All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume

This was my hardest costume to date! It was 100% Handmade. I used mostly glue gun as well as some small areas of hand stitching. I create a black and gold feathered cape, a gold feathered corset, a gathered black and gold striped skirt with a slit, a headdress, a chunky necklace, a sash and sash jewellery. I started by creating the corset. I cut out hundreds of feathers and glued them to my corset. I then went on to create my skirt. I folded the fabric a few inches over a piece of elastic cut to my measurements. I gathered the fabric onto the elastic so that it created an almost pleated look.

I then went on to work on the very difficult and time-consuming cape. Each piece had to be cut to match up with other pieces. I also had to insure that each piece was cut so that the black of the fabric created negative space around the gold appliques. I then went on to creating the sash. I sewed fabric together to create a gathered look and then draped it around my hips. I closed it using a small piece of elastic. I then went on to create the jewellery pieces. I used a combination of wire and stretchy string to string the chain and beads together.

On the night I wore the costume I also made sure to straighten my hair and create cool eye tattoos like the Egyptians had. I had an incredible response to this costume. I was very happy to hear people shocked that I made this costume and that people were so impressed. My friends kept complimenting my talent and vision for the costume since it all started from a simple pencil sketch.

I love making costumes and am so glad that I have found such an incredible hobby.

All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume

All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume

All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume

All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume

All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume

All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume

All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume

All Hail Queen Cleopatra Costume