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Battle Elsa by MimiruCosplayDiary Battle Elsa by MimiruCosplayDiary
I can't express how proud of this costume I am. 1027+ hours of work so far and still some tweaking to do before she can be considered 100% complete. :3  Materials used include worbla finest art, wonderflex, instamorph, resin, craft foam, silk, and satins. This is a design that I created myself for the character. I wanted to capture a little bit of that Snow Queen in her. This Elsa is a little older than the film version by about three years. There are over 250 scales on the corset and I utilized emblems from Elsa's coronation gown into the corset design. The silver details on the armour are airbrush detailing and the shirt also has been faded into a dark blue at the edges of the sleeve with airbrush (I love gradients!).

She has matured in magic and skill and knows how to better protect her people and make them happy.  Initially when I came up with her design, I was a bit afraid to do it because it would be so drastically different than the film! It wouldnt be super accurate as far as the costume went. She went through 13 different designs before I settled on this one. The key was keeping what was obviously ELSA and incorporating other elements into her costume such as her coronation dress emblems and the icy look of her dress and corset. <3 The scales replace the corset's squares for a more battle-like approach.

This photo was taken by the wonderful Zach Nieland.

Awards: Best in Show Craftmanship: Archon 38
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Welovecolorscosplay Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Beautiful. :O <3
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
The helmet looks so familiar to me. I went searching for pics of the costumes / armour it might be based on and came up empty. It is probably based on dozens of headgear from marvel, DC, Anime, Manga, video games, ...etc that swirl in our collective memory. Great work.
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Good eye!!! I was initially inspired by the shape of Enchantress's head dress from the Thor comics because I absolutely adore how the shape frames the face!!! So I adapted it and used it as inspiration for my Battle Elsa. :)  The swirls and designs are a little random as I wanted the head piece to depict a snow storm. :)  Thank you so much!!! 
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KatarinaDreams92 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
cool~
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SirenDrake Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
You look like a Valkyrie.  Nice headdress.
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lpfaintgirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
AMAZING!
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oragamiknight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wowowowowow this is amaaazing :D
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vechislov Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
It's just great!
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Thank you! ^////^
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victortky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
The armour plating details is amazing! XD
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Thank you!
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victortky Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
if only Elsa was like this during the Frozen movie. XD
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CK246 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is what would happen if she became part of the Hyrulean Army...
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
:3  I can see it!  
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CastASlur Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS THE BEST. ELSA. EVER. 💙❄️
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
O///o  Thank you!
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REPTILETHEGREAT Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Worried Elsa is the best
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
I agree! There is a lot of depth to her character and she isn't always happy. There is a lot going on in her head. :)
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KumquatMascara Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Wow.  Very, very, very nice! :clap:  I love all of the detail that went into it
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thanks so much~~~!
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
The detail is magnificent!
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Wow!! Thank you!!!
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BattousaiBlade7 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
too awesome for words 
and it's so pretty
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thank you!!!  I wish I could have captured the sparkle effect! I have a video where you can see more of the sparkle effect.
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ADORACosplay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Amazing! You came up with a beautiful design, we can see all the efforts you put in your costume and I can assure you it is 110% worth! I love it. 
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Ahh! Thank you!!!!  Your opinion means a lot to me!
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A marvelous design, and stunning execution. I'd love to see this in a Disney animation about a "warrior Elsa"!
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I really appreciate the feedback! It would be awesome if Disney did a Warrior Elsa! <3
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t1gertasha Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
This is an amazing cosplay def worth the amount of hours you put in
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thank you so very much!
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blackwingingit Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a brave soul for making and wearing all that armor. Absolutely amazing and beautiful.
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thank you!!!  This was definitely an adventure! :)
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blackwingingit Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And it turned out wonderful, great job.
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ajshim Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply amazing. I wish Disney would take my suggestion and make an animated series with Frozen, expanding the story and lore. Also it would be amazing to see Elsa in your costume and battle some evil sorcerer like Jafar or Maleficent.

Your costume is simply gorgeous and it really shows the amount of effort and craft that was put into it. I don't see many costumes that can match or top this.  
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I really appreciate the feedback!!! Im very happy you like it and I am humbled. I wish Disney would expand the story and lore! There are so many doors now! I would love to learn more about the Southern Isles and the connection to Arendelle. :D And I'd love to see that!! <3
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ajshim Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luckily there is a short sequel in the works and many of the children's books like Elsa's Gift do showcase what the characters are doing. Even the children's novel The Phantoms of Arendelle gives a short short of what Anna and Elsa do after the movie. 
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WinterRadiance Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm absolutely in love with the way you did this. It's so creative and so Elsa, I especially love  how you added the snowflake to her helmet! Wonderful, fantastic job and the detail is amazing. How did you make it look all frosty? *o*
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
excited  Thank you so much!!!!!!  The frost is made from little pieces of sanded glass that is sealed onto the armour. :) 
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WinterRadiance Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, that's so clever!
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HungryHatterGal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
OMG I saw you and went to the panel you and your friends were doing at Anime Iowa! I seriously LOVE this design of Elsa and you did an amazing job making both the costume and the new design. Very creative and beautiful. I hope Disney does something like this for Elsa's next outfit if/when they make Frozen 2. Anyway, you look amazing and just gorgeous. Hope to see you at Anime Iowa 2015! :D
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
!! Its so awesome to hear from you!!! Thank you for coming to our panel!! I hope you enjoyed yourself and had fun and I hope to see you next year too!!! :D  Thank you so much for the feedback! It would be so amazing if Disney did a armour version of Elsa. :3  THIS MUST HAPPEN!! lol
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AutoBot-Refuge Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I don't see why it can't; the genie is out of the bottle (that one's for you, Rob) regarding Elsa and her power.  Arendelle is going to get a lot of attention from it's allies and her enemies are right now probably sending their best agents either to the kingdom itself, or out on RPG-esque fetch quests to try and find artifacts or people that can compete with her.

I suspect at some stage she'll need to go into battle and what better way to lead an inspire than in a suit of magical ice armour, with a blade (or polearm) to match?  
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AutoBot-Refuge Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Magnificent, truly one of the best "Elsa-in-ice-armour" pics I've seen, from either drawn art or cosplay.  A triumph.
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Your words mean a great deal to me! It is such a warming thing to know that my design actually works! lol  I did go through a lot of fret over whether or not the various shades would work well together or the curves vs points would contradict one another. lol  Thank you so much for your feedback. :) 
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palaptine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Defeantly a good different!
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Thank you! :)
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MermaidWitch94 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That is wickedly bombastic!! :heart:
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MimiruCosplayDiary Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you!!!  Im so happy you like her!
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MermaidWitch94 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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