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Coolest Homemade Moulin Rouge Burlesque Dancer Costume 4

by Jessica M.
(Canada)

Homemade Moulin Rouge Burlesque Dancer Costume

Homemade Moulin Rouge Burlesque Dancer Costume

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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wow
by: Anonymous

so amazing!! I'm going to a Moulin Rouge sing along, Thanks for the inspiration!

Feather Bustle
by: Anonymous

Looks good, but I tried and failed :(

Instead I bought a lovely one from Buffies website, they had a wide range and they also made to my size and colour... and it was better than me sewing my fingers to the feathers!!

Attaching the boas?
by: Anonymous

could you describe how you pinned the boas?

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Coolest Moulin Rouge Costume 2

by Jennifer Diane Brandon
(Clovis, NM)

Satine's Pink Diamonds Costume

Satine's Pink Diamonds Costume

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!

Moulin Rouge Costume

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what an amazing outfit!
by: sarah

hi! please let me know how you did the feather bit at the back, I'm making one of these for my birthday outing!thanks, Sarah.

Awesome
by: Niconomicon

Wow what an incredible costume! And you look gorgeous in it!

Awesome costume
by: Anonymous

Oh my goodness! THAT'S AMAZING!!! And so accurate too!!!

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Coolest Moulin Rouge Costume

by Jennifer M.
(Redmond)

Homemade Moulin Rouge Costume

Homemade Moulin Rouge Costume

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.

Total Spent: $350

Satine from Moulin Rouge Costume

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Wow!
by: Anonymous

That is very impressive. I can't imagine how long it must have taken to have glued all of those rhinestones on!

I'm also impressed
by: Anonymous

You did a beautiful job on this! Actually I was shocked! Very beautiful!

All I can say is...
by: Nicole Marie

WOW!

you go girl ;)

can I buy your clothes?
by: Anonymous

I'm waiting for an answer

OMG
by: Abby

would you sell that??? I am doing a figure skating showcase number to Diamonds are a girls best friend from Moulin Rouge and that would be AMAZING!!!

Moulin Rouge Satine
by: Anonymous

The fringing to the front? How was that attached and what sort of beading/jewelry did you use?

It's AMAZING and I'm suitably Jealous

lovee it!
by: Katie

would you make another of these just the bustier? all you would have to do is tell me the cost and that's fine??

cool!
by: lich8

you are so good haha

I am planning to make a replica of one of Satine's dresses too.. though it would be my first time to make a dress..

dress
by: Anonymous123x

this is like the exact dress im looking for for my party and cant seem to find one like it anywhere!! x

lovely
by: elicia

how much can i have it for free i need it for my sweet 16

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