after my Steampunk costume debacle I started a new one from scratch. It is all in white now with brown decoration and I think it is much better than the other black one I had.
It is more of a ball gown or evening gown than a day dress but I was told to just do a victorian costume and we didn't specify what exactly, so I think it is okay.
I got some white satin left from my Hungary cosplay and it was enough for this costume, as I only made the overdress out of white satin. The top is made out of white fake leather.
For the top, instead of pearls like in the Hungary cosplay, I used small belt like decoration.
Lucky for me, I still have two full days and a few hours after work to finish the costume. And I still have to add a lot of decoration to make it more steampunk-y.
Have a nice weekend,