Sort of disappointed with how these came out - since they were taken in the middle of a snow storm, there was no sunlight to show how sparkly this costume is. But I think they are pretty photos, even if they don't show all my hard work.
Beautifully done, wow. I actually believe the cloudy skies help here because it added a cooler white balance appropriate for Elsa. Perhaps the sparkly parts could have been brought out with a flash, not sure, but the costume, makeup and ambience of the photo is perfect. Perhaps using a little clarity with a brush in lightroom on the sequin parts of the dress might bring them out a little, but increasing the contrast doesn't really work with this portrait....I think you have that part perfect already. I would however increase the exposure in PS or Lightroom, it does look a little underexpose.
you might be disappointed but i love it and i'm going to use some of your idea for my own shoot. i do see what you mean about how the sunlight would of effected the image but i'll be shooting in studio so hopefully i won't have that problem.
I photoshopped this image just a bit for fun to possibly show you. I know you said there was no sunlight during this shoot, but a little contrast in PS would help so so much! I love the cosplay, it's so beautiful, I admire your work quite a bit!