100% Homemade Queen Cleopatra Costume
Step 1: Buy Supplies
Buy beads, wire, string, fabric, chains.
Step 2: Cut, Measure and Glue Feathers
Cut hundreds of gold feathers. Measure lines. Glue and place feathers.
Step 3: Create Gathered Skirt With a Train
Take a piece of elastic. Fold fabric over elastic. Glue. Pull fabric so it gathers and creates pleats. Sew the dress closed, leaving a slit.
Step 4: Cape
Measure and cut hundreds and hundreds of gold feathers that perfectly match up to one another. The key is to cut out about .1 inches of negative space around each shape which leaves the sheer black fabric exposed. Glue once all pieces are cut.
Step 5: Create Jewelry
Using beads, needles, wire, and string create jewelry. Lots of tying, knots, and wrapping. I also glue gun knots and ties so that nothing catches on my skin or fabrics.
Step 6: Wear
Be a queen.