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Topic: The BEST Gothic 60s Housewife: Lily Munster  (Read 8465 times)
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« on: November 04, 2013 02:11:29 PM »

Lily Munster

The series was filmed in Black & White...

The Costumes and Make-up, however were not in grey tones!

Their face make-up was done in green with striking contrasts that read well on film. I used this awesome tutorial for tips (but didn't quite do it justice): http://leadingladymakeup.com/2012/10/09/halloween-series-lily-munster-makeup/

I altered the wig, adding white strips and a 'widow's peak'. Not the greatest, but achieves the effect.

Lily's dress was a pale pink. In tinted photos, it ranges from a purple-grey to pink (if you want to look it up). I made the underdress out of pink satin, using Butterick 4571. The overlay was done by eye, since there are no visible seams in the front of Lily Munster's dress. Also, it's gathered at the front. Mine went a little deep/too much fabric, but oh, well. Ribbon trim, with tassles, a charcoal gray neckline accent, as well as black ric-rac. The sleeves are very full (and were slightly tricky to figure out), and are bat wing cut.

Lily also sports an awesome ruched cloak in several episodes when she goes out about town. Research via the internet led me to believe that her cloak is in fact a copper-bronze-gold color (several photos of the original costume piece in museums were located). It reads great in black and white. I did my best approximation of the cloak, using elastic for the binding for an easier ruching experience. (YOU CAN NOW FIND THE TUTORIAL ON MY BLOG HERE)
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013 02:27:17 PM »

Gorgeous! You look fantastic and did the original proud, I'm sure!

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013 02:58:28 PM »

shes my favorite and you are amazing!

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013 03:10:33 PM »

Oh wow! This is fab! Just amazing! You nailed it.

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013 04:02:48 PM »

absolutely fabulous!

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013 04:14:42 PM »

beautiful costume and impressive construction skills!
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013 06:11:26 PM »

Wow, this turned out great! I love that you did all the make-up right too!

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013 07:28:57 PM »

Oh WOW!  It is just spot-on.  You did a marvelous job, both on the gown and the ruched cloak.  The black and white pics are just wonderful, and the color of the cloak is stunning!  Perfect for Halloween.

I would say this is my favorite costume I saw posted on Craftster this season.  Definitely had to "rock" it.  Wink

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    « Reply #8 on: November 05, 2013 11:14:34 PM »

    WOW Cannot wait for the cloak tutorial!!  It looks amazing, great job!
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    « Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013 01:40:47 PM »

    Great job!   Cheesy
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