All the Northern Nevada ladies who attended Costume College this year decided to wear blue and silver, the colors of our flag, to represent our fine state. If I'm honest, I don't really care for modern Nevada blue, but luckily there were other versions of the Nevada flag that were more appealing to me, like this one:
|The Nevada flag of 1905|
|The Devil's Auction, 1894|
The corset is really stiff. I fused the velvet with canvas, and boned it with spiral steels (which are amazing!). Originally I thought of making a body-suit, one-piece, corset+knickers-all-together, but then I realize...how does one go about one's business when they're strapped into something all-in-one like that?
Instead I went with a short skirt very similar to the one in this image:
|Daisy Belmont, 1890s|
|The Northern Nevada ladies. I like how the blues were many different hues, but the whole group looked cohesive.|
...and now to start plotting and planning for next year's Gala costume, mwahahaha!