So this challenge was giving me some trouble in that I don't really like pink, and none of the costumes I'm making for the Victorian Femme Supernatural Cosplay utilize pink (considering they are all based on men's outfits from a show where the bad guys are mass murders and the good guys are also mass murders, this is unsurprising). I considered skipping the challenge, until I found this article about Victorian hair falls. It's too early in the period for the costumes I'm already making, but ever since I got my dreadlocks, I've realized how awesome I look with hats and other head accessories. I stuck with a floral look, and I this is what I came up with:
The Challenge: Pink
Fabric: Not actually sewn, but the supplies are a headband, garland, fake flowers, beads, and some ribbon.
Pattern: Just made it up as I went, following The Pragmatic Costumers general guideline.
Year: 1840s or 50s.
Notions: Beige thread to match the ribbon and wire to secure everything.
How historically accurate is it? The flowers and the beaded garland are plastic, but I know that fake pearls have been used since the Renaissance (I doubt mine followed an accurate faux pearl recipe, but cheapness is always accurate)
Hours to complete: Two, maybe three. I had it done in an evening.
First worn: I've yet to wear it, but once it's closer to Spring I think I'll give it a spin.
Total cost: About $15. All of the supplies were on sale, plus I get a sweet, sweet employee discount.