July 21, 2014

Queen Idun of Arendelle



It’s Thrifty Thursday time once again!

For those of you who have never seen my Thrifty Thursday projects, I go to Goodwill and buy $20 of things to make a costume out of.  

This month I decided to do Idun of Arendelle.  

I think she is highly underrated by the Frozen cosplaying community.  Plus she has brown hair, as do I, which meant no wig.  Thank. Goodness.

I bought a blue and red pillow case, a light blue sheet, a purple sheet, a black curtain, and a chunk of purple velvet.


I was super lazy and didn’t feel like wasting muslin to drape a pattern, so I trusted my instincts and just started cutting.  90% of the time this doesn’t work…but miraculously this time everything fit perfectly!  

I embroidered all the flower designs and scalloped the edge of the skirt where I attached the velvet.  The dress closes with a zipper.

The robe had trim of red and blue which I made from the pillow cases, attached to the robe, and then painted the design on.

The shirt is, unfortunately, the wrong color.  It is too dark and too shiny :/  If I ever wear this to a con or an event I will definitely be making a new shirt.

Here is the finished costume!
 
Have a suggestion for a future Thrifty Thursday?  Leave me a comment!  I always need new ideas, though I do have a Pinterest board chalk full of future cosplay wishes!

14 comments:

  1. Thrifty Thursday idea...what about 'Merida' from Brave?

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    1. OOOO! Fabulous idea!! I will do that for this month's Thrifty Thursday :) Thank you for the suggestion!

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  2. Do you have a pattern? I want to make this!

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    1. Hi Nancy! I apologize, I thought I answered this! :( I do not have a pattern; I drape all of mine specifically for the client's sizes (or mine in this case). That being said, finding pattern pieces should be easy-ish for this costume. The blue shirt is a front closing, long sleeve blouse with a Mandarin collar. The purple dress is basically a strapless gown, with an added scalloped edge on the hem. And the overdress is basically a Regency Open Robe. Hopefully this helps, sorry I could not be more helpful!

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  3. Is it all one piece or does it come together in the front?

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    1. Hello there :) The costume is three pieces. The blue shirt, the purple dress, and the open robe, which yes, does come together at the front (the heart clasp is functionable).

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    1. Hi there! I am totally booked up with commissions at the moment :/ Spring is always a busy time for me with Prom and Comiccon so close together.

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  5. Hi I need one of queen Idun of Arendellehow much do you charge?

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    1. Hello, I charge $130 plus shipping to make this costume. However, I am booked with commissions until after Halloween. Please let me know if you are interested.

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  6. This is so neat. If I had that kind of cash, I'd want to get one for my daughter's mommy!!

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  7. Do you make costumes every year? I always try doing family costumes would love your information for next year

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    1. I do make costumes every year, but keep in mind that I get pretty busy around October, so it's better to contact me early. Just send me an email at kelsie.beaudoin@gmail.com when you are ready to begin discussing what you would like your costumes to look like!

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  8. Do you make costumes every year? I always try doing family costumes would love your information for next year

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