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Queen Elizabeth I of England and Sir Robert Dudley Costume

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Queen Elizabeth I of England and Sir Robert Dudley Costume

Me as Queen Elizabeth I of England and my boyfriend as her loyal friend, Sir Robert Dudley.

Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Baylee, the 'Queen Elizabeth I of England and Sir Robert Dudley' costume creator:

I, Baylee, am wearing the Queen Elizabeth costume. The dress has proper Elizabethan underwear: Slip, knickers, corset, hoop skirt, and bum roll. The top dress has an underskirt and a top dress with many pearls and gems adorning it. I have a golden snood and a crown, pearl necklaces, and gem-filled rings. Robert, my boyfriend, is Sir Robert Dudley. His costume is complete with Elizabethan black pants, white shirt and green doublet. His doublet has black and gold highlights and laces.
I've always wanted an "Elizabeth" dress as she is my favorite Queen. The Virgin Queen of the Golden Age was a woman of power, the first true Queen of England, and a figurehead for women everywhere. She put her country before herself but would not let other people rule her life. A queen, she proved, did not need a king, prince, or man by her side or to run her life, and lived life with full enjoyment. Sir Robert Dudley was a good friend and loyal servant to Queen Elizabeth from a young age, though their relationship never became much more than friends. I could not think of a more inspiring person to be for Halloween.
I used Simplicity brand patterns to make the costumes. My costume, including cost of hair-dying, jewelry and gems, and fabric with notions, costed about $400. The materials include costume silk, silk, broadcloth, tapestry, canvas, felt, wood, plastic cutting board, yarn, eyelets, hook-and-eyes, buttons, pearls, rhinestones, and ribbons. My boyfriend's costume cost about $60, as he required much less fabric and of a cheaper material. His costume is made of canvas and broadcloth, and has buttons, eyelets and ribbons. I made both of the costumes and it took about two weeks to make.

Rating: 4.5 of 5. Votes: 38

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#1 comment by Meem November 1, 2012

This costume is beyond awesome. Soooo proud of you Baylee. This was a huge undertaking. You are our very own Queen Elizabeth. Have sent it out to others to enjoy and marvel over. Thrilled you are all safe up there. What a scare. Had the eye of Sandy been more south the damage to your area would have been massive. All our love Meems & GP

#2 comment by Baylee November 2, 2012

Thanks, Meems. I am so glad that you like it! I am so happy we got through the storm as well as we did!

#3 comment by Kacie November 26, 2014

This costume is fantastic!

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