Friday, September 4, 2015

Costume Progress - Gracie Law

It's taken me a while to get back to working on the head dress for several reasons.  It was almost done and therefore not a priority on my list of things to do.  I did however complete the head dress and went back and restamped the dress with a sparklier fabric paint because the first fabric paint was much duller and hardly could be seen as gold.

I plan on wearing a red and gold corset to give me shape and to act as the Obi.  If I have time I'd like to partially line the sleeves because the fabric is shedding strings and could use some help.

 So here is is.  3D printed feathers adapted and modeled by my hubby and printed on his favorite toy and then spray painted with glitter paint.  Air dry clay made by hand and painted gold.  Headband.  Piece of felt formed, beads glued on, trim glued on, pearl sewn on.  Side wings hand drawn and painted, bead trim glued on.  Pearls glued on feathers.

Vintaj brass accent baked with gold embossing powder, beads and tassel attached.

Most of it's stuck together with craft or hot glue.  I'm still a little nervous about how things will hold together on a train ride to the con and then a trip to the airport and then regular bumping and heat at a normal convention.

 I'm very happy with how it turned out.  The good news for you is that I won't be costume dumping on Gracie Law anymore.  I do have progress on Agatha and Silver Sable.  I promise the next costume update will be full of other things.

PS.  Putting this thing on is a practice in fearful tension.  You don't want to bump or pull anything off so you gingerly keep trying to hold it in a different place so you have a good grip and don't drop it while trying to get it on your head.  It's quite comical.

After Silver Sable's last costume dump I went back to the drawing board and took on a very ambitious sewing project.  It's driving me to the edge, I'm not going to lie.  I hate not being good at things and I am not good at sewing.  Despite those facts, I think I'll feel so much more true to Silver Sable.  People still won't know who I am but that's okay.

In other news, progress on the Mystery Dinner Party script is progressing.  I've been hitting a wall on the next stage but I have been creating content.  I tend to make my mysteries very complicated...or at least it feels that way to me trying to hold it all in my head.

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