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« on: May 08, 2009 09:24:12 AM »

Here are a couple pics of a costume I made as part of a larger project for a client.  He wanted a Renaissance costume with Eastern European influences.  The trousers are based on this tutorial: http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_recpants.htm and are cotton/linen blend.  The shirt is from this tutorial http://www.reddawn.net/costume/shirt.htm and is very lightweight cotton muslin.  The hat is based on these tutorials http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_asianhats.htmhttp://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_elizabethanhats.htm  and is repurposed Goodwill wool skirt and silk shirt.  The jerkin is my own pattern, of repurposed Goodwill linen pants.  The sash is Goodwill silk pants.  Yay Goodwill!

My husband models the outfit  Smiley



Ye olden days of yore (sheep say "why are you wearing that silly outfit?") :

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009 10:22:43 AM »

Very nice. I especially like your husband's Captain Morgan pose in the first pic. And I concur on the exclamation of "Yay Goodwill" and all store similar to it. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009 02:52:19 PM »

This is great! Good job!! I'm hitting this rocks, not only because I like the costume, but I love that your husband is fair game for posing. Greatness!
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009 04:21:28 PM »

Thanks!   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009 10:16:56 AM »

Finally got a pic from the client with his partner in the costume  (our client is the guy in our bear costume):




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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009 08:53:01 PM »

I have to admit something a little embarrassing here...

When I first saw this picture in 'recent with pictures' my heart skipped a little when I saw the bear and I thought "omg I can't believe that a craftster is ok with dancing bears etc" I was a little outraged. and then I realised it was a costume.

I feel like such a fool. But it is a very realistic costume!
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009 02:26:27 PM »

Thank you!   Our wonderful client uses his work as a fake dancing bear to promote bear awareness and protection for bears.

http://www.byronbear.com
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009 07:29:13 AM »

Oh.! That is fantastic! Smiley

Also, thank you for the links, They will come in handy my partner likes all things ren.

Did you have much of a hard time with the jerkin? or was it more of a cut and sew and check kind of thing?
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009 01:56:28 PM »

The jerkin took a long time to get right.  I draped it on my dress form to get started, then made a muslin to try on my husband who is about the same size as the performer.  After modifying the muslin until it fit,  I made a pattern and cut all the sections from the final fabric, which I couldn't mess up since I had just enough to do the project.  The black stripes are appliqued on top of the red pieces.  It seemed like it took forever, but I'm a very slow seamstress.  It was partly done on machine and partly by hand - I tried to do hand sewing where the stitches might show, for authenticity. 
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