Elfia 2018 Haarzuilens – Warrior Rapunzel

To join a group of Disney Warrior Princesses, who all gathered about a year ago with the idea of having the Princesses wear armour, I created and improvised this Rapunzel Warrior Costume, based on a Roman style Gladiator girl. The headdress was needed to hide the faulty wig border as I didn’t have a large budget and still wanted to make something that looked fashionably okay – that wig looks nice like this but it’s rather small on the head.

Now to start a cosplay like this is nice but I stumbled upon many unforeseen complications. Such as: don’t start a cosplay while you’ve just given birth. Your shape can vary till over a year after. Also, don’t be too ambitious. With a baby toddling around, reviews to be written and a new job I just didn’t have as much time to create something as I had wanted. also, make it comfortable. I have a League of Legends armour lying around here somewhere which I really wanted to wear, but had commissioned around the time of me giving birth. The problem is, it looks beautiful but you can hardly move in it. And with a baby, you guessed it, you need to be flexible and able to move around a lot!

So this improvised Rapunzel came to be. Unfortunately our appointments with photographers as a group went astray, so not many pictures there. But I’ve learned a lot and am excited to start on a next (not too ambitious) costume. Here are some of my favourite images, and a thank you to anyone on the Amino app for giving me 400+ hearts on this.

 

Photos in order : 1) by Erik Vrijsen, 2-4) by C-Flash Ninja)  5) by the Librarian, 6&7) by Terryawan, 8)By The Vigilante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Princesses

Reading to an audience of children? Bringing them poems? Well, it’s what we set out to do at Hillegom Romantique.

Along with Selena’s Costumes, who was dressed up as Merida, we were part of the entertainment for the day and sure to be said many children came up to us to talk to us. Some even attended the festivity just to see one of us, which is quite an honour. Although we didn’t get to read much of our stories, which were borrowed from the library and all of a romantic nature, we had lots to talk about and were shown baby brothers and sisters and were part of the celebration of a girl’s birthday. isn’t that nice?

Merida got to show off her bow and arrow skills to the enjoyment of all the children (who also got to give it a go). It was a very nice and joyful day.

 

Below: a small article in Dutch published on CosplayWijzer about the event:

 

 

 

Princesses for Charity

Yesterday we appeared as princesses (accompanied by one prince) to collect money for charity. It was lovely to see how we could bring a smile to so many faces. To us it was a big success and we’ve had lots of fun.Thank you all who helped us in our quest and for making it such a wonderful day https://www.facebook.com/Prinsessenvoorhetgoededoel } 

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Ariel’s new dress

I promised you photos of Ariel’s Pink Ball Gown which was made in just a day and a night’s time.  The ones uploaded below were all taken at the Elf Fantasy Fair 2014. In the meantime, Ariel had another dress imported. Yes, this one was NOT made by me. It’s been the first dress I have ever commissioned and it needed a bit of fixing (because I must be honest… I might have been sloppy with handing my sizes to them).  But I still love it!

I know I should probably STOP wanting any more princess costumes at the moment. Or go and do something with them. I’m currently trying to fix Rapunzel’s hair because I noticed how happy children are when they see her around. I’d really love to wear that costume more often. I’m also having plans for a Tinkerbell and a Captain Hook. The wings and the hair’s already here, and so are the fabrics for Tink, but I told myself I am in no hurry at the moment.

On another note, I managed to finish Wiske, the Amoras version, but I haven’t had a proper shoot as her yet. I made her dress twice with the intention of tearing one and making it all bloody. Heh, you’ll see eventually.

Nederlands:

Ik heb jullie foto’s beloofd van Ariel’s Roze baljurk (die gemaakt is in een dag en een nacht tijd). De foto’s die ik geupload heb zijn allemaal genomen op de Elf Fantasy Fair 2014. Ondertussen heeft Ariel een nieuwe jurk gekregen. Haar groene baljurk zoals die op het park wel gedragen werd. Dit is ook de eerste keer dat ik de jurk heb laten maken en al kloppen de maten niet helemaal, ik vind hem alsnog fantastisch!

Ik weet dat ik niet veel prinsessen jurken meer moet willen want waar laat ik het allemaal? Het is hoog nodig tijd dat ik wat met al deze kostuums ga doen. Momenteel probeer ik Rapunzel’s haar te ordenen want ik vind het enig hoe de kinderen op haar reageren. Ook heb ik plannen voor Tink en Kapitein Haak. De vleugels en het haar zijn er al en ook de stoffen voor het elfje. Maar daar is geen haast voor.

Nog even iets anders: De Amoras versie van Wiske is af! Whoohooe! Ik heb het kostuum twee keer gemaakt zodat de ene jurk helemaal verscheurd en vuil kan worden gemaakt. Heerlijk! Hopelijk zal ik er snel foto’s van hebben.

Ariel’s green dress:

Green Park Dress

 

 

Ariel’s Pink Dress:

By the annoying Photographer:

 

Lara Sati & The Librarian, With The Librarian as Moist Von Lipwig And Joyce as Ursula

Van Degens Fotografie: