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It’s been a while since I shared a cosplay of mine! I spend the past 6 months working on my dream cosplay: the blue ballgown from Cinderella 2015 ❤️

Here are some pictures!

I made everything myself, from crinoline to petticoat and skirt to corset. Even did the wig styling and butterflies myself 😁

If you’re interested in seeing how I made this, I documented everything in 2 Instagram story highlights, you can check them out on my profile!

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Yesterday imagines a supernatural event that causes the entire world to forget the music of The Beatles. The movie focuses on a struggling musician named Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) who uses this as an opportunity to advance his own career. A premise like this exposes itself to a variety conflict, charm, and some great songs the audience can sing-along to. And while Yesterday delivers on the music and fluffy charm, it ultimately falls flat due to a lack of conflict.

(Minor spoilers below)

Yesterday starts out on the right foot with endearing us to Jack’s struggle to make an impact with his music. When he begins claiming the songs of The Beatles as his own, there is excitement in watching him progress from pub gigs to sharing a stage with Ed Sheeran. The audience also connects with Jack discovering new elements of the world he lives in. By the end of the first act, he seems well situated in this world and becomes an international sensation.

While it’s exciting to see Jack perform these great songs on a large stage, part of it feels unearned. Once Jack ceases to be a struggling musician, there doesn’t seem to be much else going on in the story. Jack faces minimal conflict once he is in this new world. There may be times to where he forgets lyrics to a song or has disagreements with a high profile manager, but none of those play any major impact to the story.  Even internally, Jack never doubts himself or asks if it’s right he should be claiming these songs as his own.

The only true source of conflict comes from the romantic subplot between Jack and Ellie Appleton (Lily James), a close friend and his music manager at the beginning of the film. The chemistry between these two characters are very solid, making it feel like they have a well developed history together. What’s disappointing is how the relationship becomes tedious half way through the movie. The story has them acting in unnatural ways that seem to want to add unnecessary stakes just to give the third act a proper ending.

What also adds to the tedium is how the plot moves without a sense of flow or reason. There are several scenes  that add nothing to the story and the romantic subplot is forced in at awkward times. This causes Yesterday to having uneven pacing that has it feel much longer than it actually is.

These issues don’t necessarily mean Yesterday isn’t entertaining. The concert scenes are spectacular and the supporting cast really helps the movie come alive. There isn’t a single moment where the movie feels boring either. There’s nothing wrong with fluffy entertainment, but the movie itself feels like it’s trying to say more, but doesn’t put in the effort. These leaves Yesterday being a cute but hallow film.

Without any kind of impactful conflict, Yesterday doesn’t offer much outside of its premise. There is certainly a lot of fun to be had, especially by those who want to ride the wave of nostalgia the Beatles songs will supply. For that, the best way to enjoy Yesterday is to rent and watch it at home where you can loudly sing-along with the hits and vaguely pay attention to what happens in the story.

5.5 out of 10

(Photos Courtesy of IMDb)

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