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Corpse Bride Wedding Dress


I thought I would do this blog post quickly before packing up my computer! We are moving house and I should be hard at work, packing boxes and stuffing bags!

Although mostly known for my 1940’s singing and burlesque, one of my most popular blog posts is actually about a Corpse Bride Halloween Costume I made some years back, based on the Tim Burton film. The original wedding gown was donated to me by a good friend and I set to work re-working it and creating accessories.

A lovely bride-to-be by the name of Mira got in touch earlier this year after seeing my dress, asking whether I could do the same for her. So she sent me some images of a few wedding gowns to choose from and pounced on a sweetheart bust, lace overlay number which she sent to me to work on. Over the coming months it went through 4 hand dyes.  I added lace, vintage pearls, snipped the train, hand painted some detailing and hand stitched the slit, created a veil and headdress and even the bouquet and button hole to match!

I was not only eager to get it finish in time for her wedding, but was also rather pregnant so it was getting harder to pick up things if I dropped them on the floor! I was so proud of the dress and took pictures all the way through to show progress.

Miia’s wedding went beautifully and she sent me some pictures to show you all of her big day. Hopefully I will get to do more of these up-cycles and finger’s crossed some other themes like steampunk or Day of the Dead too!

Gothic Wedding Bouquet

I sprayed the bouquet with enamel paint, added jewels, covered wire and antique lace before adding hand painted accents.#

 

Corpse Bride Wedding Veil

Corpse Bride Wedding Veil. I made this out of natural muslin and sprayed and hand painted it.

 

Corpse Bride Wedding Gown

The gown and headdress. The headdress was handmade using covered wire and little flowers that were sprayed and painted.

 

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tim burton corpse bride dress

Mira in the dress!


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About Kitten von Mew

Vintage pinup girl in Great Britain, singing at WWII events, vintage fairs and Blitz Balls with 40's, 50's and Christmas classics. I also model for Heyday Online, Luxulite Jewellery and have been featured in many publications including Vintage Life, Daily Telegraph, WW2 Reenactors Magazine and more.

6 responses »

  1. How much do you charge?? 😮 it’s so beautiful!!! ❤

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  2. Courtney Hargrove

    Omg where did you get that dress???? I am wanting one as realistic as possible because I am going full out and having a Corpse Bride themed wedding. Did you buy it or have it custom made?

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  3. Unique and awesome!!

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