Well THAT was a long jaunt between posts! Since the last time I posted, I attended the local CONvergence in Bloomington, Minnesota, and had the opportunity to attend San Diego Comic Con. It was a GREAT experience, especially in costume!
I also went to the Boundary Waters for the first time, touched Canada, did a photo shoot of some of my newer costumes, made a wedding dress, contracted mononucleosis, and have been working on several different projects for my sister, who is expecting twins! I hope to share my many projects here, but I’ve also tried to be diligent about posting more to my Facebook and project photos on Instagram.
So where were we?
and the long awaited step 3 is:
Step 3: Your Own Take
Did you know that, in filming the final scenes of “Grease,” Olivia Newton-John had to literally be sewn into her pants? She looked amazing, but if that’s a look you want to replicate, you might also need to be able to escape to – frankly – pee. And while Reinette’s dress from the “Girl in the Fireplace” episode of Doctor Who would be fun to do as a full French gown, with French undergarments, if you’re going to a convention in July, exercise pants might be more suitable than linen bloomers.
Part of the fun of being a costumer – from where I stand – is being able to do your own thing with it. For Susan Pevensie, I made my own dress that I knew I’d be able to wear again at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival or use as a base for some other costume ideas I have. I had the opportunity to make a quiver out of horn. Susan has long hair, so for the photo shoot, I styled my short hair around a headband and added a leather leaf to the back.
SHIELD Agent Maria Hill
Hill traveled with me to San Diego, and ended up on a Disney XD segment called “On the Red Carpet: Disney Fandom Edition,” where I mostly talked about how I had made the costume myself and was lucky enough to have found a “Coulson Lives” button the previous day. It travels well, however, I ended up leaving the boots behind due to them having developed a murder-suicide pact with my legs over the course of the weekend and not checking with me first. I have a pair of shoes I’m planning to add on to for when this costume makes another appearance.