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« on: September 02, 2007 08:06:23 AM »

I don't think I've ever posted any of my renaissance faire costumes but I certainly have a lot of them.
This year I used my same dress as last year (will post last year's costume too) but gathered the skirt, made a sheer underskirt, and a new corset.  I also made a mage costume for the boyfriend.
Well this is Alyx showing off his mage-ness:

This is the full body shot with him goose-ing me:

And here is a closer shot with a nicer expression:

This is from last year:

My dress is an old modified Simplicity pattern - I wanted Eowyn style sleeve, but not the incredible length.  It's a light blue linen with strips of embroidery running throughout (so wish I bought more to make a skirt!) I had chopped up my Jr prom dress a while ago and had the sheer overskirt left so I made that into an underskirt.  The corset is from Butterick 4254, very modified.  I had a really hard time with that pattern even though I made about 3 mockups.  The overall size was too large and I did have some support and spillage issues but I had gotten rid of the tabs and didn't make up for it enough and the hips ended up being too tight. I didn't realize just how much the tabs took the pressure off from the bones and ended up with bruises.  It's also the first corset I used spring steel in so that was really interesting.  It's two support layers of duck cloth and a fashion layer of satin taffeta.  Anyway, I'm not sure if I'll use that pattern again or not, I think it needs so much modifying it's not worth it.

For my boyfriend I used Simplicity 4942 ( a LotR rip-off).  He did a lot of the cutting and pinning (and fray-blocking cause I didn't want to hem it heh)  I ended up sewing the trim onto the little capelet on the ride to the fair.

Anyway, we had a great time, I thought we looked good.  All fun.

There will be more corsetry soon - I wanted to use that corset for the local Samhain masquerade ball but it can't be worn without a blouse underneath.  So I' guess I'll just sacrifice and make another.  Tsk oh well.

« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007 08:59:48 AM »

Wow.  Those are beautiful.  I love the dusty blue color of last year's corset.  You are quite talented!
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007 10:24:51 AM »

they all loook amazing!

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Deece in MN
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007 05:30:07 PM »

Wow!  Your costumes are wonderful!  It is a goal of mine to make costumes for my family for next year's Ren Fair.  Thank you for sharing.

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