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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Victorian steampunk costume on: November 23, 2015 01:56:13 PM
So I play larp (I might have mentioned this before) and this weekend I attended a Victorian steampunk game where I played a medium. The costume did not need to be historically accurate but needed to fit in with the theme.

For this costume I created:
- Pants out of brown coduroy (from a free online pattern I modified)
- A cotton shirt (from a modified Butterick pattern)
- A dark blue coat (from an Arkivestry pattern)
- A brown leather chest harness of my own design
- A brown leather kidneybelt of my own design

The belt and the coat were spiced up with chains that had a ton of charms on them.
Costume without the coat:

Pic where you can see the chain details on the coat

And two bonus pics of the belt front + back

If you want to see all the event pictures you can go to: http://www.orkfotografie.nl/larp/orenda/1 (not my website just the event photographer)
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Fox beastling armour/costume on: January 02, 2015 05:10:50 AM
For the past six years I have played larp and this year I finally decided it was time to craft my own leather armour. I made it over summer and worn it to Drachenfest and a childrens event where I am a teacher.

Proper full view picture:

Everything in this costume was completely handmade it includes, with exception of the shoes and the armbracers(picture show different varieties) My mum braids my hair for me and I do my own facepaint for all events.
- Shirt (I have two more backups for longer events)
- Wide legged pants (again two extra sets for longer events)
- A green linen overcoat with short sleeves and a ridiculously high collar
- A brown wool overcoat with no sleeves and a shorter collar (only on the fox beastling pictures)

- Kidneybelt with detachable front panel with snaps (different drawings for every character)
- Chest armour with detachable straps (there are three varieties) plain straps/fur shoulders/Pauldrons on both sides.
- Daggerholder detachable (horizontal connects to my kidneybelt)

Picture where you can see the lace-up in the front and the Ivy shaped leaves on the pauldrons

here's a picture of the back:
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / 1920/30's formal - in winter on: November 09, 2011 07:23:13 AM
I'm going to an event which includes a somewhat formal occasion. The year is 1927 but all attendees have gotten some creative freedom to go anywhere between roughly 1920 and 1935 and to not take the dresscode too strict since it's a one occasion costume. My character is a nurse and there's not a single chance she'd appear in a flapper dress.
Besides that, it's gonna be mid-December and the event is taking place outside for most of it so I need some kind of vest/cover/jacket to got with the dress.

Until now I found these patterns, I'm curious what you guys think and which one would be best

This is the most decent 1930's pattern, I think the design is ok and might look allright on me. I will wear flat boots with this gown though, I can't wear heels for an entire weekend.

This is a more modern dress but I quite like it. I can wear a longsleeve under it and leggings. The main thing with this one would be finding a descent coat to go with it.

A less fitting but I believe gorgeous dress: It will have to be a bit shorter though and again I need a wrap to go with it.

What do you think? any suggestion how to weatherproof these dresses. Or maybe some other suggestions for useful patterns?

4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / exam pieces for make-up school on: April 18, 2011 09:45:09 AM
Hi everyone,

Lately I've really been getting back to facepainting classes. I recently took three exams and these are the pro-shot products:

First off:
Airbrush level one - Reptiles
Fully airbrush make-up, I'm really proud of this since airbrush has proven to be very hard!

Facepaint level 3 - Wild cats
The point of this facpaint was to create a fur-look. Therefore I applied 5 different colors of Kryolan aquacolor. Every line you see was painted on separately.

And the last one:
Make-up - Flowers as inspiration
For this one, everyone of my classmates picked very summer-y flowers. I decided to go for something a bit darker.

5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Tiger facepaint on: January 10, 2011 12:34:35 PM
I did a little facepaint practice session today. This paint was done on myself and took me about an hour to complete. For anyone interested the design is from a book called ''funky faces'' and the paints are a mixture of Grimas and a bit of metallic Kryolan  for the center copper colour.

I'm hoping to complete one facepaint every week from now on and this is kind of a good start I believe.
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / My ''steampunk'' take on the mad-hatter on: September 28, 2010 07:43:24 AM
So, for my exam for this 10 week costume design course I took I had to make a costume based on the tea-party scene from Alice in Wonderland, Not a big deal for a wonderland fan.

I already had a steampunky design in my head that I wanted to make so I shoved the two together and made this. Basically it was a 2 week full time.

I made everything except the shoes. Handpainted the lace on the hat, made the hat itself, made a shirt, skirt, leather top, bloomers vest and the jewelry. I also did a make-up design that I painted on myself. I didn't use any patterns, cause well; I basically fail at using them.

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / The faire swap gallery on: April 06, 2010 01:16:36 AM
We have a sender so post your recieved gifts here!

Sent and Received
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Scaramouche <----> Lariarocket
Ysmeine [/color] <----> Queenofthieves
Alchamy513 <----> Strawberryh
Ffrogg526 <----> Jeannebaby
Moniqueramsey <----> Saturn
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Don't take the fire fairy outside...... on: February 12, 2010 09:16:44 AM
It just might be cold  Grin

There might be kind of a wordy description following, if you're just here for the pictures just skip it Cheesy

So the annual Omnia fairyball is this sunday, and with the dresscode (fairy like, sexy or just Omnia) I didn't have anything appropriate to wear. Looking trough my piles of fabric didn't help either. Not heaving the funds to go and buy some new fabrics I just couldn't manage to put a nice color combination together.
I found this piece of beautiful fabric I got from my aunt. It had been in the huge bag of scraps and I didn't know it was this big! Soon the idea of my firefairy was born.

Since I went trough a kind of a rough time I didn't have any of my patterns on hand; I just scribbled some stuff down and started cutting. Adjusting some piece while on the go. When I finished the dress I decided I needed wings to emphasize the fact that we were indeed dealing with a fairy here.
I also made myself a pair of armwarmers with some black fleece in it, to match my stockings, A pair of legwarmers and a hairband.

So I used a tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YAUxeopgNw
To make wings:

And just for the hell of it Smiley

More pictures coming soon, I'm also planning on making a little bag, a wand and a mask so I can take the costume to the summer faires.

Comments en critics very much appreciated!
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The ren/fantasy/etc. faire swap ----signups CLOSED!- sendouts 04/05/10 on: February 04, 2010 03:07:16 PM
We have a gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343559.0

Swap name: The ren/fantasy faire swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Scaramouche
Sign-up date range: Feb 2nd - Feb 22th
Date to send item by: April 5th

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: yes
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: yes!

Make sure you read the entire swap information (yes that means all the little bits of info Tongue )

General info
This swap is for all those; Kings, Queens, Maids, Wenches, Pirates, Fearies, Elves, Goblins and craftstman (no racism intended if your not in there you can still join Smiley ) Who like going to any type of faire (fantasy, steampunk, medieval, Gothic, Renaissance etc.) It's also open to reenactors and Larpers who enjoy faire life.
Ideas about what to make: Accesoires, Jewelry, bags, hats, costumes or costume parts like vests, corsets, skirts etc., Journals.
I'm going to be pairing partners up as much as possible according to shared interests. Therefore I hereby warn you it's quite extensive.


This swap asks for 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small, there is some room for spoiling but please make sure you agree with your partner cause this might become a somewhat international swap.

DC numbers will be required for sending in the USA, all other participants will be asked to send a scanned reciept.

Signin-up and communication
For all the communication about this swap I'd like to ask you to include Faire swap in the subject line. Otherwise I might accidentally overlook your message.
I'd also like everyone to post in this thread once a week, because this will be quite a long running swap (especially with the long sign-up range included) I don't want to see anyone go missing in action.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer.

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
You understand you have to use a DC number or a scanned reciept when sending:

What kind of faires do you attend (where, inside or outside etc.)
What kind of activities do you do when at a faire (dancing, organising stuff, costume competions, reenactment, Larp?)
Do you dress-up, if yes, please include which style.
Do you have any characters walking around? If yes who are they?
Does your particular job/dress up ask for historically correct gear?
Are you just enjoying the life at faires or are you also living the lifestyle on a daily basis?

What colors do you like?
What colors do you hate?
Any prints you like?
Any prints you hate?
Any materials you like?
Any materials you hate?

What kind of crafts do you usually do?
What kind of crafts would you like to recieve?
Any items you'd really like to recieve?

Any things you're strongly opposed to (nudity, religious stuff, feathers etc.)
Allergies; got any?
Does your home contain anything that might cause allergies(pets, smoke, etc.)
Do you have a wist?
Feel free to list any extra information here for your partner to know.

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / The ren/fantasy-faire season is coming------Signups are open! on: January 21, 2010 08:42:37 AM
Signups are open: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336726.0

I noticed there are a lot of people who go to renaissance  and/or fantasy faires.
Things we could make are; costume pieces, accesoires (bags, pouches, jewelry), Things we need (think historical looking packaging) Are there other suggestions?

I know the idea was here last year but I don't remember wether it actually happened.

I''m totally willing to organize how about signups at the beginning of february with 2 months crafting time?
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