alexia cosplay

More from my Dragoncon 2016 costumes…Sunday night,The Parasol Protectorate!  A book series by Gail Carriger, introduced to me by the lady playing Alexia in the photos.  I was Ivy Hisselpenny, a lady described as “only-just-pretty, only-just-wealthy, and possessed of a terrible propensity for wearing extremely silly hats.”  I had a Victorian ballgown from previous years, but I really wanted a walking suit.  I had picked up some very loud stripey fabric from a costume sale years ago and never used it.  It proved to be just the thing for the very silly Ivy.  And of course, there was a very silly hat.

Ivy, Alexia, and Madame Lefoux.  I used the Truly Victorian Tail Bodice, waterfall overskirt, and four-gore underskirt with almost no devations.  That’s unusual for me, and should tell you how good these patterns are.

Bustle Shot!

And of course, Ivy’s very silly hat.  Yes, that is a wolf puppy wearing a top hat.  Photos by @artandrhinos