Costumes and Performances by Tab Kimpton

Carmillia Commission Project

I was approached to make this commission by a lovely woman from France. It’s not often I get a chance to make big dresses even though I have the skills to make them, so this was a lovely change for me.

The costume uses 24 metres of triple velvet and the train is 9m long. (About the length of a double decker bus!). The corset is steel boned to give as much support as possible and to make it comfortable to wear. The train is actually part of the sleeves, so it can be removed and the wearer can move about more easily. Everything is lined for comfort and durability.

The wig is made from 2 punky XL wigs in a custom colour ordered from Coscraft, built over fosshape, so it’s worn like a hat.

All the jewellery was sculpted and cast in resin so it’s stronger than using Fimo.

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3 Responses

  1. Amiah

    And I can tell that this costume is really gorgeous ! And very easy to wear ! And Tab is lovely.

    July 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    • Tab

      It’s always fantastic to have the commissioner comment themselves on here! Thank you very much!

      July 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

  2. Jen M


    July 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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