Could also be called “Frivolous Paper Dresses for Costume Parties & Theatre Shows”
OK. That was the simple crepe paper dress idea. Now, let’s feast our eyes on the fancier and more frivolous paper dresses out there.
The disposable cult from the 60’s has come and gone, but paper dresses have stayed here for ever. Sophisticated paper dresses are still used for Halloween parties or ball masques, and as theatre costumes.
Making these more involved costumes will take longer than 1/2 an hour… (think: days) and will require more tools as well. Consider stitching the dress together, use a dress form, as well as a dress pattern.
Dress Forms & Paper Dresses as Art
If you want to make a funky, fancy dress, it’s best to create a paper mache dress form. The form can help you get your measurements rights, will facilitate the process of detailing your dress, and last but not least, the form come is handy when you want to display your artsy paper dress, before & after it’s been worn.
In particular, a dress form also allows you to submit it for an art show.
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