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  1. If you had to make a costume from components that you had in your wardrobe and house right now, what would it be?
  2. There has been some talk on the boards of people's costumes, the wearing of them and how they change things and what people are working on. So I'd like to throw open the question, What is your costume? It can be any approach. Are you working on one now? Are you a fan who appreciates them but doesn't make them? Do you have a favorite costume? Do you have favorite memories of one? Do you like realism, or abstraction, history, sci fi, or fantasy? Does costuming connect to your gaming or other hobbies? When and where do you wear costumes? Are you making something for another person? Or for a doll maybe? What's your favorite one you've seen? What would you make if you had the materials and time? *** I'll start. I have a reproduction late-eighteenth century dress in a big floral print in shades of red and blue on white, complete with undergarments, big pockets, mitts, a ruffled cap, and cocked hat that I had been wearing to our neighborhood's annual Fourth of July parade. But I've been feeling weirder about it in the last few years since late eighteenth century dress has become political in a direction I am not. So I've found myself turning towards the struggles of the Suffragists a century ago. I've been reading old mail order catalogues from the First World War and checking out the eminently practical suits women wore at the time -- big pockets everywhere! At this point I have plans for nearly everything except a suit. I have undergear and petticoats, a blouse, nearly acceptable shoes, hats to be modified, a good pattern for spats, and a pageant-style banner edged with green and purple ribbon* ready to be painted front and back with "Votes for Women". At this point it would be nice to make a historically accurate suit, but looking at what I have, I think it would be a fairly convincing impression with any reasonably matched jacket and calf-length skirt. *Those are the colors of the English suffragists, not the US ones, but I'm okay with that.
  3. Question regarding Cos Play...

    ***This is a request for information, not a confrontational post!**** First, you may wish to put the Policies tab at the bottom of the main page in a place that is a bit easier to find. 2nd, as I am intending to dress as a Duskwarden, for at least 1 day, I have recently acquired a replica flintlock pistol for the costume. I posted the images in the "Aquisitions Thread" and an alert forumite sent me a pm with a link to the weapons policies # 8 & 9. So my quandary is, is this an ok piece of costume? It will be inside my boot, and cable tied to my leg and not be able to be drawn and brandished. As a long time attendee of many Ren Faires, I am well aware of peace bonding rules, and I abide by them, to the point that my weapons are bonded by myself before arriving, and usually exceed the requirements of the venues that I have been to. As I will be flying to Texas, space and weight are at a premium, and I would rather not carry something I cannot use... On the other hand, I do feel that it fits the costume and the concept art of Jakob Knochengard, Duskwarden Captain. I stand ready to accept the decisions of mine hosts. George ***This is a request for information, not a confrontational post!****
  4. Halloween Costumes

    I could not find a thread for showing off Halloween costumes, so I figured I'd show mine, maybe someone wants to show me theirs.. :D We started cooking some good food: Invited some nice company: And went out to paint the town red: Overall, I was very pleased with how I managed to lay the makeup on us both, although I only got second place in the local competition.
  5. With all the cosplay ideas running in the ReaperCon forum and elsewhere on the Reaper boards and the few SCA folks, I thought I would share this KS. $47K on a $10K goal, so well funded. And just under $3K for the $50K stretch goal,with 44hours left. Right now there manuals are unlocked and a fourth will be at $50K. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1831014280/the-modern-maker-pattern-manual-1580-1640
  6. So my youngest (who is almost taller than I am) would like to be Joel from Mystery Science Theater 3000 for Halloween. That's this guy, the one behind the two robot puppets. We were fortunate enough to find a nice unlined red cotton coverall at a decent price, way better than I could sew myself in the time we've got. Has anyone got thoughts about the patch on his left breast? I'm thinking yellow duct tape and maybe black-and-white checkered duct tape if I can find it. Alternatively it could be some sort of printed plastic or paper or cloth. I'd like it removable for laundering, but I'm willing to baste things together if need be. In one or two shots Joel is wearing a yellow hard hat with a big "G" on the front. I'd like to try something like that, but the toy hats I found won't fit anyone older than a toddler. Youngest is not wedded to the idea, but an adult-fitting yellow prop hard hat would be a nice touch. We even have a Tom-appropriate gumball machine, although Youngest has wisely reckoned that lugging it around will be impractical.
  7. Next year's Reapercon will have a retro sci fi theme. I thought I'd start a thread to gather helpful and useful tips and hints for costuming ideas. Here's something (mildly edited) I posted on the 2014 Reapercon Cosplay thread: I was in Jo-Ann fabrics earlier today and found something cool and sci fi looking. It's metallic-look flexible mesh tubing, about 8mm in diameter, intended for flower arranging (I gather you loop it around, or something, with the flowers). It's super flexible and super lightweight and comes in 20 yard packages for about five bucks. It comes in various metallic colors and iridescent white, although I gravitated towards straight silver. I imagine it snaking all over a retro astronaut outfit. It's more delicate, and more showy, than the flexible plastic tubing I found at the hardware store (which is meant to hold multiple computer cords together and also looks pretty cool and astronauty).
  8. OMG GW Cosplay

    Wow! Check out this guy's incredible Warhammer 40K space marine costume from last weekend.
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