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Anna Valerious Costume

Added Nov 16, 2010

by steampunkginger

Merced, Californ...






A halloween costume, or perhaps cosplay, for Anna Valerious from the Van Helsing movie.
Corset has brass studs, fasteners, false buckles, grommeted back, and is made of black false leather. My pattern.
Jacket is red velour, with gold cording in the best design I could find from various pictures of Anna in the movie.
Blouse is white loose cotton single-weave fabric, with red thread embroidery (mix of machine and hand), and tassels are handmade.
Pants and boots were storebought.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Other, Polyester

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    Nov 8, 2011, 03.20 PMby fashionista2407

    I am looking into doing this costume for comic cons… LOVE IT!!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 04.07 PMby strawberrydestruction

    You did an amazing job!!! Add red lipstick or tint and you have knock-out fabulous! Kudos;)

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    Nov 17, 2010, 05.44 AMby ivorykohl

    I saw the picture and thought “Anna who costume? Looks like the chick off of Van Helsing.” So you nailed it. Looks amazing!

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      Nov 17, 2010, 07.45 AMby steampunkginger

      I’m glad to know that it’s at least recognizable-she looks somewhat like a pirate wench, or at least that’s what people thought on Halloween. ;) Thanks!

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    Nov 17, 2010, 04.27 AMby sew4my3

    Well done! I’m surprised you don’t have a bunch of comment on this one. It looks great and like you had a lot of fun with it!

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      Nov 17, 2010, 07.46 AMby steampunkginger

      It was a lot of fun. The corset was a blast!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 07.27 PMby cquinn13

    this is amazing! wonderful job!

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      Nov 17, 2010, 07.47 AMby steampunkginger

      Thank you so much! It was a lot of hours, but a very satisfying project.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 06.24 PMby artepart

    Strong and feminene in one.Beautifull outfit not only for halloween I think.

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      Nov 17, 2010, 07.48 AMby steampunkginger

      I’m actually doing more embroidery on the blouse and I tightened up the neckline a bit, so it can be worn with a tank top underneath for everyday wear. The other elements will certainly get some looks! I’m glad you liked it, and thank you!

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