I'm going to be working the event, and I've decided to do an Edwardian fancy dress version of a Gypsy. Specifically this costume is usually representing Esmeralda, the Gypsy girl from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Decidedly NOT the Disney version. Esmeralda just happens to be the nickname of of my alter ego, but it'll take more than a few drinks to get those stories out of me.
Here's the Inspiration. All photos from The Metropolitan Museum Online. This costume is actually circa 1880, but since it's a Fancy dress costume I don't really need to stick to any one time period. Essentially people would be pulling old clothes from their grandparents attics and redoing them, so I can play a little fast and loose (speaking of Esmeralda) with this.
|I'm not sure I'll use the black lace. I'll have to see how much time I have.|
|I LOVE this bolero. I'm not entirely sure what is happening with the bodice. It's shown as open on the mannequin. I like the way it looks, so I'll have to figure out what to wear underneath|
|I can probably use the same pattern I used for the bodice of my plaid gown. Truly Victorian 416, The Ballgown Basque|
For the Bolero, I'm using Truly Victorian Pattern 444 Spanish Jackets.
|I'll be using the one in the foreground|
|The ruffles will make it's own petticoat and I can use it in the future for a Can-Can skirt|