Some fantastic progress on my #wonderwoman commission! Worked with #worbla for the first time and quite pleased with the #bracers and #tiara! Still have to paint the stars red and seal them, and add elastic to the back of the tiara. :) #diana #dccomics #dc #justiceleague #costume #cosplay #costumes #costumedesign #crafting #gold

Some fantastic progress on my #wonderwoman commission! Worked with #worbla for the first time and quite pleased with the #bracers and #tiara! Still have to paint the stars red and seal them, and add elastic to the back of the tiara. :) #diana #dccomics #dc #justiceleague #costume #cosplay #costumes #costumedesign #crafting #gold

recycledmoviecostumes

recycledmoviecostumes:

This regency era coat was first worn by Colin Firth as Mr.Darcy in the 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice, and then went on to be worn by J.J. Feild as Mr.Nobley in the film Austenland. At first glance the coat does not even seem to be the same, but there are a few clues, such as the button placement and overall cut of the garment, though the actual buttons seem to have been changed. Confirmation, however, comes from Shannon Hale, the author of Austenland.  She states on her website that they are indeed one in the same:

"Later, I find out the costume coat and hat J.J. Feild is wearing are the same ones Colin Firth wore in Pride & Prejudice. Somehow, I’ve managed to enter Austenland. It’s ridiculous. And it’s so much fun."

Costume Credit: Emma

E-mail Submissions: submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

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Aah! It’s impossible to pic a favorite photo from the #BriarRose shoot I just did with my gorgeous client/model!! I just finished adjusting the photos and whoa: she’s so photogenic it’s crazy! :D Whattcha think? For a first time #cosplayer she kinda killed it, right!? #cosplay #costume #costumedesign #sewing #costumes #sleepingbeauty #disney #disneylove #disneyprincess #princess #fairytale #onceuponadream 
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I have a few more Halloween costume slots open! Hit me up if you want your own Halloween/cosplay pieces!

Aah! It’s impossible to pic a favorite photo from the #BriarRose shoot I just did with my gorgeous client/model!! I just finished adjusting the photos and whoa: she’s so photogenic it’s crazy! :D Whattcha think? For a first time #cosplayer she kinda killed it, right!? #cosplay #costume #costumedesign #sewing #costumes #sleepingbeauty #disney #disneylove #disneyprincess #princess #fairytale #onceuponadream
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I have a few more Halloween costume slots open! Hit me up if you want your own Halloween/cosplay pieces!

cosplaytutorial

terezi-tiesrope:

Lace Crowns — Quick Microwave Method 
makes ONE 18” crown
 

1/2 yard crocheted lace

  • (Also look for “Cluny Lace” or “Dyeable Cotton Lace”.  You can find the lace I used for these crowns HERE)
  • Fabric Stiffener (I used Aleene’s Stiffen Quick) 
  • Small bowl
  • Tacky Glue
  • 1 sheet posterboard
  • scissors
  • clear packing tape
  • paper plate or parchment paper
  • thin butterknife or offset spatula
  • sewing pin
  • Gold or silver metallic paint**
  • Rubber gloves
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun or a jewelry adhesive (I used Aleene’s Platinum Bond Glass & Bead) 
  • Vintage jewelry, rhinestones, jeweled scrapbook trim, etc…

Step 1:  Place lace in a small bowl and cover with fabric stiffener.  Soak for 15 minutes.

Step 2:  While lace is soaking, prepare a crown form by cutting a 20” x 4” strip of posterboard.  If using a smaller piece, cut two 10.5” x 4” pieces.  Overlap by a 1/2” and tape together on the front and back.

Step 3:  Roll the posterboard in to a tube, 17.5” in circumference, and secure with packing tape.

Step 4: Remove lace from bowl, allowing excess to gently drip back in to the bowl.  Return excess stiffener to the original bottle.  Wrap the wet lace around the base of the posterboard form.  I used a spot of tacky glue to hold the overlapping ends of the lace together.

Step 5:  Put crown and form on a paper plate or piece of parchment.  Microwave on high power for 30 seconds.  There may be some crackling sounds in this initial phase. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments (depending on the power of your microwave, you might be able to go up to a max of 1 minute increments), until the lace is dry to the touch.
 
Step 6:  Remove plate from microwave and completely spray the crown (while still on the form) with stiffener.  Return to microwave and microwave in short increments till it is dry to the touch.
 
Step 7:  Repeat the process of spraying and drying until you’ve achieved the desired level of stiffness.  For me, I found that 7 spray/dry cycles was sufficient.
 
Step 8:  Remove crown from the form.  You may need to slide a butterknife or offset spatula underneath to help loosen it.  If some of the stiffener has closed up some of the holes in the lace, you can easily clean it out with the end of a pin.
Step 9:  Return the crown to the plate and microwave for an additional 30 seconds to a minute.  When removed from microwave, crown should be completely dry and stiff.  Set the crown aside while you set up your paint
 
Step 10:  Wearing rubber gloves to keep your hands clean, paint the crown, inside and out.  Do not be surprised when the crown goes soft with the application of the wet paint.  It will stiffen, harder than ever, when it dries.
Step 11:  Gently slide the wet crown back on to the posterboard form.  Set aside to dry.  You can use a hairdryer to help speed up the process, but DO NOT return the crown to the microwave. 
 
Step 12:  When crown is dry, attach bits of glitz and finery with a hot glue gun or jewelry glue.  I used bits of broken vintage jewelry that I dismantled with the help of tin snips.
 
Sneak peak of the #BriarRose photo shoot I just did with my girl @sdcimino. Picking our favorite pics at the moment and then I’ll be adjusting to perfection in #photoshop. :) Photocred & costume: @elhofferdesign. Model/client: @sdcimino. #Disney #SleepingBeauty #disneylove #disneyprincess #aurora #princessaurora #Costume #cosplay #sewing #design #corsets #corset #corsetry #beauty #gorgeous #timeless

Sneak peak of the #BriarRose photo shoot I just did with my girl @sdcimino. Picking our favorite pics at the moment and then I’ll be adjusting to perfection in #photoshop. :) Photocred & costume: @elhofferdesign. Model/client: @sdcimino. #Disney #SleepingBeauty #disneylove #disneyprincess #aurora #princessaurora #Costume #cosplay #sewing #design #corsets #corset #corsetry #beauty #gorgeous #timeless