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Ever After Cinderella Renaissance Ball Gown Costume (Drew Ba...

Added Jan 4, 2019

by lanternwaste33

Pascagoula, Miss...

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Description

This was a dress that I created for a cosplay client of mine – she will be wearing it to her Prom in the spring! I have always been in love with this renaissance/medieval dress in the film Ever After: A Cinderella Story – and being able to work on recreating it was such a dream come true!

I used the Simplicity 8735 classic Renaissance pattern, and edited it a bit to accommodate my client’s fit requests such as raising the neckline a bit, and lessening the fullness of the gathering along the waistline.

The bodice is made of silver satin as a base. I spray painted some venice lace leaf appliques with a metallic silver finish and stitched them individually to the top. I also stitched some additional venice lace floral trim in a “v” shape and then embellished the remaining satin of the bodice with handsewn pearl beads. There are some 1,000 plus crystal rhinestones scattered over the gown’s bodice and over-sleeves, all hand-applied.

The under-sleeves are made of silver and light grey opalescent batiste cotton and are attached to the armhole. The over sleeves are made of grey satin, overlain with white embroidered netting lace and lined with grey cotton. They are embellished with venice lace appliques, pearl dangle trim, and metallic gimp trim. They tie on to the shoulders of the dress with silver metallic ribbons.
The skirt is silver satin overlain with panels of silver embroidered lace fabric. The dress closes in the back with a zipper.

The wings were also created by me, using the COSPLAY BY MCCALLS Pattern #2104 “Ala Glow”. I used silver and white metallic stretch mesh fabric and 18 gauge wire. I hand-stitched the seams of the wings onto the wire forms that I created according to the pattern. The wings are smaller than Danielle’s wings are in the film, because my client needed to be able to easily maneuver and dance while wearing them.

My client gave me permission to model the gown in these photos, and can’t tell you how much fun it was to get to wear it for a short time! Definitely a costume that I can check off my bucket list of things-to-sew.

Material Notes

5 yards silver satin fabric, 1 1/2 yards 60" embroidered grey lace fabric, 3 yards embroidered silver lace, 3 1/2 yards metallic 1" gimp trim, 1 yard 1/2" metallic gimp trim, 3/4 yard of pearl bead trim, lace leaf appliques, starburst appliques, rhinestones, pearl beads, glass beads, thread, zipper, glue.

18 gauge wire, 22 gauge wire, 1 yard silver/white metallic stretch mesh fabric, 3 yards thick silver metallic cord, hot glue, crazy glue, thread.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Satin

Credits

Photography
Model

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    Jan 8, 2019, 06.34 PMby Mary Athey

    Just gorgeous and the wings are fabulous x

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    Jan 6, 2019, 11.29 AMby olac

    It’s gorgeous! She’ll be the belle of the ball, for sure!

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