Dark Allure Custom Gothic Masquerade Ball Gown


You’ll feel oh-so-alluring in this beautiful Gothic Victorian ballgown. Decadent textures combine for a beautiful look – two tone taffeta damask with velveteen patterns, black velvet, and decadent Venice lace trim. The skirt is a bustle design, with a pleated front and bows to accent your hips. The bodice is a velvet steel boned corset, perfect for hugging your every curve, and a coordinated bolero shrug adorns your shoulders. It’s the perfect gown to turn heads at a Steampunk event, or a Gothic Masquerade ball, or wherever you should choose to wear it.

Jump to:
Styles | SizingDiscount | Hat | FAQ


About This Design

This dress is made-to-measure to fit you perfectly, and is available in 9 beautiful colors, as seen in the picture above.  There are also options above for “Skirt Style”.  The photo below shows each skirt style – with a different but similar overskirt in black satin fabric.  “Basic” is a three piece set of bolero, corset, and bustle skirt – the pieces shown on my dress form in the photos above.  “Lacy” adds a see-through lace underskirt, to bring the look to a peekaboo full-length.  “Bustleicious” adds a bustle petticoat, to poof the skirt (and jacket) out in back.  Check both boxes to receive the “Deluxe” look!


Please take your measurements (instructions here).  Choose the size that the majority of your measurements fit within.

XS S M L XL 2X 3X 4X
Bust 31-33″ 33-36″ 36-39″ 39-42″ 42-45″ 45-48″ 48-52″ 52-56″
Waist 24-27″ 27-30″ 30-33″ 33-36″ 36-39″ 39-43″ 43-47″ 47-51″
High Hips 31-33″ 33-35″ 35-38″ 38-41″ 41-44″ 44-48″ 48-52″ 52-56″
Low Hips 33-35″ 35-38″ 38-41″ 41-44″ 44-48″ 48-52″ 52-56″ 56-60″
Upper Arm 9-11″ 10-12″ 11-13″ 12-14″ 13-15″ 14-16″ 15-17.5″ 16.5-19″

Also please provide your measurements to me when you check out, so I can tweak my patterns as needed to fit you perfectly.

As-Pictured Discount

The price in this listing is discounted (10% off each handmade item), as it’s a bit faster to make something I’ve made before, and requires less time spent communicating what I’m making for you.  The full price you see in this listing is what you should expect for a custom gown based on this design, with different fabrics and/or trims.

Matching Mask

If you like, I can make a mask to match this dress for you.  It’s a style I’m planning to make this year – similar but not identical to the one in the photos.  (A prettier style, actually!)  If you would like this, please reach out to me before placing an order!

Frequently asked questions

Are there alternate fabrics available for this dress?

I can custom order a couple alternate patterns in Velveteen Taffeta – including a swirl pattern, and the zebra print style I used to make my Cheshire Cat dress.

Can you make this item with a different color trim (IE, without black)?

The trim in this dress is available in black, white, and ivory.  With white or ivory, however, we’ll need to switch to a satin corset, as I do not offer velvet corsets in colors other than black.

I already have a corset.  Can I order just the bolero and skirt?

I’m afraid that I don’t offer made-to-order gowns without purchase of matching corset.  I have to turn custom orders down on a regular basis since it’s just me designing and sewing all these creations.  Since my available time to sew custom orders is extremely limited, I must reserve it for full-gown customers only.


Made-To-Order Information Am I out of your size, or do you need a size other than what's listed? If you catch me at the right time, I offer this item made-to-order! It's not available made-to-order right now, but enter your email below, and I'll reach out to you when it is: