My Halloween costume for 2013.
I've entered it into the Threads Halloween Costume contest.
I wanted to create a gown that showed Glinda the Good Witch's dark side.
Dark Glinda was created with a 1950's repro dress pattern. I split the
pieces to create a separate skirt and bodice, I prefer versatile pieces.
The boned bodice has an overlay of two net and sequin pieces that
create the illusion of a butterfly. The skirt is a simple full skirt
gathered onto a waistband and layered over a hoop skirt. The original
Glinda costume is accented with quite a few butterflies and I took
inspiration on the theme. She also had tons of netting, but I wanted to
use netting judiciously in this outfit through the bodice overlay and
bolero because I wanted to accomplish a look of sleekness yet still hold
onto the femininity Glinda exudes. I used a bolero pattern and trimmed
the netted sleeves with two layers of lace. Dark Glinda also has my
version of the iconic crown made of stiffened lace net pieces, the same
as the bodice pieces utilized in another way and trimmed with a silver
star burst. The costume is finished off with a red ruby glitter belt, a
rhinestone buckle and accented with silver sparkle butterflies, along
with purchased lace inset opera gloves with you guessed it, butterflies.
I glittered a dowel for the wand, added a silver star and another
butterfly. Unseen are also red ruby slippers, and silver lurex
stockings. I had great fun making this costume and kept it a secret from
most of my friends until I unveiled it on All Hallows Eve.