Let's talk about the dresses first.
I only sewed two of the three dresses made, though I helped cut out the other one. These are all based on kirtles, and i used tutorials found here and here
This dress is made of some kind of velvet. I decorated the sleeves with gold satin bands.
This gown was more complex, and required me to make a gathered skirt and a lace up front, and to work with fur. Do not underestimate the power of fur: it gets everywhere, and makes you sneeze. I based this dress on this tutorial here
But it does look pretty. I used one piece eyelets here to save time. There's a modesty panel here that fits on to the dress with snap fastenings.
See, fuzzy? We basically ignored historical accuracy and went for the 'it looks cool' aesethetic.
Here are the dresses and their models.
THat's all for now. Stay tuned for pictures of my cosplay!