Emperor's New Groove

Cosplayer: Pez

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

2nd June 2011: Hat The hat was made using 0.5m of Fosshape (http://www.coscraft.co.uk/craft-materials/39-fosshape-600.html). I cut and sewed pieces of it together until it was about the right size for my head, allowing a bit more room for shrinkage because fosshape shrinks as it hardens.

To harden the black area I wrapped a salad bowl in towels and then put the hat on it and used a hot iron. I only partially hardened it because it wouldn't be very nice to wear if it was rock solid. Also that meant I could sew some wig clips into it and secure it to my hair (which was hidden under a mesh wig cap).

For the purple area I used a heatgun, though a hairdryer should've worked too.

The hat was painted using acrylic paint. I found that mixing a bit of latex in the paint made it go on better.

2nd June 2011: Neck feather thing So, writing about this retrospectively...

I pinned a strip of tulle around the neck of my sewing mannequin, and started arranging the feathers on it, gluing the feathers to the tulle (being careful not to glue them to the mannequin) until it looked like Yzma's neckwear.

Then I took the strip of tulle + feathers off the mannequin, put another strip of tulle on top so that the feathers are sandwiched inbetween, and sewed the layers together. I did add more glue too.

After that it was just a case of putting black fabric over that, and some fastening in the front.

14th December 2010: Dress I'm making the version of Yzma with a black dress, feathers around her neck and that weird head decoration.

Here is the dress so far. It took two nights, following a pattern. Her dress actually is far strappier than this, and also more hourglass in shape, so adjustments will be needed. I'll do what I can but I can't make myself be shaped like Yzma so there will be compromises. XD

Also, it doesn't look that way in the photo but the dress is quite long and pools around my feet a bit the way Yzma's does.

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Kacela - 10th November 2010
O wow I can't wait to see this X3

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InfiniteJester - 10th November 2010

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KiraraYumi - 10th November 2010
Oh my...this is going to be AMAZING!

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Loxes - 10th November 2010
I love you forever?

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Anonymous - 11th November 2010
I'll do Kuzco with you if storme isnt ;D I WAS planning it for may XD

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Pez - 11th November 2010
Jake > I'm in a group which already has a Kuzco. XD;

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Berserk667 - 11th November 2010
Nice! .Which day were you planning to do this?

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Pez - 11th November 2010
Thanks everyone! I'm going to need a lot of help with makeup for this. XD

Ben > I'm going to be part of a group, they haven't decided yet but it seems to be for Saturday...

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Eloraborealis - 18th November 2010
Too... awesome... for... words! :P

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DuskatNight - 22nd November 2010
Ahh! This will be epic!
Must hunt you down for photos!

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Megitymeg - 14th December 2010
this made me very excited! Emperors new groove is one of my favourite films ever!
cannot wait to see this!!!

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Freyarule - 14th December 2010
Hahaha! I can't wait to see this x3

Please tell me you'll have a Kronk XD

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Lady-Aira - 14th December 2010
Squeak squeaker squeak squeakin!!! *This shall be epic* :P

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SamanthaKaiba - 14th December 2010
this outfit is going to look great... cant wait to see ^_^

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jemstone - 16th December 2010
Wow! I can't wait to see this! You'll look epic!! XD

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Anonymous - 1st January 2011
This is so much win, can't wait to see it done! XD

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Zelda - 7th January 2011
Haha oh lol! I Cannot wait to see this done !

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cowiee - 8th March 2011
haha, this is going to be brilliant!

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jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 19th March 2011
YAY i love Yzma hope i can get a photo of you :D

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My__RoadOfBlood - 29th March 2011
Oh man can't wait to see this! The Emporer's New Groove was one of my favourite movies! :3

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Pez - 5th April 2011
Thanks guys! I hope this will turn out okay... right now I've no idea what to do with my hair! Perhaps a skull cap will need to be utilised. XD

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Devil_Trigger - 9th May 2011
This is looking awesome! 8D I hope I get to see this c:

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- - 9th May 2011
So much win!
Wonderflex sure is a great creation! love the stuff if i could afford it xDD

Nice work Pez. Love the dress too :£

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Pez - 9th May 2011
Thank you. 8D

That's fosshape actually, wonderflex would be a bit on the heavy side. XD Still a bit expensive though, yeah...

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Kerhys - 9th May 2011
I. Cannot. WAIT TO SEE THIS! <333

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CyanideCustard - 9th May 2011
my respect to you XD awesome

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ProbablyHeather - 9th May 2011
OH my God this is gunna be immense XD
I can't wait to see this :'D

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KhaosKreator - 9th May 2011
I'm so glad this is working well for you. So impossibly glad XD.

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Leonie Heartilly - 9th May 2011
"Pull the lever, Kronk! Wrong lever!"

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kiichan - 9th May 2011
EEEEEEEEE!!! I cannot express how utterly overjoyed I am with this. It's one of my fave Disney films and I did an impossibly shit Kuzco cosplay a few years back XD I will froof your feathers a plenty.

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Pez - 9th May 2011
XD Ahahahahaha thanks guys. I hope this will turn out okay... gonna need a lot of help with the makeup!

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BabemRoze - 9th May 2011
omgomgomg!! Must get a photo of this!!!

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Pandora-Chi - 9th May 2011
I love yzma, such an awesome villain :) the progress is coming along really well - can't wait to see this! ^^

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Limegreenjelly - 9th May 2011
Awesome progress, but please don't turn me into a llama :( I'll be good

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CharlieDoryRose - 10th May 2011

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Sephirayne - 23rd May 2011
So friggin' love you for doing this. I can't wait to see the finished costume.

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KuroStylr - 23rd May 2011
I love you SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for doing this! BEST VILLAIN EVAR!

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Freyarule - 24th May 2011
Glehehehehe! The make up is spot on!!! :D

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agi - 24th May 2011
Epic epic epic epic epic epic epic

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Pez - 24th May 2011
XDDDDDDDD Thanks! I hope I'll be suitably scary-beyond-all-reason!

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k4tt - 24th May 2011
Makeup test is AWESOME!!
Will definitely look out for you ^__^

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Kouji - 31st May 2011
most epic costume idea ever!!! XDD

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BladeyCakes - 31st May 2011
Just plain awesome <3 xD

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ProbablyHeather - 31st May 2011
You look positively terrifyingly awesome 8'D

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Sasashie - 1st June 2011
Omg i loved this so much ^^

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k4tt - 1st June 2011
I saw you...
I waved...
You were busy...
Was great to see your cosplay in person though ;)

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FuriePhoenix - 1st June 2011
I seriously loved your Yzma!!

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Pandora-Chi - 1st June 2011
I - loved this!!! This was so awesome to see!!

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Pez - 1st June 2011
Thanks so much guys. XD It was really fun to wear, but oh god so cold in the wind!

Vincent > DDDD: I didn't see you! *goes to PM you on Facebook*

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Berserk667 - 1st June 2011
You did an amazing job Pez!

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LittlePidgey4 - 2nd June 2011
Oh man, you looked so awesome! :D

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Freyarule - 2nd June 2011
Look at those wrinkles...what could possibly be holding this woman together? And I wait a sec! *notices green thing between teeth* How long has THAT been there? DDD8


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Pez - 2nd June 2011
Thanks ^^

Mel > I'm going to turn you into a flea, a harmless little flea...

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Kacela - 2nd June 2011
This is amazing! One of favourite cosplays from this Expo ^^

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Tsuchinoko - 2nd June 2011
I never did manage to get a photo of this but you and your Kuzco were two of my favourite cosplays there ^_^

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SarahSaiyan - 3rd June 2011
love the pic with you and Kuzco in XD it's ever so entertaining X3

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Devil_Trigger - 14th June 2011
Wow this turned out amazing! I hope you managed to find a lever to pull c:

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Pez - 16th June 2011
Thanks! I haven't found a lever yet - but I plan to wear this again, so maybe next time! XD

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Anonymous - 17th June 2011
This is brilliant!

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Sephirayne - 17th June 2011
This was made of so much win! Loved seeing this in person

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Pez - 20th June 2011
Thank you! :)

Emma > It was good to see you at Expo! Hopefully there'll be more time to chat at Ayacon.

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DuskatNight - 19th July 2011
Oh God that is so epic. :'3 You make one awesome Yzma.

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Purpletie - 25th August 2011
OMG this is like the first Yzma ever !!1 love it !!!

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Pez - 29th August 2011
XD Thanks!

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PirateToaster - 25th November 2011
This...This is just beautiful...

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Manticore Arts - 31st July 2012
Oh this is such a chuckle lookig at- Pezzypoo you so work Yzma well