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Belle Costume for BERNINA Halloween 2011

Added Oct 19, 2011

by michala

Jerusalem, Israel






This was my dream dress.
I was planning on making it for years, but kept telling myself I can’t.

When I was asked to be a judge at a Cosplay conference I decided to finally do it. The conference was on March this year, on Purim [which is sort of like a Jewish Halloween].
Because I was a judge at the con. I did not take any preparation photos, and I only have one taken by chance on my phone by someone. I also don’t have many pictures of it at all, and didn’t have time to re-take any, sorry!
If you look at pictures of the Disney dress you’ll see the skirt and the “straps” of the corset are in a brighter colour. I’ve have seen many people use brighter yellow satin, but to my opinion the brighter colour means a material with a different texture, and that was my interpretation on the dress.
Hope you like it :)

Material Notes

Lots and lots of yellow satin:
1-1.5 Meters for the corset, that also has boning and all.
6 M for the skirt, that has a top layer of golden cloth, also 6 M, and some more for the “straps” of the corset, or whatever it should be called.
The yellow sash was about 3 M long and 15 cm wide, doubled.
I made the Crinoline myself, 2 years ago for a different fancy dress.
Hair decoration was made out of double-layared satin ribbon sewn on corset boning left-overs, and had 3 pins sewn inside to hold it in place. Very proud of that one :)
Earrings, buttons, flowers and even yellow shoes!




Garment Type
Other, Satin

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    Dec 24, 2012, 08.41 AMby flowergirl22

    really well done, the yellow looks stunning, what made yu go out in publick?? love the ide people had photos taken with you

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.59 AMby michala

      It was a costume congress thingie, and I was a judging the costume competetion.

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    Oct 20, 2011, 12.29 PMby deese

    Beautiful! I love the fabric you chose, it definitely looks like it has a great texture and drape. Very nicely done!

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.58 AMby michala

      It’s actually 2 fabrics (the skirt) :P
      I really like mixing textures, and I think I have developed a good eye for interpreting drawings into actual fabrics, since I usually dress up as animated characters, so it’s nice to get that from someone else too _

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    Oct 19, 2011, 05.28 PMby Tiffany Jones-Toubeaux

    love it! Belle is my favorite character :-)

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.54 AMby michala

      Me too!
      i’ve been dreaming of this dress for years. Never thought I could actually pull it off…

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