I’ve gotten pretty terrible about the whole consistent posting thing. its not that I’m not doing anything (though i have been experiencing some pretty severe craft burnout), rather its usually some excuse i make to myself about getting better pictures first… and then never doing it. case in point – the Overtones show back in October. i churned out a ton of post worthy stuff in September and October and, with the exception of the facinators, didn’t really properly document it at the time and (you guessed it) have been waiting to get better pictures ever since. in the interest of giving you something to look at and finally moving on, I’m going to post the photos i got. it’ll have to be good enough :)
First up then – costumes! these are the costumes boy and i put together for the show: The Magician, and the Circus Queen.
The Magician: the coat and cumberbun are the only new things in this getup, all other bits are from previous costumes. The coat I got off of ebay and its pretty amazing – was listed as a “steampunk goth tail coat” which was just about perfect for what we needed. For once he was the first person in the group with a finished costume! the only handcrafted item on him were his sparkle pasties, which i think deserve their own post ;)
The Circus Queen: a lot of recycled costume bits in this one too: my RHPS boots and garters, and the Amber Sweet bra. The vertically stripped tights (which i was SUPER excited for, been looking for those for ages and ages!!) and the custom corset were ordered online and were both shockingly cheap considering their awesomeness. Four of the ladies in the act ordered the same tights and corsets, each in a different colour. the end effect was pretty damn sweet. I made the bustle thingy myself for a spider costume for the last show – has lots of layers of silk, toile and long bits of lace and chiffon and ribbons and yarn and whatever else i could find around the house. I am most proud of the wig and headdress though. The wig has a whole bunch of extra weave sewn in. i’m neither a seamstress nor accustomed to working with wigs so i was pretty freaked out about the project, but i LOVE it. its so huge and poofy and awesome and out of control! i destroyed one of my poor halloween crows for the wings in the headdress, and its filled with flowers and rhinestones and antique ribbons and costume jewelry bits. The colour pictures were taken at the dress rehearsal so there were slight refinements made after, but you get the idea. i love how they turned out :)