Friday, August 30, 2013

Disney Dress Tutorials for Not-So-Grownups


Happily Grim: Disney Dress Tutorials for Not-So-Grown-Ups

As an avid Disney fan, one of my dreams is to make most of the iconic costumes worn by the princesses and heroines of Disney films. However, it seems that most of the patterns and tutorials available are only for kids, and not many are screen-accurate. Finding patterns for adults (that aren't horribly skimpy) can be difficult, and tutorials are scattered far and wide on the vast expanse of the internet. But never fear! I have collected the best and most accurate tutorials I could find just for you lovely folks!

If you're looking for a specific character, just press Control and F at the same time to search.

This will be an ongoing collection, as I'll add more as I find them, and if you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments! You can also follow my Disney Costume Tutorials board on Pinterest, if you like.

(All screencaps found at the wonderful disneyscreencaps.com, which I highly reccomend for all your Disney screencapping needs.)

First things first!

Snow White (1937):
Snow White Costume Tutorials 
Snow White's Peasant Dress by Crissy Classic Snow White Dress Tutorial by Ridd1e Classic Snow White Dress Tutorial by Ridd1e 
Snow White tutorial @ kelldar.com Snow White dress walkthrough | Jack & Ginger Co


Cinderella (1950):
Cinderella Costume Tutorials Cinderella Costume Tutorials Cinderella Costume Tutorials 
Cinderella Peasant Dress Tutorial from Ver's Corner Refashion Runway Week 5: Halloween  Cinderella's Pink Dress by Kay-Dee
Cinderella Ball Gown Tutorial from Kay-Dee Cinderella Ball Gown Walkthrough from Jack & Ginger Co Cinderella Ball Gown from Tracy's Costuming World 
Cinderella Costume Walkthrough Cinderella Dress Tutorial by MezzoCouture Cinderella Notes by Jengerbread


Alice in Wonderland (1951):
Alice in Wonderland Costume Tutorials 
1951 Movie Accurate Alice in Wonderland Tutorial by Melinda Alice in Wonderland Tutorial Using McCall's 4948 by Poshoeda Alice in Wonderland Tutorial

1951 Movie Accurate Alice in Wonderland Tutorial by Melinda
Alice in Wonderland Tutorial Using McCall's 4948 by Poshoeda
Alice in Wonderland Tutorial for the Dress, the Petticoats, and the Apron by Sieby
Last Minute Alice in Wonderland Tutorial Using Another Dress as a Pattern by April

Wendy from Peter Pan (1953):
Wendy Darling Dress Tutorials 
Wendy Tutorial Using Renaissance Gown Pattern Wendy Tutorial Using Simplicity 5138 from Rebecca Wendy's Dress Construction notes from NyuNyuCosplay 

Wendy Tutorial Using Renaissance Gown Pattern
Wendy Tutorial Using Simplicity 5138 from Rebecca
Wendy's Dress Construction notes from NyuNyuCosplay
Wendy's Dress Progress notes by Steph
Analysis of Wendy's Dress

Tinker Bell from Peter Pan (1953):
 
DIY Tinker Bell Costume + Hair & Makeup Tutorial Tinkerbell Costume from Modified Simplicity 5561
  Tinkerbell Dress Tutorial by Carrie_Hearts
 HappilyGrim Tinker Bell Wings  Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying Fox 
Cellophane Tinkerbell Wings Tutorial  Wing Tutorial by Shannon



Aurora/Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty (1959):
Sleeping Beauty Peasant Dress Tutorial Sleeping Beauty Blue Pink Dress Tutorial 
Briar Rose construction notes @ kelldar.com Princess Aurora village dress construction notes from Disney's Sleeping Beauty - The Home of Fire Lily Cosplay  Briar Rose Peasant Dress Construction Notes by Megan
  Briar Rose Peasant Dress How-To by Make Lovely Cosplay  Briar Rose Peasant Dress Tutorial by Kelsie  Briar Rose Peasant Dress Costume Notes by Katie
Sleeping Beauty's Splashed Gown Tutorial from Beaded Fae Designs   Aurora's Pink Dress Tutorial by Tracy Fletcher
Princess Aurora blue dress construction notes from Disney's Sleeping Beauty - The Home of Fire Lily Cosplay Sleeping Beauty blue dress construction notes from kelldar.com Disney's Sleeping Beauty costume by Aimee.  More details here: http://aimeemajor.com/wp/costumes/movies-tv/sleeping-beauty-costume/

Kelldar's Briar Rose Peasant Dress Tutorial
FireLilyCosplay's Briar Rose Peasant Dress Construction Notes
Briar Rose Peasant Dress Construction Notes by Megan
Briar Rose Peasant Dress How-To by Make Lovely Cosplay
Briar Rose Peasant Dress Tutorial by Kelsie
Briar Rose Peasant Dress Costume Notes by Katie
Sleeping Beauty's Splashed Gown Tutorial from Beaded Fae Designs
Jack & Ginger Co's Pink Aurora Dress Walkthrough (no pattern, but good details)
Aurora's Pink Dress Tutorial by Tracy Fletcher
FireLilyCosplay's Blue Aurora Construction Notes
Kelldar's Blue Aurora Dress Construction Notes
Aimee Major's Blue Aurora Dress Walkthrough
Analysis of Aurora's Dresses
Can alter Simplicity 1553 for Aurora's Ball Gown

Mary Poppins (1964):
Mary Poppins Travel Dress Costume Tutorial Mary Poppins White Dress Costume Tutorial 
Mary Poppins Last Minute Travel Dress by Keiko Lynn Mary Poppins Travel Dress Costume Breakdown from Glitter Mint 
Mary Poppins Outfit plus Parrot Umbrella Tutorial from Cassie Stephens Mary Poppins Travel Dress Breakdown by Mandi Johnson
Mary Poppins White Dress Using Simplicity 2813 from Jengerbread Hat, Spats, and Umbrella for Mary Poppins from Make it and Love it  
Mary Poppins White Dress Using Simplicity 3723 from Kate Mary Poppins White Dress Costume Notes by Laurie


Eilonwy from the Black Cauldron (1985):
Eilonwy's Dress Tutorial Eilonwy's Dress Tutorial by Sewing Pretty

Eilonwy's Dress Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2 by Carrie from Monster Fox

Gadget Hackwrench from Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers (TV Show) (1989):
Gadget Hackwrench Costume Gadget Hackwrench Costume


Ariel from the Little Mermaid (1989):
 
Disney Princess Series Part 8 - Ariel, The Little Mermaid (actual mermaid version!) | Jack & Ginger CoJack & Ginger Co - great tutorial Ariel's Clamshell Bra Tutorial by Elizabeth Oldack  
 Ariel's Sail Dress Costume Notes by the Masonette  Ariel's Sail Dress Tutorial by Mac Beauvais
Ariel's Blue dress by Aimee Major Ariel's Blue Sightseeing Dress Tutorial by Tracy's Costuming World  Ariel's Blue Sightseeing Dress Tutorial by Glitzy Geek Girl
  Ariel's Blue Sightseeing Dress Tutorial by Artfully Alexa  Ariel's Blue Town Dress by Carrie_Hearts  Ariel's Blue Town Dress Construction Notes by Megan
Ariel's Pink Ballgown Tutorial by Tracy's Costuming World Disney Princess Series Part 6 - Ariel, The Little Mermaid (version 1) | Jack & Ginger CoJack & Ginger Co 
 Ariel's Pink Dress Tutorial by Holly Brown  Ariel's Pink Dress Tutorial by Carrie_Hearts

Mermaid Ariel Tutorial by Jack & Ginger Co. (Great tutorial!)
Ariel's Clamshell Bra Tutorial by Elizabeth Oldack
Ariel's Sail Dress Costume Notes by the Masonette
Ariel's Sail Dress Tutorial by Mac Beauvais
Ariel's Blue 'Kiss the Girl' Dress Tutorial by Aimee Major
Ariel's Blue Sightseeing Dress Tutorial by Tracy's Costuming World
Ariel's Blue Sightseeing Dress Tutorial by Glitzy Geek Girl
Ariel's Blue Sightseeing Dress Tutorial by Artfully Alexa
Ariel's Blue Town Dress Tutorial by Carrie_Hearts
Ariel's Blue Town Dress Construction Notes by Megan
Ariel's Pink Ballgown Tutorial by Tracy's Costuming World
Ariel's Pink Ballgown Walkthrough from Jack & Ginger Co.
Ariel's Pink Dress Tutorial by Holly Brown
Ariel's Pink Dress Tutorial by Carrie_Hearts
How to Make a Swimable Mermaid's Tail by Colt-Kun
Simplicity 2163 for Ariel's Nightgown
Analysis of Ariel's Dresses

Belle from Beauty and the Beast (1991):
 
Belle's Blue Dress Tutorial by Sarah W Belle's Blue Dress By TR Rose Belle's Blue Village Dress by Kelldar  
Belle's Blue Broadway Dress by Aimee Major Belle's Blue Village Dress Costume Notes by The Geeky Seamstress Belle's Blue Kirtle Tutorial by Cation Designs 
  Belle's Green Library Dress by Kelldar Belle's Pink Winter Dress and Cape By TR Rose  Belle's Pink Winter Dress by Kelldar
Maison des Lunes - Belle Dress walkthrough Belle's Ball Gown Tutorial by Jack & Ginger Co.    
Belle's Ball Gown Tutorial by Meazara  Belle's Ball Gown Tutorial By TR Rose  Belle's Ballgown by Kelldar  
Belle’s Ballgown @ kelldar.com Belle's Broadway Ball Gown by Tracy's Costuming World

Belle's Blue Dress Tutorial by Sarah W.
Belle's Blue Dress By TR Rose Using McCall's 4258 and 4863
Belle's Blue Village Dress by Kelldar
Belle's Blue Broadway Dress by Aimee Major
Belle's Blue Village Dress Costume Notes by The Geeky Seamstress
Belle's Blue Kirtle Tutorial by Cation Designs
Belle's Blue Thrifted Dress Tutorial by Shades of Tangerine
Belle's Green Library Dress by Kelldar
Belle's Pink Winter Dress and Cape By TR Rose (No pattern for dress, but Butterick 5641 could work)
Belle's Pink Winter Dress by Kelldar
Belle's Ball Gown Costume Notes by Aigue-Marine
Belle's Ball Gown Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2 by Jack & Ginger Co.
Belle's Ball Gown Tutorial by Meazara
Belle's Ball Gown Tutorial By TR Rose
Belle's Ball Gown by Kelldar
Belle's Broadway Ball Gown by Kelldar
Belle's Broadway Ball Gown by Tracy's Costuming World
Analysis of Belle's Dresses
Can alter Simplicity 1553 for Belle's Ball Gown

Jasmine from Aladdin (1992):
 
Jasmine's Blue Outfit Tutorial by JayMay  Jasmine's Blue Outfit Notes by Andrea
(Video Tutorials:)
Jasmine's Blue Outfit Video for Jasmine's Top by Ashley Nicole Jasmine's Blue Outfit Tutorial Video by FringeStyles
 Jasmine Purple Dress Tutorial by Bridget  Jasmine's Betrothal Dress Notes by Poisoned Kitty

Jasmine's Blue Outfit Tutorial by JayMay
Jasmine's Blue Outfit Notes by Andrea
Jasmine's Blue Outfit Video for Jasmine's Top and Pants Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 by Ashley Nicole
Jasmine's Blue Outfit Tutorial Video by FringeStyles
Jasmine Purple Dress Tutorial by Bridget
Jasmine's Betrothal Dress Notes by Poisoned Kitty
Jasmine's Wig Tutorial by Bridget
How to make Jasmine's Shoes by Andrea
Bikini Top Free Pattern
Harem Pants Free Pattern

Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993):
Sally  Sally's Dress Tutorial by Maltese Lizzie McGee


Pocahontas (1995):
 
Pocahontas Dress Tutorial from Phile Not Found Pocahontas Costume Write-Up by Dokitude


Bo Peep from Toy Story (1995):
 


Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996):
  
  
Esmeralda's Red Dress notes (Look under 'Journal)  Esmeralda's Red Dress Construction Notes (Click on 'Journal' for details) by Phee


Megara from Hercules (1997):
 
Megara Dress From Simplicity 4940 by Emerald787 Megara Dress Walkthrough by Gingernutty Megara Dress Walkthrough by Janel Messenger
 Big Family Cosplay Megara  Kelldar Megara  Megara Dress Costume Notes by Megan


Mulan (1998):
  
Mulan's Matchmaker Dress Made From Simplicity 4080 Thrifted Mulan Matchmaker Dress by Kari 
  Ping Costume and Armor Tutorial by Falketta  Ping Training Outfit by Mozzarella Cosplay
Mulan's Victory Dress by Meris

Ping Costume Tutorial and Armor Tutorial by Falketta (instructions in Italian, use Google to translate)

Jane Porter from Tarzan (1999):
 
 Jane Porter by A Most Peculiar Mademoiselle Jane Porter Cosplay Notes by Owlstitches  Jane Porter by Kelldar
  Jane from Tarzan Construction Notes Diary of a Costumer - Jane Porter Dress Diary


Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001):
 
 Kida Costume Tutorial by Fawn Kida Cosplay Notes by FuriePhoenix
Kida costume final patern layout by Venray

Kida Costume Tutorial by Fawn

Giselle from Enchanted (2007):
           
 Giselle by Kelldar  Ginger's Making Of Giselle's Wedding Dress  
 Giselle's Curtain Dress breakdown Giselle's Curtain Dress Construction Notes by Sirael

Giselle's Pink Gown by Kelldar
Giselle's Wedding Dress Tutorial by Tracy's Costuming World
Ginger's Making Of Giselle's Wedding Dress
Semi-Tutorial of Giselle's Blue Curtain Dress (no mention of patterns) by DWH
Giselle's Curtain Dress breakdown (McCall's 6030) by Costume Crazy
Giselle's Curtain Dress Construction Notes by Sirael
Can use Butterick 6630 and Custom Fabric from Spoonflower
Analysis of Giselle's Curtain Dress

Tiana from The Princess and the Frog (2009):
 

Tiana's Underskirt and Finished Dress (not much detail about bodice)

Lottie (Charlotte La Bouff) from The Princess and the Frog (2009):
 
   Charlotte La Bouff's Dress Costume Notes by Aayasan


Alice in Wonderland (2010):
  
    ALICE IN WONDERLAND DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE DRESS
 
http://antiquity-dreams.tumblr.com/post/27032388342/sometimes-i-do-things-that-most-normal-people  Homemade Um from Umbridge Costume


Rapunzel from Tangled (2010):
 
 Rapunzel dress walkthrough   Rapunzel Costume Tutorial by LouiseLilly
  Rapunzel Dress Costume Notes by Kris  Rapunzel Dress Tutorial by Rose  Rapunzel Limited Edition Doll Dress Tutorial by Tracy Fletcher


Merida from Brave (2012):
  
  Image
  Merida by Kelldar  Merida's Archery Dress by Angi Viper  Merida's Dress Tutorial by Dead Rose Gardner


Vanellope Von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph (2012):
Vanellope von Schweetz Cosplay FAQ  Vanellope von Schweetz Cosplay Tutorial by Jade
Sarcastic Crafting: Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume Tutorial  Vanellope von Schweetz Costume 


Sergeant Calhoun from Wreck-It Ralph (2012):
Costume reference photo, For comparison purposes. Now let's talk about how I made everything!
Picture  Sergeant Calhoun Cosplay Notes by Anu Tsikata
Sergeant Calhoun Costume Notes by ThatDisneyKid Wreck-It Ralph Sgt Tamora Calhoun Costume


Anna from Frozen (2013):
  
Cupcake Cosplay - Anna's Coronation Dress Walkthrough Anna’s Coronation Dress From Frozen 
10272671_10204157518045284_6961113343279365735_o  Anna's Coronation Dress Tutorial by Tracy Fletcher
 Princess Anna Coronation Dress Construction Notes by Yuuri-C 
   Anna's travelling dress construction notes
Great Anna from Frozen costume tutorial IMG_9024 Anna cosplay tutorial
 Disney Princess Series Part 9 – Princess Anna (Frozen)

Anna's Coronation Dress Tutorial by Cupcake Cosplay
Anna's Coronation Dress Walkthrough by Creative Costuming
Anna's Coronation Dress Write-Up by Dokitude
Anna's Coronation Dress Tutorial by Tracy Fletcher
Princess Anna Coronation Dress Construction Notes by Yuuri-C
Anna's Costume Tutorial from Event Horizon Cosplay (includes embroidery designs)
Anna's Dress Walkthrough by Katie (Details on using Simplicity 5006 for the whole costume)
Anna's Costume Construction Notes by Yuuri-C
Anna's Costume Tutorial by Tracy's Costuming World
Anna's Costume and Spoonflower Fabric Review by the Kool Chicken
Anna's Costume and Cape Tutorial by Jessica
Anna's Costume and Cape Walkthrough by AdreeCosplays
Anna's Costume Walkthrough by Jack & Ginger Co.
McCall's Pattern M7000 for Elsa and Anna

Elsa from Frozen (2013):
 
 
Elsa at the fjords  Elsa Coronation Dress Construction Notes by Yuuri-K
 Elsa dress Construction Notes  Elsa by Jack and Ginger Co
Elsa From Disney’s Frozen Costume Walkthrough 
 Elsa by Cupcake Cosplay  Elsa by Britta Blvd  Elsa's Ice Dress Tutorial by Tracy Fletcher 
 Elsa's Dress Costume Notes by Katie


Cinderella (2015):

 
  Cinderella 2015 Ballgown Tutorial by Tracy Fletcher


Anna from Frozen Fever (2015):
 Anna's Frozen Fever Dress by My Little Megara Anna's Frozen Fever Dress by Le Petite Arbre

Anna's Frozen Fever Dress by Le Petite Arbre (for a child, but great link for embroidery stitches)


Goodness! That was long! Again, please comment if you have any questions or any recommendations (I'd welcome any new tutorials I can find), and check out my Pinterest board for more costumes and updates!

Thanks for reading!

Happily Grim: Disney Dress Tutorials for Not-So-Grown-Ups

Updated 5/10/2016