Monday, January 27, 2014

Pirate Costume Inspiration

My siblings and I are going to be making a pirate film this summer and I'm excited to be making the costumes for our little film. I've started doing a little research on pirate costumes from movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean. One thing I really want to do is make the costumes feel like they could have come out of the 18th century. I don't know if this is actually going to happen, but it's my goal.

Here's a few of the costumes from Pirates of the Caribbean designed by Penny Rose.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) Costume Design by Penny Rose

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Costume Design by Penny Rose


Via The Costumer's Guide

Via the Costumer's Guide

And here's a few other pirate costume's I found on Pinterest.



Pirate

While I was looking at fashion from the 18th century, the type of clothing that caught my eye was the riding habits of the era. I think that's probably because they were designed for an outdoor activity in the first place. Something along those lines could work.
Riding Waistcoat | V Museum | c. 1790-1795
Riding Waistcoat | V Museum | c. 1790-1795

This riding habit jacket in particular caught my eye. I like the the buttons and embroidery on the front, it has a sort of military influence to it. I also really like the hat.
Riding habit, 1770-1775
Riding habit, 1770-1775
The Met:    Riding Coat, 1760, English    Silk and goat hair
The Met: Riding Coat, 1760, English Silk and goat hair

I think the hardest part in making the costumes will be the female pirates because unless I do it just right, a skirt won't work.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cinderella Costumes

I've always loved the big fluffy dress that all the Disney princesses get to wear. The big hoop skirts and layers upon layers of ruffled petticoats. Could you imaging how fun it would be to twirl around in a dress like that? I think I fall over from dizziness before I would stop spinning. Getting back on topic, I have to say that one of my favorites is Cinderella's big, blue ballgown.

Cinderella!

Although I'm not a huge fan of the updated Cinderella dress's sleeves, I think the rest is beautiful!
Princess Cinderella in front of it's a small world!
Cinderella from the Disney Parks

Here's a few of my favorite Cinderella costumes.

Cinderella, Disney Cosplay at Disney D23 Expo 2013

Cinderella
Kay Dee makes the most amazing costumes!

This is one of my favorite costumers. She and her mother do a lot of video tutorials on the costumes they make, so definitely go check them out!  But what I love about their Cinderella costume is that they based it off of the original dress but changed it up a little bit. I think they did a fantastic job on it!


My next Cinderella dress isn't Disney. It's from Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway. The costumes in that show are amazing! Especially Ella's ballgown!

Cinderella' on Broadway


Laura Osnes in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Cinderella

Sorry for the overload of pictures on this one dress, I couldn't narrow it down any more than that. But isn't that just the most amazing dress you've ever seen?! I really want to recreate this dress someday. And then go dancing.

One last thing before I wrap up this post. Ella's transformation from rags to riches. One word, amazing!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Packing Gown {Accessories}

I was doing some more research online for the Packing Gown and found a picture with her shoes! This is really exciting because it's rare to find pictures of any of Padme's shoes. This is from the behind the scene pictures from when Rose Byrne wore the costume during the Rose Parade. I've found these pictures very, very helpful since you can see more of what's under the dress. I found these photo's Via the Padawan's Guide.


Ah, the headpieces. I'm looking into having them custom made for me because I have absolutely no idea on how I could make these. Here's a few reference photo's for the headpieces.


I have found a few that other people have made that are pretty good.
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From the lady who made this, "As for the headpiece, I used Model Magic (love love love!) and puff paint and glued the three pieces to a simple jewelry chain."

Here's another one. This one has a tutorial.
Head piece walk through

And the armbands, like the headpieces, I have no idea on how I'm going to make them.

This is one of the best one's I've seen. I might end up doing something like this in the end. But I would really like to get something that looks a little more like metal.
From the lady who made this, "First of all, it's not metal, it's plastic! As a result - a wonderful light weight and neat fitting. For the base I used an ordinary plastic cup for cold food. I cut the top of it with a metal-working saw (the plastic is rather thick, 3 mm), polished the cut with 2 different sandpapers, fused the edges. I put on the design with a 3D paint. Then, I painted the whole thing with an aerosol enamel. After drying I added the 'stones' with acryl paint."
From the lady who made this, "First of all, it's not metal, it's plastic! As a result - a wonderful light weight and neat fitting. For the base I used an ordinary plastic cup for cold food. I cut the top of it with a metal-working saw (the plastic is rather thick, 3 mm), polished the cut with 2 different sandpapers, fused the edges. I put on the design with a 3D paint. Then, I painted the whole thing with an aerosol enamel. After drying I added the 'stones' with acrylic paint."

Then comes the hair which, believe it or not, is one of the most simple pieces of the costume. At least I'm hoping it will be. I've found a really good tutorial on how to do it and it sounds pretty simple, but anything could happen.

Here's some pictures of her hair from the film.

The hair is divided into three sections, two large sections on the sides, and one relatively small section in the back. The side pieces are triangular and the back part is made into a small chestnut bun on the crown of her head.


This is one of my favorite Padme Packing Gown costumes I've seen. They wrote up a post on the Rebel Legion forums about how they did the hair.

The pictures pretty much explain it all. This tutorial makes doing her hair seem so simple.



And that's about it for the accessories.

Monday, January 6, 2014

40's Trousers

I guess this is my first post in 2014, so Happy New Year everyone! 

Ever since I saw American Duchesses post about vintage high wasted pants, I realized that I really like the look of them. A few days ago I went pin happy on Pinterest with 1930's and 40's trousers. Now want to make some for Vintage Aircraft Weekend (VAW) this summer. I want to put together an entire 40's (or maybe even 30's) outfit for VAW.

Here's some of the inspiration I've found so far.

Fall fashion trends of the 1940s : Due to wartime necessity, trousers for women gain popularity for their functionality and smartness.

Those pants! The 1940's --War years. A beginning of more widespread  freedom and independence for women. They could, and DID a man's job, and they excelled at it!

Bunny's Victory: My Vintage Wardrobe: 1940's Trouser Outifts

1940's Swing Trousers

I started looking around for some patterns online and found Simplicity 3688. Except I would like to make some with buttons, and the Simpicity pattern just has a normal waistband. So I was thinking that I could modify the pattern I used for my Marion Ravenwood pants instead. I was also thinking I could use this pattern (which is free. YAY!) and just turn it into pants instead of shorts.

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Okay, so now that I pretty much have planned out the pants, it's time to figure out the top.

Fall fashion trends of the 1940s: Stay on trend this semester with a bright cardigan. Roll the sleeves up or pull them down.

I love this top! I think I'm going to end up with something like this.
land girl style! Hand made blouse and corduroy 1940s trousers by Heyday

The only pattern I've found for a top so far is Simplicity 1692 which should work pretty well if I can't find anything else.

Simplicity Creative Group - Misses' 1940's Vintage Tops