A few days ago I posted about how I created my Rapunzel dirndl costume. As promised at the end of that post, here are some more pictures of the completed project.
I wish I had also taken some photos of the dirndl without the apron, and some close ups of the skirt hem. That’s where the embroidery I spent a week on is. Except you can’t see it in any of these pictures. If I were to redo this costume, I would choose lighter colored embroidery floss. It would be less accurate to the colors used on Rapunzel’s skirt in the movie, but easier to see.
As a small child I walked barefoot on my grandparents’ lawn and stepped on a bee. Bees don’t like being stepped on. Ever since I have hated walking on grass barefoot. At this point it’s not a conscious thing – I don’t worry about bees every time – but the feel of grass on my feet bothers me. I also don’t like sitting on grass – I am very much a picnic blanket person. In this photo shoot I went barefoot because Rapunzel does, but I was truly suffering for my art.
I always struggle to think of poses when taking pictures in costumes. Props help, but they don’t entirely fix the problem. Posing with someone is fine (I used to do it for a living), but on my own without guidance? Ehhhhh.
A little photo shop magic and my hair is as long as Rapunzel’s! I liked having my hair loose for this costume, but if I decided to wear it out anywhere, I’d want braided hair. The loose hair gets tangled too easily.
That’s it for my Rapunzel Dirndl. Next sewing project is another Disney Princess with a historical twist. If you visit my instagram, you might get a sneak peek at which character is it!