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Sleeping Beauty's Briar Rose by FireLilyCosplay Sleeping Beauty's Briar Rose 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'd been wanting to cosplay as Aurora/Briar Rose for a very long time, and Halloween 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:
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sunsetnurveins Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect.
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APC03 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
you make a great sleeping beauty!
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Namine24 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Beautiful Cosplay 
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misswings89 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you
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misswings89 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Digital Artist
used here[link] you
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misswings89 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Digital Artist
hey,i was wondering if i can use this model.to do some artwork on?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, you may use my picture for your artwork - just make sure you link it back to me so I can see it!! :D
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misswings89 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Digital Artist
ok.thank you.im just saying.its gonna be awhile.cause im on mermaids right now.but i will defentily link it back.i just thought i asked before using it.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure!!
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ichigophantomhive Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
good cosplay, i love Aurora n.n
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EmmasAngel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Ooooh pretty!
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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babisramos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Hey, I really would like to know for how much would you do that wig for me :3
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry, but I don't take commissions :)
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grantsaylor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, this is such a beautiful costume.
I really mean it. Your costumes are so much better than the ones Disney creates for Disneyland. xD kinda sad.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you - what a huge compliment! Though I tell you, I don't like the Disney costumes, either...they are too far removed from the original characters for my taste :D
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dotti55 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
As Sleeping Beauty is also my favorite, I'm really picky when it comes to cosplay of the characters and you have done it beautifully!! It's rare that Briar Rose is done anyway, and you've done a really excellent job.
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Mei-Hoshi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omgggggg, I totally love thisssss~ Sleeping Beauty is definitely one of my favorite Disney movies~
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love:
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JulietTaylor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love: you look like you just walked out the movie *_*
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Flowery Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Briar Rooooose! You look so sweet! <3
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uptowngirl48 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very pretty!
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emellowy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Wow! Looks perfect!
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BalunStormhands Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
LOl on the apple.
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Aww...you look lovely.
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fantastic cosplay!
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Brave-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
You make such a great Briar Rose ><
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founten Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Lovely. That was always my favorite Disney Princess outfit.
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Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
It is a well made costume. You make a natural Briar Rose.
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Dokudel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
This is so pretty on you! <3
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Kotone-Sayuri Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist
awww, that is such a lovely photo <3
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aelynn000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
totally stunning and and a flawless costume! <3
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Quiet-Mouse9 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student General Artist
So pretty!! Your cosplay is gorgeous! :D
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