|Awards :||2nd place EMS Masquerade, 3rd place Titan Con Masquerade|
|Time Taken :||2 weeks|
|The costume consists of:|
4 metres of turquoise and gold fabric (possibly curtain fabric but hey, whatever works!)
1 metre of turquoise chiffon
Several pieces of craft foam
Gold acrylic paint
Chain and beads
White blonde wig
It took around 2 weeks to make, mainly because of the belt and shoulder pieces! I cut all of the pieces out of craft foam using a craft knife before giving it several layers of PVA glue to strengthen it. I then painted it gold before realising the shade clashed with my fabric so I repainted it in a lighter shade.
The dress didn't take very long to make as it was rather simple. the only problem was as it is rather low cut, finding a suitable bra to wear under it was a challenge! I managed to find a u-plunge bra that works perfectly.
I attempted crimping the wig by plaiting and hair spraying but it dropped out by the time of the masquerade. It still gave a good effect however.
The purple contacts really set the costume off and really complete the look.