Every month The D20 Girls will accept entries from around the world to compete as our Cosplay of the month.
March introduces you to a Mother and Daughter team hailing from Southern Oklahoma
Here at the D20 Girls Magazine we know that a multitude of things go on behind the scenes of a cosplay. So, we sat down with Erin Bean; the costume designer of this months winner and picked her brain about the details of this stunning handmade Snow White costume.
Q: Why did you choose this particular Disney Princess cosplay?
A: My daughter Alicia picked the character. She loves children and chose it because she likes to visit them in hospitals.
Q. How did the design of the costume come about?
I love to fabricate and have the chance to be creative. I love to sew. Alicia tells me the character and I start to dream and design. I love to learn new things and am not scared to try. I learned with cosplay you have to be fearless and just jump in! If you mess up so what, just try again its supposed to be fun! Its a true labor of love after all I’m working with daughter what could be better than that?! I think cosplay is awesomely positive and uplifting!
Q: Tell us about what went in to making this beautiful piece.
A: I used satin materials and i made the large rhinestones and the gold flower medallions myself, the gold flowers are made with hot glue. The small rhinestones on the skirt were purchased. I didn’t have a pattern for the dress I just winged it. The snow white cape is appliqued and fully lined, the collar is satin covered with lace and very stiff interfacing to hold it up and is detachable. I painted the same interfacing for the gold belt. It took me about 2 weeks to make. It is a dress not a two piece. I made the petticoat and hoop skirt for it as well.
Q. How much experience did you have going into this particular fabrication?
A. This was the 3rd cosplay I ever made, Cinderella was my first. I taught myself to sew just to make all the outfits for my daughters cosplays. Which is quite a feat as I have a pain disorder called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, which has left me disabled.
You can check out the rest of Erin and (her daughter’s) cosplay on their Facebook Pages:
***If you are interested in being our Cosplay of the Month please send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and include 1 or 2 High Quality pictures with *your name, *location, and *full details about the costume, *what fandom it’s from, *who made it, *why you chose to cosplay it and *any social media site links you would like us to include. No gender or fandom preference is required. Just you and your full on nerdiness! If chosen you will be featured on our site all month long. Remember this happens every month! So always send us submissions, SHARE this, smile, and keep on cosplaying.