My birthday was October 16th, which happens to be the day that Marie Antoinette was executed in 1793. For my birthday, we went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, so of course, my costume was Marie Antoinette... kind of!
I actually was Marie from the Aristocats, but in the style of Marie Antoinette, so I made her style of dress in Marie colours. I helped my husband make his costume, too... he was my executioner... lol!
My dress was an adaptation of the Simplicity pattern #3637. I didn't make the cape, added a modesty panel behind the corseting, used an eye-let punch instead of hand-sewing them, and used lace instead of tulle with scalloped edges for all the lacy bits. Also, the skirt was totally free-styled since I wanted it shorter, without pockets, and I wasn't making the basket under skirt for it to go over. Instead, it was gather before sewing to the bodice to make it fullest on the sides. Then, I altered a petticoat I already had to have puffs on the hips, to get that classic hoop skirt shape without having to wear a giant hoop skirt to a theme park lol.
I also decided to wear flats for comfort, so I added some pink ribbon to make my shoes match the outfit. I also made the big pink neck bow to match Marie's. It's probably my favourite part of the whole outfit
Finally, I threw together a REAL quick pull purse the night before
Oh, and I didn't make the ears. I bought them in Disneyland Paris [along with really cute Marie paw gloves].
My husband made his tunic all by himself, most of his arm bracers by himself [i just helped sew on the velcro], and he and a friend made his cowl.
The ultimate unconventional love:
Horribly sick action shot:
It was a LOT more hand sewing and thereby time consuming than I thought it would be, but all in all I was happy! Not many people got it of course, but I did get a couple compliments on originality