Satine (Finale Dress) - Moulin Rouge


London Film and Comic Con Winter 2014

Cosplay Island Showcase 8th September 2013

Showcased 8th September 2013 What is this?


For more of my costumes and progress see my page: facebook.com/toffee.marmalade.studio

♥ About Satine ♥

"The most sort after courtesan at the Moulin Rouge, headling acts being beautiful and incredibly talented she aspires to become a famous actress and get away from her current occupant servicing wealthy men. Falling in love with a pennyless writer called Christian she vows to not sleep withThe Duke and remain faithful to him. Sadly her life is but a tragedy and no matter how much she loves Christian love cannot change her fate."

♥ About the Cosplay ♥

I'm made the entire costume (exception being wig and shoes, both were customised accordingly) the fabric is duchess satin hand embroidered with gold ribbon. The necklace I made out of jewelry findings mostly from scratch to get it as accurate as possible and the headdress is a mixture of painted craft foam, beading, jewellery crafted onto a headband.

Moulin Rouge is my favourite (non-scifi) film. I remember going to watch it in the cinema and falling in love with it (though I prefer having it on DVD can stop it before the finale :) happy endings all round that way :D)

Since I like a little bit of theatrics I made this costume for my graduation Ball, the dress wasn't quite finished but still looked amazing with the necklace and headdress, but will re-wear for Ayacon :D.

♥ Budget/Cost ♥


♥ Worn to ♥

Graduation Ball
AyaCon '13
Winter LFCC '14
MK Collectormania '14

Quinzel posted on 20 March, 2011 - 01:40
Geez, it's been years since I've seen this film >.<. The costumes are all beautiful and I'm sure you'll do an awesome job with this. It would make a great outfit for something like the Grand Cosplay Ball!

Sephirayne posted on 20 March, 2011 - 08:44
Awesome. I love this film. Been ages since I've seen it. I love this dress and can't wait to see your progress on it ;)

MoonLily posted on 20 March, 2011 - 13:22
Any moulin rouge cosplay gets a massive thumbs up from me! Can't wait to see!

Frederica la Noir posted on 20 March, 2011 - 16:07
^_^ Thanks guys! I was watching the film last night and was like *why haven't I thought to cosplay her before >.<* lol ooo Quin what a fabo idea! This shall be my Grand Cosplay Ball gown I haven't got anything else planned for it (hopefully they run it again this year) :)

InfiniteJester posted on 20 March, 2011 - 18:31
aw wow brill idea!

Leonie Heartilly posted on 21 March, 2011 - 00:29
Love this film! Looking forward to seeing this =D

SamanthaKaiba posted on 21 March, 2011 - 00:31
love this...good luck with this

Holli posted on 23 March, 2011 - 19:24
WOW, what an beautiful dress, i wish you all the best of luck with this. =D

ElegantAura posted on 27 March, 2011 - 18:40
This will suit you soo well! And Moulin Rouge really is a fantastic film! You'll look beautiful in that dress ^_^

Freyarule posted on 27 March, 2011 - 21:56
:O this will look gorgeous! I adore the film, especially the costumes that Satine wears, they're so pretty *_*

Frederica la Noir posted on 27 March, 2011 - 23:35
You guys are all too lovely and awesome thankies for the mucho support :) I can't wait to get started on making this one! Her head-dress is gonna be tricky so *fingers crossed* I don't mess it up! ^___^ I'm getting so excited over this costume and I haven't even started yet xD x

animekid3000 posted on 22 October, 2011 - 12:30
OMG this is gonna be awesome. When I cosplay Harold Zidler....We Have to get a Pic together :3

Deathblow_Prime posted on 6 February, 2013 - 15:00
Really hope to see this!

sjbonnar posted on 26 February, 2013 - 15:28
DO WANT! I mean...awesome! Shoulda given me notice, been wanting to cosplay Zidler for years!

Alias Cosplay posted on 26 February, 2013 - 17:42
Can't wait to see this, wig is gorgeous on you.

Freyarule posted on 26 February, 2013 - 19:16
Oooooh yay! This will be so pretty *__* the wig is perfect <3

gaming_goddess posted on 27 February, 2013 - 05:37
Dat Wig! Love it so much - so gorgeous and I can't believe how good the price was :D Looks way more expensive :D Your gonna look beautiful :D

HarryKurt posted on 6 March, 2013 - 23:40
The headdress is beautifully done! Can't wait to see more progress on this. :) You really suit her.

Sephirayne posted on 7 March, 2013 - 19:21
The headress looks beautiful. Lovely detailed work ♥

sjbonnar posted on 8 March, 2013 - 14:32

SamanthaKaiba posted on 9 March, 2013 - 00:23
This is coming together so well and so much detail has been added, great work

Fizzykat posted on 17 March, 2013 - 12:14
this is looking amazing!!!

otakugirl posted on 17 March, 2013 - 20:55
you look beautiful

Ranma1-2 posted on 18 March, 2013 - 00:00
I love Moulin Rouge! This costume is Very pretty. Im looking forward to the pics, Im sure you will look abs beautifull! ^_^

sjbonnar posted on 18 March, 2013 - 12:22
Right, adding Zidler now. Can't resist!

Frederica la Noir posted on 18 March, 2013 - 13:40
Epic epic epic, CAN NOT WAIT! You know how happy you have made me Sean ... totally off the happy scale right now really cheered me up <3 you awesome friend you <3 Xxx

Sephirayne posted on 18 March, 2013 - 16:39
Wow! The details you are putting into this are incredible. I love costumes like this. Really looking forward to seeing this x

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 22 March, 2013 - 18:43
Your going to look gorgeous in that. ^______^

MoonLily posted on 24 March, 2013 - 15:15
I totally ADORE Moulin Rouge and am so excited to see this! The progress looks gorgeous! *_*

sjbonnar posted on 25 March, 2013 - 14:15
Can't wait to cosplay Zidler!

Kacela posted on 25 March, 2013 - 22:28
Loving the progress. This is going to be a stunning cosplay <3

ryaoki posted on 30 March, 2013 - 13:02
Seriously this is stunning, and watching it being made is just even more impressive considering It's completely from scratch. Your going to look absolutely gorgeous in this!

Ranma1-2 posted on 30 March, 2013 - 13:14
Wahhhh 80 ..jewelery work is stunning!

Tracy posted on 31 March, 2013 - 07:56
wow I am impressed so far with the jewelry work, this is something i'm not so good at, i'm ok with putting a costume together, but extras like this and any kind of metal work I dread doing. Absolutley stunning!!!

Immy posted on 31 March, 2013 - 16:54
The headdress is so beautiful!

FuriePhoenix posted on 31 March, 2013 - 19:05
HOLY MOLY!!!!!!! The progress on this is looking incredible!!!!!! I really admire your attention to detail on all of your costumes and I truly think you're out doing yourself on this one, even at this stage!

minato_haruna posted on 1 April, 2013 - 13:09
This is so beautiful. You're very talented

CrystalNeko posted on 1 April, 2013 - 23:46
Oh gosh, all the jewellery is just absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Frederica la Noir posted on 1 April, 2013 - 23:53
^_^ thankyou everyone! I've still got a long way to go with this one but very much appreciate all the lovely compliments on my progress :D xxx

Carmina posted on 10 April, 2013 - 17:10
The accessories are looking absolutely stunning. This will be a gorgeous cosplay when its finished, really looking forward to seeing you Aya!

PinkCharlieBear posted on 10 April, 2013 - 17:59
This is so so gorgeous! I am in awe of your jewellery making skills <3 I really want to wear this myself haha :P

Alias Cosplay posted on 10 April, 2013 - 18:23
You have so much patience to do all that beading work, looks amazing, the necklace is my favourite piece so far.

Mighty Odango posted on 10 April, 2013 - 22:09
That necklace is beyond stunning.

Limegreenjelly posted on 14 April, 2013 - 20:05
The jewellery is absolutely beautiful, the attention to detail is mind blowing cannot wait to see this all together :)

ToroSonyCat posted on 15 April, 2013 - 19:03
Wow this looks sooo beautiful so far *__*

ArcaneArchery posted on 18 April, 2013 - 21:44
That’s some impressive jewellery making skills on show there. The finished piece is a work of art

Bambi. posted on 19 April, 2013 - 15:28
This looks incredible already. I'm so sad that i won't get to see this! ;___;

Numta posted on 19 April, 2013 - 21:31
your skills are just 0.0 wowzer

TheStarlightFairy posted on 28 April, 2013 - 18:32
That necklace and headdress are the most beautiful and intricate things I've ever seen! hdegfsmeyvgfv you have some serious skills

ThisIsLisaB posted on 28 April, 2013 - 19:44
Oh wow! Looks amazing so far! *__*

Frederica la Noir posted on 28 April, 2013 - 20:05
Gosh Thank you everyone for the positive support and feedback! It's very humbling to hear to such wonderful compliments about my work <3 xxx

naurarwen posted on 29 April, 2013 - 13:11
I'm just completely in awe. This looks amazing so far!

BlueberryTale posted on 1 May, 2013 - 09:03
Wow this is looking so beautiful!

Eatmethoubean posted on 14 May, 2013 - 17:24
omg this is stunning!!!! can't wait to see the finished outfit!!

Siouxsie James posted on 20 May, 2013 - 08:47
Progress is looking awesome, good work on this :)

KhaosKreator posted on 2 June, 2013 - 08:05
Ribbon embroidery! *makes grabby hands*

InfiniteJester posted on 2 August, 2013 - 23:01
This is looking so lovely!

Sephirayne posted on 3 August, 2013 - 09:57
OMG! Dat embroidery ♥ Such beautiful work. Can't wait to see in person.

Kei Lin Sama posted on 5 August, 2013 - 23:08
I remember you describing this costume to me. Primark jewellery is a fantastic source of shiny bits! Your Satine is really beautiful, and accurate too! See you at Aya

Freyarule posted on 14 August, 2013 - 10:51
Cannot wait to see this at Aya!!!

Amy-Lou posted on 14 August, 2013 - 18:14
So beautiful! I love the effect of the ribbon embroidery, nice choice of technique.

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 August, 2013 - 00:07
Absolutely gorgeous! Well done on the finished costume. :)

Moonchild posted on 15 August, 2013 - 13:18
AMAZING <3 So stunning!!

Greenstar88 posted on 17 August, 2013 - 22:33
Beautiful! this is one of my fav movies ever and you look stunning as Satine ♥

Fizzykat posted on 18 August, 2013 - 08:22
Hi Hun! U looked beautiful yesterday! ;) made me want to cry seeing u in this dress!!! Xx

Angelphie posted on 19 August, 2013 - 20:33
Beautiful costume! The jewellery is awesome and I absolutely love the ribbon embroidery - it looks fantastic and it's incredible how much time you put into it.

KuroStylr posted on 19 August, 2013 - 20:38
It was SO lovely to see and meet you hun! This was beautiful! Well done on the jewellery it looked stunning!

Anonymous posted on 19 August, 2013 - 22:44
Hi, it was fantastic to meet you on Friday, I saw your Satine in the Masquerade queue from afar (and again at cosplay chess), but we were all dripping with fake blood and goo, so we didn't want to come over to say hi in case we got any red on your beautiful costume. You're one red (or should I say rouge? ohoho...) hot mamacita! :D

SephNoir posted on 20 August, 2013 - 16:12
This was so beautiful! I'm so glad I got to see it in person! It was lovely talking to you before the masq and chess!

Littlegeeky posted on 27 August, 2013 - 13:02
Such a beautiful cosplay! I'm so happy I got to see this in person! All the detail was so neat and perfect and you looked so beautiful! All the hours you put into it really paid off ^_^

Freyarule posted on 27 August, 2013 - 14:25
So prettyyy!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Quinzel posted on 27 August, 2013 - 15:48
She looks fantastic! All the hard work definitely paid off!

Sephirayne posted on 28 August, 2013 - 18:10
Beautiful work. I loved all the embroidery and the jewellery.

TheStarlightFairy posted on 30 August, 2013 - 23:55
Utterly breathtaking <3 The embroidery and the jewellry are gorgeous and the overall effect is just stunning <3 A truely beautiful cosplay!

Leolarua posted on 2 September, 2013 - 16:32
beautiful work, your jewellery is amazing

Littlegeeky posted on 8 September, 2013 - 20:25
Yes! So glad this got a Showcase as it truly deserves it! Congratulations hun! This is a truly beautiful costume! <3

Kestral posted on 8 September, 2013 - 21:06
Absolutely love the detail on this, definitely worthy of a showcase, congrats!

Leonie Heartilly posted on 8 September, 2013 - 21:12
Well deserved showcase hun, well done =D

Siouxsie James posted on 8 September, 2013 - 21:14
Grats on the showcase, well deserved!! This is amazing <3

Siouxsie James posted on 8 September, 2013 - 21:14
Grats on the showcase, well deserved!! This is amazing <3

Freyarule posted on 8 September, 2013 - 21:15
Yeaaaaah showcase! Well done my dearie, well deserved! <3

TheStarlightFairy posted on 8 September, 2013 - 21:16
Yesss very well deserved showcase <3

Frederica la Noir posted on 8 September, 2013 - 21:58
Thank you everyone :') for all your lovely and heartwarming comments ^^ I am so honoured to have this costume on the showcase this week! Xxx

SamanthaKaiba posted on 8 September, 2013 - 22:26
Congrats on the showcase...amazing outfit ^_^

Mangamad posted on 9 September, 2013 - 11:44
Congrats on the showcase sweety. ^o^ You look pwiddyful in these photos and you still pwiddyful when I saw you in the cosplay. ^_^

Fizzykat posted on 9 September, 2013 - 13:24
congrats on the showcase!! very much deserved!!!!

Galadrella2012 posted on 9 September, 2013 - 15:16
Congrats on the showcase <3

Alias Cosplay posted on 9 September, 2013 - 17:11
Congrats, well deserved ^^

Sephirayne posted on 9 September, 2013 - 23:11
This is such a beautiful costume and I'm so happy it got showcased. Well done ♥

KishiCreative posted on 10 September, 2013 - 14:55
This is a gorgeous cosplay! So much lovely detail, and congrats on the showcase! :D

ToroSonyCat posted on 14 September, 2013 - 22:45
Wow gorgeous!

Carmina posted on 16 September, 2013 - 15:22
The finished product looks absolutely stunning!

Kitri du Lac posted on 19 May, 2015 - 01:39
Beautiful work! Such detail!

More findings
Matt red lipstick
Jewellery to chop up
Jewelry findings
A shitton of duchess satin (donated!)
Prop: Perfume bottle
Gold paint
300m Gold Ribbon

Total cost: £0.00

28th August 2013

Milliput parts

For areas of the headdress that receive the most amount of stress I made the pieces out of milliput as it is strong and durable!

31st July 2013

Hand Embroidering

I decided to embroider the dress as that's how it is in the fiom and paining it wouldn't do it justice.. howvere it has taken so long to do and I'm about one 8th of the way through taking 30hours so far, so in theory the embroidery could take 240hours to complete :O. My fingers are red and sore as well, it looks really good but I doubt I shall ever undertake this extreme amount of embroidery again.

29th May 2013

The Headdress

The headdress is made from poundland funky foam, a headband, with a tonne of gold findings and beads that took forever to attach!

22nd April 2013

The Beastly Necklace

The cost of making this necklace has been about £50 and considering I made it from scratch, has be the most expensive aspect of this costume. Spending about 55 hours in total on the necklace has made making this a somewhat tedious task, however my inability to quit on these things has meant that after an incredibly arduous period of free time the necklace is complete. Literally 100's of tiny pieces have gone into this necklace however the central piece is part of a deconstructed earring from Primark as it worked out a lot easier and cheaper to purchase that part pre-made and remove bits that weren't needed. The necklace may look quit delicate but the way I've made it is so that it is strong enough to take its own weight along with any snagging/tugging that may occur whilst wearing.

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