A few months ago I ran across this song on my dash http://break-the-frozenheart.tumblr.com/post/76349084372/based-on-my-headcannon
And thus I was very much inspired to try my hand at figuring out how Kristoff’s mom might actually look like. I knew I wanted Kristoff to look like her rather than the other way around. I wanted him to have her features. I didn’t want to design her to be Kristoff but rather her own person.
There was a lot that I had wanted to portray through her. As I was sketching her out to get a feel of who she was I felt that she might have been an only mother. Because of this she would have been more than a homemaker but also a worker to support her son. She had to be sturdy. I had thought of her actually working in the ice harvesting business because that was what her husband did (No idea what happened to him yet).
I thought, If she did work in the ice business for a time then I have to make her appearance match the work. This is where you see the hairstyles. I wanted a style that could be easily done and mess free. Something that would be practical yet still give her a sense of a missed beauty.
And lastly her clothing. I needed her clothes to match the era and again the work. She would need something that would be easy for her to move in but also keep her warm. I played with different ideas with a shawl type garment but I’m still working on her overall design. So nothing here is final. The only thing that I know for sure is her name. Which I have lovingly named her Elisabet.