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Rapunzel: A new beginning by n1njap1rate Rapunzel: A new beginning by n1njap1rate
Presenting one of my newest cosplays: Rapunzel from Tangled!!! It was incredibly fun to be a Disney princess and I'm looking forward to wearing this again! I will hopefully be adding the epic braid at some point (and finish painting the designs; I ran out of time x_x)! A tiara would be fabulous, too. X3

Costume by me!
Props belong to my fabulous Eugene...er...Flynn, ~SithcamarowsPadawan. I'm sure I will have photos of both of us up sometime soon. :D

Photo by ~SteamNinja (Yup, my brother finally got a dA account!)

Oh yes! This was taken at San Diego Comic Con 2011!
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:iconboohbear19:
Boohbear19 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! :D
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :la:
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Boohbear19 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!!! :D Clap 
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JadeLocket Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
very cute!
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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MartaNaokoChan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful girl and beautiful cosplay *_*
where did you buy this? (:
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you! And I actually made it myself! :D
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MartaNaokoChan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you make it for commission? *__*
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I don't unfortunately...I'm sorry!
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peachibear Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Once again, this is amazing! And so is your craftsmanship! Do you have any tips on making the bodice? :O I'm about to start on my Rapunzel and I've never done anything like that before D:
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, thanks! This was my first time attempting something like this, too. :D
First of all, this site helped sooo much in figuring out the details: [link]

For the bodice, I mostly made my own pattern in order to get the accurate seams and such. I did get the general shape from a corset I had already made, and used butcher paper to make the new pattern pieces. I made a muslin mock-up and fit it to the adjustable dress form I have (this can get tricky without a dress form, but having someone else to fit it to you is also good).
I made the whole top into one piece, which makes putting it on and taking it off much easier, and also ensures that everything stays where it needs to be. (In reality, I think it's two parts, with the sleeves and undershirt connected, and the corset separate.) This is just personal preference, but I put a zipper in the back up to where the "corset" ends, and the rest (the "undershirt") buttons up like it should. For the undershirt, I just did what was actually shown (under the lacing and in the back) and tacked the pieces on in sneaky places. The lacing itself never needs to be undone.
I also put boning in it, which helps keep the shape and make it more like an actual corset. Actually...I used industrial sized zip-ties, a trick I learned from a costume teacher. XD Of course, normal boning is fine! But for a cheaper and just as sturdy option, go by Home Depot. A bonus: since they're plastic, you can cut them to whatever size you need.
And of course, if you have boning make sure you have a lining as well as your main fabric! Line them up and topstitch on both sides of each seam to make boning channels (make sure you leave enough room for the boning).

Ah, sorry if I rambled and/or didn't make any sense! It's late and I'm not sure what I'm writing anymore. @_@ But let me know if you have more questions! I can't wait to see how your costume turns out! :D
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peachibear Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Ok one more question xD I just bought everything a few days ago hehe (can't wait) but I didn't get any grommets/eyelets for the bodice. What size would you recommend? And also, what size zip ties? XD or are they all the same xD sorry for all the questions >.<
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
No worries! The eyelets were the smallest size I've seen...I can look up exactly if you want, but I don't think they come any smaller. And the zip ties should say "industrial size" or something like that (look in the electrical section). They might come in different lengths, but the width should be the same. I wanna say they're a little less than half an inch thick.
(I would get exacts but everyone in my house is asleep and I don't wanna go rummaging through the sewing stuff right now. XD)
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peachibear Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks! haha I just have no idea what size is what xD You've been sooooo helpful! XD
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peachibear Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Wow! Thank you soooo much! This is so helpful! :D and not ramble-y at all xD and that costume breakdown article is amazing xD
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh good! I can be pretty terrible at explaining things. XD
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peachibear Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
haha it really helped!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Beaatfuil cosplay of her
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :boing:
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ArielleKay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow do you made it for commissions?? :)
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I don't!
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arisukurumi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
oh mai gawsh.... its a Rapunzel cosplay i actually like.

U R NEW HERO K THANKS.
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh wow, thank you so much!!!
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Fraunjean Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I love this! What a wonderful job you did! I did a Rapunzel dress for my 7 year old, but have yet to do the border. How did you do yours? I would love to be able to do something like that for my sweet girl.
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! For the border of the skirt, I made a stencil out of brown paper bags and used fabric paint. I still need to get around to the designs on the bottom...but it worked really well so far!
I'd love to see how your daughter's costume turns out!
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suekitten Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww! You look adorable! with long blonde hair you would look exactly like Rapunzel, who am i kidding you are Rapunzel!
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you so much!!! 8D I'll hopefully have the braid done soon...I want it for Halloween! I love using my own hair but it's not as recognizable unless you've seen the movie... xp
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suekitten Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol! Good luck ^^
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maka-Millefiore Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist
you look beautiful
like a princess 8D
* _ * your dress is so great

3. I hope more photos
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Awww, thank you so much!!! <3 That reminds me, I should put up a photo or two with my Flynn!
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LillynDK Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Owh soo cute!!! :heart:
Waow! The tailoring of the costume is so neat! I'm astonished! :D It is insanely accurate and well sewn! Great job!!!! :D
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you so much...!
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LillynDK Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
No problem! A great craftsmanship like that deserves more! :D
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brightandwild Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aww you look so cute! Where'd you get the fabric for the outfit?
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! The fabric came from various local fabric stores...the main skirt fabric was from Joann's (I used the wrong side of a shinier fabric). The bodice is actually layered with a flower-patterned fabric that I dyed pink on top of a dark purple cotton. The sleeves are from an old pair of ballet tights!
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brightandwild Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, how creative! Tights would be perfect for sleeves; I'm making a Rapunzel costume myself and I'm having a hard time with the sleeves, and not only finding the right fabric, but figuring out how to put it together ;) Did you use a pattern or make it from scratch?
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I already had a pattern for puffy sleeves, so I went ahead and used that (but toned down a bit), and the stripes are top-stitched ribbon. And yes, finding the right fabric has been the most difficult part of this costume... @_@

Good luck, and I'd love to see how yours turns out!
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KizzyAnel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that you chose to do the short hair.
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Yay, thanks! It was super comfortable...although I'm hoping to get the braid done eventually! XD
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KizzyAnel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I imagine that one will be HEAVY!
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fairy-lizzya Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Writer
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
...Why...? o_O
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fairy-lizzya Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Writer
WHY ARE YOU SO PRETTYFUL AND AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG?!!?
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Awwwwwwwwwwww! :heart:
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fairy-lizzya Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011   Writer
I'm serious. It's crazyyyyy
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kurustein Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
you look so cute!!! love it! :D
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you looked incredible! <3 it was great meeting you! I was the other flynn Rider from comic con! XD
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n1njap1rate Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
OHHHHHH hi!!! It was great to meet you, too! And thank you so much, you guys were awesome! <3
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Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aaw you're such a sweetie <3 :hug: hope u had fun <3
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SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
U make a cool rapunzel ^^
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