Friday, August 29, 2014

Handwork

I have a few UFOs I'm sort of working on which I'll post more on later but I wanted to show you a rather serendipitous current project.  Years ago now bought an embroidered stomacher kit from Hallie Larkin.  When we went to the beach I got it out so I could have a project to work on and have gotten a bunch done on it.  Then when I was going through the stash I found this linen I got either from Burnley and Trowbridge or 96 Fabrics at Fort Frederick Market Fair years ago...and it's EXACTLY the same colorway as the stomacher!  How cool is that! 

Despite the GoT gown I really am a beginner when it comes to embroidery, so there are a lot of mistakes in this, but I think it will be a pretty middle class outfit when I finish it and make the gown.


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Costume College Out Takes

Those who know me know that I am a major HAM.  Luckily a lot of my friends are too.
So, without further ado, here are my costume college out takes.

When your hair is that tall you're bound to be tipsy.


 
Cersei needs more WINE!
Regency photobomb!!



18th C gang signs


The house of Caron is going down!
Doctor Derp!
Kitty like drinkie!

And called it Macarena!
Let the good times roll!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Costume College Sunday

I was still feeling rather poorly on Sunday.  Thank goodness I'd planned on wearing my new Turkish lounging outfit.  It was comfy and at least somewhat nice looking, although I was too out of it to wear my contacts or do anything with my hair so I just put a fez on it.  Maybe next year I can do some pretty hair to go with it.


 I didn't take a whole lot of pictures Sunday either but I was happy to accidentally run into a large group of ladies outside who were taking portraits against the greenery and joined in on the fun.








You can see all my Costume College photos here on flickr.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Costume College Gala

Unfortunately I didn't have the best of times at the Gala.  I tried hard to have fun but I unexpectedly got my period and a terrible case of both the cramps and the weepies.  Plus I wasn't happy with my wig, despite having been fine with it last time I tried it on weeks before.  I think my forehead is just too high for those pulled back styles to look good on me.  I think I need more face framing styles like the hedgehog look to feel pretty in 18th C.

It was also the first year in ages that I didn't wear Victorian fancy dress to the Gala, and while at the time this seemed like a good idea at the time, I wonder if that didn't have something to do with it too.  Fancy dress is, by it's nature, fun and frivolous, and my 18th C just felt rather bland amid all the other more colorful 18th C gowns...something to consider when figuring out my Gala costume for next year.... 

Anyway, here are my favorite two shots of my Gala costume this year, a silly selfie with Sarah and one from the "red carpet"

 

I think my favorite costumes at the Gala this year were Aimee and Alyxx as Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast.  Their costumes were both detailed and rich, but even more than that they had a truly magical quality to them.  Alyxx looked astonishingly beast-like in her make up and wig and Aimee was serene and glowing.  Bravo ladies!


But there were tons of amazing costumes - this is only a fraction!











There are many, many more!
You can see all my costume college photos here on flickr.








Monday, August 25, 2014

Costume College Saturday Day: Femme Doctor Who Group

I'm afraid I got almost no pictures of people during the day on Saturday. I was too busy running around to classes I guess. I did get a few fun group shots of our Female Doctors Group though. From Left to right we have Alyxx (War Doctor), Aimee (11), Sara (TARDIS), Me (5th) and Trystan (4th). We had a Jack Harkness too but knowing Jack s/he was off making out with someone and didn't get in the pic. ;)





This was a fun costume to wear.  Comfy, fun and people knew who I was and commented all afternoon.  I'm looking forward to reprising it when we go to Gallifrey.