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« on: October 25, 2008 01:14:58 PM »

So I've been spending time on my costume for Halloween/Samhain. My friend and I are being porcelain dolls, but with a slight French Victorian feel. Her costume is completely black, whereas mine is all white. I've had to purchase few things for my costume and the most expensive item I had to purchase was a white Marie Antionette wig. My friend is wearing a wavy black wig and a top hat. For her I made an all black fascinator that gets attached to her top hat using purchased and thrifted materials.
I used vintage buttons from my stash, black flowers from the craft store, some thrifted black lace and satin ribbon, large feathers, and marcasite beads.




We are also both wearing masks but since I don't have a hat to get in the way, I decorated the mask to my liking Smiley I didn't have to purchase anything to make this other than a small fabric mask for $.99 at the costume store. I could have made a mask from scrap using paper mache or something, but I wanted something flexible. As far as the base goes, I altered the shape of the eyes and the outside edge to give it a more feminine shape and allow me to see much better.


I used thrifted lace (one color was tea dyed), pearls, large feathers, silk flowers, pine branches that have been stripped of their bark then sanded and brushed with a little white acrylic paint, hemp string, vintage buttons, and some remnant trim for the edge.




For my costume I chose to wear a large wig instead of having a top hat. Since my wig is a Marie Antoinette styled wig I decided I needed to swank it up a bit.
I purchased the wig at the local costume store. I didn't have to purchase anything new, I already had all the materials which are similar to the ones I used on the mask. There's orchids and roses, pearls, large white feathers, satin ribbon, and a small mushroom bird.




I'm still working on the rest of the costume, I can't wait! Comments/crits welcome, Thanks for looking!


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So here are the before and after for my shoes as well. I bought these shoes at the thrift store for about $6. They're white patent leather and I made the embellishment on the front. I also figured out that hot glue will peel off the patent leather so I can use these white shoes for another costume if I want which is awesome because a $6 pair of white pumps is a hard find Smiley





Once again I used felt, satin ribbon, and pearls.

I'm working on pictures of the rest of it. Dunno if I want to put it all on again since Halloween was a little wild and I forgot to take pictures myself.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008 01:27:17 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008 01:35:12 PM »

they look pretty amazing, can't wait to see the full costume!
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008 01:44:27 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008 01:54:57 PM »

Your attention to detail is amazing!  This is so beautiful, I can't wait to see the whole finished product!
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008 02:12:52 PM »

holy CRAP i cant wait to see the rest of it!!!!

this is the kinda stuff you hang on the wall after the holiday Smiley hehe
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008 02:46:40 PM »

holy CRAP i cant wait to see the rest of it!!!!

this is the kinda stuff you hang on the wall after the holiday Smiley hehe

Ya know I was thinking just that. All the other masks I've made are displayed and I made the flowers on the wig removable so I can take it off and hang it up too Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008 03:01:29 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous! The mask and hair pieces are so well detailed/designed. Can't wait to see everything put together because I've already been thinking about doing the Victorian doll look for next year!
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008 05:52:14 AM »

where did you get that wig? i've been trying to make a victorian wig out of that stuff you make yarn out of, but it just looks fuzzy.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008 07:54:44 AM »

Beautiful work! The mask is especially nice. Does it tilt to one side when you wear it? I made one years ago and had too much stuff on the side and would slip down the side of my face.  Sad

For goldpaperstar, here is a site with all sorts of Marie Antionette wigs: http://www.costumesofnashua.com/CNWebSite105/Active905/Pages/Wigs/17th18thCentury/17th18thCenturyWig.htm But they're not cheap. oh well.
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