Friday, August 26, 2016

Costume College part 4 - The Friday Night Social

Me and Diana in late 18th C

I didn't take nearly as many photos at the Social as I'm meant to and there was a reason for this...

You know how some costumes just fight you every step of the way?  The LACMA redingote was one of those.  Ugh.  I love the idea, I even like how it turned out, but by the time I was done making it I was just not very happy with it any more because of all the grief it had given me.

Just before the social, when I finally put it on for the first time, I realized I needed to move all the hooks over a bit because it was uncomfortably tight.  So, needless to say, I was a bit frazzled when I arrived!

Sometime, when my ire towards it has cooled, I need to take some more photos of the redingote and do a proper entry on it.

The theme for the social this year was Circus and many embraced it, there were many clowns and stripes and ringmasters, but, as always, many wore what they felt like wearing.  Here's just a sampling of the fabulousness of the evening:

Leimomi and Merja 
Aubry's pretty late 18th Century ensemble
Victorian Wednesday!

Kim's Brotherhood of the Wolf Riding Habit 

Bustle Prizes

Aristo vs Revolutionary!
Twila's Lolita Pippi Longstocking

Monday, August 22, 2016

Costume College Part 3: Friday: Historical Star Wars

I posted on my classes already but the other most notable things about Friday to me was the Historic Star Wars group.  I think my costume for this was my favorite of the whole weekend, it was comfortable, cool and hilarious.

Anyway,  group of us had been chatting on LiveJournal about doing Star Wars costumes from different historical eras to wear to Costume College, so without further ado, I present, from Left to right: Me as Mod Darth, Jen as Edwardian Kylo Ren, Katherine as Regency Bespin Leia, Ginger as Medieval Leia, Twila as Hippie Chewie and Amy as 50s BB-8.

I just loved all these costumes so much!  Everyone went all out and had every tiny detail right, just look at all these crazy purses!

 I didn't get a picture of it but Twila's hippie Chewie crossbow shot FLOWERS!  And Jen even made a special light saber handle for her parasol!

My costume was pretty easy for me to put together, a caped minidress from Hot Topic(!), boots I already owned, vintage 1960s hat and gloves and, best of all, super cool 3D printed light up Darth belt and Death Star purse that my husband made for me.  I'll do a separate post on those and 3D printing later on as he's been doing a LOT of it and I can see it will play a big part in future cosplays we do.