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Mina's red dress from F.F Coppola's Dracula

Added Aug 20, 2012

by sirsinene

Rouffach, France






This is the dress Mina is wearing in the absithne scene in Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola. Probably the most famous costume from the movie, it’s been made by lovely and missed Eiko Ishioka.
I found that dress so amazing and I’m crazy about red.
You can find the whole progress of the gown on my blog:
And more photos on my facebook page:




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Other, Romantic, Victorian
Polyester, Satin

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    Jan 3, 2015, 06.38 PMby Villemo Oksanen

    This is absolutely fabulous! Did you have a pattern för the bodice and skirt?

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    Jan 28, 2013, 03.51 AMby aarista

    wow, did you use a pattern or just experience?

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    Oct 10, 2012, 03.09 PMby alasse

    WOW! This is super impressive! Great job :)

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    Oct 1, 2012, 04.03 AMby neveenkarnes

    wow…. lots of fabric and time to finish such a project… very well done to you… it’s beautiful

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    Aug 27, 2012, 01.07 AMby paulajean

    Beautiful! I can’t even imagine the dedication a piece like this takes. Wonderful work!

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    Aug 23, 2012, 11.52 AMby tirrs

    Beautiful! Thats a lot of fabric isn’t it? It is just amazing!

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    Aug 22, 2012, 01.49 PMby libra-s

    How elegant!!!!! Well done!!

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    Aug 21, 2012, 09.55 PMby Lene Light

    So amazing. Gold Metal for you!!

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    Aug 21, 2012, 03.28 PMby trploceanmoon

    AAAHHHHH!!! THIS IS SO UTTERLY AWESOME!!!! I love it so much!! how beautiful!!! Now I have to ask…how many yards did this take! :-) LOVE IT! I just added your blog to my blog list! :-)

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      Aug 21, 2012, 05.04 PMby sirsinene

      Oooh thanks! It took me about 20 meters so something like 22 yards? Thank you so much for adding my blog!!! =)

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    Aug 21, 2012, 01.38 PMby orchiddream

    Wow! Wow, wow, wow! I love this kind of project and wish I had a reason to do something this dramatic. Always loved this dress in the movie!

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    Aug 21, 2012, 10.40 AMby dottty

    Wow thats so beautiful, and the perfect colour (my favourite) jj:)x

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    Aug 21, 2012, 10.17 AMby asperge11

    Ouahouuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!! Magnifique ! Elle est vraiment superbe :)

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    Aug 21, 2012, 09.30 AMby freakusbzzz

    Gorgoeus, What’s the reason you’ve been making the dress?

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      Aug 21, 2012, 11.54 AMby sirsinene

      There a meeting organized by a french forum, the theme is Dracula so every people who’s taking part of this meeting is making a costume from the movie!

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    Aug 20, 2012, 11.37 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    beautiful job! so stunning! May I ask how long approximately it took you? very curious!!

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      Aug 21, 2012, 08.17 AMby sirsinene

      Hmm… It took me about 2 months but I can’t say how many hours… Mabye about 200h… I don’t know. But thanks!

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    Aug 20, 2012, 10.43 PMby vikibiki

    I love this!!! Nice!!!

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    Aug 20, 2012, 09.19 PMby chased-away

    wow, it’s amazing!!!

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    Aug 20, 2012, 09.08 PMby Mary Athey

    Stunning dress!! i love everyghing about this xx

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