But before I get started on that, I want to share something. As I am typing this, all I have staring at me is this;
He either wants some fuss or wants the lamb bone from dinner today.
Anyways, I started yesterday adding to my costume. I have made a bold decision that I want a bustle for my outfit. I do have a skirt that is shorter at the front and made of voil. I was going to add some more layers to it but instead I think I will buy a simple black long skirt and make a bustle to go on it. I haven't started making it yet as I don't have a sewing machine or the material but I am going to try and convince my sister (Love you Moo!) to give me a hand to start making one. It's time to head to Google for this one.
I've bought an underbust corset from Ebay and I am very happy with it. It seems to be good quailty (I'm not an expert corset buyer so I don't know if it is good or not but I think it's really good) and it has a really good price to match.
I love it so much, I wish I wore these more often... not so much after a big dinner but in general. The best thing I thought about this when I found it on Ebay is that it's not just a good price, it's in the UK! I usually find good deals are from China which is a pain because I can't do anything for a few weeks until they arrive and then I tend to forget they are coming. If anyone's interested, here's the link.
The other thing I did was spend about 2 hours painting wooden cogs in brass paint, which looks more like gold but it is in fact brass.
And here is my partner, he thought I was taking a photo of him so I thought what the hey, why not embarrass him =)
Once painted, I'm going to use a couple on my hat and to my shoes. You may or may not recognise the shoes from my Alice cosplay but I didn't want to waste perfectly good shoes and I thought the would do fine as Victorian shoes, after all, when is Alice in Wonderland based?
I'll update again soon! Promise! (Oh, and the dog gave up in the end, he's curled up asleep in the corner)