I am in the midst of costume fever – the mad rush to finish (and start) planned costumes for an upcoming convention. (If I get desperate, I can always wear an old one). It usually begins with:
“Oh my! Is it only ‘x’ weeks til the convention?”
Yes, there is only five weeks til Comic Con. I have not even started to make patterns for my outfits. Due to financial restrictions, we have had to limit attendance to only one day (sigh!). But rejoice – this means only one new costume.
Regulars will have seen some of the costumes on my wishlist for this year: Costuming Capers. I have finally decided to make Queen Victoria’s costume from Pirates: Band of Misfits. I am looking forward to this one – it will be so much fun ‘cosplaying’ this one!
I have now purchased two toy Samuri swords (to avoid weapon restrictions set by the convention). Sometimes cheap shops come in very useful for budget costuming.
Next, I rummaged through my craft cupboard for left over Sculpey (I love this stuff almost as much as glue guns!) . It is an inexpensive way to make jewelry and accessories that are not readily available for purchase. I first discovered this when making my Tia Dalma necklace – the chicken foot and the claw. I have definitely become a convert!
I made several round links for the sparkly gold and diamond necklace worn by Queen Victoria. 15 minutes in the oven and I had solid gold (looking) roundels ready to glue on some cheap bling! More rummaging around in my jewelry findings box – I made hooks with some jewelry wire and added a clasp. Voila!
I am now working on the dinky little regal crown. I measured – and remeasured the parts in a hope that they would fit. In the end, it is close enough and will work!
We Are Very Amused at Our Bling.