The Corpse Bride is Tim Burton’s latest stop motion fantasy movie, it is set in a 19th century European village, where a distraught young man named Victor Van Dort accidentally marries a deceased woman named Emily. The movie was released in 2005 and was nominated for an Academy Award, actually it won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film. The Corpse Bride movie has also opened up a whole new range of lovely costumes for fancy dress parties.
The costume I am writing about is the Black Widow Dress worn by Emily Watson’s character – Emily, which she wears when Victor Van Dort accidentally marries her. This dress will certainly get you noticed at any party and is great for Halloween. It is also one of the most popular movie costumes on the market today.
The Black Widow Dress has a lot of detail, so to make sure you have everything you need to get the look I have comprised a list with details of each item below:
-Emily Wig (this is not always included with the costume)
-Black Widow Dress
-Black Thigh High Stockings
-Burgundy Ribbon Sash
-Burgundy Ribbon Choker
-Rhinestone Ring (also not always included)
It’s the dress that made Emily a Corpse, and it’s the dress that makes all Corpse Brides stand out.
The Black Widow dress is one of the most important items in Tim Burton’s film ‘Corpse Bride.’ As many of you know, Emily Watson’s character Emily is dressed in this gorgeous gown for her wedding to Victor, played by Johnny Deep. The dress was designed by Burton’s wife, actress Helena Bonham Carter.
Bonham Carter has said that she had always wanted to design a wedding dress for herself, so when she was approached with the opportunity to design Emily’s dress, she jumped at the chance. According to Bonham Carter, the Black Widow dress is inspired by Victorian fashion and features layers of black chiffon and lace fabric. It has a fitted bodice with puffed sleeves and a fitted waist.
Bonham Carter says that she used black netting to create an illusion of a sheer fabric effect. The back of the dress also features a high collar with lace trim.
The Black Widow dress is one of the most iconic pieces in Tim Burton’s film ‘Corpse Bride,’ but there are more costumes than just this one! If you’re looking for more costume ideas, check out our other articles on how to get the
Corpse Bride Costumes
Corpse Bride Costumes
The Corpse Bride movie is a Tim Burton visual masterpiece filled with costumes, make up effects, and characters that will inspire fans of the film. The black widow dress worn by Emily Watson in the character of Emily is one of the most popular costume looks from the film. But how do you create your own version of this dress? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Corpse Bride Costume: The Black Widow Dress
Black Widow Dress Components
The black widow dress worn by Emily in Corpse Bride is made up of several components that can be obtained either at home or through a seamstress to create the look for the costume. The dress has a corset style top that laces up in front and features a large bow accent on the back of the corset. The corset has puffed sleeves that have lace accents and contrast with the body color. A white skirt completes the look and has a petticoat to make it poof out at the bottom just as Emily’s does in the movie.
You will need:
– Corset style top with puffed sleeves – White fabric – Lace trim – Clothing dye (purple) – Lace up boots – White wig – Makeup supplies
First, the dress:
The dress worn by Emily in Corpse Bride was inspired by the “Black Widow” style of mourning dress, popular in the Victorian era. These dresses were made of black crepe and typically had a narrow skirt and long train. The bodice was often trimmed with black crape fringe and jet beads, as well as other embellishments. The dress was often worn with a matching bonnet or hat.
To get this look, you can either buy an authentic vintage gown from a costume shop, online auction site (such as ebay), or consignment store; or make your own. If you make your own, here’s what you’ll need:
4-5 yards of draping black crepe (for the skirt)
1 yard of stiffer black crepe (for the bodice)
2 yards of stiffer black crepe (for the train)
Trim for the bodice – I suggest using several different types in order to achieve a busier look. You’ll want some long strips of fringe trim as well as shorter strips with attached beads. There are many different types available at fabric stores – look for “gothic” trims. I also used some black velvet ribbon and lace trim.
“The Corpse Bride” is a Tim Burton-directed animated film that tells the tale of a young man named Victor Van Dort (voiced by Johnny Depp) who accidentally says his wedding vows to a dead woman, Emily (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter). The film is set in the Victorian age and has a Gothic feel. The clothes are beautiful and the costumes reflect this as well.
Emily’s dress is made of black lace that’s been hand-dyed to look older. Her hairpiece is also made of handmade lace which has been ripped up and re-sewn onto her headpiece.
Emily’s make-up was done by Vicky Howell, who used a lot of different colours to create the desired effect. She used black eyeliner to darken Emily’s eyes, white face powder for her pale skin tone, and pink lipstick for her lips.
Emily’s shoes were designed by John Galliano who created them using vintage fabrics such as velvet ribbon and old leather heels. They’re also covered with embroidery which has been stitched into them using old gold thread so they look like they’ve been worn over time!
Emily is the Corpse Bride. She is wearing a black lace wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and a lace-up corset bodice. The dress has a black tulle skirt. Emily’s hair is worn up in a bun at the nape of her neck, with tendrils of hair hanging on either side of the face. Her veil is attached to a crown headpiece with small black roses.
The Corpse Bride costume is easy to make at home. Here are some tips for making your own:
Make sure you have all the materials that you need before you start:
Lace – long enough to wrap around your body several times
Black velvet or satin fabric
Small black roses (for your veil)
Corset lace-up front (for your bodice)
Tulle (for your skirt)
Black ribbon (for your corset and veil)
You will also need the following tools:
Scissors, pins and needle and thread, sewing machine, hot glue gun and glue sticks
If you’ve seen the Tim Burton movie, Corpse Bride, you know that Emily is a stylish and fashionable dead woman. She wears a black, beaded dress with a long train and veil. This page will show you how to make your own “Corpse Bride” costume.
The dress is the most important part of this costume. If you don’t have time or ability to sew one yourself, we recommend buying a ready-made dress – or renting one if necessary.
If you want to make your own Corpse Bride costume, start with our simple instructions for making a long train dress. Then follow the directions below to add the finishing touches to your costume:
The Costume: The Dress
Black, Beaded Dress with Long Train
Here are some examples of black dresses that would work well for a Corpse Bride Halloween costume: