Hello My Friends!
I wanted to share my latest project with you. I decided I would make a better effort to celebrate my favorite holiday. So this year, I made a Dr. Mrs. the Monarch costume for myself, and a Molotov Cocktease costume for my BFF Jess.
The results were great! These are the best costumes I have ever had the privilege to wear/make. I want to share the process with you guys. I made a video, but I sometimes think I'm more articulate in print.
For Jess' costume, we found a black unitard. All I had to do was cut it down the middle in the front and the back and it pretty much opened up the right amount. I hemmed the edges to clean it up, sewed the cups of bras onto the inside, and had her model the costume while I pinned strips of shiny red spandex to her. After that, I sewed some of the strips on with the machine and Jess helped by hand tacking the belts and garters in the correct spots.
We created her eye decor with a real eyepatch. We just glued a felt heart onto it, and voila! Awesome assassin eyewear. I made her boot covers and gloves with the same red spandex material I used to trim her costume. My video has an example of how I did this.
Dr. Mrs. The Monarch
I found a black unitard and cut it into the shape of Dr. Mrs. the Monarch's costume. I then added red spandex strips to create the monarch logo on the front. Once that was done I added the same yellow spandex I used to create my gloves, necklace, crown, and boot covers, to trim the costume's plunging neck/backline.
As a final touch, I added a sparkly yellow fabric for the Dr's wings, because I had never seen that before. Also, I am attracted to shiny things. I'm a bug eyed, brunette, stereotype. I know.
I'll be posting more pics tonight, but in the meantime, please enjoy the video below to see who inspired me to use the mannequin idea. These women are awesome!