Tiana
Princess And The Frog

Cosplayer: XxSylentiumxX

Variant: Designer Princess Doll

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

13th September 2012: Wig Now, the wig I was stuck between buying a pre styled curly bob or to use a long wig and create the volume by cutting it make wefts to insert into the base.
I had found tutorials on youtube on how to create a bob which, worked well within my favour. This is so that I would not have to cut wig at all .
I used my previous pandora straight wig and put curling rods in section of the hair.
I then pin curled them according how I perceived it in the artwork and used a ton hairspray XD

15th August 2012: Skirt section~ Skirt part I found slightly more difficult, as I was not sure how many meters to use for the circle skirt. I used a renaissance circle pattern and added extra panels just in case. However, the length was way too long for me and t needed to altered with a hoop skirt on. luckily I had some assistance from My mum,who helped me out cut any excess fabric way whilst I stood on a chair:3
Afterward I used the same technique with organza to have as an overlay- again excess material was discardedand u ruffled the top edge for poofyness :D

5th August 2012: bodice leaves + skirt leaves After sewing the leaves ,I proceed to stick on ivy green gems onto the area with fabric glue and used a hairdresser to speed up the process.
Next I moved onto bottom section of the leaves , which will be attached on to the skirt section.
I used the 6 tired hoop skirt as my base - that way I could determine fullness and width of how leaves would wrap around each other.


20th July 2012: Leaf designs I had no idea how I was going to make the leaves and fit them neatly on to the bodice to create more shape.
I winged it, drafting each leaf to half measurement of my wait line with and extra 1.5 " each side.
I then cut out the material and interfacing, proceeded to sew to then trim off the excess fabric.
|After ironing the interfacing, I roughly pinned the leaves onto the bodice and tested with it on to see where the sides meet. I then hand sew small sections of the leaves on to the bodice for a cleaner finish.

18th July 2012: Bodice I bought 10m of light green satin as I had never made a ball gown before, and wanted to extra careful in case things went wrong. |I had used the wedding pattern previously for my Pandora cosplay and used a base bodice pattern to get started. I didn't have a dressmakers dummy, so I had to guess my measurements and apply it to the pattern when drafting out the mock version.
Turned out ok... until I started on the real version!
I had for gotten about the seam allowance making bodice a lot more tighter than it should be. O_O
Luckily a few week after I had lost a bit of weight and it went on fine, however there was minimal shape to the bodice. that will be sorted once the leaves are attached on


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Pandora-Chi - 28th November 2011
Eeee I'm so excited for you to do this!! This is just damn perfect for you and I agree the dress is super pretty *_* I cannot wait to see the original spin u put on this :D

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XxSylentiumxX - 28th November 2011
Aw thank you - Im nervous about it though :S My first ball gown im going to make >w< I hope wil be able to pull this off along with you lovely ladies participating. We shall see what happens ^^

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gaming_goddess - 20th July 2012
This dress is so beautiful! I think Princess and the Frog is my favourite modern Disney movie because Tiana is so determined :D Looking forward to seeing your progress on this and the gorgeous fabrics you use to bring it to life :)

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Numta - 20th July 2012
cannot wait to see this =D

you'll look awesome!

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XxSylentiumxX - 3rd September 2012
gaming_goddess : Aw thank you so much lovely! I've almost finished it now so I definitely be posting my progress very soon ^^ Indeed Tiana she has quite a strong personality, in fact she reminds me a bit like belle as she is not typical Disney princess:)

Numta : Thank you :) I hope I will do Tiana's dress justice :D

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Nomes - 27th September 2012
This dress is so pretty . I want a big poofy ball gown too! You're going to look fabulous

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FuriePhoenix - 27th September 2012
oooh looking forward to seeing this!!!

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Kacela - 1st April 2013
You look absolutely beautiful! That gown is stunning.

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SamanthaKaiba - 1st April 2013
This just looks simply amazing...it really suits you

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XxSylentiumxX - 1st April 2013
Thank you guys so much! - It was my first time making a ball gown^-^

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Einmyria - 1st April 2013
This is so gorgeous! you look amazing ^^

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XxSylentiumxX - 1st April 2013
@S-Lawliet: Aww thank you! <3