYING IT!!! Originally planned to debut Anna at ALA, but a wicked case of the Flu knocked me out for the count, and now I’m back into the swing of things!
Disney cosplays are always a little bit hard for me, because they toe an interesting line when it comes to the design. Disney has long designed around things and places, so it isn’t a stretch to say that their inspiration from the clothes often comes from a certain location/era of time (in this case, Norway); but, they also at the same time modernize the look to make it more accessible to it’s audience–which is where the difficulties come in. So finding that balance is incredibly tricky IMO.
When I made Jane I committed wholeheartedly to a Bustled dress from the late 1800’s, and it works, but I felt that it was missing something cartoony and modern and fun. I decided to base her in the turn of the 20th century, (even though after I got the Making of Book I discovered they had set the movie in the 1820’s–minor details 😛So here’s the battle plan that I settled on for Anna:
Skirt: Period skirt from 1989 to be embroidered + painted out of Blue Wool Broadcloth
Shirt: Blue Lightweight wool with a mandarin collar + embroidered
Corset: Suede corset to be embroidered
Underpinnings: Petticoat (done!) + S bend Corset (for that gibson girl vibe)
Cloak: let’s see how I feel after the costume is completed :3, probably made from a coating fabric
Hm~~ It does look like I’ve got a lot of work and not much done doesn’t it? Lol, SO IT BEGINS!! Stick around it’ll be fun :3.