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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tauriel Cosplay - The Final Update

Today is a special day.

On June 13, 2013, exactly 173 days ago, I wrote the second post on this blog. It was concerning my latest cosplay idea, Tauriel. I was then on summer vacation, and the first trailer for the Desolation of Smaug had just released.

"The idea began to form when the first official picture of Tauriel was released...I began to think how much fun it might be to recreate that costume and wear it to the midnight premiere of The Desolation of Smaug in theaters...So, I have officially found my next adventure. Becoming an elf of Mirkwood."

Over the course of those almost 6 months, many amazing adventures have occurred.

For one, this blog has grown to 18 posts, 8 followers, and almost 5,000 views. You don't know how happy and proud I am of that; it has been such a dream come true. I have always wanted to write a blog that people actually read. And I have you, all my wonderful friends and followers, to thank for that!!!  Secondly, I have [almost] completed my second dual-enrolled college course. It's been a long, and a lot of times hard, road, but has definitely been a great experience.  Thirdly, I started taking horse riding lessons again, at a nearby stable. I have always loved horses and riding, so it has been tons of fun getting back into that.

And last, but definitely not least, I completed my second cosplay: Tauriel of the Mirkwood Realm, from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

The creation of this costume has been such a crazy, difficult, long, fun, and, at times, plain maddening adventure. From finding boots to sewing leather, I learned so much and enjoyed every bit of it.  And now, that adventure is finally at an end. But the journey isn't over yet! We've still got NINE DAYS to go until The Desolation of Smaug midnight premiere, and the debut of my costume!!!  (Needless to say, I'm nearly hyperventilating from excitement. :D)

Unfortunately, I don't have any [good] pictures of the cosplay to share - yet! I'm hoping to do a photoshoot soon, and then of course I will post a gazillion pictures. ;)  Until then, here's a shot of the full assembled costume. 100% complete. ^_^


And one last picture, for Grace - the back of the leather bodice. (I'm going to use black lacing, though.)


Until later!

-AnElvenPrincess

21 comments:

  1. SO proud of you and your mad seamstress skills! :D You really worked hard and your hard work has certainly paid off! Now, about that 1890s gown that I want made... ;)

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    1. Awwuhh thanks, Alissa. :D Hahahaha uh, no promises... XD Actually, you buy the fabric, give me a pattern, and I'll see what I can do... ;)

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  2. Wow! That's awesome! I can't wait to see photoshoot pictures!

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  3. OH MY WORD!!! IT LOOKS FANTASTIC!! ^_^ Congratulations on finishing it! I can't wait until the photo shoot! ;-)

    PS: Hints on what your next cosplay is going to be? Anything cool for the 3rd movie (on July 9th, 2014!!)?

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    1. Ahhhhh thankyou so much!!! I'm quite excited. :D

      And, well, sort of! I really want to make Elsa's dress from Frozen, and also one of Eowyn's dresses from LOTR. But nothing set in stone yet. ;)
      Aaand for the final Hobbit... (*SOBS*) (Which they actually moved to December 17th! *gasp*) honestly I haven't the slightest idea! I want to stick with my "elf" theme, but no other elf costume has really stuck out to me. So I'm thinking I might end up going as Tauriel again. Perhaps make another one of her costumes..? Idk. Still in the brainstorming section there. :D So yeah!

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  4. Thanks for posting a picture of the back! :) I have to finish the back of my bodice and put the eyelets in. Oh and the vambraces. Your costume looks PERFECT and I'm sure your photo shoot pictures will make it look that much more awesome. :) Thanks again for all your help! :)

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    1. No problem! :D Ooh that's awesome that you're almost finished! I'm excited to see how it turns out. You should most definitely post a picture on pinterest. :D And thanks! :D you're so welcome. ;)

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  5. WOW!!! O_O You have got talent, girl!!! :P :D I could NEVER make something like that!!! :D :D

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  6. You did great and you look AMAZING in it! I made a Tauriel costume too and wore it to the movie but I couldn't go to the Midnight Premiere. :( I think the leather for the bodice is the same as mine too!!! So cool!

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    1. Thanks so much!! :D Oooh that's awesome! Hey, is there anywhere I could see your Tauriel cosplay?? I love seeing other costumes... ;D

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  7. I don't know. I want to make a blog of costumes and sewing stuff I've done during the summer so if I do, I'll send you the link. :)

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    1. That would be awesome! You should definitely make a blog -- they're so much fun. :D And of course I'll totes follow. ;)

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  8. Or I could post it on Pintrest! :)

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    1. Or you could just post le costume on Pinterest! :) If you do, shoot me a link so I can see it. :)

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  9. Whoa, that is amazing! Great job!

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  10. This turned out SOOO GREAT!!! What did you use for lacing on the leather bodice/bracers?

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    1. Thankyou!! :D I just used black suede string/lacing, which I got from Hobby Lobby.

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