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