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Topic: Celtic Warrior Costume (entirely handmade)  (Read 5058 times)
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« on: November 07, 2011 09:22:36 PM »

This is my first post and therefore I cannot post pictures, so please check out the link to my photos!

DSC03198 by KB threads, on Flickr
(warrior face is ON Smiley )

This is my Celtic Warrior costume I made and wore this year for Halloween!  I made everything I am wearing except the torc (necklace).  The handmade components include the woven macram top, arm bracer, suede skirt, olive suede leggings, and moccasins.  

DSC03197 by KB threads, on Flickr
(in this photo I'm having some fun with my friend who was a 'run-down housewife' Smiley )

I referenced Keira Knightleys Guinevere battle costume from King Arthur.  I know, its a horribly inaccurate movie, but I liked the design of the costume.  

DSC03199 by KB threads, on Flickr

The top was the most complicated and time-consuming piece.  It is made out of thick woven cord.  I learned the pattern for the weaving from the book Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewelry by Suzen Millodot (http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Knots-Beaded-Jewellery-Millodot/dp/1844480542/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320727326&sr=8-1).  Its called a figure of eight chain.  

DSC01696 by KB threads, on Flickr
(this is what it looked like in progess-- I pinned it to corkboard)

DSC03543 by KB threads, on Flickr

I wove four vertical rows together that stretched across the bust.  I used suede for the side/back panels and thicker leather for the shoulder straps. I made my own pattern pieces for the different components, and tied/sewed them all together with the same cord I used for the weaving.  

DSC03548 by KB threads, on Flickr

DSC03532 by KB threads, on Flickr

Hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween!
« Last Edit: November 08, 2011 08:54:27 AM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011 09:10:03 PM »

you loook totally b%# a$$! great costume!

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