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« on: August 08, 2011 01:19:10 PM »

I recently heard back from a haunted house I'll be working at this year, and I was cast in the role as a fortune teller, who is to serve as a distraction for a scare that will happen one the foot-path of the particular trail that I will be in.  I was so excited, I immediately began to draw up plans for the entire costume, basing it mostly on Voodoo imagery and Calypso from PotC.

However, I'm trying to think of a good color scheme for the entire thing, one that would still be Roma but with darker undertones.  I don't want it to be primarily black, since the trail is rather dark, but I want to refrain from using bright reds and whites.  The costume itself will consist of a blouse, calf-length skirt, leggings, a cincher, and multiple scarves as belts and a headdress (Think similar to Esmeralda).  Any and all color schemes and fabric suggestions are welcomed!!

EDIT:  I now have the costume sketched out and colored, image below.  My biggest problem now is the patterns.  The top of the costume is a bodice that will be covering most of my chest ((so I have a smaller area that needs makeup work, also I will be outdoors so the less skin the better)) and laces up only on the sides.  Preferably, a pattern for a bodice without boning would be awesome.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011 03:25:47 PM »

Why not go with jewel tones? Ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine, etc. Then you can also play with texture, because in the low-light conditions, people will notice the difference between satin, cotton, velvet, etc.

Heeeeey, how bout making a turban out of velvet?

http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/weekend-project-try-a-turban
http://www.sewing.org/html/turban.html
http://www.frock-and-roll.com/2010/make-your-own-turban/
http://icandream.com/crafts/a/turban/index.shtml

And here are some images you may find inspiring:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/54886296/fortune-tellers-turban
http://prints-4-u.com/store/images/N7331933/N7331933149.jpg
http://calamitykim.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451bdb269e200e553bae6858834-pi
http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/images1/roma_arrest.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CarNcodpCMA/ShyMahSVmlI/AAAAAAAADlE/ltHIjCyKrdU/s1600-h/ladyfancycom.png
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dLSVgS5AxBI/S68nDISvQCI/AAAAAAAApqM/l_8izl0kRXA/s1600/Gypsies_LKnight.jpg
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011 08:15:35 AM »

Thanks a bunch Cheesy  The images are indeed inspiring, though I must kindly decline on the turban ^^; But I love the ideas for the fabrics and colors ^^
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011 02:06:31 PM »

LOL, guess I'll have to find some velvet and make my own turban, then Tongue

I had another thought: beaded and embroidered fabrics. I usually see them in the bridal/special occasion fabrics section.
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