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Queen Elsa of Arendelle by Sillizicuni Queen Elsa of Arendelle by Sillizicuni
I finally finished my Elsa cosplay!!! I cannot even express what this cosplay means to me!

 I finished this just in time for Desucon 9 last weekend! Literally parked outside the venue as the cosplay competition started! This is my first time competing since EuroCosplay (because I started letting the stress of competitions take away from my enjoying the craft, so I pulled myself out of it.), but I wanted the chance to go on stage to sparkle and glitter and sing! Which I got the chance to, and it was amazing even though I was super nervous on stage and that affected my singing quite a bit, hahah! But you can imagine my surprise when I actually placed 1st in the competition!! I was so humbled and shocked, I didn't know what to do. I struck a pose on stage and instantly burst into tears at the first person congratulating me!!

This costume has been a good two months of hard work, a lot of money and probably has tiny pieces of my soul scattered around it. Ever since I laid eyes on the first released pictures of Elsa, I knew I had to cosplay her. Never had the NEED to be a Disney character before I saw her, and now it's been my dream cosplay to do for a while! So to have it ready means the world to me! This cosplay is my baby!

Everything is sewn by me, the corset, skirt, cape and top. The cape is 4 meters long and decorated with 1.5 kg silver, white and blue glitter. The corset is decorated with around 2000 sequins that I've hand painted to different textures, then Swarovski crystals and rhinestones. The wig is a lace front with extra hair added into it for the fullness of the braid. I've also made shoes for this costume, that glitter like frosted snow!

Wearing this to a convention, I've never had so many kind people compliment me on my cosplay before. I'm so truly humbled by the experience, and by the love I met around the community! I'll be doing photoshoots with her, and probably a video of both Let it Go, and For the First Time in Forever Reprise!!

Photo by Nils Katla Photography: www.facebook.com/KatlaPhoto

I also made a facebook page for my cosplay recently! You can find it here: www.facebook.com/siljecos
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sofia4cc Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make a lovely Elsa! Great job. :D
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CrimsonPhoenix913 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely lovely! Great work!

Peace Out! ^_^
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Thank you so much! <3
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CrimsonPhoenix913 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)

Peace Out! ^_^
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Inufan330 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
May I ask a favor?
I'm doing a speech about Cosplay for one of my classes and I would like to use your Elsa cosplay as an example. It is really spectacular and amazing, and I believe it will really make my speech more effective. 
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
You absolute sweetheart, I'm so flattered and humbled that you'd ask. I'd be thrilled if you wanted to use my Elsa as an example! Go right ahead.

There are more pictures in this album that aren't on dA: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se… ^u^

Thank you so much!
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Inufan330 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thank you so much! I'll tell you about my speech when it's done if you like. 
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Please do <3
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StarKeeper153 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness!! This is so beautiful and impressive, words cant describe how proud I am of you! And I don't even know you! I wish I could see this in person! I've actually started getting into cosplay, but I'm not nearly good enough at sewing to make my own yet! I was just wondering if you had any tips? I found a dress I love and plan on ordering, but I'm having serious trouble finding a wig!
Any advice would be so helpful! 
Thank you!

Rachel
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Ahhh thank you so much for your amazingly kind comment! I'm so honoured!! This warms my heart right up <3 Ahh, welcome to the cosplay world! I hope you'll enjoy it!! And don't be afraid! The first thing I ever made was my Elphaba (green witch) costume, and I had NO idea how to sew! XD I still don't really know anything technical about sewing, I just try my best, use and alter patterns as best as I can. Look at garments and how they're put together. You learn so much if you actually have something you can pluck to pieces and look at the different parts, hahah :D Best of luck! Just take your time and have fun with it!! Thank YOU, Rachel!

Silje <3
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StarKeeper153 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome!! Thanks for getting back to me, it means a lot! And thanks for the advice!! I think I'm going to try to make a Maleficent dress soon, shes my favorite character along with Elsa! I decided Elsa's dress was just to crazy complicated for me, so I think I'm going to order this one! www.facebook.com/angelsecret.h…
Its beautiful and the company that makes it are so awesome and the price is way better than I expected! I'll let you know how it goes, you're such an inspiration!!
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talesoftheold Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Elsa cosplay i've seen. I honestly think it's better than Disney's :) 
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
You are far too kind *//n//* ~<3 Thank you soooo much!!
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kakeboksen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wish I could have been there to watch you in the finals! Wow, you are so amazing and you're the PERFECT ELSA :heart:
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
I wish you could've too, hun!! Gaaaaah thank you >//o//< <3 <3
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Ariadna-illustration Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
You look stunning in this dress and it's also a very accurate cosplay! Congratulations :)
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thank you so much, it makes me so happy that you think so!!!
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Ariadna-illustration Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hug 
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Kirtash80 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Perfection. Just perfection. Congratulations on the cosplay and hard work!
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Waaaaahhhh >///o///< Thank you so very much!! That means a lot!!
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Kirtash80 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
You're welcome!
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KamiRenee Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Still finding glitter EVERYWHERE from this lady, but it's all good, because you're so on point ;D
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
MUAHAHAHHAHA MY EVIL PLAN IS WORKING! You will still find glitter on your deathbed... XD AW YOUUUUUU STAPH EEET <3
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Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Filmographer
BEST COSPLAY OF ELSA EVER. I'd love to get to see a vid of u onstage!!!
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Thank you so very much >//u//< Really, I'm so humbled that you like it! If you go to my facebook page ( www.facebook.com/siljecos) I've posted two links there to videos taken of my (super nervous) performance. One is better quality footage, but half of the song, the other has the whole thing, but it kinda looks like two blobs on stage XD
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Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014   Filmographer
I couldn't find the videos :c
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014
Ah, okay! youtu.be/wRxLxWLYFcE?t=3m57s How about now? :p This is the whole performance but bad quality footage, though.

WATCH YOUR EARS XD

www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1… this is the higher video quality (if you watch it in HD haha) if you're able to watch it :)
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Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   Filmographer
omg u and your Anna are so amazing!
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
>//3//< Thank you! Yes, I was so lucky to have her on stage with me, she brought the whole thing up several notches :D
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Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Filmographer
u guys r both amazin x3
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StarburstCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is the most accurate and incredibly perfect Elsa cosplay I have ever seen. :wow: The jewels on the bodice look exactly like the ones from the movie, the fabric for the skirt and sleeves are spot on, and the styling of the wig looks like Elsa herself styled it. This cosplay is so amazing that there just aren't words to describe it. :deviation: Bravo!!! :clap:
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Oh wow, thank you so much!! I'm so happy you like it, I did try really hard to make it as true to the movie as I could. All the textures of Elsa's ice dress are so peculiar, so they've given me a bit of a headache, especially the skirt, haha. Again, thank you soooo much, I'm so humbled by such a lovely comment <3
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StarburstCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You deserve many praises for this feat!! :hug: They definitely are strange materials, but I guess that adds to the magic of it. :giggle: I applaud you for taking such a risk and succeeding so well. As soon as I saw Frozen I knew that cosplaying Elsa was something I would love to do, but you've set the bar too high for me now!! :clap: Love your work!! I'll Watch your page for more amazing cosplays!! :iconglomplove:
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Artist
Beautiful ^^
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Thank you so much!
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MitchalVerley Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Artist
This is the most amazing Elsa cosplay I have ever seen! 
Your wig is spot on and thats something a lot of people get wrong. 
I love that you did all of the small details like the beading(?) on the skirt and the beads through out the sequins on the corset. 
A job well done for sure!!! 

AND OF COURSE::: 
You look stunning! :) 
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
You have no idea how much that means to me! I put in a lot of time just trying to get it as detail-correct as possible, and when people notice it really warms my heart!!! I really appreciate this sooo much, thank you ever so much for leaving such a beautiful comment for me!
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PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You just never fail to astound me. ;-;
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
>///o///< ~<3 Thank you!
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BERCECK Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Beautiful Elsa, I love the emebellishment on the skirt, it makes it unique and very faithful to the original!
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Ahh, thank you so much!! The skirt has given me such a hard time, I'm so glad you like it. The details on the skirt was a spur of the moment "either this works or it's all ruined" thing, in my desperation to try and make it better! I'm really happy it worked!! Thank you again!! ^u^
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MrElagan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I saw you in the interview with VG-TV and was instantly shocked as to how accurate this cosplay was! My hat off to you; this is truly the best Elsa Cosplay I've ever seen, I mean: you even look like her :D!
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Ahhh, thanks a lot!! Haha, I hadn't realized I was on there until my family started sending me text messages about it. Thank you so very much, you have no idea how much of a compliment that is! >//u//<
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MrElagan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Complimenting a fellow norwegian is always nice, especially when it's this kind of talent. Just great work, watching you sure was worth it! Keep up the amazing Cosplays :D!!
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Writer
Great googly moogly! No wonder this cosplay is your baby, it's AMAZING.  The amount of detail you put into all this is just incredible, I hope we'll get to see more shots of it, I'd love to see that cloak in detail!
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Thank you so much, I appreciate that a lot!! Yeah, I'm really proud of this, it's just the biggest costume I've done even though it's not "big" per se! I am going to upload two more shots over the weekend (though none with the cape in detail yet). I've arranged more shoots with Elsa though, so they will come eventually. If you go on my Instagram, instagram.com/sillizicuni, I have posted a picture where you can see the size of the cape though, if not all details :) THanks again!!
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glitter8pony Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful! Great, now I need to go and make myself an Elsa cosplay!
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Sillizicuni Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Thanks so much!! And ahahhaha! Oh dear!!! DON'T DO IT IT WILL CONSUME YOUR LIFE!!! But will feel good too though ;]
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glitter8pony Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Lol. I wouldn't mind being busy. I'm always super bored because I have nothing to do.
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canni8al Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Photographer
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. Amazing work!
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