kelliem: Spring crocuses (spring)
([personal profile] kelliem May. 17th, 2013 10:05 am)
I should have posted about this before- in case any of you will be there.  This weekend is Costume Con 31 and since it's in Denver this year, I couldn't not go.  I've spent the last several weeks working on a new Steampunk costume, a more 'rustic' one that I can wear several different ways for variety.  It involved making about 8 yards of 1.5" pleated trim for the skirt, which just about killed me, but it turned out really well.  I'm also re-wearing an old Lwaxana Troi costume which I wore at the *last* Costume Con I attended- which was CC10 waaay back in 1992.   I have also been helping the Kham with some hand sewing (trim) on a gorgeous Queen Mab from Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files" novels. It may be the single most expensive costume we've ever made - high quality royal purple velvet, iridescent embroidered & beaded trim, iridescent chiffon lining (for the sleeves), and Swarovski crystals  (the fabric and trim were bought at the amazing Allyns Bridal & Millinery in Denver) I'll try to get some pix of us.


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