Showing posts from October, 2014

Rose Tyler {Mostly Completed Costume Pictures}

I promised pictures, and here they are! Whew! That was quick!
Anyways, this is my Rose Tyler Idiot's Lantern costume, which is mostly finished. I still have to sew the sequins onto the bodice, either find a new jacket or modify the one I have, finish the shoes, and make a new petticoat.
The jacket ended up being too long so I just flipped the bottom up and tucked it under. Otherwise it gave the dress a very ugly look. I also have to re-do my petticoat because when I got in the car tonight my shoe caught it and tore a decent sized hole in it. It's not a big loss though because I kinda didn't do the best job on it anyways, plus it's not expensive or anything.
Tonight when I wore it I left the hair down because I ran out of time before we had to leave. Oh, and I left my sleeves down because it was pretty cold. But the wig kept my head nice and warm. :D

Other than the shoes, I love wearing this costume!

The Autumn Costume Party

Saturday was the big costume party at our friends house, which was super fun! Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of just me at the party, so I'll try to get some good pictures of my costume when I dress up again for Halloween. Hopefully it doesn't rain or anything.
But here's a few pictures from the costume party, which was filled with dancing, lots of laughing, and fun games!

Cinderella Dresses and other Goodies

Some of the most beautiful ball gowns, and just costumes in general, can be found in Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway. All of the ball gowns are gorgeous, but Ella's ballgown in particular is 110% more gorgeous than any other costume I've ever seen. Let's not forget the magical transformation from the Tony's.

Cinderella has been getting ready for the tour which is really exciting because that means its closer to coming to Seattle where I'll be seeing it when it comes next year. Also, it means they released rehersal pictures that are fantastic for costumers like me.
The Cinderella Facebook page released a ton of pictures of the cast in rehearsal with the cast in their petticoats a few weeks ago and I wanted to share them for anyone else whose like me and want's to know what makes all those dresses so poufy and beautiful.

Below are pictures of pictures of some of Ella's dresses when Carly Rae Jepsen played Ella and now the current El…

Things I wish I knew before buying my first wig

I want to start out by saying that when I first started this post I thought I would have a lot of helpful things to say. Turns out I've only got 2 things to talk about. But I hope it's still helpful to anyone looking for their first wig.

So as you know I recently purchased my first wig for my Rose Tyler Cosplay. Before this I knew nothing about wigs. I didn't even know what a good price was. I did a bit of researching before finding Vogue Wigs which had a good selection of wigs for under $50 with good reviews, and that's where I ended up purchasing my wig from.
While the wig I got is, to me at least, a decent wig, there are a few things I've learned since that I wish I knew before. I'm going to share those things so hopefully anyone looking for their first wig can go into it with a little more knowledge than I had.

Number 1. Lace wigs, lace front wigs, and regular wigs.
While I was shopping around I heard the term "lace front wigs" and "lace wigs…

American Duchess Giveaway!

American Duchess has come out with her newest shoes, a Renaissance style called the "Virginia" which means GIVEAWAY! Be sure to enter, here.

Masquerade Inspiration

Next year I'll be graduating high school, and since I'm homeschooled I'll be having my own graduation party. I've decided that I want to have a Phantom of the Opera themed Masquerade! I'm so excited!

I've already been planning what I want to do for my costume. I was originally wanting to do Christine's Masquerade dress from the 2004 POTO movie, but because our house is so small we're going to have the party outside and I don't want to spend all that time and money on a dress that's going to get dirty and possibly ruined.

My next thought was to do the stage version of the Masquerade dress, but I don't really want to spend all the time dying the fabric and hand sewing everything on the bodice. Besides, it would require a ton of tulle which I don't really like working with. Which is a shame because it's so cheap!

I've decided that I should do like my sister keeps telling me and to design my own dress. I've mostly been pinning in…

Rose Tyler Sneak Peek

Just a quick sneak peek of my Rose Tyler costume, which is almost done! I'll post full pictures when I get to wear it to my friends costume party on the 25th. Until then, this'll have to do.

A day at the Opera

A few weeks ago the Seattle Opera had an open house to come and see some of the costumes and behinds the scenes of the opera. I was super excited was hoping to get to see lots of costumes and maybe even some wigs. Well, it was a bit disappointing. There ended up being only 2 costumes on display and some costume sketches along with a few fabric samples. Not exactly what I was hoping for.
This was the first costume we found. I forgot which opera it was from, but it was really pretty! I loved the colors and the embroidery and the train.

Later in the afternoon there was a demonstration on the opera stage where they talked a bit about some of the special effects they use, which was pretty cool, though it was pretty short.
The stage was huge! This is a view looking up from where I was sitting at the demonstratoin.
Lots, and lots or ropes...

This was one of the costumes from Don Giovanni, whic was pretty neat. I loved the boots on this costume!

At the very end was what we thought was going …