|LittleLoloCosplay as "Edna Mode" from Disney's The Incredibles.|
"Edna Mode" is a quirky fashion designer who creates costumes for super heroes, most notably known for saying "No capes!" and "I don't look back, darling..."
I made this costume dress in under 5 hours (over a span of 3 days), using mostly decade-old remnants from past projects. In total, I spent less than $40 to make this.
Dress: Made from upholstery vinyl and fashion pleather, a roll of insulating foam, sport zipper, black corset boning, with stretch gauze lining and pink shirting trim. Everything was remnants (free) except for $2 worth of pink fabric.
Glasses: under $10, purchased via Amazon Prime.
Boots: $30 purchased at Nordstrom (I "splurged" here since the rest of the costume was basically free)
|A snapshot of my pattern pieces.|
I drew my pattern from scratch. For the dress, I just traced one her shirts and used the same pattern for the front and back. I cut the V neck out of the front later.
The sleeves were the most time-consuming part of making this dress. The pattern for the sleeves was a little tricky, but here's a little explanation of how I made it.
|It took three layers of sleeve to make all of the arched pieces.|
I started with a lining made out of a breathable stretchy gauze in the shape of a normal sleeve or mutton sleeve. Then I cut 6 copies of a "top" sleeve out of the vinyl (3 layers per sleeve) and split each of these into the arched shapes (which I numbered so I would know which order to put them in).
|This is what the sleeve looked like before cutting the triangles.|
|The finished sleeve.|
The real trick to sewing this vinyl was LOTS and LOTS of baby powder!
A zipper in the back makes it much easier to put this dress on a 2-year-old.