Elsa The Snow Queen – Photos

11 Feb

I’m absolutely blown away at the amount of feedback I’ve gotten on this costume – though I make costumes because I enjoy it, It always thrills me to know that other people like my work.

Today I had planned to post the first installment in a new project, but since there seems to be so much interest surrounding Elsa, I will post these instead!

I had been rushing the final bits of this costume with hopes of photographing it in the snow….which didn’t really work out. All the snow ended up melting, but a week later Long Island got yet another snowstorm, which provided excellent Frozen photoshoot conditions!

Though the snow was beautiful, and reminded me very much of scenes from “Frozen” it didn’t end up being the best for taking photos in. Since it was a storm, it was very overcast, and without sunlight there was nothing to reflect light onto the hundred thousand rhinestones. The details I worked so hard on are almost invisible.

I did take photos the next day, this time with sunlight, that show the details off a little better. Those are still unedited, but should be posted in a week or two. I posted a little preview on DA here.

Although these don’t show my hard work, I think these are really gorgeous photos, and I wanted to share them.

For detail shots of this costume I would suggest checking out my forth the making of post here.










Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Completed Costumes, Cosplay, Disney


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61 responses to “Elsa The Snow Queen – Photos

  1. Jeannette

    February 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Stunning, beautiful work from the skirt, corset, train, wig and your flawless makeup! Well done!!

  2. Bryan

    February 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Oh Angela!! I’ve been keeping up with your blog posts regarding this dress. So very cool to see you in it and in the SNOW!! You look lovely and gorgeous as ever. I get the sense this was a very tedious project at times and your ability to deliver when things may not have been going your way is a true testament to your skills and determination! Love it!!

  3. Nikki

    February 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for inspiring me to branch out into sewing more than just quilts ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. sara f

    February 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    you’re my hero, so fantastic

  5. davidbruceblog

    February 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Reblogged this on davidbruceblog and commented:
    Beautiful dress and cosplay. You deserve to be proud.

  6. Birgit

    February 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I was thinking about your costume today as I was designing the Frozen themed birthday invitations and Valentines for my five year old twin girls. You should start taking birthday party gigs. If you lived here in greater Los Angeles, I would so hire you–my girls would love you.

  7. Nikki

    February 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Fantabulous! ‘Tis a bummer about the lighting, but still incredibly gorgeous. Look forward to seeing your sunlit splendor! Great job!!

  8. skv012a

    February 12, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Hope you get a good photographer to do your work real justice instead of just an iPhone.

  9. Goodnight Boutique

    February 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    This is absolutely amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. cecilia

    February 12, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I agree with you. She spent so much time on this. The photos need to show it off.

  11. China Sorrows

    February 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    This is gorgeous. It’s a shame about the lighting.

  12. Nichole

    February 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    That is lovely! My 8-year-old wanted me to tell you that’s it’s beautiful, and she wishes she knew you so you could teach her how to sew. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. ladyghost4459

    February 12, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    So beautiful. Working on one of these myself and your work was truly inspiring and so helpful.

  14. Krista

    February 13, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Hi there,
    I just came across the photos of your work on BuzzFeed… just wanted to say you are extremely talented! Really beautiful work!

  15. Kathleen01930 (@Kathleen01930)

    February 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I am so very impressed. What a tremendous job you did. You can be very proud of your work.

  16. Bethany Averie

    February 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Lovely! Well done.

  17. Tegan

    February 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Your work is incredible and I wish you all the best. You are very talented with an amazing gift! Great job on all your costumes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Lindsay

    February 13, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Your work is absolutely amazing! If I had a ton of money, I would pay to make this dress for me because I love it so much:
    Keep up the amazing work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. franciscreate

    February 14, 2014 at 10:42 am

    angela, i found your blog through a sewing group on facebook and HOLY COW, your work is amazing! i am blown away by the detail you put into this (and really all of your work). wow. and here i am working on setting in sleeves right…lol

    keep it up girl, i really hope this pays off for you because you deserve it!

  20. Janine

    February 14, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    OMG! This is amazing! I am so fascinated and intrigued about how you create these costumes. You have an amazing talent. Well done. I’m definitely going to follow your work. I saw the movie on Tuesday and saw your post Thursday and was blown away at how much it looks like the one in the movie. Once again well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Sunnyyang

    February 15, 2014 at 6:26 am

    This is soooo cool. ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Katarina

    February 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    you should wear this and work at children’s birthday parties in your area like the above poster said. i would SO hire you!!! you could make a ton

  23. cathy

    February 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

    This is stunning, the work you put into is really artistic love. Congrats, for accomplishing such a vigorous task turned beauty.

  24. Mylene

    February 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Beautiful!!! congratulations!!! what an amazing piece of art!!

  25. eyethreesixfive

    February 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  26. Emily Hopkins

    February 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    New to your blog. This is absolutely amazing. I personally think the overcast is perfect for this type of photo shoot. The contrast of the turquoise and colorless background is stunning. A good photographer would be able to edit the sparkle into the cape and sleeves.

  27. Rhiannon Bartlett

    March 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I’ve just read your extremely good blog! I’m a textiles student from the Uk and am looking towards doing fashion or perhaps costume design in the future so reading this blog was an apostolate thrill! It has inspired me in my own work! Also for my 18th birthday, I plan to make my twin an Elsa cosplay as a gift, so this bold has been extremely helpful! (Also as I am going to be Rapunzel it has also helped out with ideas for that too!)

    It has been such a pleasure to read this, I applaud you for your hard work and great finishing product! You’re really young but already a star in the making ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Malini

    March 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Wow! this is awesome!

  29. Chris Chambers

    March 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    This was amazing. You are unbelievably talented. Great artwork!!

  30. Mandy

    March 27, 2014 at 11:36 am


  31. Heather

    March 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    WOW, JUST…………………..WOW.

  32. Heather

    March 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    The detail of it is shocking. It must have taken a long time to do. However long it took to do, it was worth it. GREAT job!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. makeupandfreckles

    March 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Angela you are just incredible!

  34. Christine

    April 7, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    My sister sent me a pin of this on Pinterest. Wow. I cannot fathom creating those snowflakes by placing the rhinestones on one-by-one. I will definitely be linking to this on my costume blog and will be following you in the future! My 10 year old daughter just mentioned to me that her dream is to design and sew her own prom dress because then she can make it however she wants. I will share your blog with her–thanks for being an incredible inspiration to young girls!

  35. Morgana

    May 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I will definitely use this for my Elsa costume! What an inspiration! Thank you so much!

  36. Diane

    May 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    So incredibly beautiful. Such talent. I am amazed. Thanks so much for sharing details. Just love it.

  37. Shayla

    May 30, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Wow! This is absolutely stunning! The cape is so much more accurate to what was pictured into the movie then most people I’ve seen. Over all it is probably the best cosplay I’ve seen of Elsa! Well done! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Mariana

    June 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    This might be a weird question but, where do you live? I’ve never seen real snow and I’d love to!

  39. Molly

    July 17, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Angela, your work is stunning! I am 14 and so far I have just made a few skirts, but I love all of your amazing costumes, and they have made me want to try more difficult sewing projects! You have such a wonderful talent. Thank you!

  40. KJ Gabbert

    August 29, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Hello my Name is Kenneth and i was thinking of having this dress made for my Fiance for our wedding and other occasions. I was wondering if u could send the patterns. thanks for your time. Kenneth

  41. ElsaFan

    January 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Oh WOW! You look EXACTLY like her! The dress is stunning. The makeup and hair is just plain gorgeous on you.

  42. hsamablog

    March 26, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Reblogged this on hsamablog.

  43. Avery

    March 26, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    how much did this cost you?

  44. Claire Vekony

    January 7, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Hi Angela ,Icannot believe one so young has all this talent.It is incredible and just about brings tears to my eyes ,it is all so beautiful.Ican only thread a needle, and Ido not sew .so youcan see why Iam so wowed .Your photographer is so clever ,too .Every thing just comes to life in the pictures.Thank you for sharing your extaordinary gift. Claire, from New Zealand


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