I really love fancy dress costumes, and I haven't made any Halloween costume since we lived in California, so I knew I wanted to so something special this year, while also not spending any money or taking much time on it. I found several 1910's and 1920's fashion plates of costumes based on the night sky, and they were all really cute, so I had a go. My main inspiration image:
The Challenge: Masquerade
Fabric: Probably all polyester. The skirt base is a curtain panel, and the bodice base is a black strappy top thing, both from the thrift store. The over layers are poly chiffon, and the waist section is a decorative pillowcase of unknown material. The stars are paper.
Pattern: definitely made this one up as I went along
Year: my inspiration fashion plate is from 1919, but with the waist section I think it looks more 1950's.
Notions: Lots of thread. And do paper stars count?
How historically accurate is it? I would say NOT AT ALL. It's a Halloween costume, pure and simple.
Hours to complete: Less than 10. I love modern construction.
First worn: To a Halloween party last week.
Total cost: About $5 for the thrift store items, and the chiffon was $1 per yard, so $15 total.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take my camera to the party, so no group shots of everyone in costume, but I did take a couple the day before.