I decided to be the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland. I have always loved that story, plus her outfit was just graphically interesting.
Here is my reference image.
I collected some supplies, including tech fabrics in the right colors and some running "friends." I loved having Pascal ride on my shoulder as Rapunzel, so decided the queen needed the white rabbit on her shoulder and the cheshire cat would hitch a ride on her butt (like he did in the croquet scene in the movie). For a bit of extra fun, I bought some cheap light up hearts for my shoes.
The shirt was fairly simple. Color blocked body and sleeves with a white collar. I tried to make the heart shape bodice that she has by rounding off the top of the front panels and having them come to a point at the bottom. The collar is just stiffened slightly with some light interfacing. I knew it would get floppy, as this is a high sweat area, but I wanted at least a bit of the look of the stand up collar.
Next post I will go into the skirt, bloomers, crown, and earrings. :-)