I found a cosplay etsy shop and conversed with them about the date I needed it by, my measurements etc. They assured me it would be done in time. As the days got closer and closer I noticed that SHIPPED had not been checked in the order. I inquired and again was reassured that all would arrive in time.
Finally 4 days before the event I was extremely skeptical and they communicated that indeed it would not be ready!
I found this out moments after I got news that my new washer would be here in a month and my microwave had just broken.
Everything in 3's !
I was trying to order a new microwave but I absolutely could not concentrate knowing my Elsa dreams had been dashed.
I pulled up images of Elsa in Frozen and studied what she was wearing. I then scanned Amazon as I have a prime membership and fast shipping was my only hope.
Finally I came up with a blue leotard under a blue prom dress (only one size and it was a bit tiny!) I would have to improvise the rest.
I paid for extra fast shipping on the dress as it was not prime and was so pleased to find that the blues matched! The next day I headed to the garment district for some fabric to create the back shawl and to fill in the fabric of the too high slit. I employed the use of some Martha Stewart snowflake etching stencils and glitter paint that night and finished in the knick of time.
I will have a costume and makeup tutorial coming up near Halloween, but in the meantime, enjoy the show: