I made this Homemade Queen Elizabeth I Costume for a costume party at work. The crown is made out of wire and paper mache with fake pearls and jewels hot glued onto it. The wisk is coat hangers covered in fabric and the rest of the costume is made of fabric. The front of the bodice is a triangle piece of cardboard that I covered in fabric and then decorated and attached to the front to give it a stiff look. The bum roll I made out of canvas cloth stuffed with cotton and the top layer of the skirt can be lifted off to allow for easier bathroom access.
I have very long red hair, so I was able to make my hair look like the Elizabethan style. I made hair “rats” out of pieces of panty hose stuffed with cotton and wrapped my hair around them in the front. This costume took a lot of fake pearls, which luckily aren’t very expensive. You can get a large container of them cheaply at Michael’s.
I hope you like it!
3 thoughts on “Coolest Queen Elizabeth I Costume”
This is the best Qeen Elizabeth costume!!!! Great job Liz! :D It looks amazing and beautiful!!! Love it <3
Very nice! How long it took you to make this? How were you able to make to gown so puff? I am planning to have this costume for this year and this gave me an idea but of course I don’t want to steal your idea. But the pearls is very good accessories to look fancy. Thanks for sharing.
Very NICE JOB! Because of the complexity of the Queen’s dresses, this is not easy to replicate. All the costumes you see for sale don’t come close to including all the various parts of the costume that you have here. Congratulations! It’s lovely!
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