In the end, this was us-
But of course, the dress wouldn't be what it was without a saga and a bit of panic.
This dress began its life many years ago during the Bodice Ripper's LARP I co-wrote for Gaelcon 2001.
For a later Gencon UK, I went to a Victorian Cthulhu LARP. Dropping the hoop skirt meant I had to create a bustle and alter the skirt so it wouldn't completely drag. I also made a new top to go with it.
So off the ruffles came!
This year's costume was a bit older, had seen more, and I really enjoyed it. (Ok, I didn't actually wear the mask out, but I REALLY wanted to! Plus it matched) I also enjoyed the handsome man on my arm.