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Elsa Cape Design by NostalchicksCosplay Elsa Cape Design by NostalchicksCosplay
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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Aura075 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
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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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist 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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sexysharingan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional 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: 
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ngrimes2222 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Would you mind sharing what pattern you used for the dress? Simplicity or vogue?? It is gorgeous!
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist 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…
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MotherNature101 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
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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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*waves inspiration sign* You go!
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MotherNature101 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
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.
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HugeElsaFan13 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Well, her sleeves are tights, like dance tights. I found some on the American Apperal website, if it helps:)
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salyene01 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
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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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy I could help! You're such a great friend to make this for her.
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lka674 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
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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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's so wonderful! She's lucky to have such great parents :)
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DenelleinNeverland Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
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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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist 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!
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smcopeland131 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
could you make this picture with measurements?
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist 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 :)
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smcopeland131 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
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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OceanPirate Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are this the Original patterns the has on her cape?

Looks good!
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist 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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OceanPirate Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean how the actual cape looks?
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think the actual cape is one solid piece, but it's a very odd shape. These cuts are an easier way to get the shape of her cape (you could just push them together a little more for one solid piece with odd ends). This version just enables you to have some control over how flowy you want the cape to be :)
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OceanPirate Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. :) Since the movie cape is very blurry with the snowflake pattern.

But if i'm ever going to make one, i defenitly use this pattern. :)
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ArdennaOuvrard Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU this is exactly what I needed.
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BrutusWayne Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm making a male version of Elsa and basically turning her bodice and cape into a vest with coat tails and I'm crying cause this is so helpful but I'm going to lose my mind replicating this o.o
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One of my good friends is doing the same thing. She wound up using about twice the sequins I used! Good luck and please don't lose your sanity D:
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BrutusWayne Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha I'll try!  And thanks, I'm gonna be doing it with glitter and watered down fabri-tac, so hopefully it'll be less mind-numbing than sequins!
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BrutusWayne Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait I meant glitter for the cape, I'm using iridescent paper strips for the vest thing.  Curse DA not having edits, okay bye thanks again!
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MaeriGreisu17 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*^* those details are sure very complex...
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missfrancisb Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing this!
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EllaPress Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
You are such a sweetheart for sharing this. You know what they say about karma :3 Cheers! 
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CompassRoses Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   General Artist
I am so tempted to start a cosplay now, thank you for this wonderful pattern! (I've been all over the internet like crazy trying to find one that's accurate.)
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MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This was super helpful! Thank you so much for posting this! ^_^ Credited here: miss-darling23.tumblr.com/post… :)
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's already looking great!
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MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! ^_^ I actually just finished it :) Here's the link to the finished product if you wanna check it out :) miss-darling23.tumblr.com/post…
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OdessaCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for this! I just decided to cosplay Elsa and this is gonna be a huge help :D
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OdessaCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Started working on my cape and credited your awesome design :D fav.me/d73up31
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HekateLesedi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you for this!  This will help insane amounts when I get to making mine!
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries! That's what it's there for ^^
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Sabi996 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I will now upload a pic of my use for it and you will be credited, it's amazing :)
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can't wait to see it!
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Dubai-Zelda Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Sorry- can I just ask if you cut your cape in pieces as shown here, or are the 'sections' just where you should put seams? I'm kinda confused. I sort of get the shape (because when it drapes behind her, it looks pointy and jagged) but not quiiiiiite sure how I should cut it...
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't be sorry! The cape 'should' be in 5 separate sections, but I haven't tested it in real life yet. It may flow awkwardly! If that's the case, I'm going to sew the back 3 pieces together at the top so it stays together.
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Dubai-Zelda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thanks so much, you're so super helpful to everyone which is awesome as some cosplayers are all weird about sharing techniques.
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naladraws Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you put the snowflakes on??? I'm so confused ^^'
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The white part (minus outside of the design, of course) is plain blue material. The blue design and snowflakes should be painted or embroidered on :)
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oh my god, I want to reach through the monitor and bless your precious face for making this :heart: 
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconmulticolouredmonster:
I spent over 4 hours last night pouring over the handful of decent quality pictures of Elsa's cape trying to make a map of the pattern...I was about to call it quits before I came across this, you quite literally saved my bacon! 
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NostalchicksCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
 The best view I managed to get of the cape was when Elsa walks off screen during the dress transformation in "Let It Go". Luckily it's in 1080p on YouTube xD
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