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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Repo:The Genetic Opera "Blame Not My Cheeks" dress on: April 20, 2010 09:05:28 AM
This is a dress I made for the Amber's Sweets' shadowcast performance of Repo:The Genetic Opera! This is the dress that Paris Hilton wears when she sings "Blame Not My Cheeks".  I wanted to make one that was true to the size of the one she wears in the movies...and I think I came close!  For the top of the dress, I used Simplicity pattern #2832 but I made the pattern for the bottom of the dress myself.  That was a HUGE pain in the rear!  I went through about 3 different rough drafts of the panniers before I finally found one that would work!  The final dress wound up being about 4 1/2 feet wide!

Here's the top of the dress (mostly) finished with the panniers, before I draped the skirt (sorry for the blurry image, that was taken with my phone!)  The panniers were boned with crown molding ends from home depot because I couldn't find anything strong enough in a fabric store!  They actually worked VERY well!

Here's how it looked right after I draped the skirt (model: Jessalyn...who wore it in the show!)

You can see a close up of the sleeves and the back here.  I also made those gold gloves and the black choker for the outfit! (model: Our fearless director, Ashley)

I wish I had a better picture of the entire dress (I'll get one eventually) but here we are at Wondercon 2010!

Comments and criticisms always accepted!  I'd also love to hear from other Repo shadowcasts!
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Repo!: The Genetic Opera Gentern Dresses (pic heavy!) on: January 09, 2010 03:58:17 PM
I'm one of the costumers for Sacramento's Repo!:TGO shadowcast, Amber's Sweets.  A few days ago, I got an e-mail from the director saying that we needed brand new gentern dresses for the "Night Surgeon" scene for a preview we were doing at SacAnime convention that weekend.  I had 4 days to make 3 dresses from scratch!  And no pattern!  And I didn't have all the actresses' measurements!  Somehow, I pulled it together, drafted a pattern, guessed measurements... and this is what I came up with!

They were lined and everything!

The one snafu came when there was a last minute actress change that I wasn't informed of.  The new actress was a very curvy girl, who I didn't have a dress for!  Our solution?  Keep the top of the dress open to make it a VERY cleavage-heavy outfit!  It actually looked great on her!

From left to right: That's Misty, Elisabeth and Andie!

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