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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