Making the theater production version of The Phantom of the Opera Mask of the Red Death costume: The final-ish pictures

Thanks for following me to the last post about this project. It was a lot to take on, overwhelming at times. 80+ yards of lace and trim, 5 yards of fusible interfacing, 3 yards of black felt, 5 yards of velvet, 8 yards of red fabric, and tons of trips to the fabric district.

Would I do this project again...yeah, I guess.

Would I need more money...Absolutely!

Thanks all!
PS: The hat and shoes were still being finished, and the cape was changed in the end, but you get the idea of eveything :D

Making the theater production version of The Phantom of the Opera Mask of the Red Death costume Pt 5: the finishing touches

Hi all.
I've showed you how all this craziness came to be, how I made this incredibly rich costume in too little a time, and a lot of the tricks I used (not all #tradesecrets).

I stopped at a point because it would have been foolish for me to continue without a fitting. I had a friend be a body double, and I was finally about to add the bells to the sleeves in their correct places, fluff the sleeves by stuffing them with tulle, and adjusting the fit (mainly the back of the bodice, yay) so that everything hung the way it needed to.

Here are a few of the final things I did.


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