100 thoughts on “The Masque of the Red Death Costume Design || PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

  1. Would love to make a suggestion!!
    That black lace would be ideal to add an applique at the top of yojr head, would hide any pins needed to attach the veil to keep itnin place, frame your face, and provide an extra take on the masquerade theme if you placed ot jist over your forehead a little. Adds to the obscurity i think! Absolutely stunning idea. Cant wait to see what it looks like!

  2. YouTube recommendations sent me here and I’ve been watching as much of your videos as I can, and I cannot wait to see the finished product ❤️

  3. Me: I’ll just watch another classy costume vlog from this costume designer, the last ones were enjoyable….

    12 minutes later…

    Me: ….. oh, no, no, no! Please don’t make me wait to see this dress made!!!!! Oh please, oh! WHERE IS THAT SUBSCRIBE BUTTON???!!!! and yes, I want to be notified regarding everything Bernadette posts, IMMEDIATELY!

    You have an incredible talent and an evocative way of expressing it. I will be an admirer for many years, thank you for sharing your wonderful work with the world.

  4. ooh lookit u frisketing! beautiful painting! the 60s era roger corman/vincent price film is maybe my favorite version of this Poe story — cant wait to see how this turns out 🙂

  5. What a beautiful video. The art work is amazing the concept for the dress is stunning. Even though I have run out of wall space for pictures I will be telling my daughter about your beautiful prints in hopes of getting one as a gift in the future. Other than the framed certificates of my grandmothers sewing classes there’s nothing else that says sewing like your beautiful prints

  6. This reminds me of the "Two Coffins" comic which I think the story took place between the 18th and the 19th century

  7. I just love, love, LOVE watching your videos! They make my day and soul. Being a seamstress who wants to go professional, I receive so much motivation from seeing people like you devoting their lives to historical clothing. Although my interest lies more toward the 1930s and 1940s fashion, I still learn a lot by watching videos and get inspired by your projects.

  8. This is like what we had to do for our end-of-high-school art exam, only about 100 times more impressive. The thing is, we had two YEARS to put together our designs at a much more basic level and we didn't even do proper sewing, whereas you're doing it in two WEEKS! I'm officially amazed.

  9. Ugh Bernadette! You have no business being that good at painting! I'm so hyped for this project! 😀

  10. Oh my dear lord!!!!! AMAZING SKETCHING AND IDEA/THOUGHT PROCESS!!!!!! Love all of your work, but this, this is going to just be amazing you can already tell this will be a fashion show/couture piece. All of the drama in each pleat and color contrast….just beautiful (and it was just draped over a mannequin) cannot wait to see the final piece. (Btw, humble suggestion, don’t do the blood on the face, go for a more subtle look. A complete paled out face with just a hint of rouge on the checks and a light tint of rose on the lips.)

  11. Completely off topic, but have you met, or heard of Zack Mc Leod Pinsent ? I found an article about him on Bored Panda, and I immediately thought of you, and had wondered if you two had met? I tried to look up his name on your channel, and I couldn't find anything, so if you have, I'm sorry for missing it.

  12. Where on earth did you learn to draw like that? gorgeous! Anyhow, I love all your historically accurate garments and videos, bt excited to see where you go with this artistic idea!

  13. I fell in love with your videos. I know nothing about sewing and don't understand what you're talking about at times but your creations are beautiful and interesting. There is something magical in seeing you recreating historical clothing and even wearing it in everyday life. I absolutely love Lady Sherlock series. This video is different but the idea of this gown is amazing and I can't wait to see it finished. Also your videos are amazingly beautiful and well done. I'm enchanted.

  14. This dress reminds me so so much of this amazing dress I wore in a scene in of all things Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang in a local production when I was 14. It was this beautiful red silk (or more likely something that looked a bit like silk to my 14 year old eye) with many many black tulle petticoats underneath and this beautiful black lace overlay. It was one of my favorite costumes I’ve ever worn! It just felt so beautiful and grown up with its big floofy skirt!

  15. Your filming and editing skills have improved so much! Hard work is paying off. Thanks for the great video.

  16. You really are an artist!! You create such beautiful work in the clothing, the cinematography, the painting, the whole aesthetic. YOU ARE AMAZING!

  17. Masque of the Red Death is my fave Poe story, I have the same book! I've been thinking of making my own dress, inspired by Masque, although mine won't have any historical accuracy, will be more Rococo inspired and with a burlesque element; ie. easy removal for performances and more modern undergarments.

  18. Holy WOW!!! If we had a Garment District , I would be in debt up to my eyeballs. I am so impressed with how you just Sketched and painted that out. Holy Mackerel!! Can't wait to see you work on it and how it turns out… WOW!.

  19. YES! I kept hoping you would do the beaded fabric as appliqué (though I had hoped it was the blood red beaded fabric.

    Could you back the bodice with muslin? I’m always amazed at your sketches. They utterly beautiful.

  20. I can't believe in one of your videos you said that you didn't think you had a personality or found you-self special. You are so talented and unique(in a good way of course). Your amazing!

  21. This was an amazing video!! You had so many different elements from your reading to music to the fabric store to the painting. Great job!

  22. I would love to see your Red Death costume when it's finished! Will you make a video of you modeling it? I hope so!
    Happy creating! ~Janet in Canada

  23. I'm a make up artist and while watching this I came up with so many ideas for make up to go with the costume!! I so wish I could do your make up!

  24. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that has always wanted to dress up as the Red Death :B
    I'm so excited to see the finished dress, it looks absolutely wonderful so far!

  25. As much as I love your dedication to historical accuracy, this gloomy yet whimsical project looks amazing! I'm just getting started in sowing, I've been more of a knitter so far, and I love the idea of historical handsewing and having good quality and thoughtfully crafted garments (and sewing machines terrify me). You're such an inspiration to me, a mere hobbyist!

  26. AND you draw and paint! Bernadette, you are amazingly talented. Don't ever stop nourishing your talents! You give me, and many others I'm sure, to keep our own talents alive. Thank you!
    ~Darla 🙂

  27. This is so beautifully shot, like most of your videos! It's like watching a documentary on sewing on TV 😄 And I'll keep.my eyes peeled for pictures of this project, it sounds so mysterious…

  28. White is also the color of death and mourning in some cultures so white or black would be appropriate. I would love to do this with a "Dia de Muertos" theme makeup under a veiled hat, La Calavera Catrina style.

  29. Camilla: "You, sir, should unmask."

    Stranger: "Indeed?"

    Cassilda: "Indeed it's time. We have all laid aside disguise but you."

    Stranger: "I wear no mask."

    Camilla: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) "No mask? No mask!"
    The King in Yellow ("The Mask", Robert W. Chambers)

  30. From my understanding of the passage, the "masque" was very corpse like. So for makeup it might be good to look into makeup that can cover the reds in your face and add more of a greyed out tint to it for a more realistic approach.

  31. I am so excited to see this honestly!! You are massively multi- talented and intelligent, it is so great to watch your videos!

  32. I love the subdued way of. Your voice along with the fact that you yourself are very dedicated to all of your art that is just flowing with pure love in every stitch and pin you put into every piece of clothing you make thank you .

  33. I don’t think you understand how much I love my distant cousin, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. And I love you almost as much as I love him. And I love fashion and dresses and I’m so ridiculously excited for this that I’m going to pee my pants.

  34. I saw that the dress making process had been uploaded this morning, and knew what my evening plans would be today. :^) I went to work and performed my daily duties, taking orders, waiting tables, washing up and tidying ye old Dairy Queen lobby, and waiting patiently until my shift was over to at long last come home and reunite with my beloved peppermint tea for a delightful youtube stream. I even convinced my mom to come watch with me! Thank you, fabulous miss B, for the evening plans and an opportunity to trick my mom into spending quality time with me, and away from her work!! The dress is beautiful. I adore your long hair, and this imaginative gender-bending interpretation of Poe’s work!

  35. After watching part two, I had to jump over to watch the beginning. Thank you for puting out great content.

  36. Holy smokes! This is absolutely incredible. Your drawing and paining just floored me! That was so so stunning. You’ve inspired me to not only create something from literature, paint the concept idea, BUT you inspired me to attend costume college next year!! So thanks for everything!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  37. You should look into a gimbal to help out your b-roll. It looks really good as is but that might take it to the next level and eliminate the natural hand held shake.

  38. I just want to say, I love the shirt you wear in the project introduction. Did you make it (I remember you saying you make your skirts), or did you buy it? If so, where?

  39. so, I read the story from my Walter J. Black Co., 1927 publication of Edgar Allan Poe "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe" (which is in amazingly fabulous condition) and as I read the story, I came to this assessment that "the red death" is actually mortality. We revel, we play, we are distracted by Beauty and wine. We can isolate and wall ourselves off from the dangers of the world, and succumb to the delutions of color, form, beauty, escape, and artificial structures. But in the end there is always mortality. The ebony clock which sends its haunting and disruptive chime to the revelers, jolting them into the reality that time continues on. They can barricade and hide, but time continues, mortality is the end-game, and there is no escape. Just distraction. So looking into this story a bit more, I came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLtfvWrEjJo. Poe's wife contracting Turbuculousis. And in the middle ages, these illnesses that they would not have understood, the early manifestations, the plagues, the risks of living. In the end we have mortality. Morte. Time. "Anon, good nurse. Anon."

  40. Ok, Ive watched this about 10 times and I think I may have to attempt to create something similar to this as my Halloween costume for The Dead of Night next year.

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