The dress is made from a heavy weight fabric with a texture and pattern as close to the movie as we were able to find. The super long sleeves are lined and cuffed with gold polyester shantung. The front panel of the dress is a pre-pleated satin that I painted with a gradient that goes up from the bottom. The obi belt and trim along the front edges of the dress are made with a gorgeous brocade. The front trim is satin stitched along the edges. It was a difficult fabric to work with, as it frays very easily, but I love how it looks with the costume.
Photos by Skwinkography, 2011.
Made in: 2011