Thanks for the great links, everyone! I own the movie (it's one of my favorites), but it's so much more convenient to look at screencaps online.
Something else you might consider if you're working on the final gown: watching the 1956 live-action film Anastasia
, also from 20th Century Fox, on which the 1997 animated movie was based. I haven't seen the 1956 version, but Ingrid Bergman apparently wears a dress that's basically a real-life version of the animated dress (although it looks as though the colors may be different). You can see it (somewhat) at about 1:50 in this trailer
. Just something else to possibly use as reference if you can get your hands on the DVD
You might also see if you can find some of the dolls Galoob produced for the film on eBay for a three-dimensional reference. This
is the "Always & Forever" doll, which wears the final gown
That being said... has anyone thought of cosplaying Anya in her "orphan" get-up? (Reference: 1
.) I hesitate to call it a "dress."
I think her ballgowns and the dress she wears to the ballet are gorgeous, but 1) there ain't no way I'd be able to put those together at this point, and 2) I like scruffy Anya.
I'd also be cosplaying with my husband dressed as Dimitri in his standard street clothes, so Anya's orphan outfit would be the most appropriate, I think.
If it's not too much of a thread hijack, do any of my fellow Anastasia
fans have suggestions for the type of fabric to use to make the dress... thing that Anya's wearing when she leaves the orphanage? I've never sewn a dress before, but I figure this would be a good beginner's project, given that it has no shape whatsoever outside of the belt cinched around her waist.
I'm just not quite sure where to start!