My most recent creation, a teal-blue skirt from around 1915. (And, yes, I made a YouTube video about it as well. 😉) My inspiration was threefold. First, because the Downton Abbey movie just came out and I think we are all a little renewed in our love for that time period. Second, because the 1910s are now passing 100 years old which means that they are moving from the vintage category to the antique category. And I wanted to celebrate that. And lastly, I wanted to create some reasonably accurate additions to my historically inspired wardrobe. I like this time for historybounding because it’s, in my opinion, the first time we really see modern skirt lengths, seam structures, etc. And I feel like you can indulge your historic side without being quite as much of a spectacle as if you were to wear, say, a court gown from the mid 1600s. (I am too shy to pull that off). 😊🧵💕 .
@redthreaded#fallforcostume Day 14: Stitching! These regency corded stays were my biggest feat this year. So much stitching!! I’m pretty sure I read @thelacedangel s blog post about corded corsets at least 6 times while making it. So helpful! It’s a Black Snail pattern and the super cute chemise and bloomers are made by @latooles ❤️. The cording channels are machine stitched the rest was by hand. I originally made it to be self-lacing but given the curvature of my waist it became uncomfortable very quickly but I tried it. Oh! Also my first hand sewn eyelets. 😁
Day 15 of #fallforcostume is Blue!!! I love blue costumes! In fact I have to keep myself in check when it comes to making things because then my whole wardrobe would be blue or teal otherwise.
So have Gabriel from PAD for today. Aka that one year I learned what applique was and the beginning of the curse of the feather fluff. My friend made the wing harness so that the giant floofy wings could fold and be less in the way of people. Unfortunately the costume itself has been destroyed because I didn't know how to make it survive. Maybe one day I'll go back and make another PAD cosplay. (👀's at Qilin) 📸 @komoribi.photog on Facebook
Still a day behind. Yesterday's @redthreaded#fallforcostume prompt was stitches. This is my "Sweet Studio Ghibli" Lolita ensemble. I made it when my now ten year old daughter was 1 and 2 months old (we debuted the dresses the day she turned 3 months). .
She was a baby that couldn't be put down, but she also HATED there sound of my sewing machine and screamed when I used it. I also obviously couldn't use any chemicals around her, so resin casting and paint were out. And power tools weren't an option, so no big builds. I was pretty stuck on what I could make for the upcoming costume contest.
This all started as a joke when her dad said I needed to make hey a dress with bugs on it. I naturally thought of the opening credits of Totoro, and it all spiraled from there.
My blue dress has almost every Ghibli heroine that existed at the time I made it (a few months before Ponyo was released). Totoro was included to tie the two dresses together. I kept the figures faceless for 2 reasons: 1. They're too small for that level of detail 2. This was my drawing style for most of my life-- faceless. .
I started by playing Ghibli movies, pausing when I got a frame I liked, then I drew the character. From there, I traced each piece of the applique individually and added underlap on lower pieces so I would have less raw edges. The pieces were far too small to turn the edges under. I selected all my fabrics, fused webbing to the backs, and traced out all my pieces. Before cutting, I backlit my fabric and applied Fray-check along the traced lines, preventing the edges from fraying before the scissors even went near them. .
Once I had all my pieces, I carefully layered them, ironing then into place one by one, using I tiny detail iron that was just 1" across!! Then I backstitched around each and every piece. After the fact, I thought maybe I should have satin stitched it, but that would have taken months! The backstitch has held up well with only mild fraying after multiple washes (it had been washed twice before the detail photos were taken).
This was both my first Lolita outfit, and my first 100% original design. It was also my very first best in show winner.
#fallforcostume by @redthreaded
So I decided to take a personal leave from instagram for a while but now that im back and fully motivated I thought that the best way to come back into motion was to jump on to this 31 day october challenge! I’ll be posting a lot these next few days so that I can catch up since we are almost half way through the month! 🎃
So for those who don’t know my name is Tabatha but I go by Tabbikin here. I’ve been cosplaying for a couple of years, since 2010 but I started to cosplay seriously in 2015 while in college! This hobby has changed my life in a lot of ways to the point that I got a degree in Biology and Theatre ‘cuz I just love making costumes. I mainly focuse on anime and videogames character however I also do historical recreation and original design from time to time.
I think my favorite part of making costume is the small details be it stitching, beadwork, etc and accuracy. 🎃 #costuming#costumer#cosmaker#historicalcostume#redthread#red#fall#octoberchallenge
Can you believe it's already day #15 of #FallForCostume ?! We're almost halfway through and that makes me so BLUE! ...get it? Today's prompt is Blue! ----------------------+
Here's some shots of when we did a shadow cast of some Steven Universe episodes at Megacon a few years ago and I was the best blue girl Lapis 💙
I need to revamp this costume (I found it recently when I thought it was gone! ----------------------+ #lapis#lapislazuli#stevenuniverse#cosplay
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Day 15: "Blue" #FallForCostume
Swipe to see a few of our blue characters and historical costumes to rent!
I love blue. Yet somehow I always ended up with characters who have a rather strict colour scheme which does not include blue.
This is why I gave my NPC character Dorothee von Rabenbach this colour!
In this scene she was blackmailed into a betrothal with some really nasty guy. This scene was so intense especially in this moment when she had to take his hand although she wanted to throw him off a cliff! 😆
Joining back in with #fallforcostume - Blue - and what could be bluer than Alice In Wonderland's Caterpillar? Designed and made by me 🐛💙🐛💙🐛💙🐛
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"Blue" is day 15 of #FallforCostume and not only my favorite color but also one of my favorite costumes/characters: Rinoa Heartilly from Final Fantasy VIII (which, appropriately, I beat the remake of last week and cried alligator tears). This was the art nouveau version based on @hannah_alexander_artwork, made for London MCM Expo when I judged EuroCosplay in 2016. I can't help but love the gradients in all her designs and how well all the feather motifs work with Rinoa's angelic imagery from the game, so working with coque feathers in the bust and headpiece was a real pleasure.
Gorgeous photos by @knachte and @artflowercosplay
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#fallforcostume day 15 is blue. My blue eyed boy always looks so cute in blue!
Day 15 #fallforcostume тема #blue
Давным давно жили-были на свете синие птицы, приносящие людям счастье... Много лет назад мы с @nastasyamyasoedova сочинили и воплотили в жизнь спектакль по мотивам Синей птицы Метерлинка: 9 актеров, около 45 ролей, переодевания за кулисами за 30 секунд, полгода интенсивных тренировок. Намучались. Показали и решили больше не вспоминать. Ровно до этого года. Ставлю его вновь, с новыми детьми))
#fallforcostume hosted by @redthreaded Day 15: Blue
Blue, blue. My favorite color is blue and most of the costumes I've made for myself have been blue. Because life is boring if I don't have several irons in the fire, on top of costuming the Christmas production of Ebenezer and private commitioned 19th century gowns I just started to cut out this mock up corset from the Simplicity pattern that American Duchess put out because I've had the collection long enough that it's simply screaming at me to make it! The satin fabric is of a blue so pale it's just barely blue and the calico lining is blue with a touch of lavender. I'll be using the techniques learned from Cathy Hay @foundationsrevealed
Day 14/15 is “stitching” and “blue”. .
Day 14: Here’s the thing about sewing. It may look quite simple from a few steps back, but there is SO. MUCH. WORK. involved and so many micro details that are blink and miss. Apart from the actual base itself, everything on the bodice of this costume was hand done. The silver embroidery, hand stitching the trims, the beading and even fraying the fluffy trim seen at the top. All details that make this costume what it is, and all details that people will often never understand the complexity of. .
Day 15- Fi was, and is, my favourite companion from the Zelda games. Judge me all you want, but that blue binch just really wriggled her way into my dumb heart. I cry every time her last cutscene plays in the game and I get emotional just listening to her theme song. The COSTUME I made of her on the other hand, gives me tears of discomfort. The costume was just super sloppily made and it hurts a little cause I wanna do my girl justice. One day I’ll remake her and actually do it well. .
Photos: @shutter_light_photography @steamkittens .
#fallforcostume Day 15: Blue
My intention with this half-robe was to be as historically accurate as possible, but there aren’t any original examples to know how one would be put together, even though there are some portraits with this design. As the conjecturing went on, it eventually came to a point where I had to admit that without any real documentation I couldn’t make any real claims to accuracy. I sort of gave up and sewed a random trim on the bottom that I liked rather than take the time to embroider something more accurate on the hem.
In honor of the Countess of Melbury’s Ball. @redthreaded@faces_and_style@sartorialevents #countess_style#fallforcostume2019#neoclassical#1790sfashion#handsewn
Один из любимых цветов, первые мои сшитые платья были синими и голубыми, и несколько раз в год шью заказы из этой гаммы от темно-синего до бирюзы. Очень нравятся, и в историчном и сценическом костюмах)
#fallforcostume Day 15 Blue
This is Stitching part 2 as well since all the Lines are Satin stitched on.
Theres actually 4 different colors of blue thread on the pants getting darker towards the foot but it looks like a lighting effect 😅
What do you do to Satin stitch onto pleather if you dont have a telfon foot which the absolutely dont make for my machine belive me ive bought and couldn't attach dozens of sewing machine feet and not a single on has worked. All parts for my machine havnt been sold for 30 years
So you use oil. And dont say 'that wont work' becasue it clearly does
Combining stitching and #blue for #fallforcostume today 💙 You’ve seen enough in progress shots of my pretty blue gown, so I don’t want to keep bombarding you until I can take some proper photos of everything, so have some detail shots of the top stitching 😍
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Artistic / aesthetic dress movement. A strange, but so fun response against the stiff tailored fashion of the late 1890s.
This dress is made in velvet, with an underdress of silk. The trim is a elizebethan design, machine embroidered over multiple days.
I did not like the style at the first, but now I love it. And so comfy over a growing belly.
Day 14: Stitching.
Because literally all I see when I look at this photo (Ren Faire costume, 2015) is that hideous line of machine stitching across the bodice binding. Now you too can never unsee it. You’re welcome. If you need me, I shall be off in a corner clutching my hand felling indignantly.
I have a problem: my mind is only productive when my environment is orderly and aesthetically pleasing. Which is why having a tidy, aesthetically ‘me’ workroom has been such a game changer in my work recently. I now have the sudden urge to make all of my work pretty and intricate and precise and the absolute best it can be; I need to make things worthy of my surroundings.
But more than that, the completion of my workroom has been hugely psychologically settling: I’m not working on the floor of my empty apartment anymore, wondering how much longer this YouTube thing is going to last. I’m here, I’m settled, and I’m not going anywhere for a good long while. And after drooling over the clothes in Downton Abbey for 2 hours last night, today is going to be a most inspired day of Making Stuff. More videos are nigh, friends. 😎
Day 12: Future.
Have you ever had the chance to meet the future version of yourself? I have—twice. The first time was four years ago, as I was walking to work on a brisk autumn morning. I crossed 42nd street and there, through the thick Port Authority commuter crowd, I caught a glimpse of an older woman: her auburn hair was nearly faded to silver and done up Edwardian-style, much more elegantly than my own attempt at something vaguely 19th century. She wore a deep burgundy cape—more tailored and expensive-looking than the similar one I was wearing that morning. I never caught more than a glimpse of her in that fraction of a moment as we hurried past one another through the crowd. We never exchanged a word.
The second time was when I met @cathy.hay. This time I refused to let her slip away, and knowing her has changed my life gloriously in only the way that a casual disruption of the space/time continuum can. 10/10, highly recommend finding yourself a kindred spirit who will teach you about cash flow forecasts and self care, and who will also frolic around at public functions with you in 19th century underwear and have early morning, caps-lock, keyboardsmash text chats about big impossible dreams.
Day 11: Present.
Present Bernadette has figured out the magical properties of strategic backlighting and thus can pretend to lead a dramatically glamorous life in which she can stare at you expectantly, swathed in black and stroking a small floof, whilst ominously Expecting You. We can also pretend that she doesn’t spend most of her time looking like a banshee, wailing at Adobe Premiere and mindlessly grazing on spreadsheets.
Day 13: Space. This is an honest, terribly lit picture of what's going on in my sewing space and my headspace right now, aka Math.
I have the following variables: a historic dress, trapped (rightly) in a glass case; a few crude measurements taken over the top of it while leaning in through the door; the pattern embroidered on it, which potentially leaves clues, and a knowledge of roughly what it probably would have looked like before it was heavily butchered and altered in the 1930s.