I'm adding this to the costume contest by request of
It was originally posted here: [link]
Tada!! It's all finished now, yaaay! I may still add some beads n' stuff, but in general, it's done! I got to show it off on Sept 30 to the Michigan Ren Fest (on the day I traditionally celebrate my b-day), and it was such a hit! I hadn't finished the sleeves until midway through the day though, so I was literally sitting in a shop handsewing the sleeves together :b Anywho, details!
Fabrics: Red cotton velveteen, red/black/antique gold tapestry, red cotton broadcloth, gold metallic trim
Beads: 1/4 inch pearls, red bugle beads (in 2 sizes), seed pearls, gold seed beads
The ensemble is made up of the beaded tapestry forepart sewn to red broadcloth panels making up the rest of the underskirt, a knife-pleated velveteen overskirt with wide gold trim, a side-lacing bodice (that I need to either fix or replace, but most likely replace) lined with broadcloth and boned at the side seams with 1/2 inch cable ties, and velveteen oversleeves made up of 4 panels beaded together with pearls and attached to the shoulders with gold and black rose (cameo styled) buttons. The hat [link]
was made from the same written pattern used by the Queen's guards at MRF (it's fully lined and made up of 6 pieces). I designed the patterns for the bodice and sleeves, followed written instructions (sent by my friend Kathy [link]
) to make the overskirt, and used pattern #4090 (I think...I can't remember right now) for the underskirt.
I have enough velveteen to make myself a new bodice and another pair of sleeves
Pic (c) Lord Keith
Garb design (c) ME!!!