|Time Taken :||4 weeks, give or take the time spent making the mock up|
|This costume is being made for a friend for In the Shadow of the Moon in Birmingham. It is based on an image from a catwalk show and the brief description in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight.|
Finally after four weeks of making this costume in its various stages it was finally finished Saturday 19th Sept at 3am, just 7 hours before we had to set off to Birmingham for In the Shadow of the Moon.
The top of the dress was made by making three diamonds from crepe back satin and interfacing them all before hemming. The boob parts were made by using B cup bra cups which were later removed from the costume as the fabric would not fit right over them, the skirt was made from a pattern (will add number later) and altered to fit to the top. All parts of the top and skirt are connected using o-rings which were painted with nail varnish due to the wearer being allergic to most base metals.
Originally we had a different idea how to add straps but in the end we found it more suitable to thread the ribbon through the o-rings at various stages (see pictures) to keep the shape and make it a tighter fit.
Later a squared off triangle was added to the back and a zip added between the skirt and triangle to make the dress easier to get on. The split and hemming of the bottom of the skirt were the last things to finish off the costume.
The easiest part of the costume was making the skirt as I used a pattern, the hardest part was sizing the diamonds and various other pieces of the top without the person it was made for actually being here. She only arrived on Tuesday 15th September and we didn't do any work on the dress till the Thursday.