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Briar Rose - Sleeping Beauty by FireLilyCosplay Briar Rose - Sleeping Beauty by FireLilyCosplay
Photographer: David Dunn

"Sleeping Beauty" is my favorite Disney movie, not just because it's a wonderful story with fantastic music and very unique art, but because it was the first movie I ever saw with my grandmother. So there's a special bond there that will always be unique to me. I've been wanting to cosplay as Aurora/Briar Rose for a very long time, and this seemed like the best time to do it!

The costume is pretty simple. I used black twill for the bodice, fully boned with an invisible side zipper. I didn't want it to lace up because I wanted the entire costume to be as seamless as possible. I used the same black twill to re-cover the headband.

The shirt is white cotton knit that I dyed to that weird neutral shade of grey/beige. It took a couple of tests with mixing tan and grey dyes to get a color I was happy with. The Peter Pan collar is white knit.

The skirt is grey Casa crepe and has godets sewn into the front and back seams. There is horsehair braid sewn into the hemline to stiffen it and help hold its shape. I also sewed a white slip with faggotted lace along the bottom underneath the skirt for some additional shaping. And I wore a petticoat underneath that, too!

The wig I already owned, and I just curled the bangs and separate sections of hair to get Briar Rose's style. I did make Rose's purple wrap out of purple cotton. I also made her basket from a plastic pail, craft foam for the weaving, a basket handle, and a fake top covered with berries (so I could use it as a purse!)

I'm so happy with this costume - I absolutely love it!! The best part about wearing it the the last weekend of the Maryland Ren Fest was a little girl asking me if I was really Sleeping Beauty. I said yes and she asked me if I had seen Snow White. I said I had, but she couldn't come to the Faire, however (reaches into basket and pulls out an apple), "She gave me her apple! Would you like a bite?" To which the little girl gave me a horrified look and shook her head and whispered, "NO." My friends and I had a really good laugh at that. She was adorable :love:

EDIT: Upon wearing this costume at a Halloween party, I had a 5 year old chasing me around the house, insisting that I name all of her toys, and calling me "Sleeping Beauty" even though she knew it was a costume. I need to be more careful when I wear this costume around kids - I guess that's the Disney effect :D
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:iconzaiv0dk4:
ZaiV0dk4 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Digital Artist
used your stock here zaiv0dk4.deviantart.com/art/Br…
thank you
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:iconjugatatinhas:
jugatatinhas Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Thank you: iconFireLilyCosplay: for letting me use your cosplay FireLilyCosplay fav.me/d82zh2j . I hope you enjoyLove 
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome! I love it! Well done :)
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:iconjugatatinhas:
jugatatinhas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Glad you liked that I can use two other photos?
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure!
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:iconjugatatinhas:
jugatatinhas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconboohbear19:
Boohbear19 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconnamine24:
Namine24 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
It's also my fave to, I can make the skirt easily the blouse and bodice I need to know what is the best fabric and pattern for it.
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should pick a pattern and fabric that works best for you. The fabric I used was not the most ideal and I have plans to remake it. What works for me may not work for you - that's why trial and error is a key part of making anything :)
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:iconnamine24:
Namine24 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I see, what do you suggest I do?
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Look through patterns to find one you like or can alter easily and use a fabric you think will work well. 
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:iconnamine24:
Namine24 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Ok I'll try
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:iconwickfield:
Wickfield Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, this is really pretty. ^_^  Great job!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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gothicAge Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
what a lovely expression under the nice hair twirl! Love 
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconprincessproductions1:
This is simply lovely! Sleeping Beauty is also my favorite Disney Princess Movie of All Time!! Mary Poppins is my Fav live action. You look devine and the costume very authentic! Thank you for sharing it!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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belianis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I just posted my latest DISNEY gallery image, which features Briar Rose. If she looks familiar is because I based her on your exquisite portrayal, as I have done since 2012.Clap 
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keidream Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Gorgeous! I really want to do an Aurora Cosplay, myself. Yours is absolutely beautiful! I really admire that you made the costume, too. :heart:
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:icontati81:
tati81 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Best Aurora cosplay
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
very beautiful♡♡♡(0^□^0)♡♡♡
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you!
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:iconthefreeman-33:
TheFreeman-33 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! :D
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconthefreeman-33:
TheFreeman-33 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :D
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:iconasarella:
Asarella Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Very lovely cosplay :3
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconevilcoloredrainbow:
Evilcoloredrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Once upon a dream...
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:iconbelianis:
belianis Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have done an SB story of 7 pages and an Aurora-Eilonwy pairing of 12 pages; they are in my profile.
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:iconcrogoski:
CRogoski Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Gorgeous! Every detail to a tee! You are an inspiration, my dear!

About how long did each piece take to build?
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Each piece? You mean, the parts of the costume? It only took about a week to make the skirt, shirt, bodice, wrap and basket :D
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belianis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You know that the SB of Disney is criticized because Aurora is not given enough to do. Today I posted the beginning of a plot twist that would give Aurora a whole lot to do; I pray you may like it.
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GreenWallsOfArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, you look just like her! Now all you would need in the background would be a couple of birds, and an awed Prince Phillip :-P Good job!!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! I would love to have a Phillip for pictures :love:
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GreenWallsOfArt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahaha, is he your favorite Disney prince? He's one of mine.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Phillip's the only other prince beside Prince Eric who actually does anything heroic in any of the Disney movies, so, yeah, definitely my fave :heart:
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GreenWallsOfArt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, Aladdin and the Beast do pretty heroic things, I think. But for me, it is a close tie between the Beast and Phillip.
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MademoiselleMischief Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! Ive always wanted a Briar Rose dress but cant find any great quality ones! Do you take commissions at all?
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't usually take commission, but you can always PM me for more info.
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:iconkimimakio231:
kimimakio231 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow amazing. this is really inspring to make my own and hopefully i will be able too . do you have any pointers?
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Anything in particular you're looking for? I list my process for how I made everything with the costume description :D
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:iconkimimakio231:
kimimakio231 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
the twisted princess is made by jeffery Thomas. hereis the link for it [link]
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kimimakio231 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i dont know if you have seen them yet but i wanted to do the twisted Sleeping beauty. the pictures are on Deviantart. i was wondering where i could get some of the material like for the bodice and such.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any fabric store will do (Joann, Hancock, Hobby Lobby, specialty stores, etc). Cotton will be the best fabric for those kinds of rips and tears in the fabric, plus cotton is really easy to work with and frays/burns/rips/can be roughed up very easily. Try a stretch cotton for easier fitting.
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kimimakio231 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much. i also wanna say i love your cosplays they are really cool. :)
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! And you're welcome :D
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