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Topic: Elizabethan Nobles - Remix (Ren Fest Edition)  (Read 4154 times)
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« on: October 12, 2009 08:44:16 AM »

So, some of you might recall my entry for last year's Halloween craft challenge...

found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276462.msg3127355#msg3127355

I was rather unhappy with how it was "finished" (or in this case, not) for a long while. When my husband and I decided to wear them to the opening weekend of the Texas RenFest this past weekend, I knew I had to at least TRY to "fix" my gown.

I added trim and pearls to the forepart (which I adore), finally hemmed the skirt, completely redid the bodice (made it shorter too so it doesn't wrinkle up in the back like it used to) AND made my first french hood (which I like for a first try, but am looking forward to doing better later... and trying my hand at more hats; they're so much fun, you really should try it!).

I promised friends I would take pics at the festival but we got so busy walking around and oohing and aahing over all the goodies and shops (plus we kept getting stopped by a dozen or more people to take photos with them!!) that we forgot to really get more photos of just us. So I just have the one really.  Undecided  I was pressed for time to finish by this weekend (per usual  Roll Eyes ) so I don't have any in progress shots either, I just thought I'd share my wee little pic with y'all though. I got loads of compliments at the festival and was even more favorably compared to the "royalty" there (meaning: my outfits were better... lol).  Tongue

Anywho, enough talk, here's my pic:

C&C Welcome and thanks for looking... again!  Cheesy
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009 09:15:33 PM »

Lovely! You did a wonderful job!
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009 09:11:20 AM »

Those sleeves are just awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009 06:14:02 PM »

You did an outstanding job!  Fleur de lis.....love them!!
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009 01:25:06 PM »

i love it!  i went this year for the first time, and it was fun.  i made my costume, ill try to post pictures of it soon.  there werent as many people dressed up as i thought there would be though Sad
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009 10:28:16 PM »

very cool :]
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011 06:27:26 AM »

I knew I'd seen this outfit somewhere!
I've been working at the Tex Ren Fest for the last 15 years, as one of those "Royalty" people... I have a black and gold dress. (I guess I should post it on here...)
any hoo, glad you had fun!

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011 09:22:56 PM »

I think I remember a black and gold dress... lol. Was it Elizabethan with a forepart kinda like mine with the diamonds? And I think a gabled hood and blonde hair? Or is that someone else? I was trying to snatch pics of some people but I'm not the type to be all "hey can I take your picture!?!?!" because I don't want to bother them. I didn't get to go back to the TRF last year though. Maybe I'll be able to go this year.
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013 01:20:17 AM »

these are wonderful costumes....I wonder if you would share the construction steps to making the French Hood
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013 08:32:11 AM »

Fantastic job!  Just stunning.

« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013 12:41:10 AM »

these are wonderful costumes....I wonder if you would share the construction steps to making the French Hood

Gosh... I find myself struggling to recall! Tongue I know there had to be a pattern or website that I followed, I don't generally just "wing it" unless I've tried a bunch of things and get so frustrated I just throw something together.

Aha! Found it: http://www.elizabethancostume.net/headwear/fhoodmake.html  I used the 1533 version IIRC. I also used Lynn McMasters' site for hairdo tips and decoration inspiration. http://lynnmcmasters.com/newfrenchhood.html Two of my favorite costuming resources. Smiley HTH!

Fantastic job!  Just stunning.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013 07:30:52 AM »

you guys look incredible!

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