The red dress above seen in the scarlet pimpernel was just what I had in mind. It can be dressed up or down and I love the combination of the black fichu with the red gown.
this is the original garment). I wanted to be able to polonaise the skirts so I could wear it down or up with a shorter skirt for a more piratical ensemble. The sleeves are shorter than the one in the pimpernel as I have found that comicons are always boiling hot and stuffy inside. And when you wear a fichu as well as all the requisite layers its probably going to be pretty toasty.
Cosplays this could work for include:
- Pirates of the carribean
- Queen of Hearts
- Clockwork Droid
- Margo Blakeney
- Barmaid victorian clara (I know its not victorian but to the casual observer not aquainted with historical fashion it would work)
- Marie Antoinette