Gothic Aristocrat Cancan costume

I was invited to a fancy dress party on Saturday night where you had to dress as something beginning with C (yes, I snickered at first too).  Ever one to use any excuse to dress up EGL, I went as a Cancan dancer, albeit a Victorian one.

I wore several tutus and bloomers/underskirt underneath the big bustle skirt, so it was truly huge and pouffy. Black & white striped stockings paired with the victorian looking boots gave a cancan or saloon girl look to the outfit. Have a look.

My beaded lace over straw percher sloped down to reveal a smoky eye, circle lenses in violet (from Pinky Paradise in G&G; BT02) and bright pink lips.

Victorian Gothic Aristocrat Travel Rider Top – Fan Plus Friend
Victorian Gothic Aristocrat Travel Bustle skirt – Fan Plus Friend
Brocade underbust corset – Gallery Serpentine
and underneath…
Gothic Lolita Puffy Skirt & Long Bloomers – Fan Plus Friend
Black tutu, purple tutu and black & white striped stockings- ebay
Boots – Sexpot Revenge (but are from Pleaser)

Playing up with the other cheeky girls at the party ๐Ÿ™‚
Oh, I mustn’t forget my other half – he went as a clown. He wasn’t meant to be a scary one, but judge for yourself…and check out the Crow while you’re there.
What do you think of our get-ups? There was a great Centurion there, the Crow, Jimmy Cagney, 2 Captain Hammers (from Dr Horrible’s Singalong Blog), numerous cats and one Cheetah, a cross-dressing cyclist, a cheerleader-come-drinking coach and a Catholic Priest.
Next week is a club I love a lot – Black Cherry – so there WILL be more dressing up!


  1. Your smoky eye is amazing. And you make the circle lenses tempting. I will have to go through your prior posts and see which lenses are less irritating.

  2. Oh thank you!!! I seem to need really dark colours in my crease to make my eyes pop (at least until I get the eye op!) These ones were the G&G; BT02 The same as my favourite aqua ones. I wear these 2 the most, as they are the most comfy and have a big impact ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. You look amazing! Love, love, love your outfit and your make-up is SUPERB.

  4. Thank you so much Corinne!!

  5. I love your costume! Looks like a fun party!

  6. Love your spat boots!

  7. Thanks Hex! It really was ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like you've been really busy, with all those things for sale i your etsy shop! Hope you make lots of sales ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sydneysomething – hello!! Thanks – they go with so many things ๐Ÿ™‚ I checked out your blog, and really like it. We have similar fashion sense, I think! (Tho I haven't had green hair since last year ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hehe, hello! I can imagine, if I had a better tolerance for heels I'd be all over them like a rash bahaha ๐Ÿ˜›

    Oh thanks! I love your fashion sense, so I take that as a huge compliment! Actually, I've seen pics of you before on facefail at Die Machine or something like that and I remember admiring your outfits. I was really surprised when I just randomly came across your blog.

    Woo green hair! ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. Hehe, it's cool we found each others' blogs ๐Ÿ™‚ And yeah, I did have lime green hair this time about a year ago! Not as dark green as yours. When I went to Japan last October I got some cool pics, on the blog in the archives ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. oooh Love your outfit! those boots are gorgeous! I'd love to dress like that…

  11. The boots are nice, aren't they? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Why don't you dress like this for a party or something one of these days?