DIY Corpse Bride Cosplay

9.5.13

Yoohoo!





I am quite happy that I am finally posting a DIY of my cosplay. I was not able to post my previous OtakuFest Scarecrow cosplay DIY (which had even more pieces than this) because I was too lazy. And when I finally got to it, pan.os na sad kaau.

Making a costume ensemble is a considerable amount of work, and throughout the whole duration of making, I had only myself to talk to. It's summer break now, so I don't really get to see my artsy classmates and friends. I know it sounds somewhat OA, but having no outside opinions or advice was worrisome for me. I wasn't sure if what I was doing to the wig was right, I wasn't sure if I got the right shade of blue, etc. etc. and all the possible "not sures". So i got a little stressed and this is my reliever. kapui sd baya. *smiley face* ahahaha

.... and i like making pretend tutorials, makes me feel important. HAHAHA. But this isn't really tutorial grade, just for inspiration on what cheap alternatives to use. I don't have much step by step pictures because i kept procrastinating hence, cramming. 

So, I like to call this Budget Cosplay. Mostly Do-It-Yourself and inexpensive material, save money leh! 


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Materials: headband, fake flowers w/ wire stem, blue fabric dye
Just twist a lot flowers into the headband like there's no tomorrow. They will eventually form that. Then leave them in blue dye bath for few hours.


DIY PAPER ROSES

Materials: Crepe paper, wire, glue
Fake flowers were out of my budget, and since I would only use them once, I made my own nalang. Hooray for broke, no choice.
Crepe paper is only like 10 pesos? So cheap and you can already make so many flowers.


  

Can't really demonstrate how to make the roses if not in video form. So if you want to make paper roses, go find a tutorial in youtube. everything is there :)


STYLING THE WIG

The wig I ordered was straight and a tad too long (reached thighs) I was prepared to trim it. bahala na. 

How to trim your wig:

The same in salons, divide the hair into sections using a tail comb, start from the bottom.


 

(left) use the comb to hold the hair in place while cutting 
(right) make vertical snips to feather the edges for a softer and more natural look


Curling the wig
The corpse bride has curly hair.


Section the hair into rollers. Then soak them in boiling water until it cools, let dry afterwards. 
This method is proven and tested, go youtube it.



So the epic fail wasn't really in the wig styling process itself. It was in my plan: to not curl the whole wig. The wig is originally straight and I did not want to damage it, as curly synthetic wigs easily tangle and are harder to manage. The parts i curl, i must straighten afterward. (wig is not real hair, it wont get  frizzy with heat styling, at least with me it didn't)

So i decided to just curl the hair I would put in the font.  The straight back hair won't be seen anyway with the veil. Bad move sis. 



I didn't pin the hair in place, so with constant moving around, the straight hair from the back eventually went over my shoulders, came to the front and mixed with the curly. No time to separate it. 
That's the story why my corpse bride has straight and curly hair at the same time. 
whattafail. but i didn't care na.  
whatever.

DIY VEIL

My favorite part because so easy! Just use an old organza curtain and tatter the ends. Gradually dip tip in blue dye for gradient effect. Attach it to floral headband w/ glue gun. 


GOWN DETAILS

Sorry no pics of actual gown dying, I was already cramming when i did this part. 

My original plan was to find a white gown in the ukay-ukay. But after walking around Colon for hours, I couldn't find a reasonably priced one. Tag 900 -1,500 ilang gown sa ukay2x, wth!?!? So after days of thinking over, I decided to have it sewn. With the cheapest possible cloth: Curtain lace, alfagena, and textured satin.

With whatever gown you have, just make sure to tatter the ends, make jagged cuts and gradually dip the ends in dye for a faded effect. 

See the dyed edges. As if you waded in a muddy forest.


Also for the lace corset, dye the edges blue and glue gun some pearls.

For the makeup:





There are lots of awesome makeup tutorials in youtube! For me the best is the one by clittlecosmetics.

The face paint brand i used was Snazaroo. I mixed white with very little blue, I like it paler. Used a damp sponge and carefully dabbed it on my face down to arms. It looks even on camera but it is actually very UNEVEN in real life. It's either I suck at applying it or it's just plain bad paint. And it's water based so if you sweat, it fades.

You know what, I woke up 7 am to do my makeup but because it would never come on evenly I had to keep redoing it, until 2 pm. I arrived at JCentre, 3 pm. The event started 10 am. How many hours late? HAHA. Nevertheless it was fun.


I hope this was somewhat informative :)



Twala!




122 comments :

  1. great post *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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    1. yehey! thank you very much :D you make me happy *u*

      oh yes, let's keep in touch! just followed your blog! :D

      shari

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  2. OMG,this is sooo amazing...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other???
    Lovely greets Nessa

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    1. Hi nessa :) yay thank you very much :)

      I'd love to. just followed your site! :D

      you guys inspire me to do better hihi

      shari :)

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  3. OH MY GOSH :O
    This is just AMAZING :O
    You did a wonderful job with everything and you look so much like Corpse Bride :)
    Thank you so much for following me sweetie... it means so much to me... and thank you for leaving me such sweet comments :)
    Of course we can follow each other.. I would love to :)
    Im following your blog now through GFC :)
    hugs
    xx

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  4. hey hun, thanks for your comment! this is so cool! followed :)

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  5. Took my breath away! This is soooo creative! I can imagine that it took time to prepare everything, but results are stunning!

    Greetings from your newest follower;)


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    1. greetings! and thank you so much :)

      followed back :)

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  6. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Lovely greets from germany

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  7. That's soooo great!! What a gorgeous cosplay, I really like your make-up and the flowery headdress looks absolutely beautiful :)

    ♥ Maho
    http://bitt3r-suess.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is so gorgeous! I loved the movie! You look great! Followed you back on GFC :) Let me know if you're on Bloglovin', would love to follow you there too :)

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  9. You are so creative. I love the very fact that you have put in so many efforts into getting the corpse bride look perfect.

    Absolutely stunning and impressive.


    Following you back. ^_^
    Apurva from India

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  10. great post i love DIY,check out our blog if you like we can follow each other on GFC and BLOGLOVIN. let us know. kisses from KENYA

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  11. Wow this is awesome, so creative. thank you so much for your visit on my blog.:) I am working on my blog and I just saw your lovely comment. :)Thank you so much. I am following you back.
    Take care
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  12. Oups I am trying to follow you but can't do it. Do you have GFC or Bloglovin?
    Let me know and I will be happy to follow back. :)
    Thanks
    Claudia P.
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    1. Yep I have GFC. left side of the blog, takes a few secs to load :D or paste this link. aheehee http://www.google.com/friendconnect/signin/home?st=e%3DAOG8GaAkyBl%252BpkT7tBp0%252BsfAX9YnjMYbbOKdn%252FENDq%252FtHiRlD2c5t6WCZ3%252BlwfmQlhS9cbaXt1FlA%252Bl3%252FT0Cdn2rmAX7zf3mtf8w6OubSbBgbktfTgYATe%252Fg2kPXVHsokbxD4dUfCvFvB82qNCr2o562UzQC%252BjyExO9SnLIJan1Uyer0i%252B%252F1KuzzMrM30Mbjw0oyIJNliVDE%252B2N%252F6F%252FiaLKuSIxe6pCQ5H5EgzIwjTuqL2x5rlz5YzXgRfYbltsNqEhR85kYea9nRhuw%252BQap3gJId46y38QEdwwhVJLdSTxH%252B3NGvcvjMnOGojoC4QhZ7HHubtBIxgAp%26c%3Dpeoplesense&psinvite=&subscribeOnSignin=1

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  13. this looks amazing!

    xoxo
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  14. Woah! This is crazy! And amazing! Who would have thought to use corpse bride as a cosplay costume, right? And the effort you put into doing it, I salute you sister. Definitely following this blog. :)

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    1. wow! thank you po ate :) followed whateveroneechanreviews :)

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    2. Thanks! :) I just found out. I don't regularly visit my blogs. Hihihi. Now I have more reason to update it. :D

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  15. This costume is amazing! I wanted to use this costume this year but I didn't enought time!

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    Carly's Closet

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  16. OMG! This is just amazing - you created the outfit perfectly! Gosh this would be an AMAZING halloween costume! (though I don't think I'd have the patience to do my make-up.. ;) )

    Love
    Grace X

    p.s. I've followed back! Thanks again!

    http://blondiesstylefix.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. haha i did break down in between doing makeup because i felt like i was never gonna make it.

      thank you grace!

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  17. I really like the details on your get up. Keep posting! Great stuff :)

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  18. thank you for visiting my blog :D I liked yours as well :D OMG!! you are really talented :|:|:| it's amazing!!! congrats*

    The Red Shoes

    P.s. - of course i'm following you back ^^

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  19. Hello, I would like to follow each other? let me know.

    great post, I like your style. I love the style

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  20. Congrats! Great transformation! Following you back now! Thanks for visiting my blog! xoxo

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  21. Hello pretty~!
    I really like your blog, it is so cute! *in all ways*
    Would you like to follow each other? *I always follow back*
    Leave comment in my blog if you want to!
    kisses!
    Emily,

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  22. Oh good gosh rgufkgndfkjbdfjvbdf!!! This is frickin epic! Not even trying to be cheesy but looking at your blog is really inspiring, you put so much hard work and effort into all these different themes and looks and they all turned out AH-MAZING....I had to follow you straight away! Keep doing what you're doing my love because it's beautiful, I genuinely mean that <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    xxxxxxxxxx

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    1. awwwwe, thank you so much hun :) *tears of joy*

      <3 <3

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  23. So cute and genial!
    What about following each other darlin? Just let me know!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  24. Hey !
    I like your posts and blog !Especially the last ones,really amazing change! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Check out my blog if you have a free minute :)Would you like to follow each other?Just let me know please,so that I can follow back.Keep on postingxx
    Wish you a nice week!
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    fashion blog

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  25. hey lovely! great blog! want to follow each other? let me know!!! :)))
    xxxxxxxxx

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    1. thank you very much hun! :) just followed u!

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  27. wow, it look really great! ;)
    would you like to follow each other? let me know! ;)

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  28. Hello from germany :) would you follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? if you like you can start and i'll follow you back waiting for your response <3

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  29. hey sewwtie thanx for drooping by my blog, already following you xx

    and lovely post !

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  30. Following you already darling! keep in touch! xxxxxxx

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  31. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
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  32. wow amazing! Shall we follow? let me know XSE
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  33. Thank you for following! I'm definitely following you back!!!

    And can I just say WOW!! Corpse Bride is one of my favourite Tim Burton characters and this costume is just AMAZING!!!!WOw, just wow!! xx



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  34. I follow you!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!! and my g+ for your post!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  35. Omg I died when I saw this...AMAZING!! I love it. Following you. I would love it if you would stop by my site and follow back. Wow I love this...you are amazing.

    Nightchayde

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  36. love this! would you like to follow each other in gfc and bloglovin? let me know! http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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    1. am following you now! :) thanks becky

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  37. This is amazing!Took my breath away!
    would you like to follow each other?
    XOXO
    Adrielle
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  38. Wow, that looks so amazing, incredible job :)

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  39. Oh my goodness! That must've taken ages! Awesome job! :)
    Penny ROse
    http://pinkandpetals.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you vale :) replied on your blog :)

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  41. WOW you put so much work into this and it turned out beautiful!
    following you now

    would you like to follow eachother via gfc & bloglovin'?
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  42. Wow, this is such an amazing post! You did an awesome job!
    I'm following you now via GFC, I hope you'll follow me back!
    kisses

    http://visiononfashion.blogspot.ro/

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  43. Wow! Love this so so much <3
    You look amazing ^^

    Would you like to follow eachother?
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  44. OMG !
    I love this movie ! I'm Speechless !

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  45. Wow... So awesome!!!!
    Sure, I follow you already.
    xoxo

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  46. Admirable
    NIce Blog I Got New Things From ThiS Blog Really Awesome

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  47. Love this movie!
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  48. WOW! It is amazing:)
    We are now folloeing you, follow us back please:)
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    1. hello! was already following you :)

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  49. Wow, it looks so amazing and so beautiful! I'm so impressed! : )

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  50. this is so amazing omg!

    came across your blog :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    http://only4feet9.blogspot.com

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    1. oohhh similar blog name with fourfeetnine hahaha. followed you!

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    2. yes yes hahaha! thanks :) followed back on gfc <3

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  51. wow this is super cool,
    you're really creative and amazing
    do you want to follow each other?

    kisses from
    astorytohear.blogspot.com

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  52. HEY NEW FOLLOWER ;) SEE MY BLOG IF YOU LIKE! ;)

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  53. Wow! Look amazing!

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!
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  54. Just AWESOME
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  55. by the way, I love cosplay and I have made ​​perfect, you have been magnificent

    http://losviajesysibaritismosdeauroraboreal.blogspot.com.es/

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  56. WOW looks sooooo amazing!
    JUST great! :)

    xoxo
    CherryPrincess

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