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« on: March 29, 2012 01:24:47 PM »

UPDATE: I found a great tutorial for epaulettes here:
http://shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2010/07/epaulettes-tutorial.html

Hello! (kind of a long post, i'm sorry. I tried to break it up with pictures so it's more interesting!)
So this year for Halloween (yes I know it's SUPER early) I decided to be Cinderella. I love sewing and I think costumes look so much better and are so much more satisfying when you make them yourself (which is why i've already started). My Cinderella dress is coming along fine but it's the prince charming i'm curious about.

My wonderful boyfriend has agreed to be yet another prince charming this year (we were Tiana and Naveen last year, picture:

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So now i'm making him a prince charming costume. I'm trying to make it pretty close to the movie. I've found a lot of pictures of him wearing a red sash, or other peoples costumes where he has these gold curly things on his chest. In the film he only has a gold rope thing hanging around his chest from shoulder to shoulder, and these ridiculous fringed shoulder pad things.


My question, is how do I make these shoulder pads? My plan was to go to joanns and buy a shoulder pad, create a kind of case for it in the color of his jacket and attach gold fringe. But when i took a closer look, it just seemed like a kind of stick with a circle, rather than a real shoulder pad. I know it's only a costume so it doesn't have to be exact, and buying a shoulder pad will work fine, but i found a picture of this couple who were able to do it and it looks fantastic.


Any suggestions or comments would help and are very appreciated. If you actually read all that nonsense, thank you! haha
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012 01:35:27 PM »

Well, it's called an epaulette, and is a common feature in military uniforms.  Check these out: http://en.empirecostume.com/images/boutique/L/1413.jpg  I bet you could make them by quilting, or using plastic canvas, batting, and fabric.  And don't forget the fringe!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012 01:39:58 PM »

Ohhh my god! Thank you SOOO much Aislynn!! I kept googling "prince charming shoulder pads" and things like that trying to find out what they're called! (Now I feel silly for calling them shoulder pads. I've seen them on a lot of military uniforms before too) Thank you so much! Now I actually have something to research! thank youuuu!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012 01:41:47 PM »

check out you tube , threadbanger has a episode how to make your own epelats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFCbkLrKA4U

for the yarny parts i would suggest going to a fabrick store or a store with curtins, they have rope that reminds me of what he wears . Either that or use some golden yarn and some stiffener Tongue

anyway this has all kinds of awesome written all over it .

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012 01:59:45 PM »

Thanks Tanya! I actually found an AMAZING tutorial. If anyone else ever plans on making a prince costume and needs epaulettes check out this tutorial. It's fantastic! I can't wait to try it

http://shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2010/07/epaulettes-tutorial.html
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012 02:18:13 PM »

Ooh, thanks for sharing the tutorial!  That's awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012 11:34:22 AM »

How exciting!!!   

We're doing Alice in Wonderland this year!   
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012 06:11:24 PM »

Ohh! Alice in Wonderland should be fun! Will your whole family be Alice in wonderland or just you and a partner? If you don't mind posting a link when you're done or something, I'd love to see any and all progress you make on your costumes!
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