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Elsa Cape Design

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Published: December 23, 2013
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Alright, I'm redoing my cape- thingy for Elsa and thought I'd share my design with anyone that wants to use it! Snowflake templates are from here!

The cape is actually 5 separate pieces that blend together. I tried my best to match the pattern, but I'll never get it completely accurate. If you use this, I would greatly appreciate you crediting me. I would also love to see anyone's capes!
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Namine24's avatar
Namine24Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is what I'll do for my Elsa's cape 
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LalotteredHobbyist General Artist
You have no idea how much you're saving me now! Thank you!!!! Now my little sister's costume will be better!
MrsMegaCosplay's avatar
Hello! This is so pretty!
Aura075's avatar
What is the scale on this? I am drafting a pattern and I can't seem to figure it out, how long did you make yours?
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NostalchicksCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It really isn't exactly to scale. It's more of a guide! But I made mine at 9 feet at the longest point, if you want to try to work out a scale from that ^^ And it took me an afternoon the make. I cut the pattern, sewed it together, serged the ends, and then mod podged and glittered the designs.  It worked very well!
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sexysharinganProfessional Photographer
Thank you thaaaaaank you for this! :heart: I've been trying to find a decent pattern for Elsa's cape and yours is the best I've seen. I'll for sure credit you when I post a picture of the finished outfit c: 
ngrimes2222's avatar
Would you mind sharing what pattern you used for the dress? Simplicity or vogue?? It is gorgeous!
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NostalchicksCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used an old corset (the cheap ones you can get off of eBay) for the top. And I am an oddball that doesn't use patterns too often, but my friend that is working on Elsa now used this pattern by Simplicity as a base and it looks similar to mine! www.simplicity.com/p-9588-miss…
MotherNature101's avatar
Gaa, having a nightmare of a time fitting this to my cape. (everyone uses a projector - I don't have one) but thank you so much for the design! I'll get it yet! :)
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NostalchicksCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
*waves inspiration sign* You go!
MotherNature101's avatar
I'm tempted to burn the sucker and stick with my Belle costume. XD I can't find the arm designs anywhere and I suck at drafting. However, the kiddies need an Elsa! I intend to dress up for our summer festival if I can get it done.
HugeElsaFan13's avatar
Well, her sleeves are tights, like dance tights. I found some on the American Apperal website, if it helps:)
salyene01's avatar
Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is such a lifesaver. A friend of mine wants me to make her an Elsa cosplay fit Halloween, and I was kind of panicking about the cape.
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NostalchicksCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy I could help! You're such a great friend to make this for her.
lka674's avatar
Thanks for the design, I rescaled the dimensions and cut out a pattern to make my 3.5 yr old the cape....no snowflakes or fancy details like you have here.....I just have no clue how to transfer the design itself onto  my fabric...so I just used your basic cape design.  Great work!  Thanks again! My little Elsa is gonna FREAK when she gets it!
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NostalchicksCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's so wonderful! She's lucky to have such great parents :)
DenelleinNeverland's avatar
I'm IN love with this design!!!  I'm such a newbie at this though, how do I print it out so that it's as big as the fabric?  I'm sorry that must be step 1 in costuming *hides face*
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NostalchicksCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, not at all! I haven't really blown this up myself, so I am unsure if it is 100% proportionate: heads up. It's more of a guide to follow in making the cape. ^^ If you have access to one, the method I use to transfer the design is to project the design onto the fabric (using a projector) and trace it from there. Saves a lot of paper and printing issues!
smcopeland131's avatar
could you make this picture with measurements?
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NostalchicksCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It depends on how tall the person wearing the cape is.
My cape measurements:
the farthest left top to farthest left bottom corners measures from where the cape connects to the bodice/ undershirt to the ground.
The longest middle portion on my cape is 8 feet long, but for more accuracy could be made longer.
I'm sorry, I don't have exact measurements, but this is more of a guide than a complete pattern :)
smcopeland131's avatar
thats alright this helps me a bit.  i'm going to make it for myself.  im about 5'6'' and was just trying to get an idea of how many yards of fabric to get for it
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OceanPirateHobbyist Digital Artist
Are this the Original patterns the has on her cape?

Looks good!
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NostalchicksCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are not. I used free snowflake patterns, but I know you can find the accurate snowflakes on google images! lol
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OceanPirateHobbyist Digital Artist
You mean how the actual cape looks?
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