The Evil Queen or Regina Mills from Once Upon A Time has always been something I wanted to do. I just couldn’t decide which of her costumes I wanted to do first. If I was going for something regal or evil or red or black, I had no idea. She has many great outfits to choose from and you can sure believe I will make more for her. But as for now, this is the one I have.
This Costume has been on my to do list ever since I watched the episode Shattered Sight. While watching I noticed one of Regina’s necklaces on the show looked familiar. I had purchased that very necklace years ago at a store in Anchorage. All that remained was everything else I needed to make this costume come to life. Which is technically quite a lot. Those materials are as follows:
Corset- 1 yard of a strength fabric (Coutil, Twill, Denim, Canvas…), 1 yard of interfacing, I yard of red satin, satin ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, grommets, spring steel bones, spiral steel bones, gems, thread, and beads.
Pants- 2 yards of matte jersey, thread, elastic. (It wasn’t until later that I noticed her pants are a velvet or suede.)
Jacket with Peplum and Train- 5 yards of a decorative fabric, 5 yards of satin (matching corset), 5 yards of cotton, thread, gems, beads, interfacing, buckram, grosgrain ribbon, satin ribbon.
Others Needed- Necklace, Over the Knee Boots, Earrings, and Headpiece-Stamping, gems, center stone, beads, E6000.
The first part will be about the corset. As with every costume, you need to start with the base.
Side note: I did have more photos of the costumes and the work in progress pictures, but when I finished all pieces before the convention, my phones screen broke. I backed it up to iTunes and replaced the phone. But my back up was corrupt and no longer usable. And my computer was acting up. So, the only pictures that remained are the pictures that were on my camera. I will try to find more pictures of the in progress and see if they are salvageable. But it isn’t likely. That is the same for Snow White Bandit from Once Upon A Time, as well as Inara Serra from Firefly Shindig.)
Until next time.