I figured that I'd start my costume blog posts with a dress that I whipped together for Costume College this year. The Bitchy Roman!
I love everything about this dress, actually. It's constructed from cotton sateen I bought at Joanns on sale, which obviously makes it even more awesome. It's really simple in its construction - just two rectangles sewn up the sides, tacked at the shoulders and pleated to my body. I am short waisted and pear shaped, so instead of pleating at the sides, I did a crossover style bodice. The belt is just trim that I sewed to a vintage belt buckle. In retrospect, I should have made a slightly wider belt, but it worked.
The jewelry is from Claire's and Kohls on clearance. I was particularly proud of my make up and hair for this outfit. I watched a youtube video tutorial for a smoky eye and did my best to replicate it.
This dress was awesome and fabulous to wear! I kind of want to make another one now ;)