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Topic: Star of the Silver Screen--Black and White film actress Louise Brooks (pics)  (Read 1339 times)
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« on: October 28, 2007 12:00:07 PM »

Thanks to the advice I got here I ended up painting my skin gray with watercolors (gesso as a base with a little bit of lamp black watercolor).  It was great!  Once it was dry it didn't wipe off too much, and it was easy to take off with soap and water.

I made the dress, the shrug, the purse, and the gloves.  I also painted the fan and dyed the stockings.





And here I am compared to Louise Brooks



I didn't attempt to be 1920s historically accurate because I only had one week to make the costume, but the feel is similar.

There are a ton more pictures on my flickr.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007 12:03:04 PM »

I love Louise Brooks-great choice for a costume!
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007 05:52:31 PM »

very cool!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007 06:14:07 AM »

great costume!.. i love old hollywood.
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