Leonie Bridgerton
Neo-Victorian

Cosplayer: Leonie Heartilly

Variant: Masquerade Ball

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

21st November 2011: Skirt and train This was finished at Fushi with the help of Quinzel.
The train was just an extra bit of fabric that was hemmed quickly using wonderweb to give a neat edge and then one end was tucked into the waistband of my skirt and hidden under the corset to keep it in place.

~ I'm wearing a hoop skirt under the skirt in the photo.

21st November 2011: Corset finished- back view This was finished at Fushi with the help of Freddie (Frederica_la_noir).

I borrowed the laces from my Zatanna corset.

21st November 2011: Corset finished- front view This was finished at Fushi with the help of Freddie (Frederica_la_noir).

I know it looks kinda shapeless... It was a "fashion" corset, not a proper one.

17th November 2011: Masquerade mask I saw this in the British Museum gift shop when I visited back in September and it was just too pretty to resist. Seeing how the ball at Fushi is a masquerade one this seemed the perfect use for it (and it goes quite well with my dress colour!).

17th November 2011: Locket Silver engraved locket. It opens and you can put small photos inside.
Sorry the photo isn't very clear.

17th November 2011: Fan Cream lace fan with tassel on the handle.
From ebay again.

17th November 2011: Reticule Reticule= handbag

White lace drawstring bag. Sadly I couldn't get it in cream.
Another ebay find.

16th November 2011: Gloves Cream satin with pearl detailing around the elbow area.
Bought from ebay.

16th November 2011: Shoes Bought from ebay. They're wedding shoes but I thought they had a slight vintage look about them with how the front is styled.

19th October 2011: Hoop skirt I borrowed a one-hoop skirt from gaming_goddess to help poof out the skirt.

17th October 2011: Corset progress- one side covered Rich (Squall_wolfheart) added the eyelets.

17th October 2011: Corset progress Ria (gaming_goddess) covered the corset for me as she had re-covered one before for her Codex cosplay. She worked out the panels and sewed them together on her machine before adding it to the corset.

~ Photo shows inside and outside of corset.

17th October 2011: Corset- before We planned to use an old corset of mine that I don't wear often and cover it with the material to match the skirt. This is only a plastic boned "corset" from New Look so not a proper one but it's ok for this. I can always add some steel bones later and I want to do other outfits for this character anyway.

17th October 2011: Starting on the new skirt Updating this for the Fushicon masked ball (2011) and making the skirt and corset from the same material.

I bought some taffeta for this in a lovely purple shade that changes slightly depending on the light. Ria (gaming_goddess) kindly lent me one of her hoop skirts and pinned the fabric around me as she could make the skirt without a pattern. She sewed the back seam and I hemmed the bottom and sewed in the zip after she had pinned it in place.
Just need to remove the excess fabric from the waist and hem that.

~Photo shows Ria adjusting the skirt on her dressmakers dummy.

17th October 2011: Old outfit- test run This is how the costume looked when worn for the Kita 3 prom (2011). I put it together using items I already owned so wasn't quite the look I wanted, worked as a test run for the character in general though.

17th October 2011: Inspiration I am a sucker for romance novels set in the Regency period and Julia Quinn is one of my favourite authors for this genre.
My character's surname actually comes from her most well known series of books about the Bridgerton family.

http://juliaquinn.com/books/main.htm#bridgertons


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J-Po - 28th March 2011
so beautiful !!!

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gaming_goddess - 9th April 2011
I love this outfit - it is very cute. Plus we matched :D :D

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Leonie Heartilly - 9th April 2011
Indeed we did ;D

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Anonymous - 17th October 2011
your corset is beautiful.

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CrystalNeko - 2nd December 2011
This is so pretty! I love how the dress drapes, this kind of dress really suits you!

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Leonie Heartilly - 3rd December 2011
Thank you!