|Awards :||Cosplay Island Showcase 8th September 2013|
|Time Taken :||175 hours|
|Will be worn to:|
Graduation Ball May 2013
"The most sort after courtesan at the Moulin Rouge, headling acts being beautiful and incredibly talented she aspires to become a famous actress and get away from her current occupant servicing wealthy men. Falling in love with a pennyless writer called Christian she vows to not sleep withThe Duke and remain faithful to him. Sadly her life is but a tragedy and no matter how much she loves Christian love cannot change her fate."
About the Cosplay:
I'm making the entire costume (exception being wig and shoes) the fabric will be duchess satin hand embroidered. The necklace will be made out of jewelry bits mostly from scratch to get it as accurate as possible and the headdress will be a mixture of painted craft foam, beading and jewellery bits.
Moulin Rouge is my favourite (non-scifi) film. I remember going to watch it in the cinema and falling in love with it (though I prefer having it on DVD can stop it before the finale :) happy endings all round that way :D)
Since I like a little bit of theatrics I made this costume for my graduation Ball, the dress wasn't quite finished butbstill looked amazing with the necklace and headdress, but will re-wear for Ayacon :D.
|Prop: Perfume bottle||£2.00||Bought|
|A shitton of duchess satin (donated!)||£0.00||Bought|
|Jewellery to chop up||£13.00||Bought|
|Matt red lipstick||£5.99||Bought|
|300m Gold Ribbon||£18.75||Bought|
Milliput parts (Posted 28th August 2013)
For areas of the headdress that receive the most amount of stress I made the pieces out of milliput as it is strong and durable!
Hand Embroidering (Posted 31st July 2013)
I decided to embroider the dress as that's how it is in the fiom and paining it wouldn't do it justice.. howvere it has taken so long to do and I'm about one 8th of the way through taking 30hours so far, so in theory the embroidery could take 240hours to complete :O. My fingers are red and sore as well, it looks really good but I doubt I shall ever undertake this extreme amount of embroidery again.
The Headdress (Posted 29th May 2013)
The headdress is made from poundland funky foam, a headband, with a tonne of gold findings and beads that took forever to attach!
The Beastly Necklace (Posted 22nd April 2013)
The cost of making this necklace has been about £50 and considering I made it from scratch, has be the most expensive aspect of this costume. Spending about 55 hours in total on the necklace has made making this a somewhat tedious task, however my inability to quit on these things has meant that after an incredibly arduous period of free time the necklace is complete.
Literally 100's of tiny pieces have gone into this necklace however the central piece is part of a deconstructed earring from Primark as it worked out a lot easier and cheaper to purchase that part pre-made and remove bits that weren't needed.
The necklace may look quit delicate but the way I've made it is so that it is strong enough to take its own weight along with any snagging/tugging that may occur whilst wearing.