So I’m making this Zelena cosplay to be worn at Harrisburg convention in June..eek only 21 days away.
This is how my cosplay process starts.
Costume Research i.e. lots of pictures.
I came across this in my research! It by Theirry Mugler 1997.. the designers inspiration perhaps.
Design, Patterns and fabric
From looking at images of the costume I have decided to make a separate skirt, corset, bolero with fur collar and detachable cape (if I have time) to create the ensemble.
To save time I will use a tried and tested corset pattern and other commercial sewing pattern. The sewing patterns will suggest what type of fabrics suit the pattern but as long as I’m clever I shouldn’t be limited too much.
Pattern: Pin-up Girls Freedom Corset
Fabric: Satin backed dupion-Lined with the same and strengthened by a layer or calico. For the textured decoration and hip pads I will use velvet and a sewing technique to create texture. Other embellishments will include sew on gems and hotfix rhinestones. I will also use black eyelets.
Pattern: Vogue V2237 (out of print now but can still be bought online) – I will alter the dress pattern for the skirt and create more fullness and a train at the bottom.
Fabric: Satin backed crepe- I’m using the reverse side of the fabric as I really wanted just crepe but couldn’t get any.
Pattern: Vogue V2237 and I will also draft the collar pattern.
Fabric: Satin backed dupion, lace sequin and faux fur- Same as the corset used on the reverse side for the body of the bolero. For the sleeves I will back the lace sequin fabric onto the satin backed dupion, doing this may create bulk so I might not line the sleeves. I will however use standard lining inside the body of the bolero. The collar is made with the faux fur possible backed or lined in the same fabric as the bolero.