Cards on table: current costume obsessions

I’ve been looking through my stash of fabrics with a calculating eye and have finally settled on a few absolutely desperate to make right now projects. Most of which use my stash in some way or another 🙂 This is all locked in and I have plans for what occasion each will be for 🙂

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Freya from Hunstman: Winter’s War (robes and armour) & Norma Shearer from Upstage

The armour can be from my stash (so lucky!) so can Norma’s gown. It’s the robes that is currently making my brain itch because I need to calculate and create my patterns precisely.

But that slinky velvet. Obsessed. There is a preview that has survived and it’s at the NZ film archive! The skirt front of the gown isn’t so exciting but the rest is. And I have many options to adapt the front of the skirt. And a lot of research as slinky gowns abound in the 1920s.

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An early mantua. 

These are illustrative only, I am trying to debate between my stash options of black ribbed silk or a shot pale blue polyester. 9m of each!

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Sheer 1870s

I have about 12m of cotton net. Now that I have my fluffy Robe de Style in lace I can put it all towards a fashion style that has had a dedicated folder for over a decade!

 

These are “new” projects. I am still working on my wall of things but these are mostly stash busting so really just a shifting around in my workroom 🙂

 

 

To finish:

Marie Antoinette: thought I’d forgeotten? AHAHAHAHAH! All my trims are here so time to start patterning and washing sizing out of trims 🙂

Cleves red velvet: this is long term hand sewing. And fiddly. But everything is put aside.

Valois: the skirt needs hemming and I am worried I have been rushing the stitches. Also the silk is insanely difficult to work with. I have scrap silk that is less difficult to try!

Silver Spanish: it’s lining, so much lining. I also took out some extra weight from the skirt to make it wearable.

Princess de Cleves: You’d think a doublet would be easy. Nope. But I figure I can couch some braid over the existing braid for some extra texture!

 

Hannibal gown: reassembly!

Phantom wedding gown: in storage with the Hannibal gear, no rush, but it is silly to leave it this long!

Mina: I have to make the lining absolutely perfect as the silk has zero stretch and all my bodices have had some stretch. I now have the same ripstop cotton as for the bustle so it will be done!!! For my birthday? Maybe…

Worth Sunburst: on hold, I did just find my 9m length of pale aqua silk chiffon so I may wind up with my own interpretation of the gown seeing as there are two extant versions already. Also I have glass pearls set aside and that is more of the Kyoto style than Met style 🙂

 

Ahsoka: lost a bit of steam on this. Still want to finish her 🙂

Mothma: my dress shrank :/ I’m thinking of passing on the fabric parts to just reset.

Darth Talon: New bikini is fantastic! ANd I do need new lekku. My 2nd set are just too heavy 🙂

Ashara: potentially be remade into my own SWTOR jedi knight Neimhaille 🙂

Nyreen: With Andromeda coming out and more female turians running around I dug out my robes for her that were about to be thrown out. So resizing them 🙂

Leia: my senatorial robes have just gone into the wash, I got new photos for my tutorial, and finally found a pair of soles that work! SHe has no heel, her shoes are made with that really gummy rubber and there are so many cool seams in her boots anyway.

Draenei: slightly on the back burner again. I have a habit of wanting to figure out how then figuring it out and then not really wanting to finish 😉

 

So at the heart of it I love patterning, and figuring stuff out, not so much the final stages. Ah well 😉

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Yes I am a bit obsessed, but well my molds took forever and I still have them 😉

So my custom turian from 2013, Neimhaille (someone grabbed my name on BSN which is.. unfortunate given I made it up in 99 😉 ) vs a background turian in ANdromeda XD

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I know, I know, it’ll be an environmental lighting effect, but the pale yellow made me very happy 🙂

Also Vetra 🙂 Cannot wait to galavant across the new galaxy with her!

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And for contrast, Nyreen and the unnamed turian in the ME3 DLCs

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And an example of the turians in ME3 multiplayer you can earn (I will be able to play multiplayer soon!)

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Happy N7 Day to you weirdos in the slower timezones 😉 My own N7 celebrations fell over because 5 hour power cut and half battery on all my portable devices.

But I am about to refresh my hair colour to a more Lizzie Shep colour 🙂

(Photo credits: 

1) Matt and Kristy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattandkristy/10488492154/

2) http://whatabigcamera.com

3) & 4) Me 😉

5) Fraser Clark (http://www.flickr.com/photos/judasnz/10569174124/ )

5) The friend of the maker of the Pinkie Pie Cannon: http://reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/v4u4h/so_my_friend_went_to_a_gaming_expo_and_took_this/

Right to the dye and shower and lots and lots of scrubbing with Ajax to clean up after! Will miss the pink-purple hair but it is fading and this should just liven it up a bit. I’m tempted to just put in a stripe of red to be honest…

zeph0r:

oftheforest:

neimhaille:

lady-halibuts-convos:

neimhaille:

DSC_7661 by phaeton_nz on Flickr.

Another angle showing my chicken feet.

Usually I find turian cosplays to look awkward but this is pretty magnificent!

 Thank you 🙂 I sacrificed a little comfort- my nose is squished pretty flat under there!- for a closer fit. The generic tunic is on my short list of must dos because comfortable as the armour is (leather) it’s still over a single piece bodysuit!

This looked so amazing… aghhh.

I have returned to Christchurch in total lust with this costume.

XD Thank you 🙂 I have some spares so there will be a semi flurry of painting over summer to make more turian lady faces 😉

lady-halibuts-convos:

neimhaille:

DSC_7661 by phaeton_nz on Flickr.

Another angle showing my chicken feet.

Usually I find turian cosplays to look awkward but this is pretty magnificent!

 Thank you 🙂 I sacrificed a little comfort- my nose is squished pretty flat under there!- for a closer fit. The generic tunic is on my short list of must dos because comfortable as the armour is (leather) it’s still over a single piece bodysuit!