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04 September 2008 @ 09:33 am
Costume update  
So. After all that waffling earlier this week, I decided I'm just not happy with any of the wig options. Sure, I could spend $65 and get the one everyone voted for, it's the one I liked best of what was available.

But I think I could make something so much cooler! I've ordered a wig in white and some extra wefts (hair pieces) in the same color, just in case I need them. I know exactly how I'm going to do it. I'll get some batting and either netting or tulle, and sew myself a filler piece than I will then sew down to the wig cap. This will give the base that I can then draw other hair up and around, attaching either with pins or sewing, and utilizing the wefts if necessary to make sure it is full with no gaps. The wig comes with some nice banana curls already, but I can also curl the wefts if I need to. I'm also going to get some fake roses/flowers that match my gown and attach them, along with maybe some beaded applique or trim. Something sparkly! I'm very excited to try this, but probably won't be able to until the end of the month.

That's okay. It will give me plenty of time to work on my gown. I hope.

In other costume news, on our walk yesterday L and I stopped by this specialty/vintage/antique store that had some petticoats and underskirts. My sister's skirt is going to be short, and they had some squaredancing ones on display we think will work. Well, they also had all their jewelry 50% off, including costume jewelry. I found this ring:

...which matches my costume so perfectly, it's not even funny. Does that just not look all elaborate and obnoxiously ornate? I won't be able to wear it for long, as it's a base metal I'm allergic to. But for the hours I'm wearing the costume? Perfect!
Current Mood: creativecreative
csinman on September 4th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
It looks fantastic!

Crappy metal jewelry tip: Get a bottle of clear nail polish and paint every surface that touches your skin. Let it dry.

Now do it again. And again. If you put about five or six coats on it, you should be able to wear it all day without getting a rash.
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on September 4th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)