Hi! I love your blog, and i saw you give people advice on cosplay, so I was wondering do you know of any patters or tutorials for making a jane (from the movie tarzan) costume.
Thank you so much! Earlier today, I answered an ask similar to this one.
Since I didn’t know much, Kelldar was awesome enough to link to a breakdown of her Jane cosplay and says that if you’d like, to message her for more detailed steps. http://www.kelldar.com/portfolio/jane-porter/
Hope this helps and good luck on your cosplay!
If it's not too much work, would you be able to tag these "cosplay-help" tutorials for future reference? They're extremely helpful and I'd love to go back and find them again for later. (:
Sure! I’ll start going back and tagged them as “resource”, which is a tag on the tags page. Since there are so many and I’ll be very busy this weekend, I might not get to them right away :)
#the little mermaid
For my 18th Birthday Party I was Ariel! It was my favorite costume I’ve ever worn and for once my princess interior matched my exterior! This is me and my best friend Flounder.
I also happen to have a pet shark!
A giveaway (last text post for today)
Having recently hit 3,000 followers, I want to do a little something special and this time I’ve decided on a giveaway. Problem is, I’m not sure what exactly to give away. I want to do something inexpensive, gender neutral, and related to both Disney and cosplay. Here are my ideas so far:
- This pin or one like it (will be official)
- An emergency/pocket sewing kit
- Stickers or temporary tattoos(I’m a kid at heart)
- Candy from Disney
What are your ideas?
Disney Cosplay Meetup!
Quite a few of my friends are going to be cosplaying Disney characters at JAFAX, and I was wondering if there were any people who would like to join us for a meetup/photoshoot sometime during JAFAX on Sunday! Inbox me if you’d like to, or reblog/like this or whatever, just so I can see if anyone is interested. This would be so fun, and I’d like to see a lot of you there!
Change of Plans!
I’ll still be at the 24 Hours of Magic event tomorrow, but not in pajamas. Since I’ll be in normal clothes, look down for the 4’11” girl wearing a Merida crown and a bunch of those bracelets from the other post on her arm.
I know she's not technically Disney, but...how would one go about making Anastasia's yellow 'Once Upon a December' dress? I've been looking at patterns, and none of them seem quite right, so I don't really know what to do...
When I cosplayed Anya, I used two patterns.
For the bodice, I used a pattern similar to this one. If you decide to go with this pattern and want to be accurate, you’ll have to make it lower cut in the back.
For the skirt, I used a circle skirt pattern like this one.
If you don’t want to franken-pattern, there’s always the simplicity Snow White pattern.
The sleeves were self drafted.
I’ll make a tutorial for the bow sometime in the next week since I’ve been meaning to do so and the sash was basically one long tube of fabric and I sewed the ends shut.
Hi, I'd like to ask a question. I love Cosplay, especially Disney Cosplay. Personally I find it to be an art-form. But, for someone who isn't handy with a sewing machine I typically have to buy my costumes pre-made. I had an incident once with a Japanese seller so now I order from Americans only. But the quality isn't as nice. So tell me, is it worth the gamble to buy internationally?
Since I’ve never bought a costume internationally, it’s hard for me to say. If you’re going to buy internationally, always check the feedback on the seller. There you should find information on the quality.
Cosplay.com has a long list of commissioner reviews that could help you out for your next purchase: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=105758
I also have list of people who take commissions:
Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. If any of my followers have bought internationally, please speak up!
How would one go about making Jane Porter's yellow dress?
For the bodice, use a pattern similar to this one with some alterations. The one linked to is out of print, but it can be found on ebay and etsy.
I talked a friend who cosplayed Jane and she said that the collar and the skirt were self-drafted. I could see this pattern serving as a base for the bustle and the skirt. I think that for the skirt, if you made it longer than you needed it to be and brought it up and tucked it(sewing) in the back, you’ll get the swoops like she has.
Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. If any of you have cosplayed Jane, please message me with a breakdown of your cosplay so that we can help this anon out!
Is there a way to style an Ariel wig accurately while not using a teasing method? Teasing does not sould good for the wig, yet all the tutorials I have found for the Ariel style involve it.
There is. According a friend of mine who is really good at styling wigs, you can use something like a stack of cups to hold up the bangs and then hair spraying and blow-drying them into place.
Her result: (source)
If you’re looking for a way to get volume without teasing, you could weft in extensions that match the wig.
Sorry about taking so long and I hope this helps!
#The Little Mermaid