I’ve been putting it off for long enough now. Dutch Comic Con is in two weeks and I am far, far, far (!) from ready. I’ve been trying to avoid it, but it’s really time for me to start working on my cosplay.
Not too long ago Dani and I went out to the fabric market in Utrecht and gathered a few yards of fabric for our upcoming projects. I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but I got some fabric I ended up liking, and I definitely didn’t want to go home empty handed. Work has been a little slow and because I had all this extra time I started on making a draft dress for my cosplay and slowly work towards the final dress. I am definitely proud of my straight seams so far, and loving the black and white.
I’ve got one less problem now ;)
From mermaid-princess to a princess on a magic carpet. I actually never planned to do a Jasmine cosplay but got convinced last year to make another Disney princess come to life. This is me in my Arabian princess costume. I wore this Jasmine, Disney’s Aladdin, cosplay at Animecon 2014, The Hague. This costume is the first costume I really made from scratch, the first time making a pattern and making my own harem pants and bandeau-ish top. I loved how it turned out and even got complimented on my cosplay by cosplayer Yaya Han – I still can’t believe that I finally got to see her in person and have a little chat with her. She’s such a sweetheart and inspiring person!
Of course the wig for Jasmine was horror, but I loved working on it. I used a black lining fabric that I stuffed with some plushie stuffing, draped the hair around it and sew the hair together. I know it sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. Though I loved working on this costume I see a lot of room for improvement, I just started learning how to make my cosplays and I really want to update my Jasmine costume sometime in the future.
I’m not sure what my next cosplay will be, but I’m definitely not done cosplaying princesses.
Just a little snippet from when I dressed up as a mermaid princess. I love to cosplay and have been wearing different costumes to anime conventions since 2012. Ariel is definitely one of my favorite characters to cosplay. I first wore this costume at Animecon 2013, The Hague, to the convention prom. Wearing this dress truly makes me feel like a princess! The most fun part was styling the wig and creating the beautiful, gravity defying, bangs that Ariel has.
This picture was taken during an event for little children. I visited a school for their fairy tale themed week, read the story about the Little Mermaid with the kids and afterwards visited their classrooms and took a bunch of pictures with them. It was so much fun!