In case you haven’t heard, Galavant’s been renewed for a second season. And in case you haven’t heard of Galavant period, it’s a medieval musical comedy that debuted on ABC over the winter. The setting meant there were several elaborate costumes, particularly the gowns worn by Queen Madalena. Costumer Angela Clayton (she made that incredible Elsa costume last year) really liked Madalena’s wedding dress and took inspiration from the cut and style and mixed it with a completely different fabric to make a unique gown.
She used blue brocade and silky silvery blue fabrics to craft the gown. She started by drafting her own bodice pattern using a mannequin and went on to create the patterns for the remainder of the dress. She said:
It is made from a 1/2 yard of brocade and five yards of a mystery type of matte backed shiny fabric. It’s lined with scraps of cotton batik and laces up the back.
I was going to make this more elaborate with lots of beading and stuff, but I was worried about them catching on the brocade. I think it looks really lovely on its own since the fabrics are nice, so i’m leaving it as is!
About a week of work and $40 of materials went into it.
Only a week of work. Wow.
Angela’s inspiration for the costume:
See many more photos and read more notes on the process at Angela’s blog.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.