I bought the fabric just over two months before MomoCon 2011, but thought-work on this costume started Sunday night of MomoCon 2010, when I started obsessively hunting reference pictures. It's been a long time in coming, it's absolutely my baby and I love it.
I drafted all my patterns using math and fancy guesswork, then tailored the mockups on my duct-tape dressform.
Undershirt: Black cotton-linen blend, button-down, wingtip collar, faced armholes.
Pants: White baby satin, lined and interlined with white broadcloth, hardware snap closure.
Coat: White baby satin, front pieces completely interfaced, back pieces interlined, fully lined with white broadcloth. Green satin strips ironed into bias-tape-style double-fold trim, mitered corners. Five rows of gold trim handsewn, closed with eight hardware snaps.
Buttcape: White baby satin lined with berry nylon and interlined with white broadclotch, darted at the back and trimmed by hand, attached to the coat with hardware snaps. (I love hardware snaps. I also love whipping off the buttcape and using it as a bullfighting cape.)
Ascot: White babysatin, rolled hem, ironed to within an inch of its life.
Ascot pin: Sculpey constructed in two layers, finished with a goldfish bowl gem over a leftover piece of green satin to get the right color reflection. Painted with layers of silver-brown in the shadows, pearly white under the highlights, and gold.
Boots and wig were purchased.
Best Individual Novice - MomoCon 2011