March 12th, 2007


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DST must be making people sleepy, antsy and, more likely, late. I was passed THREE times this morning before I even got out of town. Each time I looked at my speedometer and found that I was, indeed, going the speed limit (I was sleepy and wouldn't have been surprised to find I had let up on the gas.) One of those times was on a two lane residential road, even. I am pretty sure that is legal (dotted line and all), but it surely isn't usual

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I am dragging my feet on altering the top for Lilith. The lapels don't bother me much, as they will be easily removed, but I really need to just removed the sleeves and put in the proper shaped ones and there's no easy way of reversing that. It's such a lovely top (I have to keep telling myself I will NEVER wear it anyway, but it's not helping just yet).

And the overskirt is large and will require backstrain to get cut out.

So, after finishing the corset, I turned my attention to the headdress. Or, the base, at least. Using the idea I had last week, I got a workable pattern first try! But I noticed her headdress is decidedly silvery, rather than white. It's just the detailing that is white. *second sigh*

I couldn't find any fabric that looked right, either. So, I am making s**t up as I go along. I Wonderundered my thinner white silk to black cotton and it seems to have worked. I have not taken pictures, however - not sure it will photograph well as it is. Once it has the contrasing white detail, though, I think it will look about right.

I am thinking white puff-paint for the details, but I have never worked with that before. This project continues to broaden my horizons.

Next step in avoiding-doing-anything-with-the-top: the collar. That ought to keep me occupied for a while.

I believe the wig-and-handbars really ought to be last, as it will be a PITA to find a place to store it. Ugh. Transport in a car is going to suck, too, but I can't think of realistic ways of breaking it down once it's put together.

Edit: Kij pointed out I haven't linked the original picture in a while.

So, here's the gallery with all the pics so far

And the link to the picture itself

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Where would I get latex and spirit gum (I think that's what the adhesive used on skin is called)? Anywhere local, or do I have to order online?

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Is it time to go home yet? No? Crud.

Today has been a day of waiting, interspersed with flurries of activity. Thus the multiple posts. I prefer constant activity, but, oh well. That WILL come. Soon.

So, to pass the time, here's a list of things I have or will do for the Lilith costume that I have never done before.

Decorate with flowers.

Work with wigs.

Work with fabric paint.

Work with puff-paint.

Alter a commercial made item of clothing

Use flesh tone fabric.

Make a (non-Elizabethan) corset without a busk.

Make a corset with a false panel.

Make a stand up collar.

Spray paint the details. (actually, I can't remember the last time I used spray paint, period, but I believe it was for plastic models)

free-style a pattern piece.

Use tassels.

Use rods in a hair piece.

Work with skin paint.

Work with liquid latex.

Make a costume with the neckline cut down to BELOW my breasts. (but I believe radcliffe has me beat there - her neckline in one costume really did go to the navel or below.)

Oh.... FRAK! I managed to save over the report I was about to turn in! But IT says they can restore it. Here's hoping, because I so don't want to retype that.

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Results of this evening's experiments:

Paint on a clean forehead - smears

Paint on a clean, toned forehead - smears

Paint on a clean forehead with Final Seal - very little smudgeing

Paint on a clean, toned forehead with Final Seal - no smudging.

It's possible the the third option just didn't get enough sealant. But I think I have a winner!