Photographer: Leonard Jinto
Designer: Eiko Ishioka
Model: David Dunn
This costume was made for Costume Con 27's Historical Masquerade and is a recreation of Prince Vlad's suit from Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film "Dracula."
I nearly had a meltdown making these two costumes (I also made Mina), but it was so worth it. They are incredible and I'm so glad I decided to make them!! Plus, I think these are the first recreations of Mina's and Vlad's town outfits that I've seen.
The suit is a Prince Albert frock coat made of wool and lined with silk and silk satin. The pants are unlined wool and include silk satin and leather suspenders. The shirt is cotton sateen dyed grey, with a pin-tuck shield front and detachable wing-tip collar and cuffs. The vest is silk satin, and the ascot is silk. The stovepipe top hat is made of felt, lined in silk satin, and set with a satin bow. Pince nez are authentic and stained blue with glass stain (completely removable).
More detailed construction notes can be seen here: [link]