I figured since a day or so ago I uploaded a pic of my Anna costume I might as well upload one of Elsa (and join the army of thousands lolol) as well. xD This one I made mostly on the cheap, minus the wig of course. Not that it didn't take forever though. It's actually still not done, as I haven't been able to take the time to add the details on the sleeves and finish adding a few more small snowflakes to the cape. In due time I will.
Also, this was taken by a friend of mine with her phone soooo it will be a little blurry and whatnot but I hope to get a nice photo or two taken at some point. ^^
I actually built this on top of a pre-existing dress I got at a thrift store for $12. Like I said, on the cheap. xD I pretty much stripped the dress bare (took off the organza overlays and the bits of lace on the bodice). Then I made a slit skirt and attached it over the dress' original underskirt, which I use as a slip now. I covered the boned bodice with shiny aqua blue material. This stuff is actually pretty great, it conforms to the bodice so nicely! I had originally made the top/sleeves myself out of the same material as the cape, but the shoulders weren't right and everything kept sagging so I gave up and bought a mesh spandex top off eBay. xD Then I took the sleeves in and added finger loops. I still have to add the glitter detailing on that.
As for the cape.....aha......ahahahah.......that thing nearly drove me insane lol. I spent about 30 hours, possibly more, adding glitter to it. I used these templates by this cool cosplay lady:
and used a variety of methods I researched online for decorating mesh. Pretty much I printed the templates, placed wax paper over them for non-stick, pinned them under the mesh, and got to work slowly using clear gel Tacky Glue over the templates and then glittering them with large-particle glitter. Then I went over them again with Mod Podge to minimize glitter shedding. So yeah the cape is its own adventure. xDD
The contacts I got from Honey Color and they're the Super Pinky in Blue.
The wig is the Suzi model in Titanium Blonde from Arda Wigs. I trimmed it a bit shorter, then got to work on separating the top part into three layers and teasing/hairspraying everything. Used Got2b spiking glue on the very tips to get that spiky feel. Then french braided it and gave it all another layer of hairspray lol. I ended up also making some impromptu sideburns (just gluing excess cut-off wig fiber to small strips of like-colored fabric) and sewing them into the wig to hide my own, dark brown sideburns. xD
I used a LOT of makeup here. Especially ivory foundation because I have a bit of a year-round tan lol~
Everything done by me, yadda yadda yadda.
Photograph taken by my awesome friend. :3
Elsa, Frozen, story, and all characters (c) Disney.