Florence (Black dress with Feathers) - Florence & The Machine





Florence was really sooo nice to cosplay last Expo.. I want to do her again, and I LOVE feathers so I couldnt resist trying to make this black dress with feathers costume which she wore around 2009, eg NME tour Manchester, teenage cancer trust gig, etc..

I do have another track in mind for masquerade - hopefully Expo will have another special Florence 'Live' performance. XD

As far as I can tell the feathers are not actually attatched to the dress, as I've spotted her wearing the feathers with different black dresses. I think it is just like a shrug which ties under the arms and around the back. ..and when she gets hot she just takes it off, as you do. ^_^ (Ive seen some feather capes on eBy but they were wayyyy expensive!! so I'm gonna make my own)

Progress will be in Journal if you want to follow.


ryaoki posted on 16 July, 2010 - 16:40
NOW this, will be one to see...then again all your costumes are because there always spectacularr!

Ranma1-2 posted on 16 July, 2010 - 17:37
Aww cheers mate. ^_^ ..I've always loved feathers so this Florence costume is a must do! Should be relatively cheap too cuz I already have the wig and ring ..and shoes. I like it when stuff can be re-used for another cosplay. :P

ryaoki posted on 16 July, 2010 - 17:56
haha as they say in the A-team, " i love it when a plan comes together " oi we still up for vinny and rossy sometime bud !

hakuloveszabuza posted on 18 July, 2010 - 20:13
I loved your performance at the last Expo, you looked great on stage and really looked like you enjoyed yourself. This is such a beautiful outfit and I am sure you will look amazing.

Ranma1-2 posted on 24 July, 2010 - 19:45
Thanks sweetie ^_^ Yes I enjoyed cosplaying Florence so much. I'm just wondering what to do with the lower part of this black dress - it looks like a full length one, so maybe I will have to have a jaw droppingly long slash up the front or something. :p

Captain_Marvelous posted on 27 July, 2010 - 12:00
Well if the other Flo outfit is anything to go bye this is gonna be amazing! must get my next Crossplay started XD

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 July, 2010 - 17:25
Thanks. ^_^ I'll go check your costumes list for your next plans. :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 27 July, 2010 - 17:33
Im fully not sure what to do XD few ideas but yeah sort of seeing what comes along XD

No thanks posted on 8 August, 2010 - 19:03
Oh! I can't WAIT to see this one! And i know it will be amazing with your skills! <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 August, 2010 - 23:04
Thanks Charlotte. ^_^

Progress Journal

16th July 2010

Getting materials together

Woohoo, I has Feathers!
These arrived today from Hong Kong. They are black Coque feathers and have a lovely irridescent green shine. ..and they are reeeeeally soft ^_^

Since the feather capes on eBy are like £50 to buy (!!) I was really pleased to find these feathers at a good price so I can make my own. They come on a strip (fringe) sold by the yard. I bought two yards total £10.12 inc P&P. Hope that's enough for 3 layers of feathers..