Oh Kay so I act, write and direct murder mysteries on the local scenic railroad. It is a dinner theater thing and this year as if the other three hats are not enough I was handed a new hat to be costume designer and decorator. So here are the characters and their outfits. I did not make the corset for the trapeze artist or anything for the cowboy. But everything else was made. Thank you as well to all of those trailblazer on craftster that have written advice or just chronicles their journeys I spent many an hour reading post on here. But I think it all turned out OK. They outfits were awesome.
We ended having to take the babies along for the ride so a week before the show I added costumes for them to the pile. but they were so cute.
THE RINGMASTER- My dad I was going to just make him a red sequenced vest to wear with a suit jacket he already owned but he wanted a full red jacket with tails.
I ended up using two different patterns for the jacket and one for the vest. He wanted a actual bow tie but then forgot to learn how to tie it so he wore it untied.
I am proud of this jacket dubbed the devils jacket by me who broke 12 needles on the sequence and my sewing machine(while being over 15 years old) stopped working as well.
This is what inspired him to want the jacket. I made a poppet for the circus challenge
THE CLOWN- My mom she wanted something light so she wouldn't die of the heat. We did the show in the middle of July. She bought several different fabrics for the body suit she thought would work. But at Walmart I found the blue polka dot fabric and went with it I gave her short sleeves to help with the heat. At the last minute her Clown wig didn't work so she used a hair fall that I had made from a tut on here,
Her mini me Her granddaughter and my niece aren't they cute together.
My mom and Dad that night
THE TRAPEZE ARTIST- My friend Jade I made and altered everything she has on but the corset. I didn't get a good pic of the hair piece but it was huge with a large ribbon rose and lots of feathers around it and some peacock feathers on the edge.
She is only 16 here but boy she doesn't look like it. Her dad is gonna kill me if he sees these.
THE LION TAMER- this is me. I made everything the dress and sleeves are from an old bed sheet I had. The Corset is my first ever(but not my last) corset I ever made. I just loved it. I made the hair falls out of several different kinds of yarn and ribbon. I made mini ones for my daughter to wear.
All in all it took me about 6 weeks to make everything. And I am so proud. I have never taken on anything this big before. I had some nieveness thinking it would not be a problem and I gave myself enough time to finish but I still cant believe I did it. Hope that you all like them. Sorry so many pics but I had to have proof you know. Enjoy!!!!