I'm a big fan of Tim Burton, and his works, and Corpse Bride is my favourite movie of him.
I've thought about cosplaying Emily for a year, but it was only just a plan. Then one day my friend Brigi had a conversation about how much we adore Mr. Burton, and that I want to cosplay Emily once. She had plans with cosplaying Sally, the rugdoll, and that where the magic happenned.
This coustume was pretty much fun to wear, but it was around 40°C outside and all the bodypaint melted down, I had to repaint it 3 times. Ater all I was statified with the costume, and it was comfy as well.
Me and my partner (Sally, the rugdoll - NBC) won the 'Best Group' award in craftmanship category.
About the costume: ----------------------------
* Bouquette and head piece:
First of all I needed flowers in the right color, but of course that was impossible.
- flowers: I bought a bunch of white fake roses, and some other kind of flowers at IKEA, then I repainted them petal to petal. They turned out wonderfull, and because of the acrylic paint, the roses looks pretty realistic.
I combined the flower untill they got the right shape, then added some extra details like small pearls and other flower items.
Warping is made from white paper, also painted with blue and a lil bronze finished with burgundy red lace.
I used green Fimo soft, but it became more darker after baking....
I'm glad that it turned out nice for the first time, and it took about 2 hours to make and 1 more to paint the lil maggot.
Made from a cheaper kind gauze fabric. It's so light and flows gorgeous in the wind as I walk.
I'm planning to remake it, I don't feel like its 100% done.
* Corset and dress
- corset: Its from 2 layers, 1 fabric corset, and lace "coat". I'm so proud to this piece, it was hard to make, but it was a success for the first try. Need to resew the pearls.
- skirt: Hardest part on the costume. It was really hard to figure out how to sew a 2 meter long train.
Both of these were painted with the same blue acrylic paint.
I used Fimo Air Soft Clay, and it was kinda easy to make, but everybody was interested in this piece. A few ppl asked me if I used real (chicken) bones. Duh...^^"
* Body paint:
I used Kryolan face&body paint, but didn't like the color, so I think I'm gonna try a different method at the photoshoot. I also wanted to make her scar with tooth as well, but it was too hot at the con, and I lost my patience at the body-paint.....
I hope I could give some help to future Emily cosplayers or anybody else!
It seems that I'll only have one picture for a while...
I'm planning 2 photoshoots with this costume, one single and one group with Sally.
'Best Group' award in craftmanship category @ 2011 HoldfényCon , Hungary.