Costume :Dr Mrs The Monarch
Source :Venture Bros.
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos

Dr Mrs the Monarch

Dr Mrs the Monarch

Dr Mrs The Monarch

Taking a break from arching

Dr Mrs The Monarch...chilling

Arching at Kita

Arching at Kita

Dr Mrs The Monarch


Costume Information

A foray into the unknown! Making gloves and sewing Lycra ...My only experience being the WW pants, and wasn't that fun!

update 25/4/12

Costume was worn at Kitacon. I updated the journal and costume photos today yeah!


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Gloves look great. Nice start on this. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 29 March, 2012 - 17:42
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Will you do the voice too? XD Look forward to seeing this at kita ^_^

by Manjou on Thursday, 29 March, 2012 - 18:35
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Thanks Steve <3

Manjou, I don't think there are enough cigarettes & whiskey in the world that would help me with "the voice"...lol

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 29 March, 2012 - 20:14
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Thighboots are excellent! - be proud. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 12:33
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Thanks you...and thank you since I used your tutorial to get me started! <3

by Wyrdsister on Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 12:54
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Bodice progress - *__*

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 09:30
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lol...is that good? :p

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 13:20
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Awesome as always hun :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 16:12
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This is looking amazing. Great progress.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 16:21
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You're a brave person! ;p Looks good 8D

by Hawkeye on Saturday, 7 April, 2012 - 17:09

You were AMAZING! After we met you someone excitedly showed us a picture of your full group ;__; Thank you for talking to us!

by on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 22:59
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you look AMAZING!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 - 18:55
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I absolutely Loooove this. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 - 19:50
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by nanahara on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 - 22:57
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Thanks guys..I absolutely LOVED wearing this costume and I hope I get to wear it again. The group was so much fun too.

Miiol, it was awesome talking to you too, I've always loved seeing your Gorillaz costumes on CI and it was really nice to actually meet you in person.

by Wyrdsister on Saturday, 28 April, 2012 - 02:23
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You looked perfect!

by Saffron on Saturday, 28 April, 2012 - 04:22
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Thanks !!

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 00:53


Neck Lace (Posted 11th April 2012)

the last piece...all ready to go!

finished (Posted 10th April 2012)

the costume...minus the jewellery...3 days before Kita...

Wings (Posted 10th April 2012)

The wings are actually the part of the costume I like least. The rolled hem I did on it isn't as nice as I'd like it to be...the finish is a bit shoddy on it but yeah...might redo

Crown (Posted 8th April 2012)

Lovely crown, made from foam PVC by my lovely BF Paul.

Lycra Applique (Posted 7th April 2012)

The Front of the butterfly. Actually really happy with this, it was relatively simpler than I thought it would be :)

Lycra Applique (Posted 7th April 2012)

The back of the "butterfly"

Lycra Applique (Posted 6th April 2012)

Ok, the next milestone was the butterfly Design on the chest. My friend Mollins linked me to a great tutorial that had a step by step how to do appliqué with Lycra. It works!

Leotard (Posted 2nd April 2012)

Leotard. WIP. I went for a shiny wet look spandexy fabric I found on my local Market. I's probably not the best fabric I've ever bought and I may end up remaking at some point...but it looks ok to me

Boot Covers (Posted 2nd April 2012)

Ok, so after I made the gloves, the time came to glue the leggings onto the shoes...bit nerve racking if I'm honest, and I did kinda mess it up a bit, but not that you would really notice. I think they came out great, but I needed a solution to the sliding down issue. I found that on The superhero costume Forum, who had a tutorial by the awesome DJ Spider on attaching leggings to dance tights.

Leotard (Posted 30th March 2012)

Here's the pattern for the Leotard. It's not as open as it needs to be, but then again it looks good to me and is more...revealing than any costume I've made so far!

Gloves (Posted 30th March 2012)

I made another one, which was too big and finally the last one was the good one. there is a step by step thing I posted on Facebook on how I made these.
I think it's public and although I'm no expert, the gloves are holding ok :)

Gloves (Posted 28th March 2012)

Ok, those were my first attempt at making Lycra gloves. These turned out too small.

Legs (Posted 21st March 2012)

so got a shiny Lycra and made the leggings using Ranma 1/2's tutorial to get me started...Thanks Steve! Much happier with this look :)

Legs (Posted 20th March 2012)

I didn't like the look I was getting with the vinyl so I pinned some Lycra around my legs and instantly liked it better! It was the wrong colour so shopping would be required.

Legs (Posted 20th March 2012)

So to start with I got some vinyl to do the legs, and unfortunately, 4 way yellow vinyl is pretty much impossible to get in this country. The vinyl I used is only 1 way and I couldn't get it to work

Wig (Posted 8th March 2012)

I tried to do this with my own hair, but had this wig in the box that seemed fitting, and it kinda looks ok...