Rapunzel (ver. 1)

Movie Version


Last Updated: 11-07-2012

Everything on this costume was done by me 100% from scratch. That includes the wig. I do not take commissions (you cannot afford it, and neither can my sanity) and it is not for sale.

I see a lot of people asking for tutorials on Rapunzel stuff. I am not offering any for now. Reason being I worked my ass off for more than a year hunting down scraps of information, and I am not ready to hand that knowledge over to make it piece of cake simple for someone else yet. :)

My main bit of advice on Rapunzel is this: If you can find it easily, it is wrong. If it is inexpensive, it is wrong. If it is easy to sew, it is wrong. There is not one part of this costume except maybe the boning inside it that comes easy. If you want this costume badly enough, be prepared that it is going to be a challenge.

Wig: Buckram and flannel base with a 2/3 1/3 mix of 613 and 28 kanekalon, blended and wefted from scratch. Stuffed core braid. Weighs 7 pounds.

Lighting: WIP. Arduino Uno powered, there are approximately 150 LEDs slated to be incorporated into this setup.

Flowers: Some hand-painted, some pieced together from multiple flowers. Every single tiny white flower was from scratch-that is a die cut flower (Cuttlebug) glued with a bead slid onto a piece of floral wire. There are approx. 600 of them, and I made every single one.

Pascal: From scratch. He is made of styrofoam easter eggs, marbles, pipe cleaners, decoupage glue, tissue paper, cardboard and paper clay. Hand painted in acrylics. He is the cutest thing EVER.

Corset fabric: Hand-drawn pattern based on pausing the Blu-ray repeatedly. Printed at Spoonflower. They must love/hate Rapunzel by now.

Corset: Hand-drafted. Thank you, dressform. As of last tally, it took over 14 hours to put together. There are a lot of pieces, a lot of fussy-cutting, and those godets are a b****. Bias tape trim, hand-painted eyelets, pink microsuede cord lacing. (Yes, it does exist, you just have to look hard enough.)

Underbodice fabric: Had it since 2004, fortunately. 100% separate from the corset. (Yes, I have to lace up that corset front every time I wear this.)

Embroidery: All done by hand.

For version 2: Skirt pattern redo to lay right, finish embroidery, flower screenprinting on center panel, tiara, faux frying pan, lighter (and light-UP) wig, possible 3/4 sleeve redo, wig flower updates.


Chiropractors of America Favorite Future Patient Award (j/k)

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Character Rapunzel (ver. 1)
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Upload Date 08-30-2012
Debuted October, 2012

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