I had already wear this costume in an party in aniplay but it was rushed and I missed a few details. Now its the way I like it:)
The newer movies are quickly becoming my favorites but I will always be the biggest fan of Aurora.
Because this is for a summer festival I wanted to be comfortable and not with a lot of clothes so I ended up going for peasant Aurora. There is also a lot of discrepancy between her colors and shapes so I choose the ones I remembered for my childhood.
The first thing I made was the skirt. Its a simple circle skirt with an invisible zipper on the side. The tricky thing here was how to translate that detail on the front panel of the skirt. I tried many things but I felt they were a bit unnatural with the design so I simplified it and made a invert box pleat. Definitely inconsistent with the reference but it goes much better with the overall look. In the end I though the color was maybe a bit too off and decided for the first time to dye fabric. Unfortunately the experience went awful:(
I searched fabric dies online and they go around 7/8€ on ebay and amazon. On local supermarkets they are a bit cheaper but they have a very small selection of colors. My last resort was searching on the drug store and it actually paid off going from one to the other. I found in the fabric district one one that sold fabric die at 2.8€ and had a lot to choose from. I bough blue for another project and grey. Unfortunately my memory is terrible and I tend to mix stuff together so of course that I bought an almost exact shade of the original skirt I had:(
Corset!! I love making this little things, they make me so skinny and that's an important thing for meh:)
Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the process what is a total shame because there were some interesting details with this piece. I did take some comparison shots with other corset i made.
because i'm losing weight i know have the care to make sure they fit me in the future so I added some shirring in the back.
The shirt was remade from scratch because the other had a really deep neckline and I mean it!!! It was actually the shirt that made me want to improve this cosplay.
|new pieces of the shirt cut|
|pinning/basting to try it on|
|after try it on and make sure everything is ok serge|
I couldn't photograph everything because my brother didn't sew this kind of jersey so I had to finish the shirt at the atelier.
|the end result|
I hadn't ironed the skirt at this point yet
I also had time to make her headband. I essentially just covered it with black fabric.
|start by scrapping the previous cover of your headband|
|the base for you to start working|
|start by the corners|
|with the hot glue carefully cover your headband|
|scrapings of the fabric|
I also had time to style my snow white wig.
and this is us at the faire or at least half the group:)
see yah next hopefully for Alice finishing blog post:)