My friend Lynette has commissioned me to make her the gown from the live action Beauty and the Beast! I loved the interpretation of Belle's gown. The more I study it, the more details I find. The gown must have been handled with so much care to achieve this look. For example, the finished scalloped edges of the silk organza, the carefully applied crystals covering the layers, the scalloped feathering of the bodice... and on top of everything, the skirt is so round and full that it looks even more beautiful while moving! I can honestly say I am in love with this gown
Making it for my friend has been amazing so far. I've found some great chiffon and dupione to work with, and with barely two weeks to go, I have remained on schedule. Right now I am starting the fabric paint sealed scalloped edges and the gold scroll work. Fabric paint tends to make me nervous, but it seems like the right tool for the job for this costume. It'll give a bold look and will hold up to wear and tear.
I've been posting progress pics on my facebook page: Elentari cosplay
Will post pics when it's finished!!