This is the Red Battle Dress that Queen Susan wears in the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The red velvet outer skirt is split in the front and back to reveal the red satin underskirt. I made all of the chain maile from 6+ pounds of individual aluminum rings. I made the leather corset using my own pattern. I made the bow from PVC that I heated with a heat gun and then bent on a frame – the “ivory” ends are clay.
The arrows are painted dowel rods, and the feathers are with plastic fletching that I cut into the correct shape and painted. They have an accent of gold cording. The quiver is PVC that my husband heated and stretched to make a larger top, then carved with a Dremmel. The inside is also carved. The van brace is vinyl with a sheet of carved foam to simulate the carved ivory. The shoes are the only items that are not handmade.
This Homemade Queen Susan Costume 8 from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was a hit at Halloween.