Thursday, May 8, 2014

Winging it

My kids have been sick for the past 5 days so not a whole lot has been happening around here.  I did monkey around with some wing ideas for the diablesse costume for Myth Masque though.  First I tried the cellophane fairy wing method I'd done a while back, but that just didn't work out. 

Oddly enough the red cellophane I was using reacted very differently from the blue/green I'd tried on my first go around - it puckered and shrank but didn't actually adhere at all - so frustrating!  But it also just wasn't the right look for what was going for. 

So I tried out this method that I'd heard about on the Shear Madness FB page but  I made the framework out of black wire and floral tape instead of masking tape.  The wing membranes end up surprisingly strong.  I'm not totally happy with the color and may paint the whole thing black...or red...but I like how spooky they look!

One down, one to go!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bits and bobs

* Thanks to Maggie for the heads up on this amazing Dark Galadriel costume made using a clear plastic mannequin form and stickers!

* I saw the movie Belle this weekend and recognized a bunch of costumes from other movies including the Duchess.

* Thanks to Aimee for the heads up on this site with lots of great Game of Thrones screenshots.

* Cool light weight horn/antler tutorial care of the Shear Madness Facebook Group.

* Sneak peek at Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain in Victorian Gothwear mourning costumes for the new movie Crimson Peak