Who is Otto and Victoria you might ask? The awesome creation of Brian Kesinger. I may have mentioned him before, and if you haven't checked out his work, go, do it now, I'll wait. Here's his Deviant Art page. Here's some of his art:
That was my first bustle and I also made my first bustle pad! It was really easy. I bought this downloadable pattern from SteamIngenious on Etsy, printed it out and sewed and stuffed it in about 2 hours total. Wearing a bustle pad is so much fun!
I gave the outfit a test run when I went with my friends for a Victorian afternoon to the Grand Floridian Resort's Victorian Tea room. It was a lovely meal. We actually took pictures then for my friend who also cosplayed as Victoria. (She rocks and was the one who styled my wig with her amazingly mad wig styling skills.) She styled her own green wig, of course, and I mean look at her wig, LOOK AT IT!!!! She got the exact Victoria bump. IT WAS AMAZING!