Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hollywood Costume Exhibit - An Awesome Experience

My daughter just turned 18 and the only thing she wanted to do was to visit Hollywood and see the Hollywood Costume Exhibit in Hollywood. It is only a few hours away from us, so we went. I can tell you, it was extraordinary. Definitely worth the trip if you have the chance to see it. It is going on until March 2nd.
For those who cannot go, we bought this wonderful book at the exhibit (they do not allow photography). Full of sketches and beautiful pictures.





Here is the link to the website...






My Daugher as Anna from Frozen

My daughter decided to do her interpretation of the winter version of Anna from Frozen. Here are some pictures of her at a Christmas Event she attended.

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The cloak, gloves and hat are made from Blizzard fleece, the skirt is flannel. Her bodice is velvet and shirt is cotton. I custom embroidered the skirt, bodice, gloves and hat with Nordic designs. The embroidery took about 15 hours total. 


This is the link for the wig my daughter used for her costume




Sunday, June 15, 2014

Daenerys Targaryen

For awhile I have wanted to watch Game of Thrones. I love the books and I am a huge fantasy geek. But I couldn't pin down anyone in my family to watch it. Either they already watched it, or wasn't interested. Finally, my husband agreed to watch it with me... We are hooked! One of my favorite characters is Daenerys Targaryen. Mother of Dragons. Khaleesi. No one can argue that her clothing is drool worthy. I intend on making a few of her outfits first of;


The outfit she wears to the Spice King's house in Qarth.

Elsa Costuming... teaching my daughter to do her own costumes

My daughter has decided to start cosplaying. So, I decided to teach her to sew herself. She attended "FanimeCon" here in the Bay Area a couple weeks ago and attended as "Elsa" from Frozen. I actually sewed the dress, cape and base of bodice, but she did all of the embellishments. I think it turned out beautiful.

Here she is surrounded by a group of Deadpools. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Padme's Gown from the Cut Family Scene in Attack of the Clones

I had a request for the outfit Padme wears when visiting her family when she goes to Tattoine in Star Wars Episode II. The scene was unfortunately cut.





The fabric is hand dyed. I purchased trocus shells and hand dyed them as well. They are adhered to ribbon and hand stitched to the fabric. The brooch is fashioned from sculpy clay, painted and buffed with silver Rub n Buff. The head piece is made from Wonderflex and sculpy clay. I hand painted it as well and used silver Rub n Buff.

draping/pattern making- 4 hours
cutting and sewing - 4 hours
dyeing - 4 hours
brooch and head band - 6 hours
dyeing, gluing and sewing shells - 6 hours
finishing touches (buttons, tacking and hemming) - 5 hours
about 29 hours excluding time collecting fabrics and notions

Muslin Fabric - $2 yard x 5 yards = $10
Fabric - $15 yard x 5 yards = $75
Dye - $4
Trocus Shells - $20
Buttons - $12
Wonderflex - $20
Sculpy - $2 X 4 = $8
Paint - $2 x 2 = $4
Rub n Buff - $5
About $158 excluding shipping costs, thread etc.

I will be making this pattern available in the coming months. If you are interested, please let me know.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Its been so long...

I am so sorry for the radio silence. Lets say this summer took a toll on me. ;)

I did finish the Steel Blue Night Gown from Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith

 I found a beautiful lavender/blue/steel color medium weight fabric
 Perfect silver "pearls" for the "sleeves"


 Waterfall draping in the back with pearl clip weights
 Heirloom stitching down the seams of the dress
Hand crafted brooch and Jappor Snippett with sculpy clay

I hand drape and draft the pattern.
The cutting, sewing (heirloom stitching) and draping of the dress takes about 8 hours total.
Beading of the sleeves - 3 hours
Jappor snippet; sculpt, bake, polish, paint - 4 hours
Brooch; sculpt, bake, polish, paint - 5 hours
Headband; sculpt, bake, polish, pain - 4 hours

The dress is done in a total of about 6 weeks (ordering supplies, construction, etc.)






Thursday, March 15, 2012

Padme Fireside Brooch - Almost done

Hand beaded... everyone of them, sewn on by hand.... (fingers screaming). lol. Here are pictures of the completed brooch without the band. I am almost done beading the band.



Endor Poncho for Princess Leia

Here are pictures of my interpretation of the Poncho Princess Leia wore on Endor in Return of the Jedi.
I didn't put the slits in the front because I was unsure of how it was going to sit on the person who commissioned it or how wide the belt would be.





Friday, February 10, 2012

Half Done

So
I have the base down for the Black Escape from Episode I. I still need to screen print the Naboo symbols on the skirt, make the holes bigger in the crochet top and skirt, make the "jacket" and put the beaded strip down the back if the skirt.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012