Thursday, June 12, 2014

Frozen Costuming Continued: Elsa's Coronation Gown

After a long search, I think I finally found something that will work for Elsa's Coronation gown. Specifically the main bodice and skirt.

When seen up close in the film as opposed to the resolution on my screen, and perhaps yours, her dress appears to be made from a velveteen or almost suede-like material. The color is between a soft teal and a peacock blue depending on where she is indoors or outdoors. I'm choosing to go with a lush cotton velveteen in a soft teal.

 My fabric shown in daylight...

and under indoor lighting (showing a flip of the underside)

 The cape is going to be interesting. I need to find a bright purple fabric with a nice heavy (but not too heavy) drape like wool melton. Maybe a gabardine? The royal purple suede for the shoulder trim will actually be easy to come by. Her shirt will be easy to make up in a black stretch velvet.

I have some real metallic organdy woven with burnished gold metal thread, that I can cut long bias pieces from for the bodice edging. The designs on her skirt, shirt and bodice will also be interesting to accomplish, but I may have a source for some embroidered appliques. I could even make some stencils and paint them on.


  1. Oooh! I can't wait to see this finished!

    1. Thanks, me too! Considering I only have a little over 2 months to complete everything before Dragon Con, I hope I can get to it :-(


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