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|
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.