Dream Cosplays

Now that I’m learning to sew, my imagination is running wild with the possibilities. I know my limitations, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about what cosplays I might have the skill to make some day. Thus, here are my dream cosplays, and then a few that I might actually attempt.

Topping my list, this stunning ballgown from Cinderella. There are just no words, it’s amazing.

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That said, this gown is way beyond my skills at the moment. It involves a corset and intense boning, plus a lot of big layers with lots of fabric. I have yet to see a cosplay of this that I felt was a really accurate replica. None of the cosplays I have seen have used enough fabric in the skirt, nor made the skirt as big as the proportions in the movie (always get enough fabric! Nothing makes a costume look skimpier than not using enough fabric), and a lot of the ones I’ve seen had bodices where the fabric doesn’t like flat. That said, I don’t have the costuming know how to make a cosplay of this myself either so… one day!

Another one from Cinderella. The dresses were just so pretty. This whole movie is pretty, I just want to live in a world as beautiful as this one was.

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If it weren’t for the gathering on the front of the bodice, this dress would be not crazy hard to replicate from a 1700s pattern. Finding the right fabric would also be difficult because the pattern is printed on rather than embroidered (which could be copied, although taking a great deal of time). Still, a girl can dream…

Rapunzel made my dreams come true when I had the chance to work for Disneyworld earlier this year.

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I would love to make a Rapunzel cosplay for myself. It would involve a lot of pattern drafting and probably making fabric on spoonflower and embroidering to get the right fabric. I’ve already found a wig I like but this would be a costly and complicated cosplay.

Anna and Elsa from Frozen, yes both of them.

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My mum got the fabric to make me an Elsa cosplay, so as this is a case of wanting one rather than necessarily wanting to make one. If she finishes that one, then I’ll just make Anna. I also want to make Anna’s coronation dress.

Charlotte La Bouff from Princess and the Frog is hilarious and has good taste in dresses.

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This is another huge ballgown and as it’s strapless would necessitate intense boning.

I like Cinderella fine, but she was never my favorite princess so it’s funny how much she’s grown on me and that she makes this list three times.

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I think there would be a lot of room for me to personalize a Cinderella ballgown so I think this one could be fun. Plus with the right pattern, this one would probably be doable for me.

I never loved Princess Aurora’s dress in her movie, but I really like the version she wears at Disneyworld.

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I’ve seen a fabric at Jo-Anns that would be a good substitute for the bodice fabric, although blue, so this one is a possibility.

Continuing my obvious love of Disney, Belle’s blue dress.

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This is another one that with the right pattern, would be doable. We already have the fabric for it too, so that’s a plus.

Alice.

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I just like this one, and I’ve always had an affinity for Alice.

Jane’s ballgown from the 2005 Pride and Prejudice is simple yet pretty.

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It’s a simple enough style that I could probably actually make this one if I could find a pattern that worked. I’m interested in making a regency gown so this could be a good fit.

This post could go on and on because I love costumes, but this is a good start! It doesn’t even include the time periods I’d like to make historical costumes from and the original designs I might come up with. It’ll be interesting to see which, if any, of these I make before the end of 2016.

Stay magical readers!

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