My Fair Lady Ballgown, Part X: Final Photos!

I can’t believe that I’m finally done with this project! I’ve been wanting to make this gown for so long that it’s just amazing to see the finished product and know all the work that went into it– I think the last time I was this thrilled with a costume gown was my very first foray into costuming, when I made a noblewoman’s outfit for the Renaissance Faire as a high school sophomore. (That dress had tons of hand-beading as well, so maybe it’s the sense of accomplishment after doing hours of detailing work?)

Anyway, here are some photos taken the talented DROO Photographer, at the convention I attended (sadly, the sparkles really don’t come through in photos the way they do in real life):

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And all of the links to the progress posts:

Part I: Inspiration

Part II: Underdress

Part III: Selecting Overgown Embellishments

Part IV: Overgown Construction

Part V: Appliques and Trim

Part VI: Neckline and Sleeve Beaded Trim

Part VII: Tiara

Part VIII: Stitched Sequins

Part IX: Rhinestone Choker

Part X: Sequin and Rhinestone Swags

Part XI: More Appliques

Part XII: Sequins Redux

Part XIII: Paillettes and Rhinestones

Part IX: HAIR!

 

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7 thoughts on “My Fair Lady Ballgown, Part X: Final Photos!

  1. What a stunning gown you created !
    The thought you put into it, and the amount of work it took to make it is phenomenal. You’re like a whole costume department by yourself.
    Congratulations.
    ( I’d love to see more photos taken in a brighter setting. I’d also like to see it used on-stage, as well.)

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    • Sadly, brighter lighting tends to wash out the details for photography purposes… perhaps someday I’ll try to get some video footage of it on stage– I’m told that it sparkles like nobody’s business!

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  2. You are so super talented. I have been looking for this dress for years! You have made an absolutely stunning replica. I am in awe of your talent and dedication to this wonderful task! The dress is my all time favourite. From head to toe you have pulled it off amazingly! Many congratulations to you? Who was it made for and is it being used in any productions?

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    • Thanks so much! I made it for myself, actually, and won two awards for it in the Costume-Con masquerade this year. I also wore it to a Victorian dance weekend (despite being a bit out of period… but people were wearing 1860s-1920s anyway). I’ve loved this dress for ages, so I had a great time reproducing it at last!

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