Starr Waters is the next Cookie Lyon from Fox’s Empire. The costume was selected because I love Cookie. The entire outfit was created by me, mom, Cindy.
Cookie’s dress was inspired by the outfit in the poster. The poster was created using Powerpoint and I had blockposter create the block poster, which I printed out, taped together and hung on the wall. Cookie’s dress started out as a one piece shawl purchased from a fabric store, which was cut up to make a dress.
The hat was purchased, but I used the same fabric to cover it. I put a hole in the top for her long black ponytail to come through. Her fur shawl was made using a piece of white fur. I lined the inside with satin and also use leftover fabric to create the covering of the arm holes. I made the purse using a square mini paint canvas. I covered it using leftover fabric and put a chain on it as the purse straps. The shoes were leftover from a previous costume, but I covered a portion of them using leftover fabric to match everything.
The stage was created with a piece of board. It’s held up by two ottomans underneath. The steps are pet steps that I covered with fabric. I purchased the lions online. I also made the mini record and incorporated all of the cast pictures on it using powerpoint.