Woot! I love this costume!!!!!
I made this dress for a Victorian Ball in 2010. It was a blast to make and even more fun to wear. The top was made from a McCalls pattern and the skirt was my first attempt at making my own pattern. The entire costume is entirely made of recycled/scrapped material, secondhand curtains and bedsheets, even the lace was found on the curtains. I was so happy to find the materials. So far this was my least expensive cosplay. It's cost me under $30 for all the materials while labor is around $135.
I have a few more pieces I'd like to made before I consider this cosplay finished. I still need to make a crinoline/hoop-skirt, drawers, corset, and chemise as well as a petticoat or two. I already have the fabric for the petticoat and either drawers or chemise. I need to get the fixings for the corset and the crinoline/hoop-skirt.
I won two blue ribbons at fair for this cosplay. One for the actual dress design and the other for modeling the dress at the fair's fashion review.