View Full Version : Giselle from Enchanted?

01-02-2012, 10:42 PM
Not quite so sure this cosplay has been my brightest idea, construction-wise. I'm not used to making cosplays on my own, however, I don't plan to start this cosplay until perhaps way late 2012, or even 2013. But my cosplays this year aren't overly complex (with the exception of Amaimon, but I have him worked out), so I figured it's best to plan for this early rather than scramble around and have to cancel the cosplay because I don't know how to do anything.

So I'd like to cosplay Giselle from Enchanted. Not a simple dress of hers, no, I'm too stupid for that.

This is the dress I had in mind, (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8b1OjuornjM/TP0dsQX5loI/AAAAAAAAAU4/6simAiyfHPM/s1600/Giselle-enchanted-13520971-1450-963.jpg) if for no other reason than to look really awesome next to my friend cosplaying Lottie. (http://images2.fanpop.com/image/polls/353000/353689_1262718668946_full.jpg)

In my arsenal of plans, I already have this tutorial. (http://yiji.deviantart.com/art/Cosplay-Tutorial-02-Hoopskirts-196061319)

And I just wanted to know if this tutorial is good enough? Is there anything else I should know? I'm really, really new to making my own stuff so I basically have no idea how to go about this. ;; Any sort of help or tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!

01-03-2012, 05:25 AM
The tutorial is fantastic! I wouldn't have thought of using a garden hose for the boning.

You can also find hoop skirts online on Amazon and bridal stores. Look for "bridal petticoat". You can also use traditional hoop wire (I bought mine from corsetmaking.com).

Or buy a cheap Southern Bell costume and convert that to hoop skirt. That's how I made my first hoop skirt.

01-26-2012, 12:54 PM
This is what I think I am tackling next too. I think. If I am brave enough, lol.

01-26-2012, 03:05 PM
I would look for 1980's wedding dress patterns as they will have the giant sleeves and the oversized everything. For the ruffles, trim lace ruffles are pricy, get flat pannel lace and cut into strips and gather. It will save lots, and you can control it to be more what you want. Good luck!

07-07-2012, 11:08 PM
I just happen to be lurking this late night and found your post. I did in fact make this dress several years ago. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alterationsbyemily/3272143928/in/photostream

It was one of pure love, and it only took about a week. I draped the fabric on my dress form and then just free handed the cutting. A good practice on the dress would be here http://butterick.mccall.com/b5184-products-7767.php?page_id=153 there is not a break in the gown for a waistline. I made the satin one to be an over dress and the ruffles were on an underskirt.

I don't make it a point to be on here much, message me if you have any questions.

08-27-2012, 09:45 PM
You can start with an oversized Giselle costume as a base?
I found one about 4 sizes to big for me at the Disney outlet for 30 bucks a few years back. I didn't have the skill or money to make my own, so I took and it improved with better gloves, hoopskirt, etc. You can do even more (add more detail on the skirt, maybe add a full frill-underskirt, etc)
That's what I recommend. :D

10-26-2012, 08:10 PM
So while my Giselle gown sits balled in a tupperware container, I'm looking at photos I just got back of it from the party last month.
I started with a wedding gown I ordered on ebay. It was not exactly what I wanted but I knew this was just a starting point. I spent about a month adding ruffles x100, modifying things, replacing sleeves, and embellishing embellishing embellishing (my favorite part) and in the end I was happy with it. The back part laced up and went very low, and where it was above my rear it made the dress pucker and do strange things. I found a solution - a big butt bow. Why not?






10-27-2012, 06:54 AM
OMG! So pretty! Now I want to do a Giselle dress.