I've always had a fascination with burlesque and decided to try to glam it up one year with a friend. I don't like the idea of women dressing up in vulgar costumes so, if I wanted to be sexy, it would have to be legit and "classy". That year I decided to be a Moulin Rouge Burlesque Dancer.
I knew I wanted a feather bouffant derrière, so bought 2 boas and safety-pinned them to a corset I borrowed from a friend. I also couldn't find ruffled panties at the time (this came into style the following year, of course!) so bought boy cut panties and layered them with a lace pair.
I laced in some red ribbon to the corset, glued on some extremely long eyelashes, sported some dramatic makeup, finger-waved my hair (not in this picture though) and adorned several pearl necklaces and bracelets. A Victorian choker would work well also. Stockings are a must as well; in my opinion, vertical striped ones would have been better but I couldn't find any at the time. I also wore long satin gloves.
It was a lot of fun making this Homemade Moulin Rouge Burlesque Dancer Costume, and I got my boyfriend to sport a suit, a tie and a fedora hat.
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Greetings from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico USA! I have ALWAYS wanted a costume from "Moulin Rouge" and this Halloween, I decided to make a Pink Diamonds Costume. Now, I'm not a seamstress so I had to just use my smarts and imagination to put everything together. With my mom's help, LOTS of money and time later, I produced a costume I'm quite proud of! I took materials from EVERYWHERE and painstakingly sewed and glued everything by hand! What work but SOOOO worth it!
"Moulin Rouge" is one of my all time favorite movies! I think Baz Lurhmann is a genius and that Catherine Martin, the costume designer, is magnificent!
The total cost of my costume was right at $230. I haven't decided if I'm going to sell it or keep it yet. After working so hard, it'll be difficult to part with it, but I'm not sure if I'll ever get to wear it again. I think it's the best costume I've EVER had! Thanks!
I got the Moulin Rouge bug and began making the Black Diamond costume from the character Satine. I started with a black bustier and then I glued about 3000 rhinestones on this costume. I sewed the tux and tail and the lapels on then I glued rhinestones onto gloves a top hat and shoes. It was a blast.
Unfortunately I sold it for cheap on Ebay thinking I would never wear it again and to this day all I have are the Halloween photos and memories.
I still have the Moulin Rouge bug and I recently made another showgirl costume with a feather bustle and I put together a costume that looks exactly like the Black Penoir that Nicole Kidman wore in the movie.