COUNCIL OF 13

Venture Bros. Notes

The main theme
of the show
is failure and
every character
is designed
to fail.

Rusty favors
Dean as his
favorite son
yet has pride
in Hank for
not following
the Venture
legacy.

Character: Dr Mrs The Monarch
Series: Venture Brothers
Variant: Council of 13
Total Construction Time: A lot of time
Debut: N/A
Status: Retired
Personal Thoughts: Season 6 for Venture Bros had previewed at SDCC and I wanted to celebrate it. However, by the time I got to this costume I had hit a rough spot. I was not in the greatest of places mentally so it took me an entire year to complete this costume.


Details
I found a pattern I liked from Vogue and created a mock of the entire thing. I decided I wanted to have a false front and have the zipper in the back so I had to re-design it a bit to suit my needs. In my carelessness, I picked a non-stretchy fabric for the base of the costume. I later found this was not the best choice as the bottom does not do well once sitting.

So much time had passed that I had to take the dress in once I began the project again as I had lost weight. I added a bias to the front, cheap but decorative fake buttons to the front and created thigh high boot covers. I’m not 100% happy with them but I’m very pleased that the bottoms look pretty good to me. I had kept an old military-style hat from Party City for years. I had no idea if I would ever use it but I kept it because it was big enough to fit with a wig. Finally, I used extra bias tape for the red and found extra gold trimmings that I used to decorate the hat.

If I were to re-do it, I would use a different pattern, fabric and different bias tape for the front to make it more user-friendly and appear more militaristic.


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