Finally a few half decent photos of my Isabel de Requesens dress! At some point i’ll set up a nice backdrop with drapery and candles, but for right now these will have to do.

The costume was drafted, made, and worn by me. The design was based off of a painting created by Raphael and Gulio Romano in the early 1500s. 

It’s made from linen and velvet. Aside from boning channels and skirt seams it was entirely hand sewn. The embroidery and beading were done by hand as well.

I have several detailed blog posts about the project, which can be found here, and a few videos on making it which are here



Victorian Lady Mycroft - Ellicott City Photoshoot 2014

Made and modeled by me (FB)
Photography by Mindfall Media

Lady Mycroft disapproves of you. She also worries about you. Constantly. But thank goodness she’s always got her parasol on hand - after all, field work is not her natural milieu.

A few more pictures back of my Victorian Lady Mycroft design!! I’m so used to cosplaying smiling, bubbly characters, so it was a ton of fun to be grumpy and pompous as Mycroft! I worked so hard to get that frown right… The main fabric of this garment was a mohair linen blend - lightweight, breathable, pricey and oh so worth it. I’m very proud of the fit on this bodice! All of the undergarments were made by me as well, which actually made fitting the outer garments so much easier. The silhouette is late-1870s natural form, all made with Truly Victorian patterns based on period accurate construction. My spectacular John and Sherlock who I made these with went with a more modern late-1880s bustle silhouette, so it made sense for Mycroft to be a bit old-fashioned!

More pictures and breakdowns of this cosplay can be found here!