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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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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013 08:26:56 AM »

excellent work...I am very fond of the weaving you did for the sleeves! I think you have done a very good job for all sorts of weather! The color is also very appropriate for the forest...you should be proud of your costume!

I love the days when clothing was embellished and not off the rack at some big department store...*sigh*
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013 08:47:21 AM »

thank you all <3
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2013 09:08:35 AM »

Gorgeous dress and you did wonderful making the period clothing. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2013 08:08:16 PM »

Incredible.  Rocks.
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2013 04:49:14 PM »

Gorgeous dress and you did wonderful making the period clothing. Smiley

Not much of it is historicall accurate, but thank you all the less <3

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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2013 09:12:15 PM »

Good call on the detachable sleeves. The dress looks great--I love the embroidery and the knitted sleeves.
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2013 05:26:44 PM »

awsome outfit! and i gotta know, where can i get me a pair of those elf ears!!!!!! they are sooo cool! lol
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2013 03:26:35 AM »

awsome outfit! and i gotta know, where can i get me a pair of those elf ears!!!!!! they are sooo cool! lol

pretty much anywhere. Don't know many american stores I'm afraid, but I am 99% sure you can find them on amazon ^^
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2013 12:18:16 PM »

Great costume! I like how it's beautiful and elaborate without being snooty.
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2013 05:27:36 PM »

Incredible work! This is like an heirloom that you could hand down to the next generation of elven royalty! This rocks!
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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2013 02:01:53 AM »

Incredible work! This is like an heirloom that you could hand down to the next generation of elven royalty! This rocks!

 I have sort of already promised that, because my 2 year old niece saw it in my room and asked "is that mine" and without thinking I answered in irony "sure, but you need some 15 years to grow in to it" and she just smiled and nodded, not picking up on the irony....
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2013 05:45:19 PM »

Mind. Blown.

This rocks....hard!
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« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2013 01:04:28 AM »

Mind. Blown.

This rocks....hard!

Wow... just.. wow. Thank you!
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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2013 04:21:07 PM »

Stunning! The embroidery details truly make the costume come to life.
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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2013 01:47:42 PM »

Yes. You pull this off. Leaps and bounds, yes.

The detail work is amazing. This is a legacy piece!
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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2013 07:29:07 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2013 07:36:34 AM »

Oh... *stunned*
Thank you =)
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That is truly a lovely work of art, and you look beautiful in it!
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« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2013 06:21:38 PM »

So beautiful, the detail is incredible. 
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2013 05:47:05 PM »

It's wonderful! Beautiful job!
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« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2013 05:41:44 PM »

I love it! Very nice work, and the attention to detail really shines through
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« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2013 12:50:10 PM »

I really love that you have created a single garment that can be worn for every situation imaginable. This is honestly one of the most amazingly well thought out pieces I've ever seen.
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