Hello! As I mentioned in my last post I have been excessively busy, but I thought I'd share a few pics of the costumes I've been working on. First up, some things for Steamcon, which is right around the corner!
|A little sneak preview of my vest. So much more beading to do...|
|In progress shot of my hubby's jacket. Faux fur cutting tutorial to come later.|
Of course, with the deadline for the play I'm working on fast approaching, I've taken a brief break from the Victorian era and switched to the late 50s. I ended up needing to do some dying of polyester so that was a fun experiment. Dying poly is kind of like making fudge, only way less awesome. You have to stand at the stove and stir it constantly for about 45 minutes but in the end you don't get to eat it. And you have to wear (or I think you should wear) a face mask so you don't breath it in. No delicious chocolaty smells from the dye bath.
On the positive, my dying experiment totally worked!
|Before: purple, After: blue|
I needed to seriously tone down this fabric so the dress wouldn't stick out from the other costumes like a sore thumb. I'm calling that a success!
In other dying news, I much prefer tea dying.
|Before, plain old white. |
|This dye bath does smell good! Even if it is just the cheep stuff.|
|Let it soak.|
Anywho, The Brick and The Rose
(the show I'm doing costumes for) opens next week so after that it is back to the meticulous hand details of the Victorian clothes. And then full costume shots! And Halloween!
Speaking of Halloween, what should I carve on my pumpkin this year? Here's what I did