Ursula Cosplay Sew A Long – Week 0! Let’s get started!

Hi everyone, I’m Ashley and I’m going to be leading this sew-a-long!  I have been cosplaying for 16 years when I first started with characters from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and have been doing it since.  Over the years I became a costumer specializing in costumes for tRHPS and have been shipping around the world since 2007.   

Here with Sew Much Cosplay my first cosplay is widely recognizable as Ursula from The Little Mermaid!

She was decided upon from thinking about the Sew Much Cosplay products and what I could make from them.  I’m calling this week zero so you can gather what you’ll need to get a good grasp on this project.  I’m including the supply list for every week this week so you’ve got them and can plan accordingly.  Next week we’ll jump straight in to how to make the pattern for the tentacles.  If you scroll all the way to the bottom you’ll see I made this into a quick two page printable for you to reference and check off!

Here’s a quick video of some of what you’ll need from the Sew Much Cosplay Line!

Week 1: Let’s make a pattern!

Week 2: Tentacle prep

Week 3: Tentacle quilting and assembly

  • Black Lycra (similar yardage to your original tentacles, plus and extra ½ yard we’ll use next week)
  • Sewing machine of your choice (home sewing machine or longarm)
  • Free motion quilting foot or walking foot
  • Thread purple and black
  • Sewing machine needles
  • Pins (I prefer ballpoint pins for this particular sew)
  • Clips (you can skip these and just use pins, but I really like the clips!)
  • Fabric Scissors

Week 4: Top assembly and shell necklace

  • Black Lycra (you should have this from week 3)
  • Purple Lycra (1 yd at most)
  • Pattern tissue (left from week 1)
  • RNK Stitch Perfection Tape
  • 5” Waistband elastic or similar elastic (optional, but recommended)
  • Pen/pencil/marker
  • Marking pen/chalk
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine needles
  • Thread
  • Serger with 4 threads and two needles (optional)
  • Sew Much Cosplay Hero Foam 6mm (I used 4”x15”)
  • Sew Much Cosplay Awesome Armor Snips
  • Contact cement (source it at your local hardware store)
  • Dremel or another rotary tool (or you could use an Xacto knife)

Week 5: Floatsam and Jetsam

  • Sea foam green satin
  • Teal organza
  • Black (6”x12”), Yellow(4”x6”), White (6”x12”), Pink (4”x6”) cotton fabrics for appliqués
  • Sew Much Cosplay Powerboost Lining
  • Sew Much Cosplay Mighty Fuse
  • RNK Sew Shrink Fabric
  • RNK Embroidery Batting
  • RNK Embroidery Perfection Tape
  • Embroidery machine, with arm, hoop, and black embroidery thread (optional, you can do the applique on your regular machine too)

Week 6: Bonus Petticoat for Volume

  • 6” Rolls of tulle (or tulle to cut into strips) (I used 4 50’ rolls of black, 2 light purple, and 1 each of medium purple, dark purple, light blue and dark blue)
  • 5” waistband elastic
  • .5-1 yd Lycra or other stretchy fabric for lining
  • Serger with 4 threads and 2 needles
    • Or Sewing machine with needle and thread

Click HERE for the downloadable Supply List!  Look for these products at a store near you or Online!

See you next week for week 1 of the sew-a-long!

One Comment

  1. Shelley Amanda

    This looks so great! And I already have half the supplies!

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