When I was embarking on my Dune project (see more here: [link]
), I initially planned on creating two costumes - one for Jessica Atreides and one for the Baron Harkonnen. Time and budget restraints, as well as the need to focus on one project for the course, meant that I halted work on the Jessica Atreides costume and focused on the Baron Harkonnen costume. This was my original design, and at present I'm working on the costume in my own spare time because I love the Dune novels so much. The underdress is finished, and is made of a hand-dyed linen. The overdress will be of hand tooled leather and devore silk velvet (I'm midway through the rather elaborate devore process). The velvet is devored with an ammonite pattern in hues of green and blue, to emphasise the difference between Jessica's love for Caladan, a planet rich in water-based life, and Arrakis, the harsh desert world.