Princess Cadence


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Last Updated: 01-15-2014

So, originally when it came to My Little Pony I wanted to cosplay as either Fluttershy or Princess Celestia ( even though most people think of her as a troll). An then season two came along and I was blown right out of orbit when Princess Cadence made her debut in the My Little Pony: Royal Wedding. I loved her character so much, and she reminded me so much of some of the Disney princesses in the early years like Princess Aurora and a little bit of Ariel somewhere in there. She ended up being my favorite pony in the entire series and I knew I had to cosplay her.

I originally made a dress for Anime Expo and debuted Cadence during AX 2013, but to be honest I really wasn't happy with how the dress turned out. The dress wasn't poofy enough, it was awfully and lazily put together, my wings sucked, my wig made me look awkward and I just really hated wearing it. So I retired her right after Expo :/

But as of recently, I decided to go Cinderella on it. I revised my dress, ripped it apart from the seams and completely remade everything. I altered the design just slightly, the bodice is the same material but I added an extra panel in the back so it fit better and I binded it around the bottom and the bustline of the dress. The Crystal heart on the bust and the rhinestones on the Bodice are still there, but I have to add more of them on so it doesn't look so plain.

The skirt was the main redesign, I decided to turn the dress into a high-low hem skirt so it has a nice drape in the back. I hacked the dress from the bottom into high low shape that sits a little above my knees. I made it into a slight scallop shape and then binded them with leftover gold fabric. I added one of the Crystal hearts and two flatback pearls on the points of the scallops, then sewed some pink tulle on the waist toward the back, and added a bustle of 3 different fabrics. A beaded organza that goes all around, a gold shanting fabric, and a pink sheer material that has an ombrč color scheme and had purple sequins and some beading.

I altered the shoes similar to the shape of the ones she wears on the show with craft foam and decked them out with some rhinestones, I made my wings out of craft foam and feathers. I thought of making a necklace with the leftover craft foam, but I'm still debating.

I also broke down and bought the Melody wig from Arda, I still have my old wig incase it didn't come on time and I bought my horn and ears from someone on Etsy. The gloves and crown are still the same ones I used the first time. My friend Coty was being Shining Armor for the Pony meet up so I'll probably be there to pose with him XD

-Pictures to come soon-

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Character Princess Cadence
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Upload Date 06-05-2012
Debuted Anime Los Angeles 2014
Retired Hopefully not anytime soon

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