Anastasia
Anastasia

Cosplayer: Pandora-Chi

Variant: Once Upon A December

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

8th July 2011: Crown Made from craft foam - added a small pearl trimming on the edges to make it slightly more prettier - also, it looked like there was a small row of them in some reference pictures

6th July 2011: Dress complete Took time and A LOT of damn STRESSSSS to make this circle dress - you would not believe the trouble I went through to get this done! DX The sleeves ripped and was badly hemmed, (still gotta be careful to move round in and get out of it as its very delicate) the circles skirts were trimmed down a lot so the length I wanted was shorter and also, had hemming issues and the bodice, was a bit tight to get in and out of DX - BUT apart from that, I think it turned out ok... also, I noticed that other Anastasia cosplayers make the dress to the floor whereas I saw this dress being more of ankle length circle dress (as at the end of the song, when she kneels, it forms a circle - why do I do this to myself??!! DX)

4th July 2011: Dress (sorry for bad photo)Consists of one layer of Crepe satin and 2 layers of organza - all circle skirts - they were a pain to draw and due to the long diameter, I needed to buy 4ms of crepe satin and 8ms of organza DX plus I had stressful hemming issues which almost forced me to give up on this cosplay

3rd July 2011: Bodice Wanted to make the dress with panels to make it fit better and wanted to go for a more golden colour than pure yellow - also, chiffon is my enemy - truth be told, before I uploaded this entry, the sleeves you see are my first ones but these ripped and was a pain to sew and hem ¬¬ so I had to make new ones

2nd July 2011: Bow sash I LOVE my bows! :D - Made the bow and sash separately and attached it on with a safety pin - it's a bit heavy on the band though - I also need to stiffen it with some spray ^^ I didn't wanna make it shiny as I felt it would be a bit much since the dress would be satin

1st July 2011: Earrings Brought earrings which I thought were the right size - I wanted them to match either of the 2 different beads on the necklace - photographed necklace to match size :D

4th May 2011: Necklace Due to popular demand from all you lovely fellow cosplayers for this simply being in the planned section, I decided to make a small start on this - the necklace - pretty lame I know but it's something ^^;
Based on the first reference picture, I counted about 5 small beads with one big one in between - so my interpretation to this was to use two different coloured and sized beads and string them on some beading wire - I wanted the bigger beads to stand out and was trying to get the length of the beads right - from what I'm calculating, the beads sit just up to the waist line - not much but I really like them ^^

3rd May 2011: Semi back ref Somewhat reference of the back

3rd May 2011: Reference front Front ref of dress


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SamanthaKaiba - 6th March 2011
love this...you will look amazing

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Illulyn - 6th March 2011
Aww I'll HAVE to keep an eye out for this <3 Anastasia is my fave western animated movie <3

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InfiniteJester - 6th March 2011
aw wow, gotta love anastasia!

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Kacela - 7th March 2011
Omg cannot wait!! I love Anastasia, good luck! =]

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BabemRoze - 22nd March 2011
I LOVE this outfit! :D I really can't wait to see it! I know you'll do great ^^ x

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FuriePhoenix - 23rd March 2011
adore this outfit, adore this character ad cant wait to see this go into in progress!

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Pandora-Chi - 25th March 2011
Awww I absolutely adore you guys -^^- makes me wanna start this cosplay early - if I do go for 2 days at LFCC I may consider this xx

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LittleRecordGirl - 28th March 2011
Ieeeeeee! I love Anastasia!
"If I can learn to do it!" Haha.
I can't wait to see this when it's done. I bet it'll look amazing!

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Pandora-Chi - 29th March 2011
"...you can learn to do it!" XD that comment makes me wanna sing the songs from Anastasia now and awww thank you; I'll try my best ^_~ seriously I'm gonna have to make a start on this cosplay this year if I keep receiving awesome comments like these! <3

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FusionRose - 5th April 2011
I can't wait to see this hun <3 You are going to look so beautiful x.

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Anonymous - 6th April 2011
Now THAT dress will look beautiful on you. I would love to dance with you at a ball if you would like.

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Pandora-Chi - 7th April 2011
@ wildarms_rudy - aww I will kindly except that offer ^_~

And OMG I swear I am gonna do this cosplay this year! I didn't know so many people liked Anastasia -^^- Again, I won't let you guys down with this! I am so excited to wanna get this started >:D

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BabemRoze - 12th April 2011
Can I walk around you pouring glitter on your head? :D x

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Pandora-Chi - 12th April 2011
You most certainly can my dear - It'll be the most magical thing ever :D X

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SamanthaKaiba - 12th April 2011
The glitter sounds like a wonderful idea...everything will look amazing

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Anonymous - 17th April 2011
I hope you get to do this one, looks fab x

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rosieroo - 16th June 2011
oh my gosh sooo need to see this - i loved this story when i was little - hugs

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InfiniteJester - 28th June 2011
awww cant wait to see this, i loved this film so much!

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LittleRecordGirl - 6th July 2011
Adorable!
Love the dress!

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Illulyn - 6th July 2011
The dress is soooo cute <3 So much love <3

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Ranma1-2 - 6th July 2011
Dress looks reeally pretty. :)

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cowiee - 6th July 2011
I love this movie! And i can tell already you're going to suit her so much!

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BabemRoze - 6th July 2011
The dress looks fab! :D x

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Kacela - 6th July 2011
This is so beautiful ^^

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SamanthaKaiba - 6th July 2011
it looks simply stunning...I love it

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KiraraYumi - 6th July 2011
Oh wow, simply beautiful! Words escape me *__*

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Pandora-Chi - 7th July 2011
I feel I'm gonna cry just seeing these comments! T^T thank you so much everyone for your thoughts on the dress! I'm happy that my annoyance with it paid off even though there are areas I wish I shoulda got a bit more accurate but thank you!! hopefully the end result of the entire cosplay won't be disappointing to you all! xx

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Athora.x - 8th July 2011
This is so cute! you look really lovely in it, plus i love your shoes! xx

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BabemRoze - 8th July 2011
Can't wait to get piccies with you! :D Gonna be awesome! The crown looks great and you are so adorabubble! <3

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Newdles - 11th July 2011
Saw you in this at LFCC - you looked drop dead gorgeous!

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CrystalNeko - 17th July 2011
So pretty! It's actually my favourite dress she wears and my favourite song in the movie! You've made it so well too~

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SamanthaKaiba - 17th July 2011
This is just beautiful....I love it...pictures are lovely

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j_mercuryuk - 17th July 2011
The dress came out looking beautiful. As always, your cosplay looks fantastic

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Anonymous - 18th July 2011
Wow, the dress is just beautiful!

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Kacela - 18th July 2011
Wow! I love this! You are just so beautiful ^^

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FuriePhoenix - 25th July 2011
This was BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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Eloraborealis - 31st July 2011
You look so elegant and beautiful, such a pretty dress!

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Ichigo-Chan - 31st July 2011
I love the new photos, you look so beautiful

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JustPeachy - 1st August 2011
Beautiful cosplay! Your dress is gorgeous!

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Pandora-Chi - 2nd August 2011
Thank you so so much for all these wonderful comments even thoughfor some reason, I don't think I suit Anastasia all that well ^^; I'm glad you all like the dress though :D

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Anonymous - 14th August 2011
Oh I love Anastasia! This is absolutely stunning =]

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Hannah-Kiwii - 3rd November 2011
A gorgeous costume, and you look great in it :)

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Anonymous - 18th January 2012
BEAUTIFUL!!! But i think you needed a hoop skirt for underneath it to make it flare out like it did in the film.

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Pandora-Chi - 18th January 2012
@ Prince Izumi - Thank you so much - wearing a hoop skirt woulda gave it more volume but I wanted the dress to be more free flowing and to twirl around in it without it being too restrictive XD I appreciate the advice though :3