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1880's Bustle Dress by Opergeist 1880's Bustle Dress by Opergeist
The final Product of my Costume Production Class. The assignment was to faithfully reproduce an existing 19th century garment in comparable modern fabrics.

So, I decided that this would be a prime opportunity to create an entire look for my lovely girlfriend Re to be worn at DragonCon 2009 as my übergoth Christine.

The bodice, hat and dress itself is made of shadowstriped satin trimmed in hand pleated tartan striped red taffeta with a cotton leopard print lining (not pictured).

Distance prohibited her appearing in this Photoshoot, so my lovely model is Laurel Schultz, a fabulous fellow costume designer and Victorian Goth for a day.

Photo by Aaron Sherkow.
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AliceInAutumn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student
wow that's really beautiful! So lovely and intricate. I have lately been wondering about doing costume design at college...
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Opergeist Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
If it is what really inspires you, I would encourage you to go do it!
Thanks for the compliment, as well.
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AliceInAutumn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student
Well I know I have to do something artsy, and I think film and TV would be a really exciting area to work in... so maybe?

You are welcome!
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AVthreads Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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JamesMarek11 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
damn...
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LadyGenivive Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
*applaud* as Pavi would say "OH! It'sa perfect!"
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Opergeist Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
And then he'd proceede to molest my model.

Luckily I think Laurel would chuck him down the fire escape.

::grins:: Thank you very much!
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LadyGenivive Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
It'd be in her best interest! He's snag her face if he bedded her!
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Opergeist Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeeah....then her boyfriend would set him on fire.
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LadyGenivive Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Well someone's gotta do it.
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