If the peasants don't have bread, let them eat cake.
At the upcoming Elf Fantasy Fair, I will be wearing a Marie Antoinette-style dress (all handmade... so much work!). This was a test to see whether the boat would stay in my hair, and whether I could get it up in a bouffant using "donuts". This looks nothing like the final product though. At the Fair I will have 2 "donuts" underneath the bouffant (here I'm wearing 1) and my friend will help teasing and curling my hair (here it's straight and not teased at all). So I hope it will be EPIC.
Here's a sketch of my entire outfit:
The textiles I'm using are dark and light green with golden details, and a white underskirt. I'm so excited! Too bad the weather forecast is really bad. I would be sooo disappointed if it were to rain and my hair would die... And my dress get wet... And my make-up run... And all the pictures turn out dark and gloomy... And the picknick ruined... So keep praying to the weather gods!
Oh, and it's not meant to be completely historically accurate. I know some people take great pride in reproducing 100% correct historical dresses, but I just want something pretty.
If you happen to be at the EFF and see me (a green-clad rococo lady with a matching rococo gentleman, in a group of all other kinds of costumes and 'normals'), don't hesitate to say hi! :)
We're also planning to participate in a costume contest. There are unbelievably awesome costumes each year, so I'm pretty sure we won't win anything, but it will be fun!