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Anne's burgundy court gown by LadyAquanine73551 Anne's burgundy court gown by LadyAquanine73551
I saw Anne wearing this in a brief video where she tells off Catherine of Aragon's ladies. She actually had the gall to say nasty things to them about the Spanish :S The real Anne wouldn't have tried that until she was actually queen.

Some people say this gown is purple, but it's really burgundy. Though some of the commentators on the Tudors wiki said that this was considered "purple" in the Middle Ages b/c of the dyeing technique used at the time for making royal cloth. I used a special coloring technique from the game to give the dark red outer dress a subtle purple tinge. Again, this dress was a 2nd version and looks much better than the first time I tried to make it. The first version of the dress had a poofy skirt, a boned, corset-like bodice, and almost no jewels or detail.
Again, in a weird twist of fate, this dress looks better on the doll than it did in the show. It's gotten 3 Crowns for Pretty, 1 for Intricate, & 1 for Original on Doll-Divine, though it's not an original artwork for me.

My only real praise for this dress was it was a tiny bit more Tudor-looking than some of Anne's costumes.

The biggest problem with this costume was, it looks inappropriate for both the story & would have gotten Anne arrested or ostracized in real life.

Story-wise, it was too early for her to wear that shade of purple, much less the crown. Both styles were only reserved for royalty, and she wasn't even Henry's official fiancee at that time in the series. Some costumers have also complained that the gold ferns on her bodice ruin the ensemble and take away from the pretty gold & amethyst jewelry she's wearing.

I actually have a problem with the prolific number of crowns worn on "The Tudors" in general, because it seemed like everyone was wearing them, and over half of them looked cheap, like something you could get out of a Burger King happy meal, or a little girl's dress-up collection. Henry's very FIRST outfit has a crown that looks cheesy :S Seeing him dressed like that & the terrible acting made me feel like I was watching a bunch of kids playing dress-up.

History-wise, purple & crowns would have been, by law, only reserved for royalty, and anyone who was not of royal blood caught wearing such things would have been arrested, heavily fined, or even executed. Also, in that time in history, crowns weren't worn nearly as much as the hats, bonnets, & ladies' hoods. Most of the time, crowns were only worn at extremely big celebrations, like coronations or some promotional ceremony for a high-class noble.
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CelticIrishgirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You are so smart with the dresses! My re-dolls seem so dull compared to yours: [link] I'm jealous!
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
You don't have to compare yourself to me. Do something unique w/ your dolls. Something nobody else has tried yet ;)
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CelticIrishgirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I tried. lol/
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Albinavonroth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So nice!
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thank you :)
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