Step 2: Corset

Picture of Corset
Since I am not a master seamstress I decided to buy a corset instead of making one.  However, if you are up for the challenge, there are some fantastic corset making tutorials on Instructables.  Use these resources to make the top half of your costume.

Make your own Corset: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Corset/

Buy a Corset:  I bought this corset