Snow White - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Costume Bought From: Limebarb with a new corset top in the summer of 2011 made by Amber (Ammie)
Costume Bought in: March 2010
I've wanted to Cosplay as a Disney Princess since I was a little kid because, like a lot of kids, I grew up adoring all the Disney movies, especially the movies of the 90s like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. My favourite Disney Princess is Ariel, but I figured with my pale skin and dark eyes that I could probably be a decent Snow White so I've been dreaming of Cosplaying her for several years. Snow White is a rather adorable princess.
I purchased this costume from Limebarb as this was her personal costume. I noticed that she was selling it in 2009 and I admired it for a long time before my friend Pan helped convince me that it would be a good idea to buy her costume since Limebarb and I are similar in size. Buying her costume saved me a lot of time and money since fabric for this costume alone would probably have been well over $100 and it would have taken a very long time to make and probably would never have been anywhere near as nice as Limebarb's Snow White costume. XD
The costume fit me pretty well. The shoes were a little big and I'm slightly bigger than Limebarb by an inch or two around the waist so the corset top was a tight fit and didn't fully close around the back without some discomfort. I'm not sure quite what I'll do about that. I may decide to try to alter the top to enlarge it a bit or I might remake the blue part of the top. It seems a shame to make any major changes to the costume, but I kind of strain the costume when I wear it. Thankfully the beautiful cape covers up how squished I am in the back. XD In the summer of 2011 I did commission Ammie to make a new corset top for me because the original top was looking very worn. Ammie re-used the sleeves and collar from the original bodice and made a new top with boning. She also made me a matching drawstring bag. The new top was a little easier to wear.
The only part of the costume that I did make myself was the ribbon which I quickly whipped up from two types of ribbon. I purchased the Marilyn 250 wig from Cosworx after fretting about finding a wig for a few months thanks to the wonderful suggestion of Oosaji which I saw on her Cosplay.com page. Pan helped me style it using hot water. The wig was a bit messy the day of, though. I need to tame it with some more hairspray before I wear this costume again.
I fretted for quite a while about the make-up for this costume because Iím no expert at makeup. My attempts at applying fake lashes failed, but I think the make-up worked out fairly well. I was quite impressed by the lipstick that a lovely lady helped me pick out at Shoppers Drug Mart. The brand was Vasanti in a gorgeous red shade called USA. It had great staying power and was a good shade for Snow White.
When I wore this costume to the Cosplay Picnic on Centre Island, Amber and I (Amber surprised me by making a gorgeous Ariel costume) made the day of so many little children! We stopped and posed with lots of children and even adults throughout the day. Apparently the island was abuzz with talk of the princesses walking around the island. It was really a very touching day and brought me out of my shell a bit since I'm very shy (especially around kids). A big thank you to Limebarb for selling her costume and helping me live a little dream of Cosplaying a Disney Princess. I'm very much looking forward to wearing this costume several more times to different conventions and events! :3 I had a blast doing a shoot with Elemental in September 2012 in a park near Davisville subway station. I really wanted photos of the costume in the woods and by some flowers and I was able to realize that vision thanks to Elemental!
Events/Conventions this costume was worn to
Toronto Cosplay Picnic 2010, Fan Expo 2010 (Sunday), Fan Expo 2011 (Friday daytime) & Private Photoshoot on Monday, September 3rd, 2012
Pan, Lateonomen, chef_belegfea, IcePhoenix (aka Juan), Lightbringer (aka Scott), SolarTempest, EleventhPhotograph, Paul Hillier & Elemental