A Young Queen Victoria Costume
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'We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.' ~ Queen Victoria
|Costume type:||Costumes for Women|
This homemade costume for women entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Anneliese, the 'Young Queen Victoria' costume creator:
It is no secret that my favorite monarch in British history is Queen Victoria. Ever since I saw Jean-Marc Vallée’s film, The Young Victoria (2009), I have been smitten with the powerful, outspoken and imposing queen and empress who stood at no more than five feet tall. Therefore, it only made sense to pay homage to her by dressing as the young queen for this past Halloween.
The dress itself, worn over mid-19th-century undergarments - white silk stockings, modesty petticoat, flounced bustle pad, small hoop, plain petticoat & tucked petticoat - was altered and trimmed the weekend before Halloween. The regal sash, royal order, and miniature portrait of Prince Albert were also stitched and assembled that weekend. Adding vintage accessories including a paste necklace, paste broach, opera length gloves with pearl wrist fastenings, and paste crown completed my royal attire!
For more construction details, please visit my sewing blog. Thank you!