OH! You do beautiful work! I am just starting out making cosplays. I have only made four (if you count the one I did out of household items in a very short amount of time. Lol) Where did you ever find the gold edging? I looked for something like that for almost a year and never found anything. Also the sleeves are amazing! I tried to figure out how to make something like those but nothing ever came about. All the bead work is breath taking, and I can't even imagine how you pulled off the details on the top. Please tell me you just altered a dress because if you didn't... I WANT YOUR SKILLS!!!!!
Part of the dress was actually a wedding dress that I added extra layers to and details. However all the trim and bead work design was all done by me. The sleeve puffs I made as well (as well as the shoes that no one can see lol). I used multiple trims, pearls, jewels, and beads mostly from hobby lobby actually XD
There is still tons of work I need to continue to do to make this dress even better. I'm currently working on wings and adding even more layers into the dress
I still have so much to learn and am still a novice so my skills are nothing to desire
Your costuming skills are very beautiful and will improve with every step you take. So continue to do a wonderful job! That's exactly what I tell myself and try to accomplish. ^_^