The other new costume that I made for Costume College this summer was my gala dress, which was an 1885 fancy dress costume (like a for masquerade ball) representing the telegraph. This is one of the most bizarre costumes that I've ever made, but also one of the most fun. I wish I could take credit for the zany design of this dress, but other than a few minor modifications, I just tried to copy the fashion plate as closely as possible.
So that's about it! I am totally hooked on Victorian masquerade costumes now, and I hope I get a chance to make another one in the future. The most fun part of this whole project was getting to wear my costume with other fancy dress people at the Costume College Time Traveler's Gala. I love dressing in themed groups, and we had quite a ball at the ball!