Effie Trinket (Butterfly Dress) - Hunger Games - Catching The Fire


Pretty Butterfly Dress designed by Alexander McQueen for Effie Trinket in Hunger Games 2.

The butterflies were all made a couple of weeks ago along with the fascinator.
I printed them and laminated them with matt sheets. I was worried that they would collapse on me if it was wet, then they would just be a soggy papier-mache!!
this way the will be stiffer to sew on and will last for a long while.

Fabric from Spoonflower USA ordered 8 April

21/5/14 Arrived today - this is the closest I have ever come to not finishing a costume.
I now have 2 days to make dress in "phew"
A word to the wise - I ordered the fabric and expected to pay import duty (£4.29) on it. I wasn't expecting the PO to charge £8 to handle a parcel with import duty. Watch out for the hidden extras when ordering from abroad!

Sephirayne posted on 25 April, 2014 - 20:47
Looking forward to seeing this. I'm sure it will be lovely.

CosplayMutha posted on 25 April, 2014 - 20:51
Hello Bun, I am awash with butterflies at the moment!

PandoraCaitiff posted on 3 May, 2014 - 19:27
That wig is looking great! For the shoes, have you considered wedges with the teeth/claws painted on neutral background colour?

HarryKurt posted on 3 May, 2014 - 19:59
Oh wow, this looks amazing so far! :)

InfiniteJester posted on 3 May, 2014 - 21:58
Wig looks gorgeous!

Sunny-D posted on 4 May, 2014 - 09:30
Wow! I love that wig :)

CosplayMutha posted on 21 May, 2014 - 20:30
Thank you all very much - I hope its not too windy as the wig has a mind of its own! Lots of kirby grips I expect!

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