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« on: September 26, 2006 01:51:31 PM »

I have like 3 months to do this project but I'm still thinking about it now, cuz I'm exited.
we are doing a ginat interdisciplanary thing in our 4 main classes, in which we are in groups of 5. each person in that group researches a person chosen from a list of characters. each of thses characters come from a different time period and is a prominant historical/intellectual person.
for example, our group consists of:
ancient/renaissance/enlightenment: Sophocles
17th century: Queen Elizabeth I (that's me!)
18th century: Thomas Paine
19th century: Siegmund Freud
20th century: Jane Goodall

we are to research our people and then come together and write a script for if they were to all have a panel discussion together.

my issue is that I am a bit odd (to the rest of my calss and not to you all) and am ridiculously in love with the idea of giving us all costumes. my group seems to think that might be kinda neat (we just got the assignment today) i can take care of everyone except myself... how am i supposed to look like queen elisabeth on my very meager buget? (I'm broke most of the time and don't have a job)

please help me you creative peoples you!

replies are so encouraged.... it's scary.
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2006 05:01:17 PM »

Get a pattern for your garment during a dollar sale at Hancocks.  I haven't looked for your costume but Hancock's Simplicity patterns (for instance) are going on sale on thursday for 99 cents.

Start checking out the thrift shops and maybe e-bay for your fabric.  Q.E.'s garment will call for a LOT of fabric. You might even be able to use a thrift store skirt from an even dress (the bodice could even be trashed...and attach a fancy bodice to it...that could buy you miles of fabric.  Then add something like Lame for the center front...something for the sides...I think you can do this!
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006 10:25:11 AM »

You could always use Duct Tape!

http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/fashion/prom/webviewer/index.html Look at the 21st picture from the top of the list.  I love the way she did the collar.

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006 12:29:11 PM »

This is doable, I think. I would make a skirt and wear a bum roll or a hoop skirt underneath, to give that poofy look. The Collar, maybe out of muslin and starch maybe? This sounds like a super awesome project.  In choosing your fabrics, the fancier the better. Search those $1.00 a yard tables and you may come up lucky! Good luck and post pictures of your progress.

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