Ball Outfit - Original Design




Attending the fabulous Grand Cosplay Ball, I wanted to have another go at designing something! I didn't like the shape of the dress I wore the previous year, so tried to choose something that would give more curves.

Amy Lou and I decided to go with the forest theme, and I chose water/rivers. with all my designs I changed many MANY times and it ended up looking like nothing to do with water :D I fail! It was suggested that it could be closer to a wind theme, so I might try and take it down that route instead :D

It was very rushed at the end (due to my being silly and really indecisive) but I managed to get it done, minus a lot of detail. I'll finish this off and hopefully get a few photos (maybe Amecon?)

The black parts were duchess satin, the silver bits were a strange metallic fabric I found, overlayed on cotton. I used a skirt I owned under the silver pleated bit to puff it out and give it more shape. The colour scheme happened when I found the gorgeous blue-silver gradient silk, which I used for the drapes. I decorated the dress with matching gems & trim, and spray painted the flowers for the headdress and back piece. I added turnovers to some ankle boots to make them fit in with the outfit.

Day before the ball while frantically still sewing the dress I threw Amy the headband and some flowers and cried at her to make it pretty, so thank you Amy Lou :D


Sephirayne posted on 27 June, 2010 - 23:12
Lovely outfit. Love the fabrics.

Mothfox posted on 27 June, 2010 - 23:25
just wow you look really good in that ball dress

sjbonnar posted on 27 June, 2010 - 23:37
You looked amazing dear ^_^

gaming_goddess posted on 27 June, 2010 - 23:53
This is absolutly beautiful. The fabric is gorgeous and the design is fabulous. Really love it :D

Cosplex posted on 28 June, 2010 - 07:43
This outfit proves that you should wear more dresses. you looked great!

Fables posted on 28 June, 2010 - 10:27
I'm in love with the drapey bits at the back! (Thats a technical term, that is) Really loving the style and the colours!

KhaosKreator posted on 28 June, 2010 - 12:52
I love the shoes on this one! -Tab

Chibi posted on 28 June, 2010 - 15:08
Simply gorgeous ^^ I love the flowy bits at the back!

CrystalNeko posted on 28 June, 2010 - 23:55
This is so pretty! I love the back details the best!

Delusional posted on 30 June, 2010 - 20:36
Lex - Shush, you! Thank you to everyone for all your lovely comments on this :)

Pandora-Chi posted on 25 July, 2010 - 12:28
WOW! O.o this is truely BEAUTIFUL!! The cascading bow detail is simply gorgeous!!

Alyx posted on 30 August, 2010 - 21:53
This is so beautiful!! <3

perfectly_purple posted on 30 August, 2010 - 21:56
Wow, this is gorgeous. I really love the design and the colours!

Ashe posted on 30 August, 2010 - 22:16
I love this dress sooooo much. Do not be alarmed if it goes missing next time I visit your flat. That is all.

Sephirayne posted on 19 January, 2011 - 02:15
Loved seeing this in person. You looked so stunning ;)

Progress Journal

30th August 2010

Finished, at last!

Knowing I wouldn't have time to make a new dress for the Amecon ball I decided to take the time to finish my original design I did for the last Grand Cosplay Ball.

The main outfit wasn't changed much at all really, but I had time to add embellishments, finish the necklace and add details such as the sleeves and head pieces. In my mind the bits on her bunches were going to have the blue fabric draping from them, but in practice it just looked odd so I went with something simpler. It was only when I finished that I realised it looked like cat ears :P