An Elizabethan dress of film and theatrical quality, it is hand crafted with quality fabric. As seen in Oboyee (2013) and awarded for Best Costumes for the Santa Rosa 48-Hour Film Project, 2013.
In “Oboyee”, the dress was perfect for an ambiguous time period. It also described the fantastic, yet delusional world our heroine experiences. Inspired by “The Yellow Wallpaper”, first published in 1892, the dress helped give the impression of turning back time. Bed-ridden, our heroine is only seen on her feet looking for her lost child thanks to the mysterious wallpaper that helps her leave. However, these are only dreams or worse, waking fantasy.
Completed shortly before the production of the 48 Hour Film Project San Francisco 2013, the dress makes a sneak preview in Clever Girl and the Cuckoo Caper (2013). A fleeting appearance, it returned to the studio’s archives of props and costumes. A couple months later, it became all important to the character development in “Oboyee”.
This dress design is very detailed, requiring artistry to portray historical appeal with modern materials. It is very heavy, with much of the dress made from upholstery fabric. Your Queen will need help tightening the corset laces at her back.