Esmeralda - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
This costume was made for and debuted at Ottawa Comic Con 2015. I made every visible piece except for the shoes and wig.
The skirt pieces were all made with fabrics I already had. The taffeta of the purple skirt was from a Tobbi cosplay, the hip skirt was from left over fabric my mom had from my aunt's brides maids dresses, and the petticoat was made from lightweight fabric in the fabric collection in my basement.
The main skirt and petticoat were both made as circle skirts, making them fun to twirl in. The petticoat was made shorter and I added on a thick lace to the bottom to pretty it up.
I made up a pattern for my hip skirt, and it's not just a simple triangle shape. There is a seam that goes about 1/3 the way down the center from the top, and this lets it poof out instead of hugging my sides a lot. The bias tape was sewn on, then I hand stitched the ribbon and wooden medallions on to it.
The corset was made from an original pattern. The back has eyelets, which were all put in by hand, and it laces up nicely with a yellow cord. It's lined and also has interfacing inside which helps with it's structure. The yellow ribbon/casing was sewn on carefully on the ribbon's edges, and afterwards I pushed in pieces of plastic boning. The ends of the corset are tightly zig zagged on.
The top was made from an altered pattern, and has elastics on the sleeves. The collar was a trial an error process, and fits right on the edge of my shoulders. There is a bias tape on the very front where the collar ends which keeps it from fraying.
The earring on myself and the goat plushie are made from craft foam that was looped around, painted with layers of gesso then gold paint. The bracer/bracelet was made in a similar way, but has felt inside it to make it more comfortable on my wrist.
Djali/ The Goat plushie was made using a pattern found online. I altered it and made its features match the goat from the film. The gray parts on the goat are made from iron on interfacing.
Awards Won for this Costume and/or Accompanying performance:
- Prix Disney de la Nostalgie (Disney Nostalgia Award), Summer G-Anime 2015, Artisan Division
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