Category Archives: projects: late historic

post- 1700 costumes. Historic, historic inspired or recreations from historical productions.



by michaela de bruce, August 17, 2014

So I did a list as I do this sort of thing before sleeping:

Left shelves, top to bottom:

1; 1830s straw bonnet, wool shawl (modern ear east, so actually perfect for 1830s, vivid green and purple scarf- mainly protecting the wool.

2: Satine Black Diamonds corset and tails and shoes (missing heel)

3: Victorian undies; calico multifunctional petticoat, marron short tournure (bustle), gathered knickers, pockets (yeah, 18thC, shh)

4: Too much bling: jewelery for all historic and non historic, gloves ditto, and moder tights.

5: Victoria blue twill hunting outfit (bodice, skirt,and knickerbockers), Mina bodice and trail pieces.

6:  White cotton day dresses: 1810s; striped outer layer and sateen petticoat), 1830s windowpaned cotton, and 1906 self striped.

7: 16thC accessories: Cleves headresses, cauls, two suits of ruffs, extra sleeves. Shoes.

8: 16thC undies: two medium linen square necked chemises, one medium linen high necked shirt, one sheer linen low necked chemise, one semi fitted fine silk chemise,and one chiffon

9: Blue wool twill jerkin and sleeves, black velveteen Spanish doublet and Manga de Punta (large hanging sleeves.

10: Cleves accessories: heuke (wool half circle cloak hangs from the head), plain velvet partlet, braided velvet partlet, wool partlet, hanging sleeves in teal wool (lined in silk) for gown on hanger), red linen hanging sleeves (for red linen dress on hanger).

11: Full Cleves schaube style robe (dark green wool gabardine, lined in ginger faux fur)

12: Mon Mothma tabbard and fluffy gown.

Open section, top to botton:

Shelf 1: Twilek head tentacles (Rachi and Darth Talon)

Shelf 2: Satine black diamond hat in pieces, behind that; pin wig and extra pieces, black and white wig. Box of Asari tentacles, Turian face mask, Chrstine Daae wig (90s fluffy frizzy style), Elsa wig, Shae wig

Hanging: 1560s Westphalian gown (the red bee), 1520s swiss wool (HAND SEWN!!!!! as in hand needle, 1560s Spanish black velveteen skirt, 1560s cleves teal wool and silk middle class, 1560s red and black linen Cleves working class dress, Danielle’sEver After ball gown, 1810s silk velvet spencer, 1882 era blue day dress (blue dress from Phatom of the Opera, Imperial Officers tunic, BRD Lucy lilac and striped silk garden dress, BSD Mina red sil “absinthe” gown- skirt and draperies alone.

Black suitcase: Reinette silver and white francaise and duchesse petticoat, 1520s lilac wool and maroon velvet Swiss gown, deep orage 1480s open front Burgundia gown.

On top of container: light saber blades, Black Widow sniper rifle, Shae’s rifle, part of a Vibro-Axe, Maleficent staff.

In Container: full scale patterns, several sketch books, paper for portolios, mini portfolio, pattern diagrams, patters from OOP books.

small container top: small props and smaller componants of props on large container, Shae Vizla helmet.

Small container bottom: Shae Vizla armour and jet pack and bodysuit.

Shelves on right:

1: Human Huntress and part of a spoof warrior costume.

2: Dawn (bodysuits and skirt), Jem belt, Galadriel chest jewelery.

3: Regina boots and coat

4: Maria Hill SHEILD uniform

5: Original sith: Cloak and skirt, wrap top, thigh armour, shin armour, boot caps, bicep armour, arm and leg wraps.

6: Rachi Sitra: tunic, fitted tunic, tabbards, obi, head wraps, arm wraps, pants, and boots, and saber hilt. Imperial officer cap and belt, and breeches.

7: Mara: Bodysuit, greaves, blaster, holster, harness, cowl, goggles, and gloves, and saber hilt

8: Talon: body armour (greaves, thighs, bracers, biceps, hands, and antenae), bikini top and bottom, thigh and arm covers, boots, gloves, and headpiece with ear buds, and saber hilt

9: Liara: Bodysuit and jacket combo, greaves and gautlets, gloves and  boots.

10+ 11: Blood Dragon arour and boduit and boots. Also accessories to make Turian.

12: Catwoman: bodysuit, corset, gloves, cowl, boots, and whip.

Ummm aside from a few accessories these where researched out the wazoo and made by me from fabric, plastic sheet, plastic tubes, fibreglass and other form of goop.

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by michaela de bruce, August 10, 2014

My blog yesterday sort of didn’t tackle the reasons why I have had to make some major decisions. I think it’s pretty obvious when you click the health tag 🙂

Possibly best to make the list after actually looking at what I have!

So I’m going to stack a few costumes in to containers before coming back to this post 🙂

Right. Well that was a few hours ago and I have not actually gotten a list.


However I do have more fabric for the kitties and I also have more stuff to sell on. Luckily very little in the way of needing to be finished.

So… what order, shall I try to put a table in here? Darn no easy way to do so soo….



This year:

Maleficent: horns; tabbard; action onsie; prosthetics; wings


Frozen: Elsa Ice Queen, I have finally got a way to for sure match the sheen and tones from skirt to bodice, and just need to save for my clever idea for the cape

Dracula: repair Mina; finish Lucy

Doctor Who: finish Silurian sculpt

Star Wars: Mon Mothma, finish jewelry and foundation skirt


Next year & beyond:

Maleficent: christening gown (in that order, so I have something to wear no matter what :)- Gown definitely post October); Moors robes also well in to the new year; Coronation gown also next year.

Phantom of the Opera: Think of Me ensemble- new skirt ropes, new dressing gown, put it all together!; Wedding Gown (using my current stock of vintage fabrics to get them made in to something!)

Moulin Rouge: Pink Diamonds, just the bodice at this stage; Hindi Wedding

Star Wars: Darth Talon new bikini upper; Shaak Ti…. everything; IC figure out how to turn current test jumpsuit into more appropriate shape, other crew gear- OC so just playing about with silver and black; Darth Phobos because she is totally madly fabulous.




Finish sheer partlet of never ending doom!

Reline black spanish skirt, trim (not sure with what)

Decide what to do with white spanish disaster

Decide what to do with pieces of Cologne dance dress (possibly use silk as lining to the old red velvet and use the black silk satin.


Late Historic:

Blue taffeta, make the 1870-71 convertable dress as planned.

Sheer natural form gown; I have cotton net and lots of rayon trim it’s time.

Striped 1906 day dress- tidy and put permanent fastening in



Stuff to decide on:

Fabrics galore (silver twill, beaded chiffon mainly, leather pieces)

Cersei style crimson gown, still have the leather corset pieces marked

Mystique old school dress needs ties, boots, gloves, belt, wig

Dawn white dress, needs corset, collar, rose

Fur coat- perfect size to like big ass Cologne sleeves but I can’t. I have some salvaged fur but this is too much

Fur shawls- again, salvaged but I can’t use them, it’s my line and I don’t judge. I just feel suffocated by the tanning process.

Black and white Victorian, to finish for Ange’s birthday pressie


And some finished costume I may think about selling.

It’s a bit hard and I may not. I’m thinking of doing a costume exhibit at some point and it’d be nice to have a full variety of the above and already finished pieces 🙂

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