Julia Roberts Valentino Dress Halloween CostumeFor Halloween 2006 I created a girl's costume for Julia Roberts wearing Valentino. This was the famous black and white designer dress Julia Roberts wore when she received the 2001 Oscar Award for Best Performance by an Actress for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich (2000).
Movie Award Themed Gifts and Decor.
Back of Valentino Dress Julia Roberts Wore to OscarsWhite ribbon stripes going up back become shoulder straps. Back slit edged with white satin ribbon. Several yards of black netting gathered under the back of the slit to create fullness.
Julie Robert Valentino Dress Costume Pattern and InstructionsThis shows the side view of Julie Robert Valentino dress with the netting in back. I made my daughter's costume out of velveteen, netting and satin ribbon. I started with Butterick pattern 3484 which is a long dress with an Empire waist and a slit down the front. I altered the pattern pieces so the slit was in the back of my version. I edged the slit with white satin ribbon and added several yards of netting gathered under the back of the slit. To create the "V" of shear fabric in the front, I sewed on a "V" of the shear with two rows of stitching, then cut away the velveteen underneath. I then trimmed the edges with the white satin that became the straps of the dress as well.
Halloween Costume Accessories and Finishing TouchesTo finish out the look, we added a long matching hair piece plus black and white high-heeled shoes. In addition, I purchased a small Oscar-like statuette online from K-2 Awards that we had engraved with Julia Roberts - Best Actress. And of course, no movie star look would be complete without large dark sunglasses.
I sewed a short Bolero jacket to match using McCall's Fashion Accessories pattern M5197 to keep her warm while she was out Trick-or-Treating.
My daughter loved the costume and was thrilled when people called out, "Look! It's Julia Roberts!"