Best Pattern to Make a Mother Gothel Cosplay
For me, Tangled has to be one of the best new-age Disney princess movies. For one, I love that the movie isn’t titled Rapunzel…ya know? When my best friend G got her Rapunzel costume from Tangled (she’s a tiny little thing – so this is a perfect character for her) I KNEW I wanted to try to pair up with her as the epic Hover-Mother herself – Mother Gothel!
The most important thing as with any new costume that you’re about to tackle is to decide on the pattern that you’re going to use to attempt to make it as close as possible. Even if a pattern is FOR that character, there is almost always something that you have to change to make it accurate.
For Mother Gothel – I felt that the McCalls M4490 pattern was a spot on fit for the dress. You’d just need to make the belt yourself without an additional pattern. I would obviously suggest going with the lower right-hand variation included in the pattern. The boat neck and the open sleeves are very important for this character.
The second important piece would be that beautiful long flowing wig that badies always seem to own. My friend at LittleFischey Cosplay recently made an AMAZING Christmas-themed Raven that utilized a long fluffy cape and she utilized the Butterrick B4377 pattern to create it. Your perfect GO-TO cape pattern to put into your toolkit 🙂
While the patterns themselves seem quite simple – this is where you begin to realize that this costume will require a LOT of fabric. Your quick simple costume has NOW become EXPENSIVE. If you’re like me, I started looking into buying my costume from China instead of making it. Avoid Halloween type costumes like this one. I have my eye on the ones from ebay – here is one link: New Rapunzel Tangled Princess witch Mother Gothel Costume Dress Made Cosplay
I am all about saving money when it comes to making a costume so I do a lot of basic fabric shopping on Amazon – sometimes it’s necessary to request a sample. Here are a couple…
The burgundy looks great for the dress, but you’ll need to be sure to pick up a black velvet or something close (maybe even suede) for that long flowing cape. Cause, you know, we need it to hide how old and ugly we’ve gotten until we get some more of that sweet sweet glowing Rapunzel hair action lol
Now, Mother Gothel’s hair is probably the most important piece of the puzzle and I’ll be honest…I bought a pretty shitty one lol BUT – I’ll be making it work because this cosplay isn’t going to be a big go-to for me. I purchased this beauty from eBay. I’m not sure I recommend it – but if you’re like me – it may work. I’ll still put some work into it to make everything lay right. My main problem is that I have a very short forehead – making those little front curly cues right into my eyes lol
The Wrap Up
I think this is an easy cosplay to make to pair with a princess – and still get to look pretty (unless you wanna go old and frail cause your Rapunzel wants to be stingy with that hair!). I’d love to see what you make! If I purchase one, I’ll be sure to give a review (I’d love to make it – but WHEW that fabric amount + tight budget = not gonna happen for A to Z)