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Wilhelmina Murray - Dracula by FireLilyCosplay Wilhelmina Murray - Dracula by FireLilyCosplay
Photographer: Leonard Jinto
Designer: Eiko Ishioka

This costume was made for Costume Con 27's Historical Masquerade and is a recreation of Wilhelmina Murray's dress from Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film "Dracula."
I nearly had a meltdown making these two costumes (I also made Prince Vlad), 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 dress is a boned bodice with false vest front made of silk and taffeta, with hand and machine embroidered leaves on the collar, lapels and cuffs. The skirt is taffeta lined in cotton. The train is three taffeta panels set in waterfall pleats. The hat and petticoat are also made of taffeta. The corset and undergarments are all period correct, including the socks that I dyed green ^.^ I also dyed the leather gloves to a nice emerald green. Shoes are authentic Victorian boots.


More detailed construction notes can be seen here: [link]

Awards: CC27 Co-chair theme award for Mina, "Excellence in Cascade Pleating" award for Workmanship, "Best Period Manners" award for Presentation.
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:iconbelianis:
belianis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A worthy tribute to one of the best Dracula movies.
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks!
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:iconbelianis:
belianis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very welcome. Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman would be very pleased with both of you.
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TaviTheBlue Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I always liked that dress XD

Awesome job =)
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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TaviTheBlue Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Welcome =)
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:icontwistedgrimfaerytale:
that is amazing! it looks so much like the original it's unreal
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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WmCutterBlack Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
delightful! :)
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The outfit is gorgeous ! :heart:
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart:
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:iconvoitv:
voitv Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Amazing
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconsakuramaboroshi:
sakuramaboroshi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Wow, really lovely! =)
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconsakuramaboroshi:
sakuramaboroshi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
you're welcome! XD
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:iconfalang:
Falang Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favourite movies' costumes ! You made a gorgeous work with it !
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you so much!!
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:iconsharidyon:
Sharidyon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Artist
your Mina is lovely!!! I love this character *_*
(I've made the red version of her costume ;)
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconsharidyon:
Sharidyon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Artist
np ^^
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CaptainWerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Great cosplay
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconcaptainwerewolf:
CaptainWerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Welcome Miss Murray
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Fantastic job!!! I love it!!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconheterodoxy-pix:
Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Yuppers! :)
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mnementh2000 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
This pic is VERY close to the look of Mina from the movie"League of Extraordinary Gentlemen". Well done!
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I really appreciate the compliment ^.^
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Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Beautiful recreation! I recognized it instantly.
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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lotsabots Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
This is beautiful! Brilliantly crafted, such skill! :+fav:
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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Saelok Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have seen other recreations that were done to the T, but they didn't wear them, just sell them! Looks good on you :) do you have full picture?
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The rest are in my gallery!
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Chrystal-Anne-Books Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Oh.wow. I've never seen anyone do this! Thanks a million, I love this movie and book. :)
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome - thank you!!
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Chrystal-Anne-Books Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
:dance:
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:iconrealdaguru:
realdaguru Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
saw this portrait on your site. It is perfect. You ARE Mina
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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IndigoCat89 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
great work! really beautiful ^^
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WaterwornArroyo Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Congrats on those awards, well earned! You look so pretty.
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:iconlivverz:
Livverz Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
O: That's awesome~
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:iconfirelilycosplay:
FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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Livverz Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
No problem~
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