Forum Thread: Post your best costume!

Post your best costume!

This is the thread where you can post your favorite costume that you've made, assembled, acquired or otherwise worn.

Here's mine:


Post your best costume!

I used Butterick B4890, which has now gone out of print. The gown is made with a silver synthetic silk and the overdress is made with purple crushed panne velvet. I got the ribbon from Joann's, the clasp on the front bodice is actually a lone earring I repurposed and the choker was a gift.

The sleeves were the most challenging part - there's an oversleeve and a much smaller undersleeve that gives the garment the puffy look. I almost gave up on the sleeves, but I'm glad I didn't - they turned out pretty well, and I learned a new technique as a result.

If I had it to do over again, I'd pick different trim. What I  have on there right now is mostly the result of having to buy cheaply. I also need to figure out a way to make the silver gown's bodice hang right, since I was yanking it down while I wore it.

That being said, it's still one of my favorite projects.

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