Queen Elizabeth the First Costume
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This homemade costume for girls entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Taya, the 'Queen Elizabeth the First' costume creator:
This is Sukari Suzuki Jordan. She is 3 years 4 months old and this year she is Queen Elizabeth the First. I started making her costume 2 months ago. It's all hand sewn. The large collar around the back of her neck is made from a laundry hamper which I cut up, warped and covered in fabric, lace and finished off with a bias. I started off making the overall frame of the dress and finished off with lots of rosettes, lace, piping, bias and pearls. Even though I bought the (upholstery) fabric from discount outlet stores, the overall cost to make the total costume was around $200.
Each year I make a costume based on a different country to celebrate a strong figure. I also rotate male and female costumes each year. The first year she was a Maasai Warrior from Kenya (we lived in Africa 6 years and I was very inspired by the tribe), her second year she was Frida Kahlo representing Mexico, her third year she a Muay Thai boxer from Thailand and this year Queen Elizabeth the First.
Tips - Though it looks like it would take ages to put on, she was ready to go in 6-7 minutes. There is one shirt, one dress that slips over her head and a wig. Also, I lined the bottom part of her dress in shower curtain plastic so that it would stay clean.