Privet Matryoshka’s, I hope you’re not sick of the Halloween inspired posts I’ve been putting up lately. I find this to be such a fun idea and I’m just going to run with it until the week comes to an end. I also might double post today because I’m having one of those rainy days, and not a ray of sunshine is in sight :(. Anyways let me get back on point, I happen to love the idea of costume and masquerade balls. Such lavish events are an ode to the past. Imperial Russia hosted a few in it’s time, one example I can tell you about is the famous Winter Ball of 1903.The Ball was hosted at the Romanov’s winter palace, during Tsar Nicholas’s II of Russia’s reign.Many of the guests who attended wore the 17th century style fashion. Envision handsome Russian men making the ladies swoon, and women wearing oversized kokoshniks, lavish gowns and sarafans of iridescent golds, and blues. Now this idea is for any of you who are struggling to come up with a last minute idea, and you want to do it yourself and create your own masquerade mask.
I’ve included a D.I.Y video that someone made for costume 911’s like this. And by the way for those of you who love the Russian ‘it girls’, this is also for you, as Ulyana Sergeenko seems to love to wear masks from time to time, so i hope you also get inspired by some of her images in this post. Plus a few from Imperial Russian times. Opt for using decorations of gold tones if you want to incorporate a bit of Imperial Russia into your costume. Plus Gold is regal.
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s Masquerade Dress of tsarina Maria Iljinitsjna.