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Gatsby Burlesque Costume

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Gatsby Burlesque Costume

Gatsby Burlesque

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Helen, the 'Gatsby Burlesque' costume creator:

I came up with the idea because a friend of mine is having a Gatsby themed wedding. I told her I would love to make the invitations for it and started brainstorming and researching different ideas. One thing led to another, and I thought, what a great halloween costume this could be. Especially being a single girl in her 20s I thought it would be perfect. I have also danced all my life, and love the roaring 20s, so it was meant to be!

I used a black corset and bought black lace, ruffles, sequins, and other embellishments to stitch onto the corset. I used a boa of feathers to sew along the back, bought a top hat and glue gunned feathers and sequins, a filter for a prop, and glued a piece of lace onto the side of my face for extra effect. It came out beautifully!

Everyone was absolutely obsessed! Now my friend wants to have all the wait staff at the wedding to wear these! It was a truly amazing accomplishment to finish the costume and to wear it all night.

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#1 comment by Lauren Caserta October 28, 2013

What an amazing costume!! Love it!!

#2 comment by Tony Caserta October 28, 2013

Great costume...so much so it looks as if you are in a Broadway show!!! Beautiful and original!!!

#3 comment by Leone October 29, 2013

LOVE the lace and the face detail. Very professional which is great for a change.

#4 comment by jessica russell October 31, 2013

what kind of lace is on your face?

#5 comment by lindsey October 9, 2014

You should make and sell these!!! I am a dancer/dance teacher and i want to be a burlesque dancer for halloween and i have not found anything remotely close to this.

#6 comment by Liliana November 18, 2014

Can you give a tutorial on how you made this?

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