I made the dress and cut and styled the wig myself, too. The tights, shoes, and belt I found on Amazon and I already owned all of the jewelry and makeup.
The dress was a weird thing to make. There’s one sleeve, a weird flap in the front, and shoulder pads. I patterned a shift dress and the sleeve using flat pattern drafting. To make the front flap, I cut out two shift dress fronts and sewed one to the back on both sides and the other on only one side. I then cut the top front (the one sewed in on one side) so that the free side slowly came in until it was about five inches from the side seam. Next, I folded over the side and sewed a hem using my machine. I also hand sewed the edge of the top of that side hem onto the side seam so that the flap would fall where I wanted it to.
Instead of fully lining the dress, I made a facing to go around the neck and the left armhole. It’s herringbone stitched in place to make sure it wouldn’t flip up or move around, and I used it to help keep the shoulder pads in place.
I actually really like the dress and might wear it without the rest of the costume sometime. It’s a little dressy to wear to uni, and the shoulder pads are kind of a weird element, but I think I can find use for it somewhere.
The makeup is still probably the funkiest part of this outfit. I spent a lot of time trying to get it just right, and I ended up needing some help with my eyebrows from my friend on the day of the con.
Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween! ?