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Florentine Gown Costume

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Florentine Gown Costume

c.1540s Florentine Gown

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Photo #1 - c.1540s Florentine Gown Photo #2 - The back laces up with 40 holes, all sewn by hand with period-accurate techniques. Photo #3 - The pearls and trim are handsewn.
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Historical Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Gabby, the 'Florentine Gown' costume creator:

I was inspired by the paintings of Bronzino and Caravaggio. I love researching and recreating historical clothing, but this was my first foray into the Italian Renaissance. I drafted the bodice and camicia (undress) from tutorials I found online. The outfit consists of the dress, the camicia, and a petticoat. Though I used many different materials to achieve the look of the period, most of these came from my stash; I only paid about $25 for this entire creation. It is almost entirely handsewn with period-accurate techniques and took almost 5 months to complete. I love the mix and depth of the colors!


Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 55

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#1 comment by Carlie November 16, 2014

Awesome costume, one of the best!

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