Anybody around here like Doctor Who?
How about the indomitable River Song?
This costume is from the episode "A Time of Angels" Watch her (and the dress! and the accessories!) in action here:
I've been wanting to make this costume for quite a while, and it actually ended up being my easiest project so far, sewing wise. It's also my first foray into wig-buying, as you can see below:
A couple of weeks ago when I was in NYC, I managed to find a pair of adorable, adequate red stilettos. By some wondrous miracle they only size they had left was mine! The cat eye sunglasses I found at Target.
For those doing River Song Byzantium dress research of their own, the pattern I used was Simplicity 3827 (now being phased out). It's the same pattern I altered to make my Inara blouse! If I could start again, however, I wish I'd used Simplicity 1801 instead. It has a cummerbund already incorporated into the pattern (I had to try and add mine on my own and it's kind of sloppy), as well as gathers at the shoulders and waist more in keeping with River's actual dress.
There are more accessories I still need to keep my eye out for to "complete" this ensemble-- a handbag, a watch, a handheld scanner thingy (I'm thinking I might track down my old Game Boy Advance and give it a makeover for this) and a tiny gun/blow torch. For a girl dressed to the nines, River is sure prepared for anything!