Pam, the coordinator (and director of YOHP shows who I've worked for in the past), and I spent the afternoon catching up and putting together all of the costumes. She let me do pretty much all of the deciding and we are both very happy with the results. Our color scheme this year is white, black and dark jewel tones (reds, blues, purples). All that's left now is her costume and my costume, which we both decided to take care of ourselves.
That being said, it's crunch time to pull together my 1848 Ghost Walk Costume! I have only about two weeks to make this happen (with my internship & job taking up most of my time)...deep breaths and let the fun begin!
|What I want to look like - lady on the right.|
1848 Fashion Plate from Un Siecle De Modes Feminines.
Undergarments: I finally can get those 1850s undergarments underway!
Stockings & Boots
Drawers 1850s corset
- Bum pad or roll
- Tucked Petticoat (I'll probably end up using some older petticoats as well, but, unfortunately, I don't think I'll have time to finish a corded petticoat :(
Dress: late 1840s, 1848 to be exact.
I found THE dress! This c. 1845–49 dress from the Met:
|Dress c. 1845-1849|
|Close up of the bodice.|
|Bright red questionable polyester satin(?) & dark red velvet.|
|Black cotton & velvet.|
Question: Red like the original or black? Or just make both...
Accessories: the fun part!
- Bonnet - simple, yet tasteful with ribbon decoration. Questions: Black or Cream? Velvet or Satin?
|Silk moire bonnet, c. 1845.|
FIDM Museum & Galleries
|Bonnet, c. 1845.|
- Reticule with tassels - cream or black to match the bonnet
|1848 silk satin wedding bag trimmed with lace, with silk cord drawstring.|
- Fur muff?
|Fashion Plate c. 1848|