The costume is loosely based on the Tangled costume, but a little bit more grown-up. Read as: I took artistic license and don't like pink. I'm quite pleased with the result!
Photos on this step copyright Mike Maloney.
Step 1: Materials
Corset- Mine is a gold, flat-topped variety.
Underdress- should be strapless, floaty, and princessy. I used this one (the dress I wore to senior breakfast forever ago).
Overdress- caution! This dress will never be the same again! I started with this one, from Dharma Trading Co.
Extra hair! I used Afrelle Kanekalon. It comes in a braid. See this page. Get at least three of these. I used five, I think? Maybe six?
Step 2: Dye overdress (optional)
I scrunched the dress up tie-dye style, soaked it in a vinegar/soda ash bath, then covered it all over with a very light blue dye.
Let sit in a plastic bag overnight; wash it out and remove rubber bands; dry, probably iron.
Step 3: Slit Front
Take the dress off.
Fold the dress directly down the center front.
Cut to your mark.
Turn under the raw fabric you just cut and sew it so that you have a nice, finished edge.