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« on: August 15, 2013 02:41:10 PM »

A bit picture heavy... Sorry >.<

This autumn I will be going to a larp as the elfish "dreamer". She has the ability to predict the future and mainly stays put in one place all the time which means that for ones I get to play a classical elf-in-the-wood who doesn't have to have 100% practical clothes to be able to get around without getting caught in everything in the forest. Sooo-I present to you my first classical full-length elvish costume ^^ Jay.

As always I can point out sooo many things I am not pleased with, but I shall try to focus on the whole and say that I like it.

So, here she is.
I really like the absurd length of the sleeves, even though weaving the hem on them took forever.


Close up on the details. I card weaved them both in the same pattern but in different colours)


The dress is only closed halfway down, so it opens up on an underskirt with some light embroidery in the lower front.


close up on the embroidery (I am really lousy at decorating stuff and have never embroidered like this before)

Close up on the embroidery along the neckline


I wanted the costume to fit all kinds of weathers, so in case of colder days I also have additional sleeves/half gloves knitted in wool


And for the cold nights I of course have a cloak


For warmer days the entire sleeves of the dress can come of


aaaand sleeveless from the back.



what do you think? I could sort of pull it off, right?
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013 03:01:39 PM »

Gorgeous! You look amazing (great shots), and I adore all the details, and variations in your dress. Have a great time!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013 03:33:55 PM »

What an amazing dress. You did a wonderful job. I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013 04:20:21 PM »

It's beautiful!  I love all the details.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013 06:07:38 PM »

there is too much awesomeness in that outfit to point out what I like best. It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013 06:34:13 PM »

It's fantastic and beautiful! Excellent job!
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013 06:40:13 PM »

wow, you look awesome,  and I love the details, and all the thought you put into it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013 05:57:34 AM »

you did an amazing job on this!! don't sell yourself short. So much thought and the embroidery details are lovely. have a lot of fun LARPing Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013 06:37:41 AM »

A labor of love and a work of art. It's beautiful!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013 06:48:36 AM »

This is amazing you did an amazing job.
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