Yeah...I have been completely neglecting my costume journal. Things have been a titch busy. But now I'm back and have enough projects lined up that should keep me busy for a while! So hopefully this means that my updates here will be FAR more frequent!
But for now, here are some pictures of my Labyrinth of Jareth costume I made this summer along with a progress shot of my steampunk costume.:)
Originally I wanted to make a basic steampunk lady costume for LoJ since Friday night is the Goblin Clockwork Ball. Unfortunately time wasn't my friend (as usual) so I had to scrap the project. Luckily I didn't even start it so it worked out. Instead I decided to make some bellydancing garb and just accent it with some slight fantasy style details like the leaves and the sparky butterflies (Which unfortunately I never got good shots of) to just step it up a notch.
And here's a quick progress shot of my Regina Black costume as I continue the major overhaul.
Click to enlarge. As you can see, everything is pinned on right now while I decide on placement and such. I've removed to cog buttons. They were just too dang cheesy for me and replaced them with more period looking ones. Put them on both sides of the coat for a more double breasted look. I returned to the vest simply because I really love that vest fabric I found. But I removed the hastily made clasp covers and instead put more buttons there to act as mock clasps. Also added faux pockets to the vest and will be attaching that watch chain later on. The medal was a random find. Not sure yet if I want it there or somewhere else. I wanted to create this sudo military look to give a sense that Regina was once a part of British armed forces. Just need to make the Medal look more like a medal. After all the details are attached I'll be distressing the coat even more with paint, sandpaper and possibly a lighter. I'll be doing some distressing on the vest as well. I want her to look pretty darn gritty. she IS a zombie hunter/scientist after all.
So that's all she wrote for now! Next project will probably be my full viking garb I plan to make for the Leif Erikson tourney coming up in October. And hopefully I'll also have started a Halloween costume as well. This years theme for our Halloween Party is Alice in Wonderland. debating a March Hare costume. This should be fuuuuun!