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tclar014
« on: May 25, 2008 04:22:20 PM »

So I've been thinking about my costume for this year for a while now and a few months ago I decided I would be a ringmaster.
I'm obv not going to buy the costume, they're all 'sexy ringmaster' (read: naked) and I don't want to waste my sewing abilities.
So I found myself a fantastic pattern:
http://simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=3685
I'm pretty happy with it, I don't like the bell sleeves or the corset-type front closure. I can fix the sleeves no problem, I just don't know what to do about the front.
I was thinking maybe something like this (check my MS paint skills)

So I'm thinking gold buttons with a chain linking them.
Does such a thing exist? Would it even work? Any other suggestions?

The deciding factor between this costume and my other options was the fact that I get a top hat AND whip. SO excited! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 09:50:04 AM »

It appears to me that instead of adding grommets and doing the corset-look fastening for the jacket, you could definitely just add some nice gold buttons and get some chain from a craft store. I definitely know the look you are going for, I don't know the term for it though.

And as a side note, you might want to pin the jacket to the underlayer to keep it in place, so the chains stay loose and hang in the curved way you want.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 06:38:37 PM »

And as a side note, you might want to pin the jacket to the underlayer to keep it in place, so the chains stay loose and hang in the curved way you want.

Oh man I probably wouldn't have even thought of that and just been upset with my non-curvy chains. Thanks a bunch!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008 10:36:29 PM »

I know you probably won't go with this idea, but when I think of fremale ringleader I think of fishnets, heels, a glittery leotard, a red coat with tails, a top hat, and a whip. Being in gymnastics and dance as a child a leotard doesn't phase me like it might other people, though, especially is you wear dance tights under your fishnets.

You could go with the first outfit from this shoot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6vi9b7ERzg
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tclar014
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008 07:42:15 AM »

Good idea! Halloween was invented for fishnets!!!
I'm thinking I'll make just the coat and vest form the pattern and wear some high-waisted black shorts, high-heeled boots, top hat, and fishnets. And obviously carry the whip. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008 01:08:48 PM »

So watching VH1's I love the new millennium, I remembered that Panic! at the disco has a ringleader.

Also, I'm pretty inspired to have a freakshow themed party. I want to be the contortionist and my roommate can be the ringleader Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008 03:11:00 PM »

ok so first of all ive used that pattern and im just warning you the jacket sleeves tend to fit wierd and are very stiff.

2nd of all you have inspired me now i have to decide on my theme for my halloween party. hmmmmm twisted fairytale or twisted carnival
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tclar014
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008 02:38:49 PM »

Aw I gave up and decided to go as an Ewok because the sleeves were being all weird. I'll probably try the pattern again next year.
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