One of our company’s specializations is making a wide range of custom-made costumes, led and mirrored custom dresses for different kinds of performances, shows, art events, music or dance festivals, parades, and even for beauty contests. So today, we would like to highlight the process of creation of three stunning custom-tailored outfits for Mrs. America and Miss America pageants. You’ll be able to see the whole process of production, from the first sketches to the ready costumes, and the way they looked on the gorgeous beauty queens during the contest.
The right company to bring your ideas to life
Having received three exciting orders for custom-tailored costumes for Mrs. America and Miss America pageants, made us both feel a bit proud and thrilled. And no wonder why! It’s always a great pleasure for our company to get requests for large-scale and prestigious events. It gives the feeling of satisfaction from the fact, that ETEREshop’s products are well-known and recognized throughout the world. And it makes us feel even prouder, when prominent persons rely on our company, especially if it goes about milestone events in their life or career.
We know how difficult it can be to find the right company to bring all your ideas to life and reflect your unique style and individuality in a single outfit, while keeping up with the budget and deadlines. As for ETEREshop, we have never been afraid of challenging orders, which can be proved by the growing number of our clients, choosing us as a reliable partner and manufacturer of custom-made outfits for special events.
See how we created custom outfits
Custom-made LED Flamingo costume
The first request came from a stunning Floridian beauty queen, who wanted to create a custom-made pink flamingo costume, which is considered to be a native bird to Florida. As graceful, delicate and unique as the bird is, so should be the outfit for the beautiful lady. Alongside with the request we’ve received a sketch of the costume and reference pictures.
Making custom outfit sketches
After collecting all the requirements, we immediately started to create our own sketches. Usually we make several variants for consideration. As soon the client chooses the most appropriate one, we get down to the details and put the finishing touches on the sketch.
Prototyping in CLO
The next step is a 3D protype of the costume in CLO (fashion design software). One of its greatest features is a possibility to visualize the design, so that our customers can get a full understanding of how their costume will look like in reality.
Selecting the materials
One of the important things is to choose the most suitable materials for the costume and negotiate them with the customer.
For the LED flamingo costume, we’ve selected a dozen of feathers samples of different sizes and shades of pink.
Only after defining the right shade for feathers, we started to look for a perfect fabric match. It’s much easier to match the color of fabric to feathers than the other way round.
Making the sewing patterns
The sewing patterns are made precisely according to the measurements provided by the client.
Sewing and decorating the costume
After the bodysuit is sewn, it’s handmade decorated with feathers and “pearls”. One by one each feather is carefully attached to the fabric. The LEDs are hidden under the feathers’ layers to create a tender glow.
Head piece creation
As the base for the head piece we take a textile headband, color it with pink acrylic paint, glue feathers and decorate with beads. Additionally, we glue “teeth” to its reverse side, so that it sits firm on the hair and doesn’t fall.
Custom-made LED Flamingo costume - final look at Mrs. America pageant
The most rewarding thing for us is to see such fabulous pictures of our clients in custom-tailored costumes by ETEREshop!
Custom-made Tree Body costume
The second order came from a dazzling beauty from sunny Florida as well. Her wish was to create a custom-made Orange Tree Body costume. Since the orange tree is one of Floridian symbols, the costume should represent the candidate’s belonging to the state of Florida.
Making Orange Tree body costume sketches
We’ve prepared several sketches for the approval and agreed on the following one.
The agreed version consisted of a golden mirrored bodysuit and an “orange tree” fixed in a backpack.
Prototyping the mirror bodysuit
The mirror bodysuit with transparent straps is made from a black biflex fabric.
The next step is to make the pattern.
As soon as it’s ready we start sewing the bodysuit.
Since our bodysuit will be decorated with mirrored pattern, we first need to make the drawing of the mirror for its further laser-cut.
As soon as the mirror is cut, we start to glue it piece by piece onto the bodysuit, turning it from total back into shining golden apparel.
Orange tree creation
The process starts with selecting the desirable materials and coordinating them with the customer.
The most challenging thing here was to find the appropriate type of wire for the branches. We have tested several samples to choose the most suitable diameter and bending capability.
Next thing was to make 20 wire branches, forming boughs and twigs, and cover them all with green tape. The branches are tied up with the help of jaws and drill. The green décor was first separated into single leaves, and then randomly glued onto the branches to reach more natural look. As a finishing touch, we’ve added oranges and blossom.
The backpack is necessary to hold the orange tree and hide all the connections.
The backpack’s base is made of wire and then covered with faux leather. The shoulders are covered with tubular PE foam and satin, so they do not hurt while wearing.
Custom-made Body Tree costume - final look at Mrs. America pageant
Just look at this sparkling beauty!
Custom made Water Queen costume
The third costume we’ve made was ordered for ravishing Miss Florida America 2021. She’d like to create a costume of a fabulous Shell Goddess coming out waves and seafoam, and representing beautiful Florida beaches.
Prototyping custom-made Water Queen costume
Our Water Queen costume consists of a cup bodysuit with a train, and a large open shell fixed at the back.
See 3D prototyping of a custom water queen costume in CLO
Sewing and decorating the bodysuit
As soon as the sewing pattern is ready and the fabric is agreed upon, we can sew the bodysuit. As a decoration for the bodysuit we used several types of pearl beads and sequins.
Creating the shell
We start with prototyping the shell in CLO. Then we make the pattern and sew the shell from organza fabric.
The shell has ribs made of wire, so it can hold a particular open-shell form. In order to create a pearly brilliance effect, we’ve added shades of white and ombre with special spray paint. Additionally, we’ve placed LEDs alongside the wire guides and decorated the shell with pearl beads and sequins.
Sewing the train
The train is made of two layers of organza fabric and decorated with “seafoam” out of tulle.
Custom-made Water Queen costume - final look at Mrs. America pageant
Looks like real Sea Goddess, doesn’t she?
We’d like to thank once again our gorgeous clients for having chosen ETEREshop to make their wishes and ideas come true!
If you’d also like to express your individuality and unique style with a help of custom-made costume, feel free to contact ETEREshop! Our team of professionals will definitely find the way to implement your ideas into an exclusive custom-made outfit.
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