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29 September 2003 @ 01:23 am
Halloween!  
So..
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So.. <ljuser="applcheeks"> gave me a GREAT idea for a "couple" theme halloween costume! I thought on it for a little while, and decided that she had a great idea, and decided to go ahead and do it! yay!
The awesome costume idea from Ringo was... The Princess Bride! She suggested Wesley and Buttercup. I think it's great, b/c <ljyser="akuma_shinzo"> won't have to shave his moustache XD I decided to do the red dress that Ringo suggested, but I'm having problems with her weird belt-thing. It looks like embroidered ribbon, but it is really thick. I could probably improv somthing from Jo Anne's.. but the closest ribbon was almost 5 bucks a yard... so I bought a 6 dollar belt from Target (1/2 off!) that is made up of antiqued-brass-looking rings& enameled red stones set in every other ring. I think it will look ok.
I decided to go ahead and put together a Dread Pirate Roberts costume for Akuma.. but I'm having problems with the leather aspects of the costume.. but I will hopefully have those resolved in time. His mask is a hand-molded leather mask that covers part of the forehead... which was obviously custom for the movie.. but I can't find replicas anywhere.. not even the fethish sites XP So.. I bought a more classic-looking one, and I will hopefully be able to cover the head and top of the mask with the fabric bandanna thing.
Having problems finding the right boots.. they are popular for Jack Sparrow halloween costumes :( So.. they are all really expensive... or getting bid up to insane prices on Ebay.
I'm having some trouble with the shirt, too. Stupid butterick pattern. The measurements should work.. they say they should work.. but the shirt it too small and I am out of fabric. I will improvise.
BLAH!
Maybe I will start the red dress.
 
 
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+spacealienmuppetcrackbaby+honeyblade on September 29th, 2003 06:08 am (UTC)
it is actually a belt. I would suggest taking a quick little look into the world of ren-faire type clothing construction. Flemish, I believe.

But yeah....it's basically a fabric belt, with the embellishments added. It will have to be thick so that it falls correctly, as I don't think it's really attached to the dress at all.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on September 29th, 2003 11:33 am (UTC)
Nah.. it's not attached to the dress. It's supposed to sit up at the seam of the dress underneath the bust line, but it slipps loose at the beginning of the movie, and for the rest of the movie (while she's wearing the red dress at least), it looks like she's got an inflatable tire between her chest and her belt, because the belt is causing the fabric to bunch oddly.

I'm just going to have to improvise, though. ATM, I can't afford a belt like that, and the fabrics for the dress and Akuma's shirt are already kind of expensive :( If I decide to ever take it with me to a renfest, though, I'll probably make a serious effort towards the belt.
Ringoapplcheeks on September 29th, 2003 08:46 pm (UTC)
hehe! I'm glad you guys liked they idea! I can't wait to see pictures. ^_^ Now....what to do for my Halloween costume. hmmmm.....To many options. XD
Celineceline on September 29th, 2003 09:51 pm (UTC)
aw, that is a ridiculously cute idea! I can't wait to see it.. I'll go rewatch the movie so I can contribute some useless opinion about the belt... XD
j_koei on October 2nd, 2003 01:12 am (UTC)
I'm gonna dress up as a retired preacher who's lost his faith, so I can bring little children's spirits down.
Of course, I live on a country road, so I'll only be mentally scarring the kids who live across the street, if they even bother.
Bah... ;)