Victorian Steampunk Gothic Mardi Gras Venice Wedding Ball Gown Bustle Dress Reproduction Costume



You are looking at a handmade 100% silk dupioni dress gown creation that I will custom construct just for you by your own measurements. The dress can be made in many colors. This dress is astonishingly breathtaking in the pure silk dupioni. The dress is shown here in steampunk colors cobalt blue and black. Please go to my Flickr photo collection so that you can look at 24 pictures of this custom crafted masterpeice.

I love constructing Victorian bustle dresses from silk. The silk bustle poufs have such a special frosting like fluffiness. Silk slubs(the nubby lines) add dimension that makes the fabric look very very rich. The dress set is ideal for Victorian events, Gothic and Steampunk events, weddings, balls, teas, promenade, Mardi Gras, Venice Carnival, and many more events.

Listed below are the details on this showstopper.

1.Dress ensemble is made from 100% silk dupioni.
2.Dress can be made in several colors.
3.Dress has 5 peices to the set...bodice corset...bolero shrug,,,overskirt with train...underskirt with train...elliptical cage crinoline.
4.All dress peices are lined in crepe back bridal satin.
5.The elliptical cage is made from 100 percent cotton.
6.Can be custom made in any size .I build the dresses on dress forms set to your measurements over the cage crinoline.

1. Bodice opens and closes at the back with grommets and drawstring.
2.Has a rounded scooped neckline that shows cleavage
3. Has a bustled back, and boned in all seams
4. Has beading and silk gimp trim over the neckline and the arms eye opening.
5. Lined in soft satin, and inner lined for strength.

1.Opens and closes with hooks and bars at the side.
2.Has a true waistband.
3.Has an apron with swags in the front.
4.Has a pouffed and ruched train that cascades into a pleated ruffle.
5.The pleated ruffle on the overskirt lines up with the pleated ruffle on the underskirt
6. Fully lined in bridal satin.

1. Opens and closes with hooks and bars at the side.
2. Built over an elliptical cage crinoline to for exquisite foundational shaping.
3. Underskirt is bordered with a pleated ruffle.Pleated ruffle is lined. All pleated ruffles are lined.
4. Has a true waistband.
5.Fully lined in bridal satin.
6. Has a slight train in the back that lines up evenly with the overskirt train.

1.Helps in cold weather... adds the sleeves you might need for warmth.
2.Does not hide the beauty of the dress.
3.Lined in bridal satin
4. Pleated ruffle(lined) theme borders the bolero shrug and sleeves at the wrist.

1.Has 6 rows of hoop steel in casings that supports the dress and provide the fabulous shaping. The cage crinoline is made from a strong 100 percent cotton.

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Please allow 30 to 45 days for building this beautiful masterpeice for you. Dresses of this type are very involved, and require a great deal of focus and attention.

I ship US Postal Service since the rates are lower. Please convo me if you prefer the other shippers,UPS, FedEx and DHL.

Payment can be made in 3 parts. I would simply create 3 special listings for you. It is amazing to see the progression of the dress, and therefore, I email photos as each peice is completed. . If you want your dress shipped on time, please have the following measurements to me in 3 days. Not 3 weeks, but 3 DAYS.

Measures needed are:
underbust around upper ribcage...
height how tall………
shoulder to elbow……..
elbow to wrist…………
shoulder to shoulder width( from shoulder bone to shoulder bone near edge of shoulder))
front of neck base to waist…….
back base of neck to waist....
waist to floor…………..
around the upper arms biceps.... (so sleeves will not be tight)
bra size
I will send an updated list with pictures on how to measure. I will also send a drawing that helps with measuring if you need help.

Please contact me if you want the dress made in another color not listed. Contact me with your questions, I normally answer within 6 to 8 hours. Thanks for enjoying looking at the items that I create.Please comeback again.

Remember...the sooner I have your measurements, the faster I can complete and ship.The dress must be shipped in a larger box. Overseas buyers, please note that customs inspection are required, and customs fees can be extra added expense. Please contact me with your questions. Thanks again for looking.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

35-56 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Showbelles is a true handmade shop. Items are not outsourced to an outside company. Please be advised that custom items, made to fit your size apparel, are non-returnable. Be sure to have accurate measurements. If you need help with measuring , I will send you a measuring doll sketch. The doll sketch will show you exactly how and where to measure.

I began marketing made to fit custom items on Ebay in 2005. I have over 1000 positive 100% ebay feedbacks. With proper accurate measurements, I can build orders for women,men and children over dress forms set to your size and measurements. The key to getting a good fitting custom item is sending the correct measurements. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks for shopping at Showbelles.

Sizing details

Showbelles items are all custom made, and made to order. All listings have the needed measurements in the descriptions. Please see the list below for sizing.

1. I make all sizes from 34 bust to 52 bust for women.
2. For men, I make all sizes from 38 shoulders to 52 shoulders.
3. I can also make childrens' sizes from a size 7/8 and higher.

Let me know if you have more questions about sizing. Convo me through etsy convo. Thank you for shopping at Showbelles on etsy.

Care instructions

Some of my custom items are washable in cold water with biodegrable detergents like Woolite. some of my custom items need dry cleaning.
1. Any item made from pure silk will need dry cleaning.
2. For polyester and poly blends, I highly recommend dry cleaning for holding the crisp new look. some polyester garments can be cool water hand washed. No dryers. Lay flat to dry. Very warm iron.
3.Cotton and cotton blends can be handwashed cold water. Cool dryer or tumble dry on very low heat setting. I highly recommend dry cleaning because all of my custom items are special occasion.

Each listing will include the care instructions for each item. Let me know if you have questions. Convo me. Thanks for shopping with showbelles on etsy today.

Wholesale availability

When I began selling my custom creations online, I kept the costs down to a minimum, without sacrificing quality, and service. Over a short period of time, several Showbelles buyers recognized they were simply getting high quality, a great value, stellar service, all at a reasonable price.

How? I managed to keep my overhead costs down very low. My items and offerings are reasonably priced. I can offer reasonable discounts for qualified orders. Convo me to discuss a discount for a qualified order.

A business guru once stated that it is rare to get extremely low prices, high quality, and great service all in one transaction. Thanks for shopping at Showbelles on etsy today.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you need gift wrapping services, please let me know. I do not charge extra for gift wrapping. If you are purchasing a gift item, please have the giftee to contact me regarding accurate measurements. You can also purchase an etsy gift card, and allow that special person or loved one to select the item(s) of their choice. Thanks for shopping with showbelles on etsy today.