Sunday, December 30, 2012

Costume Bucket List: Rapunzel

Ever since I saw the movie Tangled I've wanted to recreate Rapunzel's dress. My main setback has been that I don't have enough knowledge/experience to actually do it. During the last few years I've certainly learned a lot about sewing, and my sewing skills have definitely gotten better. Chances are it will still be a while before I actually get to make that dress. As for right now I've been doing a lot of research on her dress. I'm going to share some costumes I've found on Pinterest that are absolutely amazing!

(Please note: All images will link back to the original source.)

Isn't this costume amazing?! She did a fantastic job with it!
Princess Rapunzel by *Rayi-kun on deviantART

Here's another 
Rapunzel from Tangled.

And then of course there's Disney's version. 
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Disney's version is unique because they get a special printed fabric with the same print as in the movie. You can see that in this picture.
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I can't wait until I get to make this costume!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Princess Leia (A New Hope) Costume


I created this costume for May the Fourth 2012. I was able to get really good pictures of the costume worn in the movie from the Padawan's Guide. I also followed this tutorial. I thought about making a costume for May the Fourth about a week before, and by the time I made the pattern and found fabric it was two or three days before May the Fourth. Needless to say I was able to finish it in about two days. The whole costume is not officially completed because I don't have white boots and I still need to make the belt. Hopefully I'll get to make the belt soon and be able to find some white boots.


                 
 
 

On May the Fourth we celebrated by making Blue Milk, dressing up, and watching Star Wars. It was indeed a fun day, and I plan on doing it again next year!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

1860's Fashion

The 1860's is one of my favorite fashion era's. Probably because of the big skirts. I've always loved big, poofy, and frilly skirts. On my other blog, Tiana's Treasures, I wrote a little about the 1860's day dress. You can check that post out HERE if you want to. I thought I would share a few of my favorite 1860's dress that I've found on Pinterest.


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Silk moiré ballgown with metallic gold appliquéd hem border, c.1860. I just thought this dress was so pretty!


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This is what was written about this dress on the page it's from.
Starched organdy dress, 1865. Typical of mid-19th century styling, the very full skirt was worn over a hoop petticoat and is further widened by layers of ruffles. The starch used on this garment has discolored it over time.  This dress was worn by Marianna Heyward (b. 1844) when she married Benjamin Walter Taylor on December 14, 1865.

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This dress is one of my favorites! If I ever make a reproduction of a dress from this era I would probably replicate this one. Be sure to check out the site this one came from. At the top of the page they have silhouettes from different era's that will take you to pictures of clothing from that time.

I love the purple color of this one! This one's from 1864.



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Welcome!

This blog will be for all of my costume making, planning, research, and sharing things that I learn about either historical costumes or movie costumes! I'll be posting more soon!