Last year, I pleaded with the universe to deliver me Mina’s red absinthe dress from Bram Stroker’s Dracula, so I could wear it to the Los Angeles’ Labyrinth of Jareth Ball.
Well, the universe is indifferent; I learned to sew . . . well, kinda.
What resulted was a hybrid between Mina’s red Absinthe gown and Satine’s red number in Moulin Rouge!.
I’m not going to claim that it is the most well-constructed costume of it’s kind on the internet. The dress only consists of a few key elements: an 18-inch red tight-lacing corset from Orchard Corsets, one red night gown (previously gifted), a small pillow, red fabric, red rose lining, needle, thread, and the imagination (and construction skills) of the bossy five year-old girl in all of us.
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Mina dress at the Labyrinth of Jareth Ball, 2010. Photos by E. Poole.
Mina dress in Venice Beach. Photos by J. Burgdorf