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A bride in red is better off dead by AmmieChan A bride in red is better off dead by AmmieChan
It takes quite a wedding gown to get hitched to the ghost with the most! I made this for Halloween with random fabrics I had on hand. The gown is made to resemble Lydia Deetz's wedding gown from the 1988 Beetlejuice movie. I changed up the over all length of the gown and made it into a more Lolita style dress, complete with a red petticoat built in. The V front is hand beaded and red rosettes that trim it. The veil is some red tulle gathered and hand sewn onto a hair comb. The bouquet is red carnations and tulips bundled together with ribbon and tulle. The wig was one I had and I styled it up into a little ponytail and teased the upper part till it held up like Lydia's rat nest hairstyle from the movie.  
The Sandworm is made of fleece parts sewn together. It was stuffed with fiber fill and a wire applied inside to shape it. The eyes are buttons.
I do plan on making the actual red wedding gown once I find the red spotted mesh fabric. This project proved to be great practice! 
Dress, photo and set design by me :D
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straywind Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Love how you translated this design! It's so unique and pretty!
AmmieChan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It works for Halloween and prevents people from tripping over the long gown and veil lol. I have always wanted to do a Lolita style dress of Lydia's wedding gown. I just love all the red tulle lol.
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