I based my costume off of Glinda’s Bubble dress in the Broadway musical Wicked. The skirt has 14 layers and about 25,000 sequins which were all sewn on one by one by hand.
The skirt has a four layer petticoat with a scalloped lace bottom. The base skirt is made of crepe backed satin with baby blue crepon sheer layers overlaying the base. There are four tiers of the crepon that have a scalloped bottom. Each one is outlined in thousands of sequins that are scattered throughout the skirt and become more and more clustered as it reaches the bottom of the tier.
The bodice is fully boned and has a white corset underneath it. The bodice has a base of crepe backed satin with a white crepon sheer overlay. The bodice has a sequin pattern making a V-shape down the center.
The lower part of the bodice has white piping and the top has a lace modesty ruffle. The bodice has a sweetheart style neckline and puffy off the shoulder sleeves.
The dress took me about five months to make since all of the sequins had to be done by hand. There are a mix of sizes of sequins – most are 4mm but they go up to 12mm. The sequins colors are, royal blue, turquoise, white, iris,pink, silver and purple.
The dress is my pride and joy! It fits and moves beautifully and weighs in at 15 pounds!