I am another one of those people who prefer Aurora as Briar Rose rather than as a princess!! lol The forest scene (Sequence 8, if I am correct?) is my absolute favorite of the movie and I just love the character. She is so elegant and refined, even as a peasant!
Corset- The corset was one of the first things I ever sewed entirely on my own. I had sewed a few things here and there, but always with the help of my uber-talented mom. This, however was all me! The beautiful fabric was a lucky find at Goodwill. I got about 2 yards for $3.00!! You can't beat that. :) Though I know it is a little fancy for a Briar Rose, I took a bit of a "Disney Parks" route with this outfit and added some extra details.
Skirt- There really isn't much to say about it. I made it with a cotton/poly fabric from Walmart's clearance rack. It is a full circle skirt that I turned "sideways" so the seams are in the front and back and added pleated godets to.
Blouse- The blouse was made with a cotton material. I merged a couple different patterns together- one for the collar, one for the sleeves, one for the bodice. I will probably remake this one day, or at least take it apart and reassemble everything to make it neater.
Shawl- The shawl is one of my favorite aspects of this costume. It was entirely hand-knit by me in a beautiful purple heather wool. It took me a few tries to get it right, as I had never knit lace before, so it was a challenge! But I finally got it right after about a week of knitting, frogging, and knitting again! I bought way too much of the yarn, though, so I was knitting purple things for months! :)
Wig- The gorgeous wig is a Claudia in Light Blonde from Arda-Wigs. The only thing I did was style the bangs. I basically followed this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYsE7LtTV5o&list=FL8LY2Q2idjJMqUUD1htZjhw&index=140&feature=plpp_video.
My basket, I think, is pretty much perfect for Briar Rose. Again, a lucky Goodwill find! (Trust me, fellow cosplayers, Goodwill is your friend!!) I then bought a styrofoam disc and artificial grapes at Michael's, put the disc in the basket and the grapes on top of it. :D
3rd place in dA's "DisneyCosplayers" group cosplay contest