Friday, April 20, 2012

Titanic Boarding Suit and Accessories

Honoring the Titanic was not finished with the Epic Titanic Dinner I posted about earlier.  No!  I met up with some friends at a local theatre to see Titanic 3D in costume.  

About a year ago I commissioned the Boarding Suit from Fan + Friend.  Came out great!  But I needed the accessories that always make the difference between so-so and great costuming.  I needed The Hat, The Shirt/Collar, The Tie, The Purse, The Gloves, and The Jewelry.

Here is how the hat started out:

Here is the finished hat:

Then, after a lesson from my friend Robin, I removed the modern collar from a white button down shirt and made my own Edwardian collar with cotton lace edging like in the movie:

Then I made a reticule (pattern from the Folkwear Poiret Cocoon Coat) and bought vintage leather gloves from Ebay:

I didn't carry a parasol because it was night and this was an indoor event.

Here I am waving

  • White louis heeled boots from
  • Jewelry custom made with blue crystals from Karen's Romance on Etsy

Action!! Wearing our 3D glasses.

It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed seeing the film in 3D!


  1. How ingenious!! I love that you dyed your hat! And you looked absolutely smashing in your outfit!! I love the collar you made and the suit is so wonderful!!! Love! You can send it all to me when you are finished with it!!

  2. Awesome! How did you dye your hat? Do you have any suggestions? I have been trying to find a good plan of attack.

  3. Very nice post.Thanks for sharing this.