Not sure if I will make all 12 cosplays, but I at least want to start with January, which is make a Disney character. Since my budget is 100 NOK, I know I can't buy a new wig. I really want to make Belle, but that won't be possible this time.
In the end I settled on Snow White, mostly because I love her make up and I really want to make those sleeves. And I have several black wigs.
I also have a bunch of leftover material that could work for the bodice and sleeves, only think I need to buy is yellow fabric for her skirt. This is still a challenge, because fabric in Norway is expensive and I need enough for a full skirt.
For the bodice I modified a pattern I already had which involved a lot of darts.
Back when I made my Elizabeth (Bioshock) cosplay I bough twice as much fabric as needed. So that will be my base.
Step one for the bodice is done.
Here I found a lot of scrap material to work with. Yeay, left overs.
Merging sleeves with bodice
Test. I also added plastic boning to the bodice to make it keep it's shape a little better.
Since I have both time and some extra bling laying around I wanted to upgrade the bodice. First a golden trim.
And I have bought this trim to use for applique for another project, but I won't need it all.
I even used a embroidery foot to attach the appliques :)
And lastly I added a few rhinestones (from my Red dress)
In the original design Snow White has a high stand collar, but I didn't have any material for such a collar at hand (and no more budget). So I ended up with two smaller pieces over each shoulder. Base is foam which is covered in lace.
I cheated a bit, 100 NOK would with me two meters, but I bought an extra meter just in case. Challenge or not, I still want to make a costume I am proud of and I wanted a fuller skirt ;)
Three wedges are sewn together.
For the hem I used a twin needle.
Wig and Makeup
The wig kinda decided which costume I could make in this challenge, because you won't get a new wig for 100 NOK. And since I had a nice black wig from Arda. For the makeup I follow the makeup tutorial from Emma Pickles.
And lastly here are the photos from my first photoshoot