Creating the Handmaid’s dress

This is the third post in my series on my Handmaid’s Tale cosplay. See  Why The Handmaid’s Tale and Researching the Costume for more details.

To make my cosplay, I started with the Christine Haynes Emery dress pattern and then made a list of things that needed to be changed.

First up was lengthening the skirt to the floor. This was relatively easy but I would suggest not following the hip curve if you do this yourself. You need A LOT less room in hem circumference than you think you do. Mine puffs out funny (image below) because I made it too wide at the bottom.
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My Weekend is All Booked: 3

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(buy this quote as a print here)

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Researching my Handmaid’s Tale cosplay…

Today is the second in a series of posts that I am doing on creating my Handmaid’s Tale cosplay. See the first post Why The Handmaid’s Tale here.

 

Once I decided to make my handmaid costume, I knew I needed to collect some images and details. First, I looked at promotional images for the series.

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This is when I noticed that the bodice was split at the center front and that the belt was a separate piece. I decided to investigate further.

I looked for interviews with the costume designer, Ane Crabtree, and found a treasure trove of information. She’s given numerous interviews over the past 3 years. I found the ones in Atlanta Magazine and Vogue particularly helpful.

Each one of Crabtree’s choices was so purposeful. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

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Why the Handmaid’s Tale?

This post is the first part of my series about my Handmaid’s Tale cosplay. Other posts coming soon!
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Based on the amazing Season 2 promo images created by the team at Hulu with my own cosplay at the center.
I recently finished my Handmaid’s Tale cosplay and I wanted to share a little bit about the process of making it, before I reveal the full photos. Bear with me as I walk through these five posts about my cosplay. I didn’t realize how much I had to say until I was done writing them. The full costume will be posted next week sometime if you’d like to wait around until then.
Of all of the cosplays to work on, why did I choose to do the Handmaid’s Tale? Though there are a myriad of reasons, I’ll share just a few.

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My Weekend is All Booked: 2

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Articles:

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Book Reviews – a few children’s books

 

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Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Rating: 5/5

Another amazing children’s book! Julián is a little boy who wants to dress up like the beautiful women he sees on the train. His abuela is shocked but helps him transform into a stunning mermaid. A feel-good story about difference.

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