Tinkerbell (Burlesque) - Original Costume





I'm organising a burlesque fundraiser for the Edinburgh Temporary Autonomous Art group FREAK Last year we took an abandoned building and over a couple of months transformed it into a haven for art, self expression and events which we held over four days. We intend to do this again in July and we're currently raising funds for it ^-^ The theme of the night is Fantasy and Fairytales so I decided to go as Tinkerbell ^-^

I'd been working on this corset and had some issues with it. It was a mockup for a corsetdress and I'd cut the pattern slightly off, (extending the seams down from the hip instead of really considering it at a pencil skit, silly me) so I've cut off the lower half, recut the boning and finished it off.

Heres some shots of the basic corset. I still need to add the silk leaves and the vines and beading, which I intend to do today. I also need to make the wings and find a pair of shoes to decorate.

Momo is making me an ace little green top hat in matching silk with a teardrop shaped brim and triangular top. It's gonna be ace.


I've now finished the beadwork and embroidery and it's looking gorgeous. I also found a lovely pair of pale gold tbar court shoes for £6 so I've added a little of the matching beads, hand sewn into the ankle strap and just around the front. Now all I need is the matching underwear and wings^^


Momo made me a lovely hat which I embellished with beading and gold threads along the top and added fabric leaves and beading to the front ^^ Wings are still a work in progress >.<

All completed and ready for Teaze now, I'll most likely be bringing it to Ame also ^^


Eatmethoubean posted on 22 April, 2008 - 00:07
wow!!! that looks amazing....an awesome spin on tinkerbell...cant wait to see it complete with wings :)

stripey_dani posted on 22 April, 2008 - 00:12
Oh my that is fantastic! Id love to learn how to make corsets ^^

Ikkaku-kun posted on 22 April, 2008 - 00:16
This is a great costume taken from a classic XD *thumbs up*

stripey_dani posted on 2 May, 2008 - 19:33
Those shoes are toooo cute x3 I want to go to this Burlesque night now xD

Momo posted on 19 May, 2008 - 17:07
very cute!

Fizzykat posted on 20 May, 2008 - 15:14
omg thats soooo cute! i love it! great choice of fabric!

stripey_dani posted on 6 June, 2008 - 09:51
Omg this is AMAZING! You look absolutely fantastic! *mega love*

Mtani posted on 6 June, 2008 - 11:24
Amazing! My favourite Tinkerbell! :D

ChibiVampireM posted on 10 June, 2008 - 15:52
This is really cute. The butt reminds me of the green fairy in Moulin Rouge when she wiggles it. :P