Where to start. oAo
I made just about everything from scratch.
Dress: I made a basic strapless, boned, floor length dress, then cut thee slit and added the bias tape.
Sleeves: Just sewed tubes together then hemmed them up into a point. Put the bias tape down, made invisible thread loops for my middle finger, boom.
White sashy skirty thingies: I just made one pattern piece, being the very most front, then just kept adding more fabric to the top. I hand painted the winged details, and made the gems out of resin casting. ( my first time too!! )
Boots: bought on ebay.
Crown: made out of crafting foam. Actually have it done in metal, but we couldn't figure out how to attach it to my wig!
Best Recreation for Novice Class at ASTL '12