Imogen was very excited when all the feathers for her costume arrived in the mail ...
I made her fan first - from the little ostrich feathers (proper name, Blondines) and Imogen spent hours practicing how to dance with it.
Yes - it is a ShowGirl costume.
Imogen was dressing up as Lucille Ball in this still from the 1942 movie "The Big Street"
Imogen's leotard is knitted, white wool held together with silver thread then lots of beads including for those rather fancy shoulder straps.
The 'tail' is marabou on a ribbon belt, here is a back view.
Without the fan ...
And the Whole SheBang!!
Violetta's costume was a little more restrained!
She was a "Character" from a movie ... one of the Flappers in "The Great Gatsby".
Vertical beading and godets of light weight fabric in the side seams so that you can dance ...
Being a perfectionist - the shoulders are too wide, for a real 1920s look those armholes should look more like a singlet's.
Ballet Russe inspired headdresses were part of 1920s party-wear. I constructed this one like a ballet headdress with some lace and lots of black beads.