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« on: October 25, 2011 09:24:50 PM »

One of my costumes this year is Tatterhood, from the fairy tale of the same name. It is my 2nd (out of 3!) Halloween costume for this year, because for 2011, I went a little nuts during late summer and autumn months.

The tale is about two sisters, one beautiful, the other ugly. Tatterhood, the ugly one, carries around a wooden spoon, rides a goat and fights trolls and witches. Im working on an illustrated story that involves the tale of Tatterhood (amongst other stories), so this costume is based on a drawing I did. The drawing is a bit graphic/NSFW, so just be prepared! (I kept trying to tag the thumbnail as mature, but it kept going wonky on me!)

The outfit, based on viking patterns, was one of the funnest things to make. No hemming, just shredding! The clothing was distressed with wire brushes, plus some time in a tea bath and couple handfuls of dirt. Almost everything from the apron dress, to the shoes, to the pouch, was made to fit the viking age time period (I did change up the hood a little bit by making the tail end longer, and of course giant wooden spoons have yet to be excavated).

The makeup was so much fun. SO MUCH FUN. I made a latex nose prosthetic by sculpting a nose on a cast of my head, making an ultra cal mold of the sculpt, then casting a final latex piece. It was then attached with spirit gum, got the edges treated with liquid latex, and painted with makeup. Scars were added with rigid collodion. And the zits - my favorite - were made by mixing a bit of gelatin, warm water, flour and a little bit of food colouring. I put some of the mixture into a icing tip (#1) and pushed out the goo with my finger and dotted pimples all over my face. I used makeup for redness, bruises, blood, dirty teeth and am also wearing fake eyebrows. Sadly my lighting was poor taking these photos, but I hope to get better ones on Halloween!

Tatterhood rides a goat, but since there seems to be a shortage of riding goats for ladies, I made a little goat backpack - to put my wallet and such in. I know I have a pouch on my belt, but it's already crammed full of viking stuff for extra realness! The backpack is based on a Shaun the Sheep bag. I had two, and one was very, very old, so I took it apart, saved the eyes and drafted a pattern from it.

It was a lot of fun to make and to wear (can't wait to put it back on again on the 31st) and I got to work with a lot of great artisans; I commissioned both the giant wooden spoon and leg wraps, and a few other props and odds and ends that should be arriving this weekend!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011 09:44:17 PM »

brilliant, !
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011 10:35:16 PM »

Aw, thank you 'Sue!  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011 10:50:38 PM »

This is amazing!

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011 08:52:30 AM »

sounds like a great story--and you really bring her to life.
well done!

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