Frederica la Noir

Costume :Satine
Variant :Finale Dress
Source :Moulin Rouge
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con Winter 2014

Costume Photos

Satine on the Throne

Satine at wLFCC

Satine "Diamonds are a girls best friend"

Satine "One day I'll fly away"

Satine in the snow

Satine "A fool to believe"

Satine Cosplay "For Beauty, Truth, Freedom and Love"

Satine Cosplay "Come What May"

Satine "The show must go on"


Satine Reference Sheet

Both Complete Together :)


Costume Information

Cost : £104.34
Awards : Cosplay Island Showcase 8th September 2013
Time Taken : 175 hours

For more of my costumes and progress see my page:

♥ About Satine ♥

"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 made the entire costume (exception being wig and shoes, both were customised accordingly) the fabric is duchess satin hand embroidered with gold ribbon. The necklace I made out of jewelry findings mostly from scratch to get it as accurate as possible and the headdress is a mixture of painted craft foam, beading, jewellery crafted onto a headband.

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 but still looked amazing with the necklace and headdress, but will re-wear for Ayacon :D.

♥ Budget/Cost ♥


♥ Worn to ♥

Graduation Ball
AyaCon '13
Winter LFCC '14
MK Collectormania '14


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Geez, it's been years since I've seen this film >.<. The costumes are all beautiful and I'm sure you'll do an awesome job with this. It would make a great outfit for something like the Grand Cosplay Ball!

by Quinzel on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 00:40
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Awesome. I love this film. Been ages since I've seen it. I love this dress and can't wait to see your progress on it ;)

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 07:44
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Any moulin rouge cosplay gets a massive thumbs up from me! Can't wait to see!

by MoonLily on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 12:22
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^_^ Thanks guys! I was watching the film last night and was like *why haven't I thought to cosplay her before >.<* lol ooo Quin what a fabo idea! This shall be my Grand Cosplay Ball gown I haven't got anything else planned for it (hopefully they run it again this year) :)

by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 15:07
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aw wow brill idea!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 17:31
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Love this film! Looking forward to seeing this =D

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 23:29
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love this...good luck with this

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 23:31
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WOW, what an beautiful dress, i wish you all the best of luck with this. =D

by Holli on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 18:24
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This will suit you soo well! And Moulin Rouge really is a fantastic film! You'll look beautiful in that dress ^_^

by ElegantAura on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 17:40
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:O this will look gorgeous! I adore the film, especially the costumes that Satine wears, they're so pretty *_*

by Freyarule on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 20:56
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You guys are all too lovely and awesome thankies for the mucho support :) I can't wait to get started on making this one! Her head-dress is gonna be tricky so *fingers crossed* I don't mess it up! ^___^ I'm getting so excited over this costume and I haven't even started yet xD x

by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 22:35
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OMG this is gonna be awesome. When I cosplay Harold Zidler....We Have to get a Pic together :3

by animekid3000 on Saturday, 22 October, 2011 - 11:30
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Really hope to see this!

by Deathblow_Prime on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 14:00
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I mean...awesome! Shoulda given me notice, been wanting to cosplay Zidler for years!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 14:28
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Can't wait to see this, wig is gorgeous on you.

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 16:42
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Oooooh yay! This will be so pretty *__* the wig is perfect <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 18:16
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Dat Wig! Love it so much - so gorgeous and I can't believe how good the price was :D Looks way more expensive :D Your gonna look beautiful :D

by gaming_goddess on Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 - 04:37
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The headdress is beautifully done! Can't wait to see more progress on this. :) You really suit her.

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 22:40
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The headress looks beautiful. Lovely detailed work ♥

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 18:21
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by sjbonnar on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 13:32
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This is coming together so well and so much detail has been added, great work

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 23:23
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this is looking amazing!!!

by Fizzykat on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 11:14
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you look beautiful

by otakugirl on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 19:55
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I love Moulin Rouge! This costume is Very pretty. Im looking forward to the pics, Im sure you will look abs beautifull! ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 23:00
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Right, adding Zidler now. Can't resist!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 11:22
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Epic epic epic, CAN NOT WAIT! You know how happy you have made me Sean ... totally off the happy scale right now really cheered me up <3 you awesome friend you <3


by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 12:40
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Wow! The details you are putting into this are incredible. I love costumes like this. Really looking forward to seeing this x

by Sephirayne on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 15:39
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Your going to look gorgeous in that. ^______^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 17:43
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I totally ADORE Moulin Rouge and am so excited to see this! The progress looks gorgeous! *_*

by MoonLily on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 14:15
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Can't wait to cosplay Zidler!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 13:15
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Loving the progress. This is going to be a stunning cosplay <3

by Kacela on Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 21:28
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Seriously this is stunning, and watching it being made is just even more impressive considering It's completely from scratch. Your going to look absolutely gorgeous in this!

by ryaoki on Saturday, 30 March, 2013 - 12:02
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Wahhhh 80 ..jewelery work is stunning!

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 30 March, 2013 - 12:14
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wow I am impressed so far with the jewelry work, this is something i'm not so good at, i'm ok with putting a costume together, but extras like this and any kind of metal work I dread doing. Absolutley stunning!!!

by Tracy on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 06:56
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The headdress is so beautiful!

by Immy on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 15:54
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HOLY MOLY!!!!!!! The progress on this is looking incredible!!!!!! I really admire your attention to detail on all of your costumes and I truly think you're out doing yourself on this one, even at this stage!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 18:05
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This is so beautiful. You're very talented

by minato_haruna on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 12:09
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Oh gosh, all the jewellery is just absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all finished!

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 22:46
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^_^ thankyou everyone! I've still got a long way to go with this one but very much appreciate all the lovely compliments on my progress :D xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 22:53
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The accessories are looking absolutely stunning. This will be a gorgeous cosplay when its finished, really looking forward to seeing you Aya!

by Carmina on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 - 16:10
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This is so so gorgeous! I am in awe of your jewellery making skills <3 I really want to wear this myself haha :P

by Charlie-Bear on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 - 16:59
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You have so much patience to do all that beading work, looks amazing, the necklace is my favourite piece so far.

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 - 17:23
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That necklace is beyond stunning.

by Mighty Odango on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 - 21:09
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The jewellery is absolutely beautiful, the attention to detail is mind blowing cannot wait to see this all together :)

by Limegreenjelly on Sunday, 14 April, 2013 - 19:05
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Wow this looks sooo beautiful so far *__*

by ToroSonyCat on Monday, 15 April, 2013 - 18:03
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That’s some impressive jewellery making skills on show there. The finished piece is a work of art

by ArcaneArchery on Thursday, 18 April, 2013 - 20:44
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This looks incredible already. I'm so sad that i won't get to see this! ;___;

by Bambi. on Friday, 19 April, 2013 - 14:28
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your skills are just 0.0


by Numta on Friday, 19 April, 2013 - 20:31
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That necklace and headdress are the most beautiful and intricate things I've ever seen!
hdegfsmeyvgfv you have some serious skills

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 - 17:32
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Oh wow! Looks amazing so far! *__*

by ThisIsLisaB on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 - 18:44
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Gosh Thank you everyone for the positive support and feedback! It's very humbling to hear to such wonderful compliments about my work <3


by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 - 19:05
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I'm just completely in awe. This looks amazing so far!

by naurarwen on Monday, 29 April, 2013 - 12:11
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Wow this is looking so beautiful!

by BlueberryTale on Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 - 08:03
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omg this is stunning!!!! can't wait to see the finished outfit!!

by Eatmethoubean on Tuesday, 14 May, 2013 - 16:24
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Progress is looking awesome, good work on this :)

by Mercury is a troll on Monday, 20 May, 2013 - 07:47
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Ribbon embroidery! *makes grabby hands*

by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 2 June, 2013 - 07:05
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This is looking so lovely!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 2 August, 2013 - 22:01
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OMG! Dat embroidery ♥ Such beautiful work. Can't wait to see in person.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 3 August, 2013 - 08:57
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I remember you describing this costume to me. Primark jewellery is a fantastic source of shiny bits!

Your Satine is really beautiful, and accurate too! See you at Aya

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 5 August, 2013 - 22:08
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Cannot wait to see this at Aya!!!

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 14 August, 2013 - 09:51
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So beautiful! I love the effect of the ribbon embroidery, nice choice of technique.

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 14 August, 2013 - 17:14
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Absolutely gorgeous! Well done on the finished costume. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 14 August, 2013 - 23:07
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AMAZING <3 So stunning!!

by Moonchild on Thursday, 15 August, 2013 - 12:18
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Beautiful! this is one of my fav movies ever and you look stunning as Satine ♥

by Greenstar88 on Saturday, 17 August, 2013 - 21:33
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Hi Hun! U looked beautiful yesterday! ;) made me want to cry seeing u in this dress!!! Xx

by Fizzykat on Sunday, 18 August, 2013 - 07:22
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Beautiful costume! The jewellery is awesome and I absolutely love the ribbon embroidery - it looks fantastic and it's incredible how much time you put into it.

by Angelphie on Monday, 19 August, 2013 - 19:33
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It was SO lovely to see and meet you hun! This was beautiful! Well done on the jewellery it looked stunning!

by neomogrox on Monday, 19 August, 2013 - 19:38
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Hi, it was fantastic to meet you on Friday, I saw your Satine in the Masquerade queue from afar (and again at cosplay chess), but we were all dripping with fake blood and goo, so we didn't want to come over to say hi in case we got any red on your beautiful costume. You're one red (or should I say rouge? ohoho...) hot mamacita! :D

by Pudding on Monday, 19 August, 2013 - 21:44
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This was so beautiful! I'm so glad I got to see it in person! It was lovely talking to you before the masq and chess!

by SephNoir on Tuesday, 20 August, 2013 - 15:12
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Such a beautiful cosplay! I'm so happy I got to see this in person!
All the detail was so neat and perfect and you looked so beautiful!
All the hours you put into it really paid off ^_^

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 - 12:02
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So prettyyy!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 - 13:25
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She looks fantastic! All the hard work definitely paid off!

by Quinzel on Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 - 14:48
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Beautiful work. I loved all the embroidery and the jewellery.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 - 17:10
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Utterly breathtaking <3 The embroidery and the jewellry are gorgeous and the overall effect is just stunning <3
A truely beautiful cosplay!

by TheStarlightFairy on Friday, 30 August, 2013 - 22:55
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beautiful work, your jewellery is amazing

by Leolarua on Monday, 2 September, 2013 - 15:32
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Yes! So glad this got a Showcase as it truly deserves it!
Congratulations hun! This is a truly beautiful costume! <3

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 19:25
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Absolutely love the detail on this, definitely worthy of a showcase, congrats!

by Stubbled Grapes on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 20:06
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Well deserved showcase hun, well done =D

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 20:12
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Grats on the showcase, well deserved!! This is amazing <3

by Mercury is a troll on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 20:14
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Grats on the showcase, well deserved!! This is amazing <3

by Mercury is a troll on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 20:14
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Yeaaaaah showcase! Well done my dearie, well deserved! <3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 20:15
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Yesss very well deserved showcase <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 20:16
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Thank you everyone :') for all your lovely and heartwarming comments ^^ I am so honoured to have this costume on the showcase this week!


by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 20:58
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Congrats on the showcase...amazing outfit ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 8 September, 2013 - 21:26
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Congrats on the showcase sweety. ^o^

You look pwiddyful in these photos and you still pwiddyful when I saw you in the cosplay. ^_^

by Mangamad on Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 10:44
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congrats on the showcase!! very much deserved!!!!

by Fizzykat on Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 12:24
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Congrats on the showcase <3

by Galadrella2012 on Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 14:16
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Congrats, well deserved ^^

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 16:11
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This is such a beautiful costume and I'm so happy it got showcased. Well done ♥

by Sephirayne on Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 22:11
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This is a gorgeous cosplay! So much lovely detail, and congrats on the showcase! :D

by Cauldron Of Mischief on Tuesday, 10 September, 2013 - 13:55
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Wow gorgeous!

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 14 September, 2013 - 21:45
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The finished product looks absolutely stunning!

by Carmina on Monday, 16 September, 2013 - 14:22
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Beautiful work! Such detail!

by Kitri du Lac on Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 - 00:39

Shopping List

WIg £14.07Bought
Gold paint£8.30Bought
Prop: Perfume bottle£2.00Bought
A shitton of duchess satin (donated!)£0.00Bought
Jewelry findings£31.65Bought
Jewellery to chop up£13.00Bought
Matt red lipstick£5.99Bought
More findings £4.58Bought
300m Gold Ribbon£18.75Bought


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.