Disney fan and maker Tina Elliot came to D23 Expo 2017 in an elaborate costume for the Mousequerade last Friday. She dressed as the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction. And yes, it is the same person who dressed as the Matterhorn ride at the convention in 2015. This cosplay has a number of details from the attraction and also features a moving train car that traverses the track around Elliot’s body. She was inspired to make the three dimensional gown that replicates the thrill ride because of a love for Disney.
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