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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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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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