"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey

Friday, August 7, 2015

Ariel goes Victorian!

So I know I've been a bit quiet lately but I've had two projects to complete. I thought I would give you a taster of my cosplay for mcm london. Historically accurate disney is the theme so I chose Ariel. Already started a steampunk ariel then I found a group doing HA disney and well...I had to go for that, very me. It only took a few modifications to go from steampunk to victorian, 1870's to be exact.
my original steampunk design
I swapped the goggles for a tiara. Made from a cheap toy crown, craft foam, shells, beads and spray paint.
Then instead of a net apron draped overskirt made a green one to represent the fins and ruffles for seaweed.
I tweaked my green skirt adding a pocket slit. A slight oversight I'd made when I first made it.
 I also made some shell shoe clips to temporarily decorate my shoes.

Added some ruffles to the sleeves, made a shell necklace and ta da! All I need now is to make a trident, which will be last minute so I don't have to store it for too long.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

HSF 2015 - Challenge #7 - Accessorize

The Challenge: #7 Accessorize
Fabric: 'silk' and lining scraps
Pattern: N/A
Year: 1869
Notions: Bias binding, thread, interfacing.
How historically accurate is it? This was inspired by the glasses case posted on the HSF FB page from godeys. I took a few liberties with the design so its close enough for me.
Hours to complete: About 2 hours max. I stopped for tea and lost track of time.
First worn: Today for pics.
Total cost: It was all from my stash so cost me nothing. In fact the fabric was from an old bridesmaid dress.