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Fantastic Frozen cosplay shows the dark side of Elsa

by David Purcell
Instagram, faerie_blossom / Frozen

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Disney created one of the most creative stories with Frozen, captivating people in the millions with the journey of Elsa and others, and now fans are starting to show the same levels of inventiveness with their cosplays. 

For those who don't know already, Elsa is the Snow Queen of the story, but isn't really considered to be one of Disney's main princesses, with the likes of Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and others taking the spotlight. Whatever you choose to call her, there's no doubt that she is one of the most popular characters Disney have created.

In the first Frozen movie, she was afraid to use her abilities – to create ice – after causing a near-death experience for her sister, Anna, the story's main protagonist. While we never really saw the dark side of the character then, despite such strong powers and fears from parents that she would eventually get too powerful, one cosplayer wanted to show those elements and it looks very different to the Elsa many viewers have been exposed to.

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Elsa is very much a hero figure in Frozen, which – after being inspired by the title character of The Snow Queen – might have shocked many fans.

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Typically seen in her light blue dress, with dazzling white hair, Elsa looks almost the complete opposite in the version created by 'faerie_blossom,' posted to Instagram.

The cosplayer, who has over 120,000 followers on the social media platform, has managed to pull off the deuteragonist using a much darker look. Pictures below with dark eye shadow, a purple dress and on a black background, this isn't really what you would expect from somebody trying to pull off Elsa.

With that said, it makes it stand out and is definitely an impressive take.

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This isn't the only image to have been posted by the cosplayer, either, incorporating more of her abilities into the next shot – uploaded to her Instagram page on March 23.

In the past, she has also replicated the normal Elsa outfit, as well as other characters from Devil May Cry, The Hobbit and more.

At first, it might have looked like a black dress with a purple tint, but the second makes it very clear that the dress is in fact the latter. There is no sign of the frosty abilities that you would expect, but keeping a similar hairstyle and dress type.

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Having received hundreds of compliments online, it would be surprising to see the cosplay designer not go out and take on the challenge of recreating another Frozen character in the future, with Anna a possible candidate for that, not to mention the long list of Disney princesses as well.

Whatever she decides to do next, though, based on this outfit you would have to think it would be a success. Great job!