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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

How Long Does It Take To Make a Costume?


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It depends on what I'm doing. Most average at 1 to 3 months. Simple things can take as little as a week or 2.

For my current project, I'm planning on 9 months to 3 years, because besides sewing the basic parts of the outfit, it involves hand embroidering 4 different kimono, each of which I'm also hand sewing, plus making leather armor, and casting the metal spike plates that go over the armor, and than since I can't find the wig I need, I'm going to have to make one myself.

Yesterday I hand drew the embroidery designs onto the silk for one of the kimono... that took 8 hours to do, and I'm still not finished with it. (I'm copying the designs off a real Noh kosode from the 16th cen., so it's an over all embroidery pattern, covering nearly every inch of the kimono)



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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