Belle and Xena. One part bad-ass, beautiful warrior, one part beautiful, smart princess. Put them together and you get gorgeous, bad-ass, smart, book loving AWESOMENESS.
My friend commissioned a Belle/Xena design, wanting to wear it to Ohayocon. Here is the design and all the fabric/supplies:
First I started on the skirt, making each bit separately. There were 14 big panels, and 250 little pentagons which I then sewed together by hand with gold buttons as embellishment. Here is the skirt all assembled:
Then I started in on the corset:
Here it is all finished on my mannequin:
And on the commissioner at Ohayocon- look at how AWESOME she looks!!