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« on: March 20, 2011 11:08:38 PM »

Technically speaking, I don't actually have a dress-up trunk, but one would be handy for my significant other's and my collection of dress-up stuff.

This might be a cool thread for those of us who are slowly getting our costume stuff together to check out other costumer's staples are and see what we might be missing, as well as providing inspiration for future costume projects. I'll start.

To begin with, my favorite aesthetics and costume genres are Victorian/Edwardian, steampunk, circus, fairy, and pirate, to name a few. Many of these items have already been worn in previous costumes.

Burlesque ringmistress: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363377.msg4267072#msg4267072
Steampunk aviator: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326525.msg3770193#msg3770193
Earthy fae creature: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277231.msg3135547#msg3135547

Here's what I've got to work with so far:

- White, long-sleeved button down with pintucked front
- Brown vest with subtle white and mustard plaid
- Black mesh "bustier"
- Black, short-sleeved, mid-calf lolita-type dress
- White, sleeveless, high-neck, lace yoke, mid-calf Edwardian dress with shoulder-to-shoulder lace ruffle
- Grey satin overbust corset from What Katie Did

- Grey pleated minskirt
- Black tiered miniskirt
- Below-the-knee tan pants with knee buttons
- Black and white striped mini bloomers
- Grey taffeta tie-on bustle

- Black and white striped cuffs
- Assorted fringed scarves
- Brown steampunk goggles

- Brown leather aviator hat
- Black short brim fedora
- Black floppy brim fedora
- White Tilley hat
- Black top hat with red feathers

- Blue double-breasted jacket with white piping and buttons, very mod and sailory
- Black and white plaid trench
- Brown wool crop jacket with short sleeves
- Red pinstriped ringmaster jacket
- Moss-green, to-be-altered ladies jacket (seen here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367489.msg4318865#msg4318865)

- Black knee-high boots with short heel
- Grey ankle boots with spat-like details
- Black stiletto ankle boots
- Patent leather peep-toes
- Black leather stilettos
- Black and white saddle shoes
- Green Peter Pan elf shoes

Completed Costumes
- Burlesque circus
- Steampunk aviator

Want to Make
- knee-length Victorian-esque bloomers with bottom ruffle
- small draped bustle just to cover butt
- Elizabethan corset/fake bustier costume piece that looks like the style
- short renaissance bodice
- red, ruffly pirate pants out of old velour sweats

Dom: "This guy was a nightmare to work with, the Balrog. He had a huge trailer, never came out, never bought a round when we went to the bar, do you remember?"

Billy: "Very rude."
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011 12:36:29 PM »

I don't know if you've seen this thread, but there were some good ideas there: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340756.msg3952449#msg3952449

I had a dress up trunk (okay, suitcase) but it's overflowed to closets, boxes, drawers...
Looks like you have quite a few pieces to work with already in your collection too!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 10:51:34 AM »

LOL I'm scared to inventory my costume closet...Between me and my brother, it's pretty intense. Though I am getting ready to move and probably should try and organize it!

I like your idea of organizing it by body part, but I have a lot of complete costumes too: http://www.embercostumes.com/costumegallery.html. (And those aren't all of them!)

I'd probably organize by "period" though, roughly. Like renfair-ish items, regency items, anime items, etc. For this thread I'll focus on my renfair stuff.

-Light Pink Flowy Fairy Top
-Red "Susan" dress
-Silver "Susan" dress
-Leather Armor Breastplate
-Black Sleeveless Pirate Shirt (round collar)
-Black Sleeveless Pirate Shirt (pointy collar)
-White Renfair long-sleeved undershirt
-Brown Renfair long-sleeved undershirt (embroidered for "King Peter" costume)
-Light Green Doublet
-Chainmail shirts (3 between me and my brothers)

-Long Pink Skirt (Matches pink fairy top)
-HoopSkirt--need new because I ruined mine when I used it at my wedding
-Dark red wrap underskirt
(the guys usually opt for BDUs for comfort/utility rather than period-correct stuff)

-Susan's archery bracer (Narnia)
-Red Narnia bag
-Red Narnia Belts (2)
-Brown Belt with pouch
-Susan's Narnia Horn
-Sheriff Bracers (Leather)

-Dark Green Velvet Flat Cap
-Crown with roses (bought at a renfair)

None. Sad I want a cloak but I live in Texas where it is supremely hot most of the year.

-Han Solo Boots (mens)
-Pirate Boots (mens, falling apart)
-Dark Brown calf-high boots

Completed Costumes

Want to Make
-Black Velvet Flat Cap
-Robin hood hat (Red or Brown, preferably leather)
-Cloak (Gray velvet)
-Plain Irish-style underdress
-Sabriel Tunic

This really helped me see what I'm lacking...for guys, it seems like I have a lot of good understuff/basics but need more tunics/overshirts and accessories. For girl stuff...I'd really like to have more mix-n-match renfair stuff, but I'm not sure I go often enough for it to be worth my time. I'm probably better off just doing one costume at a time.

Check out my website: www.embercostumes.com
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