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Sunday, May 25, 2008

What in a costume inspires you?


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Today I found a question which asks:

    What in a costume inspires you?

    [QUOTE=luckinspades;5180]Straight up. What aspects of a costume inspire you? The colours? The details? The potential? The challenge? Share.
    :questionmark:[/QUOTE]


Here is my answer:

There really isn't much that challenges me with sewing, because I can pretty much look at anything, draw up the patterns and make it. Oddly, this only works when making my own cloths, cause I know all my measurements and such. I just look and sew, I make a pattern if I need one, but I don't always need one. I've been sewing since the 1970's so, sewing is pretty much second nature to me now.

I do alot of hand work on mine. If there is a design on the fabric, I hand embroider it in. It there is no design, than I get thread to match the fabric color and embroider one in anyways. I go crazy nutters over adding tiny hand worked details.

[b]#1 love of character.[/b]

I only do characters I love; I really got to love a character to want to become them, look like them, act like them, etc.

[b]#2 gotta love the style[/b]

no matter how much I love the character, if I wouldn't wear their cloths in real life I won't make the costume, because I'm a life actor, I live in character 24/7, I wear my "costumes" every day, all day long, to me these are not costumes for me these ARE my street cloths, so I really gotta love the cloths before I'll wear them.


[b]#3 same as #2 only:[/b]

I will make cloths worn by a character even if I have no idea who the character is, just because I really love the cloths they wore; however when I do this, I do the cloths only and not the full character costume (no wig, no weapons, no makeup, etc,). In this case I'd be dressing like that character, rather than pretending to be the character.



What's your take on this? I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post. Leave a comment and share your views!



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