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Rosalina Cosplay: The Dress

Huff huff, I’ve finally done it.  I’ve finished Rosalina’s dress!  Fireworks and applause, everyone!  It took absolutely forever, upon a bumpy path filled with trouble, but I prevailed, and now it’s time to tell you guys how I did it.  First of all, I needed to find a pattern for her dress, and this turned out to be fairly simple.  A search on the Internet told me that someone else had made the dress using Simplicity pattern 9891, which I bought for myself cheap on Amazon.  Step 1 done.  Several billion more to go.  Give or take a couple billion. Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Dress

Rosalina Cosplay: The Shoes

I’m finally nearing the completion on my Rosalina cosplay, though it is still not quite time to share my dress with you all, though I assure you, it is almost done.  No, today, I will be sharing the frustration of making Rosalina’s shoes.  When I looked at references, I either saw blue shoes or silver shoes on Rosie’s footsies, so I ended up looking all over for some blue ones, as I thought those would look the nicest.  Strangely enough, no shoe store, or Goodwill, and not even Amazon, had any blue shoes that were similar in style to what I wanted.  I finally just bought some decent white shoes that more or less fit me (I got flat shoes rather than high heels because you have to walk a lot at comicons, and I wanted to be comfortable). Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Shoes

Rosalina Cosplay: The White Skirt

With the extras largely completed for my Rosalina cosplay, it was time to finally begin work on the most frightening part, the dress.  I did a lot of work on the main part of the dress, which will be covered in a later post, of course, but getting it to fit correctly grew tiresome, and I eventually decided to take a break and work on the white skirt that goes underneath.  This was a fairly simple project, and I learned a very valuable skill in the process, how to sew on an invisible zipper.  (They are not really invisible, by the way, in case you were curious.  That would make sewing it impossible!)

I wanted to make my Rosalina costume a bit fancier than it is in the game, so I ended up using this white fabric with sequins and this flowery design that was done in white stitching.  It looks quite fancy, and I hope the shine from the sequins will make people think of stars.  I ended up using the bottom half of a certain pattern of the dress that looked the most symmetrical, and since the dress is six pieces, I thought it would be best to cut this piece out six times in order to make my skirt.  Unfortunately, I ran out of fabric and only had space for five.  This is why you always buy more fabric than you think you’ll need.  When I talk about making the dress, you’ll see why this is so darn important…. Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The White Skirt

Rosalina Cosplay: The Crown

At last, I have completed pretty much all the main accessories for my Rosalina cosplay.  The wand is done, and so are the earrings, plus the Luma plushie.  And not long ago, I just finished the crown.  Now that project was a bit of a mess.  The crown itself wasn’t so bad.  The first thing I did was cut out some foam.  I then noticed that Rosalina’s crown had a four-pointed star shape on each of the points of the crown.  I planned on painting this black, but first, I wanted some texture.  So I drew the shapes onto the foam with pencil, then I used the end of a pen to create a deep indent.  (I used a pen because I had nothing thin enough that wouldn’t simply slice right through the foam.  I thought an actual knife would be a bad idea, you know.) Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Crown

Rosalina Cosplay: Luma Plushie

I have still been putting off making Rosalina’s actual dress for my third cosplay, as I prefer the smaller commitment and challenge offered by her accessories.  With the wand and earrings done, I turned next to her crown and the Luma plushie I wanted to carry around.  The crown will have to wait until a latter post, however, as I have run into some rather troubling trouble when it comes to making the round gems, as I apparently used the wrong materials for mold-making.  Which I’ll get to in more detail in a post covering said topic.  Nevertheless, as I experimented with various types of molds, I have not been idle.  No, I have, in fact, been working on my first ever plushie. Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: Luma Plushie

Rosalina Cosplay: The Earrings

I’ve been hard at work on my third cosplay, and the next thing I completed was Rosalina’s star-shaped earrings.  This was a rather difficult shape to make, so I first began practicing with paper.  I found that I could cut out a four-pointed star, with some carefully-placed folds, for each side of each earring.  I then ended up cutting out this shape four times out of foam, two for each earring.  I quickly found, however, that the foam didn’t fold very well.  It was just too thick, and if I folded it, it would merely flatten out again after a few seconds.  Nay, that simply wouldn’t do, as I needed a 3D shape, not a goofy flat one.  Nay, indeed! Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Earrings

Rosalina Cosplay: The Wand

How do, everyone?  Not too long ago, I went down to my local fabric store and bought the main supplies I would need for my third cosplay, Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy.  I wanted to make a fancier version of her dress, so I bought lace to go around the end of her sleeves and a fancier material for the white skirt beneath her dress, with sequins I hope will shine like the stars she watches over.  It really is quite lovely and should really add to the costume.  I also bought the material and stuffing needed to make a Luma plushie, silver paint, and some clay, which I heard works well as molds for resin.  This costume will require about five round jewels, and I decided clay would be easier to work with than making round molds from tag board. Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Wand