Costume Design: Kate Hawley
Costume Maker: Sarah Schambach (Lunar Rose Costuming & Cosplay)
Photos by Matthew Sperzel Photography and Zippy’s Ventures.
This costume is a completely handmade rendering of Lucille Sharpe’s gown from the Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic film “Crimson Peak”. This costume took around 7 months and 700 hours start to finish to complete due to all of the handmade trimmings and a large portion being stitched by hand, not machine. Inspired by 1880s natural form fashion complete with handmade corset, natural form hoops, and petticoats, the gown features 26 yards of custom hand-dyed silk, 80 handmade oak leaf corded appliques, over 200 hand covered beads, nearly 60 hand sculpted acorn beads, and over 100 handmade beaded tassels. The costume is accessorized with custom handmade jewelry, handmade shoe covers, screen accurate candelabra, and a custom styled wig.