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Rise of the Guardians: Jack Frost by Malindachan Rise of the Guardians: Jack Frost by Malindachan
First of all, thank you all so much for all the favs and wonderful compliments on the first set of Jack photos I uploaded with the story. This is the last set for now, but I hope to get some more photos when the weather conditions are right (if not, then at least expect some after Katsucon).

Though this was a fairly simple cosplay to pull off, I always like to provide info for how I put my costumes together.

I styled my wig using a Jaguar and some short wefts in Silver from The wefts were mostly for the very front because originally the bangs were not as thick as I needed them to be.

The base hoodie was from Target, though it was originally pretty big on me, so I had to take in the size a lot.

Painting the hoodie was the most time-consuming part. I spent about 15 hours on the hoodie alone, and another few hours on the bottom edges of the pants. I used a combination of white fabric paint, glitter fabric paint, and blue fabric paint for some accents. I was very picky with how I wanted the area around the collar to be painted because in the reference the design reminded me of pine needles.

The pants were made out of a brown linen-looking suiting fabric. I used a leggings pattern, and I had to cut it out a bit bigger to start since the fabric doesn't really have any stretch to it (though I tried to cut the pieces out as close as I could along the bias so it'd have at least a little give). The top has elastic, and the bottom edges were cut to look torn (I used fray check to keep it from unraveling). I just used some bias tape for the wrappings around the bottom, but I had to dye them to get the color I wanted. They're top-stiched around the pants to keep them in place.

My husband :iconex-shadow: made the staff because I did not have the time before the convention. It's made mostly out of PVC pipe, a thin (but sturdy) cardboard tube, and masking tape. He used a stone textured spray paint to start with, but it looked pretty nasty since the color wasn't sticking well, but after adding a coat of normal brown paint it had an awesome texture to it. He did some hand painting with white and blue to match the references. The staff is made to break down into 3 pieces so we could pack it in our suitcase.

Photos taken by :iconex-shadow:
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Rise of the Guardians is (c) Dreamworks
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PaigeDrowned Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HTTYD-MC-PL-Twilight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best Jack Frost cosplay I have ever seen! ^^
08newmanb Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
or epic as Awesome!
08newmanb Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Awesome as epic
skyrahwriter16 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
hey malindachan do you have a youtube vid of this cosplay
EponineProuvaire Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. TOTALLY AMAZING. I am unworthy. 

EndermanLover102 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This person must have a YouTube channel...... I don't know why?
doctorwhodewitt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Photographer

THAT IS JACK FROST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UnTill-Death Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Photographer
So super cute :heart: The hoodie looks very good on you, I can see how meticulous you were with the paint :)
MaxiBlue Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I love what you did to the hoodie. It looks amazing.
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   General Artist
:love: Love!!
YogaTeacher Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The stance in the first one and the look in the second are spot on. And that hoodie is beautiful. Well done.
IndiaTiger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
did you make the hoodie yourself?
Demonflames Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So far...of the millions of Jack Frost cosplayers I've seen.....definitely the best right here. You did friggin awesome and I'm so totally jealous. lolz :)
luckylucky1love Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
THAT.IS.SO.AWESOME!!!!!!  and the hoodie is amazing, you look so COOL!!! (no pun intended) x
Aniladybug Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
So cool, I'm working on mine right now! Love it!Heart 
Suricateuh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaw, you.. you're so damn cute and wonderful and awesome and... //ERRORRRRR//
kanumbra Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Writer
I loved Jack Frost's character, something so simple but awesome about his costume. This is perfect.
Thadine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Your hoodie looks absolutely amazing. Just like in the movie. I've seen some people just doing a blurry frost effect, but you got it 100% right. Great job!
T-babe Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Impressive attention to detail. Nice choice of environment. :)
nacho-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The hoodie looks soooooo perfect, it makes really wish I had one! xD You did an amazing job on it!
Zeleny-chan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hey I am going to do a jack frost cosplay myself and I was wondering if I could style this wig to look something like yours. I don't know how to do wefts and stuff.

imintraining Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This is literally the best jack frost cosplay I've ever seen
Great job!
Phantomehivemokaluv Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student
Nice, this is simply amazing
Sonicxgal2546 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing cosplay!:D
NOIMAFOOT Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is just stunning! Excellent job on the hoodie! You make a wonderful Jack Frost :)
Yukithecosplayer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Amazing Work... I have a question, how did you manage to make the frost affect and I wish to know what king of paint you used? Please help me, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU!
Kakurosu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
however did u manage the frosting on the shirt?
Rilguia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing work both of you! =D
Lightbringer1992 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Great cosplay. Lol, amazing how you can walk outside in the winter on your bare feet. XD
cartoonpower Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
omg this is too amazing!!! If they had these types of costumes in stores I would buy buy buy!!!
gina45 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I've followed your stuff for a really long time and I actually left the anime stuff and just deviant art in general and I came back just to see how things were and I'm looking through all of your new stuff and not only did you do a BEAUTIFUL Jack Frost (my latest obsession) but I'm all sorts of happy seeing that you're still cosplaying and doing such a beautiful job at it! I'm so glad I came back to see this >.< and seeing that you're married now ;~~; its making me all sorts of happy! Keep up the good work and I'm sorry if this was creepy LOL
Pyrodragon-Slash Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
how did you get your staff to separate into 3
Schnatz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Wow, this is amazing! Great work with the hoodie!!!
Caitdreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool sweater i want it
RagsnRibbonsCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
First off: Amazing

Second: an anecdote
I go to submit some cosplay photos and as I'm categorizing it deviantart decides to show me examples of devinations that fit in the category, which is this photo :D
Snow-Larka Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! I can see how the hoodie took so long! It's so detailed! The staff looks lovely and you look great! :love:
Blimmchen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your hoodie is one of the best I saw. Jack fit you really well!
If you decide to sell your costume some day I'd defenitly buy it xD
Great work!
Twin-Dragonz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Absolutely amazing! And your story on theo ther photo is very sweet and touching. Thank you for bringing winter magic to others this year!
tarooso Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
so much love for the hoodie
brilliant job!
Shadowchan14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wasn't it cold being barefoot like that?
amandart1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:omfg: u look soooo like him!
wow, i wanna cosplay Jack with u too!
GillyBirdy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome cosplay!!! <4 jack frost~
rezeikling Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I LOOOOVEEE HIIIM! ( :heart Q :heart: ) I will see the movie with my friend!
AlfonsTwinElina Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artist
awesome :P
Artistic-Pixie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
You're amazing~
WolfK Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You always so really awesome work <3
Asrto2Girl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I swear you are making me fall in love with jack frost. and your dedication is just astounding!
Luvlitchi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmygod this is perfection. :iconilavplz:
LauraNinjaOfRainbow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Please make a tutorial on his hoodie I LOVE THE HOODIE :D
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