One of the costumes for my latest in a long line of photography projects (which I really should get around to posting, even if its only to justify thier existance). Origionally this character was just going to be a nameless witch nessecery to point other, more important characters, in the right direction but when I was working on her costume I must have got carried away. Its far more elabourate thn I origionally intended, more elabourate in fact then anything I've done for this project before. But I absolutely adore it and I'm really proud of it... my only worry is that I won't be able to top this and she'll have the most impressive costume even though she's barely going to be in the story. (I did consider scrapping the entire thing and making it about HER but people already get whiplash from my stories without suddenly having a minor character being more important then anything else. I shall have to talk myself into doing a spin-off of some kind lol). Anyway, without further ado or insane rambling I present to you...
Nemo the Sea Witch
Sorry about the horrible photos, my phone does some evil things to images and I just HAD to finish it all on he day someone borrowed my camera.
I wouldn't be surprised if you can't see anything at all here... must get some better ones but I was prety excited about this (I'm literally bouncing as I type, in fact several people on msn are considering sending emergency tea and strawberry cupcakes)
I should probably explain HOW I went from nameless minor character to the woman who is currently crowding my already busy thoughts... frankly I blame my mate Pippa. She's annotation queen and can write a whole essay on tiny sketch and is always bugging because my method is more... get stuff, make stuff, think about clearing up. Anyway, I decided to shut her up to do this strange thing called a 'project' diary and write a billion and one pages explaining to an inanimate object why I did various things. Not a good idea it transpires, because when I think about when I'm doing I'm more likely to think of something BRILLIANT. (Not what you want when you're trying to make one simple blouse to go with a skirt I already made and stick it on a character called, for the purposes of identification, sea witch1)
In short (because I've written too much already... typical me) listening to the Nightwish song Nemo gaveme the awesome idea of a wannabe nameless character recovering from some strange mysterious event in the past. At the time I only remembered the Disney Pixar Nemo which is why the sea witch came into my head. When I lookd it up later I found that its actually Latin for no one (should have seen that coming, my Latin needs work) and is a name shared by Odyseus when he faces the Cyclops and a character from Ten Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. No women though but that doesn't matter to me. So my witch is now called Nemo.
Argh, I'm rambling again and I'd be amazed if anyone actually read this much... so I'll be good and just talk about the stupid costume. I made all of it except my leggings from scratch, no patterns. The skirts are easy, six squares with holes cut in the middle (heavy AND twirly). There's three black, a green and two blue (one blue has a ruffled trim along the front hem). The shirt is stripy and currently only has two buttons but because of the cincher I don't think I really need to worry about that. The headscarf is scrap black fabric that I haven't done anything to yet, I'm not sure what if anything it needs (the costume is pretty fussy as it is). The main thing about it is the belt, which is just black elastic and ribbon with dozens of little charms and things hanging off it meaning I sound like a windshime when I walk. I forgot exactly what I've got on there but there's a few hearts, an ankh, a pirate medallion, some semi-precious stones. All stuff I've accumulated.
Well, hope people like it despite my erractic and probably senseless writing. C+C welcome and I should really get that cup of tea before I bounce outta the Milky Way.
Have an awesome day/night awesome crafty peoples