Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Costume for 2011...

Marie Antoinette

This year was a year like no other. While working on a stage production of Sherlock Holmes, two theatre festivals (one scene/short play from each), improv rehearsals and shows, and several film projects up in the air, I have been a very busy girl! However, I did not let these other passions of mine get in the way of my passion for Halloween and I still managed to throw the annual party, put together a costume, and decorate my new place. When it came to this year's costume, I had been wanting to dress up like Marie Antoinette since last year, after buying a white petticoat from a thrift store for my 2010 costume, The Crone from Sleepy Hollow. It was the only article to the costume that I had had until this summer when I did a little more shopping.

After visiting a few thrift stores, I found a white blouse that had some ruffles and a rather interesting collar that I felt could work, and a pair of shoes that had the perfect shape. I then visited the fabric store and bought lots of trim, and some fabric that luckily was on sale! Another vital item I scored big time on, was the corset, thank goodness for sales again, because I got mine for only 25 dollars (originally 60!). And last, but not least, some other important accessories to go along.

I used some Sarri fabric for the skirt (which I pinned over the petticoat) and added some trim to the slit in the center. For the shoes, I used some gold/yellow fabric to cover them and then decorated them with more trim and a really neat pendent I found in the bead section at the craft store. I honestly don't know how I managed to pull off the shoes, but they were decorated, none the less.



The blouse I bought from a thrift store was originally white so, of course I dyed it pink! I didn't mean to dye it that bright, but I feel it still looked pretty good with the whole costume. I took the sleeves in a little bit and added some lace cuffs to them. For the corset, I added lots of extra trim and a traditional 18th century design down the center.

After all that, it was time to tease my hair up, put my face on, and start pouring on the blood...


  1. Wow, I'm impressed with your costume...the shoes you made are fantastic!

    Glad to see you had a very happy Halloween despite being so busy!

  2. Thanks :) I am glad you like them. I had the idea to decorate the shoes, and was really unsure if I could actually have time to do them, but somehow I managed to make it work, haha.

  3. WELL done!!! Love the whole outfit!!