If you have been following my Instagram, you will have seen my progression on a number of projects. One of which was a poison dart frog, themed costume for a friends Birthday party.
The process in which I created the design takes three main steps:
As soon as I found out that I was invited to a fancy dress party, I instantly started thinking about what costumes would not only be possible, but different and adaptable into clothing that I could make and wear with comfort.
I headed to Pinterest for my inspiration and soon came across three images that would form the basis for my costume.
I knew that I wasn’t going to find fabric with the print that I wanted for the costume, so I looked for ways in which I could create the pattern myself.
I bought some white scuba fabric, made the dress pattern and tie-dyed the fabric to create spots, which I then painted black.
You can see that by leaving a small amount of the tided area visible, I created the pale blue around the black spots, like those you can see in the frog picture above.
This image shows how I created the dress pattern from my dress sloper.
Here is the final costume!
I love this outfit! I actually love it so much I’d probably wear the dress out again!
The only thing I would change to make it more of a costume is to create wedded hands similar to this…
What do you think? Had you ever attempted to create a sophisticated take on a fancy dress costume?