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Crimson Peak - Lucille Sharp's Drop of Blood dress

Fabric: ~40 yards of Polyester DupioniTime:3 monthsOrigin: Crimson Peak - Lucille Peak - Drop of Blood DressLocation: Marqueen Hotel, The Old Consulate InnConvention and Events: Pending!
A costume 5 years in the wish bucket - I had been wanting to make the Lucille Sharpe dress as soon as I saw the movie. But expectations, skills, time were not aligned until now. I had the total privilege to have invited so many talents to join me in this wonderful occasion. With me in frame is the gorgeous @the_sewlo_artist !! ❤️


When detailing out the design, I spent a few hours looking at all the movie references, what other cosplayers had done, and also extant designs. I have found a few really interesting interpretations as well as tutorials on how to make the crushed pleats. I had also reached out to pleaters to get quotes on pleating, which turned out to be way out of my price range and a logistical challenge.
So I found a poly dupioni fabric that didn’t fray very much on the straight grain, and…

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