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our first Edwardian Ball

Last year we heard about the San Francisco Edwardian Ball too late to get tickets, so we had it on our calendar this year. Not only was it fun to dress up in whimsical Victorian-inspired outfits again, but it was … Continue reading

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Elsa the Snow Queen

I finished the coronation dress for Queen Elsa of Arendelle in February, but before I could finish my costume for Elsa the Snow Queen, I had to heal enough from my recent eye surgery, finish my taxes, and make significant … Continue reading

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Elsa’s Final Details

Once all the pieces for Elsa’s magical ice ensemble were assembled, dress, shirt, snowflake cape, shoes, and accessories, they needed some fine tuning before their first wearing… Peeling the glitter paint off my body when I painted the mesh shirt … Continue reading

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Elsa’s Ice Dress

I’ve healed enough from my recent eye surgery, finished my taxes, and made enough progress on my grandmother’s biography project that I am finally allowed to finish my costume for Elsa the Snow Queen! This time I’ll make updates as … Continue reading

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Queen Elsa of Arendelle at the Fjords

When I finally did see the movie Frozen, I loved it, definitely identifying with Elsa in more ways than just appearance and color preference, and immediately announced I would make BOTH outfits, Elsa’s coronation dress and her magical ice ensemble! … Continue reading

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Making Queen Elsa of Arendelle

I wasn’t able to see the new Disney classic animated musical “Frozen” until mid-January almost two months late, but ever since it came out, so many of my friends have been telling me “Britta, you are Elsa!” Heh! I saw … Continue reading

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Pretty as a Peacock

For Mardi Gras 2011 I called my costume “Pretty as a Peacock” since I was not really a peacock, just inspired by one. This was more purchased accessories assembled together than creation from scratch, but when I saw the colors, … Continue reading

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