Don Bluth's Thumbelina
Last Updated: 01-05-2013
Thumbelina is one of my favorite "Non-Disney" movies. I watched it quite often as a child, then it was absent from my life for a while. Then, a few years back I got the VHS from Goodwill & now I own it on DVD. Seriously, who doesn't love this funny little squirt? ;) I decided to cosplay here standard outfit because 1) I'm a sucker for corset & skirt combos and 2) I just love it! Here's the breakdown for you:
Blouse- It is made of white polyester and lined with white cotton, both from Walmart. The bodice is from one pattern and the sleeves another.
Waist-cincher- I made it with teal cotton (leftover from Sally, yet another Goodwill find!), white cotton lining, and 15 plastic bones (zip ties). It is made from the same pattern as the blouse.
Skirt- A full circle skirt made with dull satin from Hancock's.
Shoes- I bought $5.00 black flats from Walmart and used Mod Podge to cover them with my corset fabric. They were a bit of a challenge and aren't PERFECT, but they work well enough.
Wig- The GORGEOUS wig is Arda's Jeannie in Pumpkin. Not much styling was involved, but I did a few things. I moved the base ponytail up further, wrapped it into a bun and pinned it down, removed the clip from the ponytail, then tied the ponytail around the bun with the elastic cords. This gave it more of a natural look, widened the base of the ponytail, and hid the short ponytail! (Ponytail, ponytail, ponytail...) Then the bangs were trimmed, teased and hairsprayed. The headband is just teal stain ribbon.
Hair Flowers- Curse these flowers. I'm pretty sure I made at LEAST 15 before I got 5 I that was happy with/didn't break. God knows I will probably remake a few of those, too... XD I started with a cheap clay that just kept breaking apart once the flowers dried. I finally found Sculpey Oven-Bake clay that worked a million times better and didn't just fall apart! They are painted with white acrylic paint and metallic coral nail polish, then sealed with "Triple Thick" glaze. They have alligator clips E6000-ed to the back.
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