Welcome back to my 3-part series about the making of Elsa's Spirit Dress, my main costume project of 2020! In case you missed the other two parts, you can check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Part 3 is all about the most fun and exciting part of the costume: all the decoration … Continue reading Magic in Real Life: Making Elsa’s Spirit Dress, Part 3
My Favorite Movies for their Costumes
Sometimes when I watch a movie, I'm just in the mood to look at pretty costumes. Aside from the fact that I'm a costumer, I'm a highly visual person in general. Character development is definitely important to me, and I like a good plot as much as anyone else, but having a beautiful set, good … Continue reading My Favorite Movies for their Costumes
Making a 1912 Titanic Era Ballgown
After a full year of doing on-and-off work on my 1912 gown, I was starting to doubt my ability to get it finished- and now, it's actually done! Imagine that! That doesn't mean the whole project is done. I still have yet to make the petticoat; I wanted to have the circumference of the skirt … Continue reading Making a 1912 Titanic Era Ballgown
Padmé Costume: Corset Embroidery!
And now it's time for the most tedious and intimidating but most pretty and satisfying part of the costume! The corset embroidery! Not a whole lot to discuss here... mostly progress pix. But, there is some important stuff I had to do... First of all, I needed a reference to draw those shapes. Padawan's Guide … Continue reading Padmé Costume: Corset Embroidery!
Padmé Costume: Skirt Construction
This will be a reasonably short post, since my skirt wasn't really that complicated. It should have been, because it should have been a circle skirt and circle skirts are complicated. But, like I already said, circle skirts waste a lot of fabric and usually require patterns, and I didn't have a ton of money … Continue reading Padmé Costume: Skirt Construction
Padmé Costume: Blouse and Skirt Part 1
(Previous posts: Hairnets and Headband) This post is about how I researched the blouse and skirt, selected the fabric and embellished it. After I finished my hairnets and headband in spring of 2015, I decided I was ready to move on to the bigger stuff... the blouse and skirt. I read all about it on … Continue reading Padmé Costume: Blouse and Skirt Part 1
Padmé Costume- Hairnets and Headband
So this post is about the hairnets and headband, which I made in April 2015 or something. I knew better than to start the blog about it way back then because, first of all, I wasn't sure if I would ever actually finish the costume, and second of all, I knew it would take a … Continue reading Padmé Costume- Hairnets and Headband