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Work In Progress Maleficent Costume

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Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of Maleficent in the recent live-action adaptation of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty inspired several cosplayers. However, the design of Maleficent’s costume in the animated film is also elegant, and Replica Props Forum (RPF) user InkPigg, a.k.a. Jonelle, started working on a replica just a few weeks ago. The costume is deceiving because on the surface it doesn’t seem to be more than the horns, a dress, and the robe, but the cut of the robe and the design of Maleficent’s horns present challenges.

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For the tricky horns/head piece, Jonelle used a Silhouette to cut the pieces from a Pepakura file. She assembled the pieces and has sculpted over the paper base. She’ll eventually use thermoplastics to finish them.

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The robe is interesting because the bottoms fan out like flames. Jonelle made the lining first (pictured above) from a light purple fabric. She chose a beautifully textured fabric for the exterior of the robe (top picture), and it also seems to be a thicker fabric which make movements look more dramatic. Jonelle had to sew the robe in a specific order:

Normally, I start my sewing at center back and work out from there, but because I was putting the wing sleeves in to the shoulder princess seam, I had to modify my order of sewing. I started with center back, then attached the center front pieces at the shoulder seams. Then I assembled the middle and side fronts and backs in to the side sections, also attached a the shoulder seams. Since I was putting pockets in the exterior, under the wing sleeves, I had to puzzle through the order in which things were going to get sewn in the shoulder princess seam. First, I basted the wing sleeves to the center sections, starting at the shoulder and going down the front then down the back. Then I sewed the pocket piece on top of the sleeve, with it still folded over the center panel. Attaching the remaining pocket pieces to the side panels followed that. After that, the whole seam got sewn together from shoulders down, going around the pockets and everything.

Keep tabs on the project at The RPF.


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