Costume :Mary Poppins
Variant :Jolly Holiday
Source :Mary Poppins
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MCM Midlands Comic Con 2014

Costume Photos

Mary makes your heart feel light!

When Mary holds your hand, you feel so grand

The daffodils are smiling at the dove


Practically Perfect in Every Way

Oh! It's a Jolly Holiday!

There's no need to dismay!


Jolly Holiday


Costume Information

Awards : 2nd place - MFCC masquerade, Saturday

I've recently fallen in love with this dress since rewatching this film. I suggested to Rudeth that he be Bert a couple of weeks ago, so I may have to remind him about this XD

-HAT has been commissioned by the lovely and talented S-Lawliet!
Made from white lace(It's soft curtain lace as this was the cheapest way to do it), with red ribbon threaded through white lace for the embellishments. Fake mini-rose-bouquets attached around the skirt. The bodice was made from a combination of three patterns, and I used my favourite ball-gown skirt pattern for the skirt for adequate poof.
The chest ruffle is just a gathered strip of the same lace fabric
Made from off-white jersey fabric. Skirt pattern the same as the overdress.
All made from liquid satin (as it is cheap to buy in bulk) with the same pattern again. All of my hate. One white and three red.
My terra shoes as a base, with white bodycon spats. Each bootcover has 10 red buttons up the outside.
A shop-bought white parasol with pink fairy organza sewn onto alternative panels. I might sculpt the bird's head handle in the future!

White gloves bought from an accessory shop.

Ayacon 2013: I had so much fun wearing this! It got a great reception which makes me very happy. Rudeth made a perfect Bert and we had an awesome time derping around. My only niggles were that my shoes rubbed (I forgot to buy heel grips OTL) and my corset kept trying to creep up because of all the pettis so it started pinching my skin). Both are minor problems which I can fix up pretty easily for the next time I wear it. I intend to add some ribbon and sparkles to the chest ribbon as I noticed these details when watching the movie 2 days before the con WHOOPS

Midlands MCM Expo 2014: I had a blast wearing this today! The new wig I bought is MUCH MUCH thicker than the first one, so it took a lot longer and many more pins to style it! It went down very well again, and I even decided to enter the masquerade with it! Putting insoles and grips in the shoes was the best idea ever (though they failed to stop my feet hurting my the end of the day haha), and I pinned my petticoats in place so the corset was much more comfortable.
Still haven't added the ribbon and sparkles though...


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aw marry poppins i used to love that film

by rosieroo on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 22:16
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You are gonna be so super cute in this <3

by Luminescence on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 22:21
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awww this wud be amazing to see :)

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 22:24
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YAY! I love Mary Poppins c: you will so her justice c: and I'm sure Adam will make an awesome Bert

by Devil_Trigger on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 23:10
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One of my favorite movies! 8D Wowza, I honestly cannot wait to see you guys, you'll look great! x3

by KiraraYumi on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 23:29
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I can't wait for this Louuuu 8D

by Mungojerrie on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 09:01
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Im looking forward to this.
I think it's really going to see you.

by Yasmia on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 10:25
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I look forward to this *3* I can see this suiting you so well
And Adam is an awesome choice for Bert :D

by Solaria on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 12:44

Well reminded.

by rudeth on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 14:32
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I honestly cannot wait for this, you're gonna look amazing!

by cowiee on Friday, 19 August, 2011 - 01:50
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Ahh you will look so great! :D

by MissAriel on Saturday, 5 May, 2012 - 23:31
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Lou this will suit you so much and I know you'll make such a lovely costume <3 as I can't see it person at Aya please re-wear it and also take many photos!!

by Siouxsie James on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 08:56
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Aaaaahh this is going to be gorgeous! <333

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 09:06
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Haha! Great choice :)

Gorr' bless ya, Mary Poppins!

by PandoraCaitiff on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 09:18
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Can't wait to see this :)

by Siouxsie James on Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 17:39
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OMG that hat it looks so good on you eeeeee *__*

by Freyarule on Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 18:40
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by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 20 August, 2013 - 14:55
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This is was so spot on and so nice to see! Perfect in every way!

by SephNoir on Tuesday, 20 August, 2013 - 16:20
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I saw this at Aya but chickened out of saying hello... this was super pretty :P

by Teacup_Erinyes on Wednesday, 21 August, 2013 - 19:14
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by J-Po on Wednesday, 21 August, 2013 - 19:46
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Saw this at Aya! You looked perfect!

by BlueberryTale on Sunday, 25 August, 2013 - 14:13
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So lovely! Also dat ass unf <3

by Freyarule on Thursday, 29 August, 2013 - 23:35
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This is one of the most beautiful costumes that I have ever seen EVER!! Well done Lou :) and the photos are amazing!!!!!!

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 30 August, 2013 - 07:13
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Gah you look amazing hun!!! I love it <3

by Littlegeeky on Friday, 30 August, 2013 - 10:34
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The detail on this is fantastic! Awesome job!

by SaffronJay on Sunday, 27 April, 2014 - 23:57
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eeee yes <3 This deserves to be showcased so much

by Emzone on Sunday, 30 November, 2014 - 22:31
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Congrats on the showcase, this costume is beautiful!

by Peredhil on Sunday, 30 November, 2014 - 22:39
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Congratulations, this showcase is 100% deserved. This costume is beautiful :)

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 30 November, 2014 - 23:30
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Congratulations on this weeks showcase! You look amazing just like i knew you would! Beautiful outcome nice work!

by cowiee on Sunday, 30 November, 2014 - 23:31

Ahhh I remember seeing this at Aya! Great choice of costume and paired up with Bert it was just fab!

by madmazda86 on Monday, 1 December, 2014 - 22:04
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Congratulations on the Showcase! Well deserved :)

by DarkShine Cosplay on Wednesday, 3 December, 2014 - 12:19
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Beautiful! :D

by SuperZeldaGirl on Saturday, 6 December, 2014 - 19:28
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This is lovely!! The shot on the carousel too, just awesome!

by Kitri du Lac on Monday, 1 June, 2015 - 00:32
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This is stunning

by rosieroo on Thursday, 8 September, 2016 - 20:00

To-Do List

Overdress (lacey/embroidered bit)LowComplete


Overdress! (Posted 4th August 2013)

Finally done!
The chest ruffle was the hardest bit! I couldn't work out how it worked so I made it up. I've done it the park's way, and foregone the lace and ribbon around the edge, mostly because I don;t have enough time right now, and I don't have quite enough lace.
I will go back and at least add ribbon to it so it's more true to the film in the future!

Petticoats (Posted 4th July 2013)

I am so done with pettis. I just have to hem them now but I've finally pieced together one white petti and three red. If these don't provide enough poof, I'll be using my lolita petti as well

Waspie (Posted 22nd July 2012)

I've taken artistic licence for this. Having found back reference, I found that the back was extremely narrow, and not laced. In order to make this as comfortable as possible, I made the back a bit taller, and put in lacing for cuteness and adjustability.
Yes it is inaccurate, but I'd rather be comfortable. Also, lacing is cute :)

Progress (Posted 26th June 2012)

Underdress done
Overdress in progress. Made from net curtain, Giselle would be proud
Pieces for all petticoats cut out and ready to sew.
Red shoes and buttons bought

The start (Posted 5th May 2012)

S-Lawliet has very kindly agreed to make the hat for me, and I know she's going to do an amazing job on it!
Bought some off-white fabric for the underdress and some white lace gloves