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Last thread >>7316846 is on autosage. Do you wanna build a snowman?

Now you can, even without snow. Have some Olaf.

>> No.7356609
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>>7356511
anna best grill

>> No.7358572

Hey guys, how light is too light for wig color? I want a wig that still looks blonde but not too much yellow color. Is platinum blonde good? I was kind of referencing between the movie stills and promo art as well as the dolls. I hate the look of white/silver wigs for Elsa. I saw that Arda had the Suzi wig in titanium blonde but I think that one is going to be forever out of stock because of demand.

Any recommendations on color or wigs? Thanks in advance!

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>>7358572
To me Arda's platinum blonde is way too yellow for Elsa. A girl on their fb got nice results using coffee to stain a white wig to get a similar shade to their titanium if you don't want to wait for it (pic related) There are instructions along with the pic on their page.

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So, fellow Elsa's - thoughts on cape fabric? From promo art and stills it definitely looks like a mesh (seems to be the same fabric as her undershirt) but personally I'm leaning more towards an ice-blue chiffon as any of the meshes I've found have been way too rough and I'm a bit afraid to trust the "soft mesh net" I found on ebay, both texture and colour-wise.

>> No.7358650

I want to cosplay Anna and Elsa with my sister but she doesn't cosplay.

>> No.7358819

>>7358620
Um, can you tell me their page name?

>> No.7358826

>>7358626
Depends entirely on the look you're going for. If you want more movie accuracy with the sparkle and translucency, its erring toward glitter mesh. If you want it to have more drape and weight, chiffon will be a better choice for that.

Can you go to an actual fabric store and see the fabrics and compare them to a swatch from your dress? Online shopping for colors beyond your basic Crayola colors is veryyyyyy hit or miss.

>> No.7358858

>>7358826
I know, unfortunately I live in an area with one fabric shop that has next to nothing like this. The only similar thing they had was baby blue tulle which was way too rough and scratchy, it was very much for tutus and underskirts. I just wish there was more selection near me!

>>7358819
I think that anon meant Arda's fb (fb /ArdaWigs), I'm pretty sure I saw it a few days ago.

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I'm really stuck for ideas on Elsa's bodice. Can we get as many variations as we can in this thread for inspiration?

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has anyone posted angela's elsa with the new pictures she has?

if not, here you go

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>>7358946
pic 2

>> No.7358959

>>7358946
Her face is way too cherub-ish and wide, she would have made a MUCH better Anna. :/

>> No.7358969

>>7358959
Something about her makeup is off, I think. The angle doesn't really help.

Overall the costume is gorgeous though, so I can live with the weird makeup.

>> No.7359056

>>7358946
>beautiful costume
>tubby model

>> No.7359084

>>7359056
really? To you that is fat?

Are you an idiot or a troll?

>> No.7359087

>>7359084
Not that anon, but she does have a fat face.

>> No.7359095

>>7359087
She has what would be called a cherubic face. Or a baby face.

She's obviously a very small girl. There's a very distinct jaw line there so she's obviously not 'fat'.

But can we keep this thread relevant?

Out of the bodices posted who prefers what?

>> No.7359165

>>7359095
Close-up, I like >>7358923 the best. It has the most depth while keeping the simple icey shimmer.

>> No.7359340

>>7358946
angela's doesn't look bad, but it's just nowhere near accurate.

>> No.7359351

>>7358969
I feel like it's because she didn't go heavy enough on the eye makeup

Her face is just too baby looking and her nose doesn't suit Elsa

>> No.7359654

>>7359351
Unless you're referencing other photos, how can you even discern any of her facial features, everything is so overexposed and blown out in that photo.

>> No.7359661

>>7359654
this exactly
I can't even SEE most of her face in that single photo. Someone post better.

>> No.7359712

>>7358858
Ah, I know that feeling. My only choice fabric store is a small Joanns. They don't carry nearly as much as medium stores and are heavily biased toward the quilting and fleece crowd.

I ordered some of my fabrics for Elsa online and tried to colormatch swatches as best I could, but when they came, I still had to do some creative work to make everything look the same hue.

>> No.7359720

>>7359654
You may not be able to tell on the nose part, maybe, but you can definitely tell her face is cherub/round looking...

>> No.7359871

>>7359712
Yeah, I think that's going to be the only option for me as well. The big fabric shop near me basically stocks basic cotton, fleece, and bridal satin and lace that's never in the colour you need.

It's so hard to judge the colour of her cape too, I can't decide if it's also got a turquoise sheen or if that's just her dress showing through since it's sheer. This costume will be the death of me, I swear!

>> No.7360049

>>7359871
TBH, I'm finding that for such a "simple" costume, I've invested a lot in fabric and materials etc. because I've incorporated so many. My lace front wig and shoes were actually feeling like a steal comparatively.

>> No.7360428

Anons, I'm making my costume 100% movie accurate and I'm thinking about the cape design.
In the movie, it isn't so apparent (it does shows a lot in the transformation scene, when the camera is showing a top view of Elsa). So I had the idea of using white translucent hexagon and diamond shapped glitter to make the cape pattern. It should shine a lot, still be kind of invisible and give a faint white glow. Good idea? Does anyone have something like this so I can see how it will look like?

I'll test it around next week and post any results if they are relevant

>> No.7360433

>>7360428
Definitely test, a lot of people used white glitter and anons here are saying it looks like drippy cum designs which, I can kind of agree. Maybe don't use pure white glitter but a silver and white mix? Then it won't look so... yea, you know.

>> No.7360435

>>7360428
In the movie the cape actually comes across as electric/royal blue. But such a feint vairent that the colour only shows up when it's layered over several times. Most so when she's in the middle of the storm crying about Anna.

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>>7360428
>100% movie accurate

>> No.7360751

>>7360433
>>7360435
So I'll use really light blue mesh or white mesh and try to dye it a reeeeally reeeeeally light blue to get that effect, and try with a mix of translucent glitters in the shapes previously mentioned.

>>7360437
At least I'm trying. Is not like I want it ready for a next month con, I'll just take my time to get the most accurate possible. Do it as many times I need to, etc.

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>>7358620

I was the person who did the coffee dying, I'll do a little write up here because I know things get lost easily on Arda's FB page.

I used a big saucepan with about 20 cups of water and 15 teaspoons of instant coffee powder. You should probably measure how much water your particular wig needs to soak beforehand, which is what I did, because you want it to be entirely submerged. I was going with 1 teaspoon coffee for one cup of water but was kinda running out of coffee by that stage so I went with a little less. I also added two teabags, because teabags provide a cooler colour, so it was just to tone a tiny little bit of the yellow tones out of the coffee (but don't add too much tea because my tests tended to go green)

I brought the coffee/tea mixture to the boil for about half an hour before submerging the wig, and in this time I also used a small test section of fibre from the wig to make sure it would go the right colour. I also wet down the wig so that it would take a shorter time for the coffee mixture to soak the fibres. I left the pot simmering when I put the wig in (probably not a good idea if your wig isn't heat resistant though)

I checked colour every 15 minutes to make sure it wouldn't go too dark. To do this, I ran a section of fibres under steady water pressure to wash off excess coffee, and then allowed for the wig drying lighter. In the end it took about 45 minutes to an hour all up for my very long and thick wig to dye to the colour you see in the picture in the above post.

I rinsed the wig thoroughly after, although a few coffee granules tended to stick in the fibers. Because my wig is so long and thick, I had to soak it in a fabric softener mixture for about 24 hours to detangle it from the dying process, although this may not be necessary depending on the length of your wig .

Brushing out your wig should remove the rest of the coffee granules. If the colour isn't dark enough when the wig is dry, just repeat the process.

>> No.7363002

Do you wanna build a snowman?

>> No.7363023

>>7358946
>gets called out on her shitty job
>immediately posts pictures from so far away you can't even see anything.
>apart from LOOK AT MY SEQUINS.
Angela it still looks pretty bad. Next time get mommy to make it like the rest of your costumes.

>> No.7363092

>>7358946
I think the gradient of the sparkles as it goes up towards the bust of the cape isn't graduated enough. However the method does lend a lovely weight and drop to the cape.

>> No.7363139

>>7361387
Thanks so much for posting that here! Especially laying out your different time swatches - they're really helpful!

>> No.7363441

Does anyone have any HD screen caps of Elsa's cape and bodice?

>> No.7363497

>>7363441
In a previous thread someone had a lot of screencaps, hopefully they will repost it though I think most were just pulling them from the screeners.

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>>7358946
I can't fucking stand how the warm blue of the cape and the cool blue of the dress clash. It's no big deal but little stuff like mixing different tones of a color drive me up the damn wall.

>> No.7363544

>>7363441
>>7363497

previous thread linked to the Frozen /HR/ thread

Did you miss it?

>>>/hr/2011241

>> No.7363568

I have never seen Frozen, but I fucking hate that snowman's stupid face. I want to punch my screen every time I look at it.

>> No.7363571

>>7363568
I saw Frozen and I don't like him.

The only one I liked was Elsa.

>> No.7363572

>>7363568
I was like that until I saw it.

>> No.7363582

>>7363568
I kind of liked the character, but oh god, his design is ugly.

>> No.7363583

>>7363544
That's all promo artwork. Her bodice doesn't look like that in the film.

>> No.7363587

>>7363568
I'm pretty neutral about Olaf. I didn't love or hate him. I honestly was worried that he'd be another Jar Jar but he is more like that random derp-ass friend that blurts things out and you just shake your head and think, "Damnit..."

I thought about accessorizing by making an Olaf but stopped because I really don't want his derpy face staring back at me either.

>> No.7363589

>>7363544
That's not what I was referring to. One anon went through and linked to a gallery of hundreds of screen caps from the movie. It was divided by scene and sometimes character.

I downloaded some but obviously only the things I needed and was hoping that anon or another one who used the link might remember.

>> No.7363733

>>7363441
I was just going through the movie looking at Elsa's winter dress, if you give me a bit, I can see if I can find something that might help, though I'm not sure how good the quality might turn out.

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>>7363733
This is as good a quality as I have access to right now. Ideally I'm looking for my clarity and better resolution.

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>>7363757
Okay, just been through the whole movie, definitely not HD, but hopefully it'll help a bit. I'll dump the ones I think might be most helpful, but if you need more I can dump all of them.

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>>7363877

>> No.7363886

>>7363877
Thanks anon

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>>7363883

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>>7363888

>>7363886
No problem, it's surprising what you're willing to do when you're bored.

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>>7363891
I think this might be the last of the fairly useful shots.

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>>7364728

>> No.7365160

>>7364732
Amazing Jack. Crap Elsa.

Why so many floral accents? Her thing is ice.

>> No.7365292

How've people been doing the wig for Elsa Snow Queen? I'm struggling with mine, any good examples of ones people have done?

>> No.7365305

>>7364732
Why do Asians always cosplay canonically white characters?

>> No.7365313

>>7365305
Why do white people always cosplay canonically Asian characters?

>> No.7365318

>>7365305
>>7365313
Why does race even matter?

>> No.7365500

>>7364728
Elsa's face looks so weird in this angle.
Like, just an unfortunate angle.

Also, why flowers?

>> No.7365516

>>7365313
top kek
everyone knows anime characters are based off white people

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Misfire

>> No.7366431

>>7356511
Olaf freaks me the fuck out. O_O

>> No.7368025

Saw a friend post this in my FB feed.

http://fashionablygeek.com/costumes/with-over-100000-rhinestones-this-elsa-costume-is-beyond-dazzling/?_escaped_fragment_=vd4SK#!vs5SM


My first thought was how much /cgl/ doesn't like it. Goes to show you that normal folks can't tell "missed the mark" from actually good.
Especially when someone is like "I used so many expensive things"

I think she should redo the corset. That would immediately improve it. As it stands the cape is elaborate while everything else is meh.

>> No.7368036

>>7365516
This is inaccurate

>> No.7368041

>>7368025
>"I used so many expensive things"

This is the line of thinking that reminds me of straight up Etaru. Lining things with dupioni silk and pooping Swarovskis everywhere. Expensive materials ≠ Best costumes every time.

>> No.7368085

>>7368025
I feel like the cape is too dark a shade of blue..
And the corset just looks strange..
I do like her face in those headshots, though.

>> No.7368137

>>7366431
You must be 18+ to use this site.

>> No.7368185

>>7368085
The cape is definitely the wrong colour for the skirt and corset it's paired with. I feel like if the skirt and corset were a different shade they might go better together.

I really wanted to love her costume too, but it's just so underwhelming when you see it.

>> No.7368199

>>7368185
I agree.

Fine, she wasn't going for film accuracy, most Elsa cosplayers are not aiming to do direct-from-screen costumes either, but it's the pairing of a darker blue with an almost violet hue with something like cyan/sky blue of the corset and skirt that are wonky. For someone working to build a portfolio and work in design, I thought she'd be more aware of color pairings.

I also feel like the corset should've been made to fit her more. Any time you do something overbust, you really have to spend a significant amount of time fitting the top to you, otherwise you get the gapping. Looking at the side-view, she made it almost completely straight. No curves to fit the boobs at all. That's part of why it fits and looks weird.

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>>7358946
jesus christ this really bothers me.
I congratulate her on being able to do something like this, especially since the rhinestones are laid out by hand. but the warm and cool colors!
>roomate showed me this
>"you're a cosplayer too right? what do you think!"
>tell him "she mixed up warm and cool tones, so i dont really think it looks good"
>he says "you're just being nitpicky and snooty about it, she looks good"
>tried explaining that her cape is warm and the bodice is cool
>"no anon those are both cool colors wtf you talkin bout"

Sometimes I wish i never took color theory so I'd stop thinking about these things.

>> No.7368239

>>7368232
What distinguishes a warm blue from a cool blue?

>> No.7368276

>>7368239
The hue of blue is what distinguishes warm and cool blues. It gets confusing because BLUE in general is considered a cool color versus, say red or orange, but yea. It's color theory.

What >>7368199 said
>but it's the pairing of a darker blue with an almost violet hue with something like cyan/sky blue of the corset and skirt

Her skirt and bodice are a really light blue. The sleeves and cape are a different blue shade. This is hard to describe but if you go to a paint store and want house paint, the swatches are arranged by colors that go together in various light to dark variations. Instead of picking a light and a dark from the same card, she picked a light from one card, and a dark from another card and they don't mesh well

>> No.7368326

>>7368239
The cape is more of a light true blue while the bodice is more of a light teal.

>> No.7368333

>>7358923
I have to like this one best. It seems the most true to reference and the sequin are flush with each other rather than sticking out like scales.

>> No.7368473

>>7365516
Yet all have asian names.

>> No.7368504

this movie was fucking awful

>> No.7368518

>>7368333
I don't think those are sequins - I'm pretty sure they're iridescent paper cut and mod podged to the bodice

>> No.7368541

>>7368518
Yea, this one was in the previous thread. Apparently the person got the paper from Mulberry Paper and More or something?

>http://www.mulberrypaperandmore.com/c-191-iridescent-papers.aspx

>> No.7368582

Anyone saw dope2111's Elsa makeup video? She actually did a really good cosplay, especially considering she DIYd the actual costume (she used tights as sleeves, which is actually pretty clever)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V7iMAv0mY4

>> No.7368603

>>7368582
Love the eyemakeup she did. The lipstick thing looks weird though. I get that her lips are bigger than Elsa's but I think it would've looked better to line slightly inside the real lip line and fill in versus dramatically redrawing the lips much much smaller than they are.

>> No.7368659

>>7368603
I know what you mean, but personally I think the make up she does is meant more for things like photoshoots etc so it should be much more exaggerated rather than try and make it look natural. Her other transformation videos look scarily accurate to whoever she is transforming to but I can guarantee that if you see that makeup on her IRL it would look weird because the contouring etc is so much more obvious.

>> No.7368689

>>7368582
Her voice is so awkward, why do makeup chicks always have the most awkward voices..

Anyway, I agree with >>7368603 that the eyes are really good but the lips are strange. She should've blended it more, at least, so it'd be more like a gradient than defined lips. That shadow under her lower lip makes it really obvious.
She pulls the Elsa look quite well.

>> No.7368752

>>7368689
I don't know why makeup girls have weird voices either. You go from Peenus Angelic to Michelle Phan, to this. No one speaks normally apparently.

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Does this help?

>> No.7369222

>>7368582

wow her corset is pretty darn nice.
I kinda like the skirt too.

Nice work.

>> No.7369237

>>7364728
The photoshop on her mouth is terrifying.

>> No.7369240

>>7368025
She also got covered by Buzzfeed. I think she is self submitting her own photos.

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>>7368232

I was wholeheartedly going to agree with you but look at >>7363883
It has that tealy blue dress with a true blue cape.


I still think her corset needs to be redone though. That thing cheapens the whole effort.

Doesn't matter though. Already tired of all the ice dresses everyone is doing. I want to see more of the coronation dress and their normal dresses.

>> No.7369490

>>7369435
>>7368232

Actually if you flick through the official artbook the designers comments on Elsa's ice queen dress, they specify that they deliberately combined warm and cool blues for her dress. The problem I have with Angela's is that they're the wrong blues still and the cape is way too opaque in shade while the main dress is way too light. Oh and it needs to be better fitted, the top of her cape should be nearly opaque with sparkles, she needs to learn how to do makeup-

... Yeah she's good but this one needs work.

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new item

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>>7369503

and the other from the last thread

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I'll be darned if she isn't the cutest Anna I've seen yet! While she didn't make the outfit herself, I think she wears it really well.

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>>7369521

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>> No.7369527

>>7369521
dat bodice
Whoever made that needs to learn to fit properly.

>> No.7369531

>>7369527
I think it was an online order, so she wasn't there to have it actually fit to her. I'm not sure on that though.

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>> No.7369692

>>7369503
that's not even close to accurate

>> No.7369693

>>7369523
She's cute but a bit underwhelming. Maybe it's just the lack of sun and bad costume though.

>>7369665
This would look decent without all the shoop and a better bodice.

>> No.7369699

>>7369692
Yeah, I feel like that's something you'd see in the Disney store for little girls.
I hope no one would buy that, but they always will.

>> No.7369709

>>7369490
Oh you're right. I looked at references more closely...
If anything this girl should have flipped the color choices-- it looks like the bodice is darker than the cape. It looks more... well, icy?

Oh well, inb4 ego soars and new cosplay ambassador

>> No.7369752

>>7358946
I find her to be a super cute girl. Her face, although some would consider fat, is a really beautiful round shape and her skin is lovely. She puts a lot of time into her costumes which I admire.

However. The bodice on this looks really bad compared to her other work and its ruining the costume for me. I really dislike how its fitted, how it almost looks like her boobs might poke out if she bends over. The color and the way she did the ice. It just looks REALLY rushed.

I mean I get it. LOOK AT ALL THOSE RHINESTONES. But just because you put a lot of rhinestones on something doesn't make it THE BEST OMG!

Do I think she would make a great Elsa? Sure. But I feel like she rushed this one to much or something.

>> No.7370015

>>7369709
The cape should have been a much lighter material and her bodice and dress should have been a darker teal.

Like >>7369752 said, I usually quite like her cosplays but this one was just underwhelming. She made so many choices that left me scratching my head with confusion (caulking for the bodice wth) and obsessed over the rhinestones when so many other parts of her cosplay needed adjusting and attention.

I'm looking forward to seeing Cupcakecosplay's Elsa though - the cape and bodice are looking amazing so far.

>> No.7370102

Is there a particular reason why most Elsa's seem to be gluing on their sequins rather than sewing them? I presumed it was to save time but it also seems to be an aesthetic choice so I'm just curious what the reasoning behind it is. I guess her bodice doesn't have much movement so that's why but yeah, I'm curious.

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>> No.7370212

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtyOC6ayKoU

>> No.7370219

>>7368582
her video is set to private now

>> No.7370346

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxqpvuuiZ-s

>> No.7370630

>>7370174
Her boobs look like they are gonna fall out.

>> No.7370633

>>7370630
They don't, though. They're completely covered and the neckline of that top is pretty high.

>> No.7370658

>>7370633
This is true. They don't actually do so, but the idea that they LOOK like they are gonna makes the top very inaccurate.

>>7363877
>>7363883
>>7363888

Do these shots look like corset falls away from her chest that much? No, they completely cover her boobs at the top.

>> No.7370664
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>>7370015
Cupcake Elsa

Granted these aren't shots she posing for, so they probably make the outfit look more frumpy

>> No.7370665
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>>7370664

>> No.7370667

>>7370658
Forgive me, fat loli-chan. I didn't realize that your costume was so much more superior.

Pictures?

>> No.7370670

>>7370667
I don't have to have the same costume to recognize that a costume is inaccurate.

I stated before I recognize that she's a pretty girl and I like her other work, but this costumes top looks bad. In the past she has worked very hard to make ruffles and pleats as accurate as possible. Sometimes trying a few different options before cranking out the final product.

This one seems like a rushed attempt and I know she could do better to make that top look more fitted to her breasts.

But thank you for reminding me of the 4chan logic when it comes to not having something intelligent to say as a rebuttal.

>> No.7370680
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>>7370670
It wasn't a lack of anything intelligent to say. Your remark came off as someone desperately grasping at straws, as is custom on this board whenever someone feels threatened by someone else or what they have. I don't see anything wrong with the picture and you nitpitcked at something that is so minor that, yes, it makes you appear as an overweight, jealous girl who is probably in another thread complaining about burando.

Pointing out the obvious with a short post and having a different opinion than you doesn't equate to lack of "intelligent" reply, simply because it's something you don't want to hear.

>> No.7370695

>>7370680
Its funny. I was gonna say the same about you when it came to difference in opinion meaning I'm a 'fat loli'

I'm not grasping at straws to find something wrong. I'm simply trying to point out that its not accurate and I know she can do better.

You assume to much anon.

>> No.7370718

>>7370680
It was still a response that had nothing to do with proving its accuracy. Instead you assumed something because you didn't agree with anon. So its still an unintelligent response.

>> No.7370743

>>7369521
That bodice is a complete mess. Cute Anna though.

>> No.7370750

>>7370680
diff anon but with Angela's history you'd think she would have fitted the bodice more accurately. I mean, it looks really weird to me how it lifts off the chest and the stomach. I'm really not sure why she did it that way. I've always been impressed by the fit of her costumes, but this looked really off, like maybe it wasn't put on properly for the picture even? Dunno, Angela is usually pretty good with accuracy and fit, I can understand someone looking at that and saying it looks off when comparing it to her other stuff.

>> No.7370753

>>7370665
>that crease right across her waist
It could have been so lovely

>> No.7371569

>>7368582
>tights as sleeves
So simple, wish I'd thought of it

>> No.7372674
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7372674

Lilith Moon just posted how to do Elsa's coronation hair. Super simple and you can even do it with extensions in.

http://youtu.be/b0gbkGgWyKo

and another.
http://youtu.be/m4nVdL2xBN0

>> No.7373173

>>7363497
Here you go! It's the entire movie decompiled into frames, so you'll get every angle you can aim for.

https://mega.co.nz/#!soNTEITI!NX_N7XChxBg_HqTfGnJ31VSlFx_tqB-_tACgWZqGCDE Elsa's screens only.

https://mega.co.nz/#!Bo1lGDyR!STcG7GUnkeSGwtZr-_GKK-ALnzyRfM3dQZVjgYdjsHw Beginning to Hans meeting.

https://mega.co.nz/#!t0M00YiY!I0jrKLomFQKQFptoWxRsJiyjJxMFDl8ddtrCI2ilKNo Hans meeting to 'coldcoldcoldcoldcoldcoldcold'

https://mega.co.nz/#!Bk1jwIxa!q3CVqwiE62_IVIJaTPx0HRvJckuWDSnU5oDTKc-9rTM 'Yew-hew~' to blissfully unaware snowman

https://mega.co.nz/#!wk1WjaxQ!2DSW-mVRowW5Xubj0pMMK81UL-yrKedheDpLZk8mIko Tapping seagulls to landing in a pillow

https://mega.co.nz/#!Q9UByDQB!21sqgoeDYsebK-ZiD0ekSrOnC1bUNNDZ0JF18CMKUgc Love experts to *~Hans~*

https://mega.co.nz/#!cpMDGTaS!wzxdeynHQ9EBzSNKOhtjstrrchJIY9NoY6BagjAwKuE *~Hans~* to end

>> No.7375136

There were several cons this weekend, anyone get pics of Frozen cosplayers?

>> No.7375975
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Anyone looking for a pattern for Elsa's ice dress, Kwik Sew K3516 is a pretty good base - just need to alter the neckline into a sweetheart.

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Saw this off the Disney Facebook page. Maybe it will help

>> No.7378081
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>>7375975

That looks good. It looks like it has boning too so you can make it look like the corset is part of the dress just like the movie.


>>7370015
>I'm looking forward to seeing Cupcakecosplay's Elsa though - the cape and bodice are looking amazing so far.

pic related

>> No.7378114

>>7378081
WHY IS EVERYONE INTO CUPCAKE? SHE'S FAT, NASTY, AND NOT VERY GOOD AT ALL.

>> No.7378173

>>7378114
cupcake cosplay = 2 people...they both have different cosplay names..

>> No.7378190

>>7378173
Well the elsa is shit.

>> No.7378193

>>7376434
I wish they'd make an entire movie in this style, because I love it.

>> No.7378220

>>7378081
Anna looks so nice.
Elsa's wig... bodice... why...

>> No.7378301

>>7378193
have you seen the "love is an open door" concept art? same style and looks purely AMAZING! thi movie wold be awesome in 2d too

>> No.7378619

>>7378081
Damn, and it was looking so nice in their progress photos. :(

>> No.7378663

>>7370665
wow. I used to have cupcakes in my cosplay thinspo folder. Times have changed.

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>>7378081
uh that elsa is not in cupcake cosplay. this one is.

>> No.7378709

>>7378686
Yes she is. The one in your pic used to be a Cupcake but left years ago.

>> No.7379159

>>7378709
I have always wanted to know the story on that. Was it an amicable split? Did it end poorly? Was she crazy or were they?

>> No.7379752
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7379752

Like the wig. It looks nice up top
Like the make up. It looks nice.

Costume is -_-

>> No.7379769

>>7379752
Agreed. Best wig I've seen yet. Costume is disappoint.

>> No.7379841

>>7375975
Do you or anyone else have any recomendations for Anna's bodice? I was thinking Simplicity 2757 without the lace but I'm not sure.

>> No.7379882

>>7378114
Fuck off cunt, she's pregnant.

>> No.7379891
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7379891

I think Elsa Hosk should cosplay Elsa

>> No.7379896

>>7379882
She looks like she was fat before she got pregnant. Pregnancy doesn't do that to your chin, or give you those sausage arms.

>> No.7379904

>>7378619
>and it was looking so nice in their progress photos.

Finding this to be true of a lot of Elsa cosplays man. It's one thing to make the dress, but to wear it and pull it off well? Seems like the second challenge.

>> No.7380231
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>>7363757
too zoomed and blurry

>>7363877
http://images6.fanpop.com/image/polls/1337000/1337648_1391244022149_full.png

>>7363883
cropped and stretched from this
http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140118023747/frozendisney/images/d/db/15.jpg

alternate view
http://31.media.tumblr.com/a5ab0bb64159d21e94818aed14822017/tumblr_mz5xoza6dU1szqcbeo7_1280.png

>>7363888
http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131023152911/frozen/pl/images/6/60/Elsa25.jpg

>>7363891
http://www.rotoscopers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/elsa-frozen-trailer-elsa-chains-prison1.png
Learn to internet? In all seriousness I just spent about 3 minutes finding those pictures using google and no prior thought.

>> No.7380556

Anyone have a guess on how many sequins I should by for the Elsa bodice I'm working on? I really want to just be cheap and buy square sequin fabric but I can't find any anywhere. It's all sold out.

I'm doing this for my boyfriend's little sister's so it doesn't need to be perfect just good enough for middle/high school kids.

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>> No.7380901
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>>7380899

>> No.7380903

>>7380897

wow that is some Elsa cape.
I really enjoy seeing the timeline of how meh the "me first" cosplay crosses over into the "I took my time" nicely done cosplay.

>> No.7380921

>>7380888
god that wig is so wrong, i can't even pay attention to the rest of the picture...

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>> No.7380942

>>7370212
God this was awfull. I can't even pin why it was just really really bad.

>> No.7380988

>>7379159
She just started doing her own thing. They still do stuff together. I believe they helped cordinate the Katsucon WCS at Katsu this year.

The Elsa with the Jack Front above is the one in the brown wig and the girl in the polka dot shirt and the girl in the yellow "Bumblebee" shirt at the Elsa and Anna above that are now the only members of Cupcake Cosplay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6v7ND25vpU

I believe every once in a while they still do groups of three together.

>> No.7380990

>>7380935
OMG THIS IS AN AWESOME BODICE! I almost wish they would have added a shiney sheer layer over the sequins though. For some reason I prefer that look to just sequins layered.

But that's just an artistic choice I like because it make everything look a little more frosted over and unified.

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>>7378081
Is she pregnant or something. I know she's always been a bigger girl, but she's gotten so much bigger since WCS

>> No.7381000

>>7380231
Um sweetie, I was asking if anyone had any HD references from the film. No one does and none of the pictures you've linked to are what I asked for. Near everyone has seen the dvd copy but it's not in HD. Even the massive banks of screencaps linked to in this thread don't have a high resolution.

I had all the pictures linked to and the HD promo pictures. But Elsa's dress in the film differs in it's bodice details as to what was released in the promo art.

So please, next time you try to demonstrate your superiority, know what's being asked so you don't look like a tool.

>> No.7381003

>>7380995
>Is she pregnant or something.

see >>7379882


Though I don't follow them so I don't know if it's true.

>> No.7381431
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7381431

Uploading some pics I found of Frozen at Katsu

>> No.7381433
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>>7381431

>> No.7381435
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>>7381433

>> No.7381441

>>7381431
so many ill-fitted, un-boned bodices!

>> No.7381442
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>>7381435

>> No.7381449
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>>7381442

>>7381441
One thing was for sure, there was PLENTY of variety in costumes there.

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>>7381449

>> No.7381453
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>>7381451
And last pic I've managed to dig up thus far. These were all in albums linked off of coscom fyi so there will likely be more to come

>> No.7381454

>>7381431
What's with the black Elsa?
And I don't mean the one on the right, I mean the one wearing all black.

>> No.7381456

>>7381454
it's probably inspired in the dark/evil version circling tumblr or something

>> No.7381458

>>7381454
Fuck if I know, but she stands out in a bad way. Probably some Tumblr/DA fanshit like that's Elsa and Pitch's lovechild or maybe if Elsa went over to the dark side and was a legit villain of the movie? I've seen some designs of "evil Elsa" floating around but not like that. Maybe the black is for some weirdass Malificent and Elsa crossover.

>> No.7381488

>>7381454
If she'd painted herself green I would totally be on on board with it.

>> No.7381493

>>7381449
I'm sure! But still, everyone looks like a tube.

>> No.7381515

>>7380903
>>7380897
I personally didn't like it. To me it doesn't really looks like Elsa's cape, is more like a interpretation of it (and that's why I didn't like it that much)

>> No.7381519

>>7380921
I don't even think it's a wig.

>> No.7381589

>>7380231
I'm the anon who took those screen caps, but I think you completely missed the point. >>7363757 wanted a better picture from the movie, so I gave her the best I had. Obviously I'd crop out anything irrelevant. If you're asking for people to learn to internet, at least learn into reading comprehension.

8/10, don't even know why I'm responding.

>> No.7381593

>>7381454
Pretty sure it's some tumblr thing, "Fire Elsa" or something

>> No.7381606

>>7381451
Seeing her makes me gag. she wore the same outfit all weekend and smelled terrible.

>> No.7381802
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7381802

Manage to find this Elsa cosplay and does anyone know what is being used for the design on the cape? I thought iron-on but I could be wrong.

>> No.7381820

>>7381488
This

>> No.7381885

>>7381802
This is Yuurik and Yuuric. Just check their tumblr. She mentions it yuurisans.tumblr

>> No.7381887

>>7381606
Oh lawd, I missed that fact I guess. I knew I had seen her multiple times over the weekend but was never in her vicinity. That's fucking gross though. It's one thing to wear a costume all weekend, and quite another to not even treat it or try to clean it between days.

>> No.7381985

>>7378081
What a shame...the progress photos looked so nice. My friend also overheard her bitching about other frozen cosplayers, but how can you say shit when you look like that?

>> No.7382008

>>7381985
>how can you say shit when you look like that

Fat chicks do this all the time.

>> No.7382023

>>7378081
>>7378114 >>7378220 >>7378619 >>7378686 >>7380995 >>7381985

Okay so it's always been a fact that the girl cosplaying Elsa is bigger than the girl cosplaying Anna. Usually they play this to their advantage (as they have done here) with her playing the older and/or taller characters.

Now whether she's pregnant or not and what this may or may not have done to her body is unconfirmed and subject to debate. No two women's bodies react the same so it's possible she's experiencing fat deposition in less than average places.

Regardless, Elsa's costume is uniquely unflattering from most angles because of the cape. Even for those Elsa's who have used more translucent fabrics the requirement of the detailing around the top of the cape makes the cape opaque. This removes any shape a woman may have (and that's completely ignoring whether or not their bodice fits, as seems to be a prevailing problem among Elsa's of all sizes and skill levels) from near every angle as is more than obvious in this photo.

Now whether or not she's judgmental of other cosplayers I don't know and cannot comment. Without proof, quotes, or even where she might have passed comment (the vast majority tend to have a gripe amongst friends or in what they consider to be 'private' which then often turns out not to be private when one of those involved spreads the word).

But really from all the progress shots of Cupcake's Elsa there is a lot of things right and good and fantastic about her costume.

If I had to pick on someone for this picture, it would be the photographer. Who could see then and there his subjects and had he been more considerate of the result of his craft then he wouldn't have taken this photo let alone posted it online for all to see. Anyone with eyes, and clearly all of you jumping on the negative bandwagon, can see she looks absolutely huge.

I see way too much of photographers being lazy while wanting to be recognised for their talent.

>> No.7382107

>>7381449

What a waste! She's so pretty but the costume is so basic/wrong.

>> No.7382117
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Speaking of Frozen, I just opened up Deviant Art and saw this on the front page...

>> No.7382131

>>7382107
Probably was a last minute "OMG I wanna cosplay Elsa" thing. I'd almost rather see someone in a blue bedazzled prom dress. Despite what people might think, Frozen's costumes are not ones you can create in a week unless you have no other obligations etc. It's better just to wait and get the costume perfect as opposed to rushing just to wear it.

>> No.7382134

>>7382023
Agreed with most of what is said here. Everyone is talking about how fat she looks when the face characters for Elsa looks fat from similar angles. That is how poorly designed the costume is.

Personally, I don't give a flying fuck how fat or thin she is. If a person even bigger than this girl boned their bodice and used good materials and had a decent wig, I would be thrilled because those three things are what a lot of Elsa's are lacking. This photo isn't taken from an angle that showcases these things, and said above, is taken from an angle that someone of model proportions looks bad in.

Get a better pic, then bitch.

>> No.7382138

>>7382131
There is really no such thing as a "perfect" Elsa, though, because her costume is so open to interpretation. You could use sequins, gllitter, bejeweled fabric, or even soda bottles (I've seen it done) and come up with a unique costume that is special and beautiful in its own way. I think that's what I have enjoyed so much about seeing all of the Elsa cosplay of the ice dress. They are all unique to the creator, even the half-assed ones. I just think it's cute because maybe they're a n00b and making a hand-beaded corset is outside their skill set, but they do it anyway and it's awesome.

>> No.7382228

>>7382138
Since tone is really hard to interpret on the internet, let me state that I wasn't trying to be very critical. When I said "perfect" I meant more to give yourself a chance to finish the costume to your own vision of "perfect". There is obviously no way you can get 100000% movie accurate here so that isn't even a question. Everyone's material interpretations is what makes the ice dress very unique and pretty, I agree.

That said, I was just agreeing more with >>7382107 when I said that the costume looked rushed. She's really pretty and could easily pull off the look but since her costume is so plain, it just doesn't look very regal. It just seemed rushed to me since even the less-skilled cosplayers manage to find blinged up items to put into their costume. She could easily build off of what she has though.

>> No.7382293

>>7368239
the amount of blue hue in a color is what defines how warm or cool it is.
Theoretically, blue as a whole is a cool color, but the blue in her cape is "cooler" than the blue in her bodice/dress because the cape is more blue than the rest, and it almost looks like it's leaning toward violet.

I am honestly starting to lose faith in Elsa cosplayers mainly because of the color choices they make. I feel like the cape should have a gradient instead of being one color, going from teal to a darker shade of blue at the bottom.

>> No.7382329

>>7382293
It really depends on what source material each person is using. There aren't gradients on some sources. Honestly once you can accept that perfect screen accuracy isn't really achievable with this dress and that people are going to interpret the outfit in a million ways, it doesn't feel as depressing and horrible. Since it's Disney, they've marketed the shit out of Frozen already. Their official face characters are in one kind of dress while their dolls vary in looks depending on maker, the coloring books and books for kids look different too, and then what you see for promo art is different from what's on the actual screen.

As someone who trained and works at a small animation studio, I'll also add this: one of the most common mistakes non-art people make is recognizing and interpreting lighting and moods used in scenes. What I mean is someone might see a scene where characters are lit only by candle light/ blue mood lighting/etc. and will take those colors and go make their costume based on that. That may also be part of the variations in color. If you're going to pull colors direct from screens, you usually want to aim for a scene where the character is in a "neutral colored" well-lit place perhaps outside on sunnier day.

>> No.7382364

>>7382329
>Honestly once you can accept that perfect screen accuracy isn't really achievable with this dress and that people are going to interpret the outfit in a million ways, it doesn't feel as depressing and horrible.

See this is the problem I have with Elsa. Her dress and bodice are the same color, but the only thing that seems to vary all the time is the cape.

If I were to make her dress, I'd probably go with Brittney Lee's concept art instead of screenshots directly from the movie, because of how, in some scenes, the blues heavily vary.

I don't really want perfectly accurate cosplays, hell I don't even care about the materials they use since it's open for interpretation, but I do feel like they should just pick colors that match. It could be up for their own interpretation, but it'd be nice if the blues matched for once.

>> No.7382385

I'm surprised Angela's turned out so poorly. I thought hers was going to be amazing and this isn't even one of the top three I've seen. Her makeup looks much better in the test photos and the rhinestones just look.. tacky. She literally just used a blue rubber band on the hair? Maybe our expectations were too high, it's very nice, but it's not what I expected.
I also find it really frustrating that she's gotten so much coverage when it looks like that. So I can glue 100,000 pieces of paper or whatever to some shit and as long as I tell everybody that, it's automatically awesome? Actually not a bad idea, but it's still annoying.
My theory on Elsa's dress is that she creates it out of ice, so it should at least somewhat resemble ice. Joann's stick on rhinestones don't look like ice, neither do poorly cut out sequins (not hers but others) or chunks of craft foam. Why is it so hard to make the bodice streamlined into the rest of the dress instead of a separate piece sticking out? You guys can argue about color palettes and how screen accuracy is impossible but there's actually no point because nobody is remotely close yet anyway.

>> No.7382437

>>7358620
>>7361387
I haven't tested this, but I would think doing the sharpie dye trick with a LIGHT purple or blue sharpie (test it, obviously) would work really well. It's the same theory as using purple shampoo on blonde hair to keep it platinum, the cool purple neutralizes the warm yellow tones.
Also, thanks to this discussion I've now realized why the Arda booth at katsu had nothing in Titanium Blonde. Thanks assholes

>> No.7382471

>>7382385
Actually I saw one Elsa at Katsucon this past weekend that made everything 1 piece. The sleeves, bodice, and skirt were all attached so everything was smooth. I couldn't grab a photo because she was actually in the middle of a shoot, but that was the first thing I noticed, no weird gaps anywhere because she streamlined it.

That said, I liked the one bodice with the multi-colored paper decoupaged onto it since it's all smooth, but then it leaves the bodice as a rigid, separate item from the sleeves and skirt.

>You guys can argue about color palettes and how screen accuracy is impossible but there's actually no point because nobody is remotely close yet anyway.

Aren't you basically saying what >>7382329 said on the point that there's so many things people can reference so there's really no totally wrong way to do things?

>> No.7382477

>>7382437
You seem late to the party, no offense but they were sold out of many titanium blond things on their site long before Katsucon. They can't bring product they don't have.

>> No.7382536

>>7382471
What I mean is, there ARE things that aren't up for interpretation that everyone is still doing wrong. I haven't seen a cosplay yet where I thought "well, this is good, even though I interpreted it this way instead." They're all just wrong or poorly constructed in obvious ways. Yeah you can argue people are making their costume based on the doll or a coloring book, but are they really? Who would do that? I haven't seen a cosplay that was reasonably close to either the screen or concept art or even one that was reasonably well-constructed using elements from both and a dash of creative interpretation. They're just.. not well made. Yeah, you can interpret it however you want, but that's no different from ANY OTHER cosplay, and some interpretations are probably not what the creator intended and would look really weird in the movie's intended environment. Like I don't think Elsa would have a chunky craft foam bodice or half of Las Vegas's supply of sequins on her cape, any more than Anna would be wearing a latex dress ("but we can't know!! it's my interpretation!!!"). You can argue it's your interpretation of 2d art and therefore can't be wrong but that doesn't stop it from looking stupid. And what I'm seeing people doing are making costumes that match no point of reference in the first place.

Like I don't even get how this is an argument. If I made Sailor Pluto's fuku silver and argued it was my interpretation and they made a doll like that so therefore it was just as accurate as anybody elses' Sailor Pluto, most people would just roll their eyes and walk off. There ARE totally wrong ways to do things, absolutely.
>>7382477
I was joking. I don't actually hate cosplayers for buying titanium blonde, jfc. If anything, maybe they will start stocking more, because before this movie ever came out they had a pretty limited supply.

>> No.7382543

>>7382536
2/2 Sorry for the wall of text, I'm just befuddled by this argument. I also want to add that if you want to make your costume wrong or base it on a combination of the doll and coloring book and your own design, for whatever godforsaken reason, I don't really care. You don't see me nitpicking Angela for doing her own interpretation. I'm judging her costume based on what SHE herself said she wanted it to be, and what it actually is. But it's crazy to construct your costume wrong and then argue it can't be wrong because there's a picture in a coloring book somewhere that looks kind of like what you made.

>> No.7382548

>>7382385
Do you think using clear sequins might work, especially looking at >>7363877?

>> No.7382559

>>7382548
I think a mix of clear and colored sequins would be really interesting.

>> No.7382560

>>7382548
*for the bodice I mean, derp

>> No.7382577
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7382577

I'm going to ask this, even though I'll probably get ripped a new asshole for it.

I can't sew full garments to save my life. I cosplay just for the sake of dressing up as characters I like. I'm looking at an Elsa cosplay online that actually doesn't look like complete ass. I'm thinking about getting those translucent scale sequins to add to the bodice, and then depending on the material that the sleeves are made of, potentially replacing those, and then adding the design onto the cape.

Do you think it'd look alright, or should I just say fuck it? I thought that as far as a premade cosplay goes, this one made a pretty decent base.

I've ordered from cosplayFU before and was very much satisfied with the fit and quality, so I'm not really concerned about that.

>> No.7382586

>>7382577
compared to all of the closet cosplayers you'll look amazing.

>> No.7382598

>>7382577
The sleeves look too white, but the rest isn't bad

>> No.7382600

>>7382598
Yeah, I was thinking that too. Probably going to get a thin chiffon top and just use that for the sleeves. I can just rip off the old ones.

>> No.7382638

>>7382023
no matter what angle the photographer took this from, she would still look fat.

>> No.7382639

>>7381435

When the homestuck behind you is more cleanly put together you have a cosplay problem

>> No.7382657

>>7380901
>>7380899
>>7380897
Do you know who did these?

>> No.7382670

>>7382577
Although most of the bottom half is fine, the bodice shape will look like ass and ruin it, I think. Even if you cover the top in nice sequins there's something about the neckline that looks really awful, maybe because of the roundness? If you're up to replacing the top and cape, and sequinning the bodice it might be acceptable.

>> No.7382676

>>7382670
I was definitely planning on replacing at least the sleeves. I'd have to wait to see the cape because the pictures aren't very clear. The top does seem a little funny shaped, I could probably fix that as well with some trimming.

I can make small adjustments wherever needed, but I just can't sew an entire dress, especially not in such finnicky fabrics.

>> No.7382678

>>7382676
Yea, I think trimming the neckline down thusly lowering the back a bit as well will help immensely. Her dress is off the shoulders but test the dress before doing anything, without an understructure like boning etc, keeping it up might not work as well so if you leave a smidge of the neckline to hit the top of your shoulders and help with stability, it might be the best option.

>> No.7382730

>>7382657
found it

http://alpacaash.tumblr.com/tagged/cosplay

>> No.7382733

>>7382730
>>7382657
the up close pictures show a lot of the fitting and sewing flaws, but it does look decent in the further away photos

>> No.7383274
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7383274

Would I make a decent Elsa, or is my face too old/long? Is there anything makeup wise I could to look closer to the character?

>> No.7383283

>>7383274
Isn't Elsa supposed to be in her early twenties? You look fine, your face is soft enough for her with that makeup.

>> No.7383284

>>7383274
try less makeup under the eyes. i feel like that would make a huge difference in making you look younger. you're beautiful!

>> No.7383293

>>7383283
Yeah, she's 21, so you have to be pretty old looking before you can't fit.

>> No.7383295

>>7383274
You look great for Elsa.

Just maybe try to contour your nose a little, since she has that impossible little nose.

>> No.7383297
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>>7382548
This girl (tintintink on tumblr) used plastic bottles, which I guess looks kind of like clear. I'm planning a mix of clear and at least one colour, probably two.

>> No.7383299

>>7380556
Estimate the area each sequin will cover (hxw) then the area you need to cover i.e. the area of the bodice (again hxw) - just roughly, treat it like a rectangle so use whatever the widest measurement is for the width and longest for the height. Then divide the area of the bodice by the area covered by one sequin to get a rough estimate. I'd tend to order extra because I'm pretty cautious but it'll at least give you an idea.

>> No.7383300

>>7383283
>>7383284
>>7383295
Thank you /cgl/! Looking at girls like Angela and Yuurick (?) with Pixar-esque faces made me really unsure, and this cosplay is one I just don't want to do if I don't really suit the character. My face is pretty harsh/angular imo but I think I know enough about makeup contouring and camera angles to help. I'll try less under eye makeup and more nose contouring.

>> No.7383307
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>>7383274

This >>7383284. I think if you stop with the eyeliner too about midway on your lower lid it will also make your eyes look bigger. Obviously her face is super stylized but big, bright, blue eyes are a signature look. Also, it may be just the photo but are you wearing glossy lipcolor of some sort? Elsa's wearing a matte color if you want to be that nitpicky about the makeup.

At risk of enraging the people who hate the dolls or anyone drawing inspiration from them, I'll just say I looked at the doll for eyeliner ideas. I thought the doll looked so beautiful so I copied the clean, thin, black lines and small wings at the edges. I added some medium volume false lashes too. For eyeshadow I went more with her promo art/movie look with a darker rust(?) color in the crease with purpley pink as the main color. I got nothing but compliments on my makeup too so it's all about striking the right balance between too little or too much.

>> No.7383311

>>7383307
Oh good point about the matte lipcolor, I will keep that in mind. I just used the makeup I had on hand, I'll buy new lipcolor and eyeshadow when I do this. I'm pretty nitpicky myself so have at it.
I didn't wear false eyelashes or circle lenses for the photo, that should help with the big-eye look.

>> No.7383317

>>7383311
Anon you're replying to.
You're on the right start and finding the makeup is a piece of cake. I totally know what you mean about being unsure because of cgl's regard for Angela and Yuurisans, but don't let it get to you, ever, about any costume. Do it for you.

>> No.7383318

>>7382577
I think I'm going to go with using a mix of clear and iridecent sequins on the bodice, but... where do you guys buy your sequins?

I found some really nice looking ones on ebay, but they're $9 per packet, and I don't feel like shelling out $200 for sequins.

>> No.7383322

>>7383318

Alternatively, what kind of material should I look for if I want to cut my own sequins?

If I can't find something I like I'll cut them myself, but I'm not sure what to look for. I know I heard of at least one other person doing this, and their bodice looked wonderful.

>> No.7383364

>>7383322
I've seen one girl using something called Shimmer Sheetz to cut her own sequins, you could try looking into that? If you're looking for clear ones you could try plastic bottles like this girl >>7383297

I don't know where you're based (I'm in Europe) but I got cheap sequins from athenabeads and simplysequins.

>> No.7383379

>>7383364
I'm in the US, I was looking there, but the number of sequins I'll need + ridiculous UK to US shipping was just too much.

I'll definitely check out those shimmer sheetz, though. They look pretty nice.

>> No.7383410

>>7383297
Woah, I think this is the first Elsa bodice I like. Maybe add some small pearls to look like icicles or something, and it'd be perfect in my books.

>> No.7383738

>>7383379
Yeah, I figured it would be. For once being based in Europe worked in my favour for shipping! I hope the Shimmer Sheetz work for you!

>> No.7384878

>>7383299
Thank you so much anon, I hadn't considered that before.

senpai notices me

>> No.7385205

Can I post my progress here to be judged by you ppl?

>> No.7385324
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7385324

What do you guys think about this Elsa?

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>> No.7385340

>>7385324
That background is a lovely choice.

The photo is pretty. The girl is pretty.

But the cosplay is inaccurate on all accounts.

>> No.7385342
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7385342

She also did the coronation dress

>> No.7385345

>>7385205
So long as you accept the fact that some people are practically going to tell you to drop dead if they don't like it and don't start crying like a baby about wanting concrit when you're knowingly posting an anonymous board.

>> No.7385360

>>7385205
Go ahead, but we'll be harsh and truthful, no hugboxing here.

>> No.7385398

Everyone go home, buzzfeed crowned Angela the queen of frozen cosplay.

I snorted when the article mentioned her makeup tutorial. In case you wanted to look like you have no idea what you're doing.

>> No.7385790

>>7385398
Were they impressed by her excessive use of rhinestones too?

>> No.7385794

>>7385324
It's so fucking photoshopped with filters and shit I can't really tell if it's a good cosplay or a good photoshop.

>> No.7385893

I'm just going to let out some of my butthurt here over the new influx of Jack Frost cosplays, just to ship him with Elsa. RotG was so underrated as a movie....

>> No.7385914

>>7385893
I feel ya - I thought the film and the books it was based on were so creative and imaginative that when I see horrible cosplays of it in general, it's sad, but to see Jack being cosplayed just to pair him with Elsa? It's sadder yet. Katsucon had a good number of Jack cosplayers who seemed to be there only for pairing purposes. Worse yet, they were the ones who really fucked up a simple costume by painting giant thick grape vines or lightning bolt patterns on the hoodies, sneakers, horrible quality unstyled wigs, 8ft tall staffs, terribad makeup like pure white clown makeup and dark eyeshadow all around their eyes...yea.

There were like 3 Jacks I saw at Katsucon that actually tried and looked good. Sadly I think both the RoTG and Frozen fandoms qualify as batshit insane. I secretly like both films and only let it be known when I can accertain that it's safe.

>> No.7385925

>>7385914
thank you anon...thank you for understanding my pain

>> No.7385950

>>7385914
I feel this about nearly every fandom of everything I like. Batshit insane.

>> No.7386088
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>>7385914
>I secretly like both films and only let it be known when I can accertain that it's safe.

My fandom life right here.
I keep it secret, keep it safe until I can ascertain if someone is crazy.

So many weirdo fans and I don't want to ruin my con with some person who is going to cling to me all day, stalk my friends, say awkward things, DO even more awkward things, not bathe, ect.

>> No.7386112
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>> No.7386115
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>>7386112

Also bluejean skirt Anna is cuter than I thought she would be.

>> No.7386131

>>7386115
SHE IS A POC HOW DARE YOU NOT THINK SHE IS THE MOST ADORABLE FUCKING ANNA IN HE ENTIRE WORLD YOU FUCKING WHITE RACIST TWAT

>> No.7386137

>>7386115
Are you blind or what? You can't be serious.

>> No.7386220

I really don't like the persisting fandom for Elsa and Anna being Rapunzel and Jack's kids. In my headcanon Anna and Rapunzel become besties. She is in the film after all.

I don't so much mind the Jelsa or Jacunzel shippers. I can see Hiccup/Merida having contact as vikings and celts.

>> No.7386227

>>7386220
stop that cross fandom and headcanon bs and take that shit back to tumblr.

>> No.7386256

>>7386115
I'm not sure if I love or hate this
It looks kind of nice but there's no way her dress would be made out of denim...

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>>7385790
Yes.

>> No.7386423

>>7385345
>>7385360
I know, that's exactly why I want to post it here. I really want my work to come out good and I don't care about heartbreaking critics. If it's better for me to throw everything I did till now in the trash and start over, I'll do it.
I just ask a little bit of patience with my english, since it isn't my main language.

>> No.7386451

>>7386256
I'm pretty sure she just used a long denim skirt.
That's why I hate asspats on this most. Who cares if she's a black girl trying, she half-assed the shit out of it.

>> No.7386458

>>7386423
Go for it, anon. You know we'll tell you exactly what needs to be fixed, and then you can be the best Elsa ever.

>> No.7386483

>>7386458
If that do happens, I'd be so happy.
Yet...
> good elsa cosplay Elsa
> live in Brazil
> no snow
> fuck my life

I'll be showing some stuff about my cape then, since it' close to Carnaval here and you can't find sequins anywhere because they all got bought by samba schools it will take some time before I can really start on my dress.

>> No.7386484

>>7386483
> good Elsa cosplay*
sorry

>> No.7386538

I want to redo several parts of my Elsa ice dress but the cape is irking me the most right now. I used mesh with glitter and it looked okay but it was so hard to control.

Does anyone have any ideas on what I could use to get a clean design that's still sparkly? I really liked the iridescent fabric that the Cupcake girl used on her cape but I don't think it would bond well on mesh and IMO chiffon seems too opaque. Likewise, rhinestones won't stick to mesh and I didn't really imagine the designs as rhinestones.

>> No.7386570
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7386570

This is probably my favourite Elsa.

>> No.7386576

>>7386570
>This is my very obvious self post
Ftfy

>> No.7386593
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7386593

Ok, so here's my first pic. It's the fabric I chose for Elsa's cape based on some of the promotional pictures.
It's a mesh fabric used to give volume under skirts (kind of stiff, but gets more movement after washed). It gets this blue when fthere's many layers of it, but more white-looking when there's only one layer.
I've cut and sewn it already, but tell me your opinions on it.

>> No.7386618

>>7386593
I see potential, as long as it looks decently flow-y after it's washed. I'm interested to see how you're doing the design on the cape.

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7386628

>>7386618
I'm trying it like this. (piece has aprox. 12x8 cm)
This is one of two tests I did, the other one has 5 times more glitter, so it looks more solid.
I'm using a fabric glue that gets transparent after dry and silver glitter
I'm testing it again right now with a defined pattern, I'll post pics soon.

>> No.7386630

>>7386593
I think the colour is perfect but would it get as light and flowy as it should be with so many layers?

>> No.7386634

>>7386576

I don't even cosplay but ok. Why is cgl full of such bitches?

>> No.7386653

>>7386628
I think this'll work for the top of the cape, but maybe get bigger ones for the bottom, and then make a gradient, sort of, introducing the bigger ones (and phasing out the smaller ones) as you go down, if that makes sense (I might also steal this idea from you, if you don't mind).

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7386654

Ok so whyle the glue is setting, here's how I measured my cape, shape based on movie screenshots and >>7366404 's pic.
Drawing is in 1-10 cm scale

>> No.7386655

>>7386634
because it's better than tumblr.

>> No.7386657

>>7386653
Thanks! I think I got it.
Feel free to use anything I post here if it's useful.

>> No.7386785

The facial designs they went with in frozen were truly horrific. It's making all the tubbies think they can accurately portray a disney princess.

>> No.7387013

>>7386654
That pic is inaccurate to the movie but there we go.

>> No.7387017

>>7386227
Rapunzel is in Frozen though. That isn't a fandom cross. Go watch the For the First Time in Forever sequence. Rapunzel and Flynn are walking towards the gates when Anna comes out.

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Another cape

>> No.7387097

>>7387013
Can you elaborate? I can start it over with another base if that one is so inaccurate

>> No.7387131

>>7387097
Unless I'm misinterpreting how to use that pattern.

There are 9 icicles coming from the top of Elsa's cape. The front most two have a sliced in half design.

The spiking at the bottom to me seems incorrect. Though it's true there is a rippling to the edge of the cape and it is shaped in a rounded arrowhead shape it's not zigzagging. To me that just looks like volume fabric being dragged.

The larger icicles around the bottom of the cape skim the edge with the outermost points but they were not cut up or otherwise bisected by the hem.

Apart from the front most two icicles none of the other icicles are half shapes. They are all symmetrical and reminiscent of the chandelier.

All of this is painfully obvious in the Let It Go sequence.

>> No.7387132

>>7387131
Correction

>The larger snowflakes around the bottom...

>> No.7387137
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7387137

I bought this cutie yesterday! Would it be weird if I brought him with me if I cosplay Anna? I mean it's Kristoff's reindeer.. But I like having something to hold in photo's, so I have something to do with my hands.

Also, from all the arda wig colours, which one do you think fits Anna best? I was thinking of their Pumpkin, Light copper red or ginger blonde.

>> No.7387140

>>7387131
Then the problem comes more from the pattern than the cape shape, right? I was using that pic more as a shape guide. I'll show my movie screenshots from the let it go sequence that helped me with the cape shape (I'm not at home right now so it will take some time)

>> No.7387144

>>7387137
Olaf would be better but I agree, the Sven is adorable.

>> No.7387151

trashy cosplayers are trashy

>> No.7387190

>>7387144
Yeah I thought that too. But Sven is just so cute.

>> No.7387231

>>7387137
I'm gonna say light copper red. Pumpkin is definitely too dark. But you could probably find a better fitting color elsewhere, because the copper is sort of too light/

>> No.7387246

>>7387231
Yeah, but I needed a wig that would hold an updo. I'm planning on doing Anna's green dress and a kind Anon linked me to Arda.

>> No.7387247

>>7387231
Almost forgot, thanks for the advice!

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7387436

Saw this and thought it was a neat idea, although the execution could be better

>> No.7387510

>>7387436
Love the idea, but the guy's pose just really annoys me.

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7387521

>>7387436
>Midget Hans taunting Anna

>> No.7387532

>>7387436
That Elsa (and her matching Anna, not the one in this photo) are the best I've seen. They actually did the makeup properly. I am sure people will piss and moan and disagree, but I just don't think any of these other people look like the characters regardless of how amazing their outfits are.

>> No.7387540

>>7387532
It helps when you have a twin sister as Yuurisans are identical twins.

>> No.7387560

>>7387137
A friend of mine used ginger blonde, and it looked really good. Pumpkin is a bit too orange/red, and light copper red is ORANGE (different friend used that color for Brief from PSG). Ginger blonde is perfect, and very natural looking.

>> No.7387761

>>7387510
>guy

lol

>> No.7387933

>>7387560
That's good to hear! Thanks for the input.

>> No.7388431

>>7380935
I literally just saw this on my dash. Best Elsa bodice I've seen so far. The skill and detail in this is insane.

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7388482

>>7378686
So this happened today. Trudging through 18" of snow on a lakefront near sundown.

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>> No.7388798

>>7388482
everything here looks awkward. Bad crop, bas pose, bad(no?) makeup, weird expression, what is going on with that top? I just...there's nothing to like here.

>>7388743
I want to like this but it appears to be shooped so hard.

>> No.7388913

>>7388743
her eyebrows kill it

>> No.7389085

Pet peeve: Elsas who put the braid on the wrong side. It's not rocket science. Skirt slit on the right, braid on the left.

>> No.7389340

>>7388482
That wig is just... not good.

>> No.7390050

>>7388798
I have to disagree. I am loving the dynamic forehand and fingers. The blowback of the cape reveals the dress and there's a nice arch to her back. Not too extreme.

I confess I have a weakness for sweeping fringes, so even though it's not accurate for Elsa I like it. And the almost shy confidence in her expression.

I can see where the cape has flicked up but I don't know what part of the top you're referring to? There's a dipped neckline and points to the back of the hand. There is some evidence of the snow design on the back of the cape and she's avoiding the scaling technique I'm seeing in too many Elsa's. There's a nice variation to the colour of the pieces on her corset if no variation in size.

Photography wise it could possibly do with a slight tilt or fore-shortening along the reaching arm. Certainly shouldn't have chopped off bits of hands and fingers. Perhaps a little aid in making the cape billow could have added to the dynamic and some thrown snow.

But I wouldn't say this is bad.

>> No.7390280

>>7388743
Pretty good
>>7388913
>her eyebrows kill it
Made me notice it

>> No.7391548

>>7390050
It's very bad. Inaccurate ill fitting costume, no make-up. The only decent things are the wig and the photograph, both barely passable.

>> No.7392639
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Waiting for someone other than that one child to cosplay Olaf. Found this on Aliexpress.

>> No.7392834

>>7387062
Hands down, best constructed Elsa dress I've seen. Has made me reconsider doing bodice + skirt over a full-length dress.

Please note that I used phrase "I've seen" as in my opinion, not yours.

>> No.7392834,1 [INTERNAL] 

I used a fabric from the active wear area of the fabric store, it's a mesh spandex with sparkly shine. Then I printed my design on heavier card stock type paper, cut the design out with an x-acto knife. I sprayed the back of the paper with a light re-positionable glue. Then using a craft sponge I patted on some matte white tulip fabric paint and let it dry, I used two layers. Then when the white was dry I used fabric glue and glitter. When I pulled off the paper it came out perfectly. https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10382843_10152162013876274_7215208120776899801_n.jpg

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