Added Nov 1, 2010
Last year my husband and I didn’t have time to plan our costumes for Halloween, so this year we decided early to be a Mail order Bride and Geek.
I searched for short wedding dress inspiration, tons of it actually, but since my own costume was at the end of the to-do list for last week. I end up with only 6 hours to make the dress, so I had to change my design and make it more time-friendly.
I kept the top just like I wanted and changed just the bottom of the dress, my plan was to have a bottom full of rosettes – very over the top :) but I end up making just an underskirt with left over purple from my my real wedding dress and a plain bottom. I didn’t use any patterns and just cut and measure myself to make it.
I used some old curtains that my husband’s Aunt gave me to make the dress, the purple left overs, and I spend $3 on the white satin I used for the inside and the outside details. it has an incorporated satin sash just because I’m weird like that :)
One of my favorite parts were the back, I also made the purple detachable so I can wear it and show as much purple as I want, or none. I also think it looks cute without the underskirt, it’s more like a normal dress.
You can see the full post and the rest of the pics in this blog post.
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