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Unread 06-21-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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Princess Daisy cosplay help!

Hello everyone! I'm planning on working on a Princess Daisy cosplay this summer, and I need some help making the dress!

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Now I have a few questions about the whole thing....

1.) I'm planning on making the dress using this pattern http://www.simplicity.com/p-1736-costumes.aspx and a hookskirt with the dress...but I'm not sure if with the pattern the skirt will be big enough to fit over the hoopskirt. Any suggestions?

2.) I'm not sure what kind of fabric to use for the dress/orange hip poofs. I want something slightly shiny, but not too shiny. Much like this Daisy's

3.) And lastly should I make some sort of double skirt for the orange lines, or should I just sew them right on to the dress?

Please and thank you!

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Unread 06-21-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Use a high-quality low-luster satin - NOT the cheap shiny thin satin, but something more along the lines of casa satin or better.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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Use a high-quality low-luster satin - NOT the cheap shiny thin satin, but something more along the lines of casa satin or better.
Okay, thank you! I was actually looking into casa before, but they don't carry either colors I need unfortunately...I'll try looking around for other high-quality satins! And again, thanks a bunch for replying!
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http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashio...in-fabric.aspx <-- this stuff's a low-lustre satin and seems to come in the right colours for you ...
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Ah, yes, duchess satin! I knew there was another name I was looking for, and I couldn't remember it. Thanks, myalchod
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Unread 06-21-2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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JoAnn Fabrics has Casa Satin, Hancock Fabrics has BFF, and general places have bridal or duchess satin - it's all about the same thing, and definitely what I recommend for princess dresses.

I wouldn't make a whole second skirt for the ruffle, I'd just add another ruffle to the bottom of the main skirt.

The skirt pattern I like for big hoopskirt dresses is McCalls 4090: http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m409...hp?page_id=493

I've used this pattern for many big dresses and it easily fits a hoop underneath. The bodice and sleeves from the first pattern may work just fine, but I don't think you'll get enough poof for Daisy.

Also, I have a few tutorials for Peach costumes on my site. You may find some tips for Daisy.
http://meowaboutcosplay.com/guides_t...ls/peach1.html
http://meowaboutcosplay.com/guides_t...ls/peach2.html
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Thank you all so much for your replies!

Myalchod- That fabric is absolutely perfect!

TR Rose- I'll definitely look into those Peach Tutorials, and thanks for the patterns!
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I used casa satin for my peach! It's perfect!
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