A week later I'm finally recovered enough to find and post pictures of my finished costume. My band's theme this year was Rockabilly Circus, and to that end, I need to create a costume that looked both circus-y and pin-uppy. I based the bodice on old Emma Domb prom dresses, added some satin Harlequin diamonds, made a huge poofy tutu, and wore stripey stockings. I was pleased with the outcome. See for yourself!
First, the top of my head:
My first fascinator! The most fun thing to make.
Now, the costume before shaking it made all the sequins fall off the diamonds:
A good idea of the overall size of it, and a gratuitous pic of my bass that I blinged:
I don't have any good shots of the petal detail on the top of the bust, or of the tulle ruffle under the shelf of it, but nobody got that close all night. By the end, there was a trail of blue and pink sequins where I had walked, and I had lost two of the leaves off the hat. Those are sure signs of a successful evening!