1st December 2009: and we're off! Fabric bought. Off white goergette, red corduroy, gold ribbon, red gems of varying sizes, gold wire, plastic boning and a zip. I already have some brown leatherette and some gladiator sandles that i can use.
I forgot red cord and hooks and eyes though. So I'll need to head back to fabric land for more stuff.
This isn't going to be the most accurate costume ever, but it should be fun!