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Queen Elsa of Arendelle by SillySilli Queen Elsa of Arendelle by SillySilli
I finally finished my Elsa cosplay!!! I cannot even express what this cosplay means to me!

 I finished this just in time for Desucon 9 last weekend! Literally parked outside the venue as the cosplay competition started! This is my first time competing since EuroCosplay (because I started letting the stress of competitions take away from my enjoying the craft, so I pulled myself out of it.), but I wanted the chance to go on stage to sparkle and glitter and sing! Which I got the chance to, and it was amazing even though I was super nervous on stage and that affected my singing quite a bit, hahah! But you can imagine my surprise when I actually placed 1st in the competition!! I was so humbled and shocked, I didn't know what to do. I struck a pose on stage and instantly burst into tears at the first person congratulating me!!

This costume has been a good two months of hard work, a lot of money and probably has tiny pieces of my soul scattered around it. Ever since I laid eyes on the first released pictures of Elsa, I knew I had to cosplay her. Never had the NEED to be a Disney character before I saw her, and now it's been my dream cosplay to do for a while! So to have it ready means the world to me! This cosplay is my baby!

Everything is sewn by me, the corset, skirt, cape and top. The cape is 4 meters long and decorated with 1.5 kg silver, white and blue glitter. The corset is decorated with around 2000 sequins that I've hand painted to different textures, then Swarovski crystals and rhinestones. The wig is a lace front with extra hair added into it for the fullness of the braid. I've also made shoes for this costume, that glitter like frosted snow!

Wearing this to a convention, I've never had so many kind people compliment me on my cosplay before. I'm so truly humbled by the experience, and by the love I met around the community! I'll be doing photoshoots with her, and probably a video of both Let it Go, and For the First Time in Forever Reprise!!

Photo by Nils Katla Photography: www.facebook.com/KatlaPhoto

I also made a facebook page for my cosplay recently! You can find it here: www.facebook.com/siljecos
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Hannekake Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wish I could have been there to watch you in the finals! Wow, you are so amazing and you're the PERFECT ELSA :heart:
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Ariadna-illustration Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
You look stunning in this dress and it's also a very accurate cosplay! Congratulations :)
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Kirtash80 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Perfection. Just perfection. Congratulations on the cosplay and hard work!
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SillySilli Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Waaaaahhhh >///o///< Thank you so very much!! That means a lot!!
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Kirtash80 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You're welcome!
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KamiRenee Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Still finding glitter EVERYWHERE from this lady, but it's all good, because you're so on point ;D
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SillySilli Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
MUAHAHAHHAHA MY EVIL PLAN IS WORKING! You will still find glitter on your deathbed... XD AW YOUUUUUU STAPH EEET <3
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Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Filmographer
BEST COSPLAY OF ELSA EVER. I'd love to get to see a vid of u onstage!!!
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SillySilli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Thank you so very much >//u//< Really, I'm so humbled that you like it! If you go to my facebook page ( www.facebook.com/siljecos) I've posted two links there to videos taken of my (super nervous) performance. One is better quality footage, but half of the song, the other has the whole thing, but it kinda looks like two blobs on stage XD
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Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014   Filmographer
I couldn't find the videos :c
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