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Elsa from Disney’s Frozen Costume Walkthrough Part 3 – The Shoes

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Materials

~ Base shoes were purchased from Ebay from this seller (*note this seller goes through periods of the shoes not being available so I apologize if the link does not work)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Women-shoes-sexy-elegant-slim-slide-sharp-pointy-toe-side-open-heel-dress-pumps-/300753341578

I got mine in satin black because it sounded easier to paint than the glossy leather. Also iron on vinyl will melt most synthetic fibers, plastics and damage leather. (Be sure to check the material you are buying first!)

~ basic white fabric paint for the primer

~blue, silver, and white acrylic paint

~ mod podge

~ glitter!!!

~ Iron on vinyl

To start the process I took a tape measure and measured the parts that where going to need an icicle design. I took that measurement and made my base icicle pattern out of paper. After I was happy with the shape I copied it onto some basic muslin. (DO NOT CUT OUT THE PATTERN BEFORE IRON ON VINYL IS ADDED TO THE FABRIC)

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Next I took my iron on vinyl and followed the directions on the back. I covered both sides of the muslin in vinyl for extra strength. Be sure to leave about an inch of iron on vinyl over lapping on the front so you can attach it to the shoe later. Now you attach the vinyl to the shoe via iron. Do not let your iron touch the vinyl directly or it will melt and ruin your iron. It is an easy task just make sure to go nice and slow so the vinyl does not bunch up. If a section did not stick all the way just be very careful and only let the iron touch that section to re-iron it down.

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After this step the rest is pretty easy!

First cover any sections of the shoes you do not want paint or glitter to covered in with paper or tape. I started with about 4 LIGHT coats of white fabric paint and gave each layer a few hours to dry. I stop added the primer when the seam line between the shoe and the vinyl was fairly smooth. It does not have to be perfect because you will be covering it in glitter and more paint next. ( *note my shoes have an obvious wrinkle because the seam line is right where my foot bends in the shoe when I walk. Hence the wrinkles.)

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I added 1 layer of white acrylic paint so the silver and blue paint would stick better. Now comes the fun blending part. I cover the entire shoes in 2 – 3 layers of the silver metallic paint. Then for the tips and back of the shoe I added a blue ombre effect with a sponge brush. Again this step does not need to be perfect because you are covering the shoe in glitter next. I personally think the shoes look just as good without glitter though.

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The final step! I took the shoe box and lined it with a plastic bag and one shoe at a time I covered them in glitter. I took my sponge brush and did about 1/4 of the shoe at a time. I added  the mod podge lightly and sprinkle the glitter on top. After I was done with the glitter, I shook the shoes out and looked for any areas I may have missed. I made my finishing touches and seal the shoe with the mod podge.  The mod podge dries clears, is fairly water proof, and flexible. Of course some glitter will fall off but you will be leaving glitter everywhere if you do not seal it.

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And they are done! It took about a day and a half to make. I would say it is only a 4-6 hour project but you have to let everything dry which spaces out the time quite a bit.

Thanks for reading and happy crafting!!! 😀

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Elsa From Disney’s Frozen Costume Walkthrough Part 2- SnowFlakes & Glitter

Elsa’s cape/train has this gorgeous snowflake and icicle design. It is quite detailed and requires a lot of time and patience. Unfortunately, I do not have my own magical snow powers so I had to make my train out of glitter instead of snow. Make sure to read part one of my walkthrough to see all the materials I used and where to get them.

Here is a list of the basic Materials:

~ 1 lb of #359 Misty Transparent Ultrafine From Artglitter.com

~ 3-4 bottles of fabric mod podge from local craft store

~ sponge brushes

~ x-acto knife

~ duct tape

~ self healing cutting board

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The first thing I did to create the design was grab a bunch of paper to recreate the patterns. For the large icicle designs, I took the concept art (shown above) and made the designs proportional to my personal height. (If you are shorter or taller than 5’8″ I would recommend testing it first). After I calculated those lengths, I grab a bunch of paper and started drawing the design. I only drew half of the design at first so when I transferred it both sides would be exactly the same.

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When I was happy with the design I transfer the patterns to sheets of duct tape. WARNING: I do not recommend using duct tape. It is a very aggressive tape and can easily tear and/or leave residue on your fabric. The only reason I used it was because I had a bunch left over from a previous project. I made the sheets of duct tape by taking my self-healing cutting board and laying down rows of duct tape. Then drew a line down the middle, lined up the icicle design, traced the first side, reversed the stencil, and did the same thing on the other side of the line. I cut out the designs with an x-acto knife. I did this a total of about 4 times for all my different stencils (not including all the mess ups lol). You can reuse the duct tape stencils about 2-3 times before it loses all of its adhesives. Note: Duct tape DOES NOT un-stick from itself, wax paper, anything paper, and a lot of plastics.

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I followed the same basic process to create the snowflake stencils as well. I made a few snowflakes that match Elsa’s cape from the movie and concept art. I folded a piece of paper in half and made the snowflake designs with a ruler. After that I used them as a stencil and transfer them on to the duct tape sheets. For the other snowflakes, I had some paper snowflakes my roommate and I decorated our room with. I bought them at my local craft store called Patcan’s back in November.

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After all of the stencils were cut out, it was time to glitter the train to death. I took a sponge brush and applied fabric mod podge onto a small sections at a time ( be forewarned the mod podge dries quickly). Then I took a spoon full of glitter and lightly tapped it onto the area with glue and patted it lightly. Do not worry about putting too much glitter on the design the extra will fall off later. After you let the mod podge set for about 4 – 6 hours you need to seal the glitter. ( Please seal your glitter or you will be a glitter monster and the design will fall off). The best way to seal your glitter is to put another coat of fabric mod podge on top of it. It dries clear and wont ruin the design. The other method is to heat seal the glitter. I personally did not do this so I would suggest looking up how to do that on google. If you get the mod podge in an unwanted area the best way to remove the glitter and glue is to take a q-tip or cotton ball with some nail polish remover and GENTLY scrub off the unwanted. If you are afraid the nail polish remover will damage your fabric be sure to practice on some scrap fabric.

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So a lot of time later I had this huge train of glitter and snowflakes. It was quite a bit of work but well worth the results. The pictures do not show how sparkly it is person unfortunately. :/

I used the same process for Elsa’s top. I wont go into great detail how I made it but here are the progess photos of the glitter designs on her sleeves.

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Sorry for the awkward pose in the last photo I was trying to adjust my body so pattern was clearly visible.

Anyways, I hope this helpful to all who requested the walk through! I will be making part 3 – the shoes later this week, probably after my calculus test. Part 4 will be the wig but it is back home so I will have to wait until spring break to take pictures of it. Thanks for reading and have a lovely day! 😀

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