Elevating Eilonwy

Let's talk about fabric choices, details, and why we pick the fabrics we do. I touched upon this briefly when I talked about making Arwen, but that was a project where I was working to achieve a close recreation of a particular look, while sourcing materials that didn't break the bank. This time around, let's … Continue reading Elevating Eilonwy

Iconography & Color Identity in Disneybounding & Cosplay

Disneybounding and cosplay run along the same lines when it comes to original design. Arguably, Disneybounding itself is cosplay-lite. They both have two very simple, but extremely important, characteristics that make the design successful or not: Iconography and Color Identity. Let's look at just the Disney Princesses as those are so often cosplayed and Disneybounded. … Continue reading Iconography & Color Identity in Disneybounding & Cosplay

Making Fire

My 18th Century (specifically 1770’s) Charmander, aptly named “Le Feu du Charmander,” required a non-historical trim to create a flame effect. During the time period, fabric trims were, for the most part, various types of gathered strips of fabric or bows sewn onto the dress in artful, mirrored ways. No way would this work for … Continue reading Making Fire