Sunday, 28 February 2010

Star Trek

This weekend there is yet another costume night at the Adj -our home towns rock venue- for a friends birthday : ) With all my costume making and lack of full time work this year I already have several pricey projects eating up my expenses so I needed something cheap and easy. . .

Easy peasy and will only take an hour! I'm going to Primark on Monday which is ideal for cheap gents tee-shirts, and I can buy ribbons in a number of places. In TOS blue was worn by medical and science personnel (my Starfleet allocation) but also by security which is also my current job description so its win win! I'll post a model photo once I have finished : )

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Aayla Secura

I love Star Wars almost as much as I love costumes, so its obvious to say that the two have crossed paths on more than one occasion. In the past few years gathered together a Leia & Han costumes for myself and my husband a few new years back, I have several light sabres, a Padame jumpsuit and also as a particular feature in this blog; my favourite ever Jedi: Aayla Secura.

Now bear in mind I had only 2 days in which to make this costume, and as I dislike wearing full body paint (for those of you who don't know, Aayla is blue skinned) especially in a night club so there is a little poetic licence and imagination needed here.

I had trouble finding decent reference pictures but it is an acceptable likeness, unlike the other costumes I listed above I was actually correctly recognised whilst wearing this costume. This was in a night club not at a convention . . . !

I like the belt best,
I also added a handbag; attached to the belt like a pouch to carry my camera, coin purse, mobile and other essentials. And I am particularly proud of my stuffed tights brain tails : D The later unfortunately didn't last all night, the ribbons kept slipping down and I don't know if you have ever tried to mosh with a head piece on but its not easy!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

London fashion week

London fashion week Autumn/Winter 2010 runs from 19th – 22nd February this year.

Being a fan of design, art and vintage fashion I am not overly fond of catwalks or the pomp surrounding them, but I do enjoy watching the works of art and trying to guess which features are either already in trend or will be showing up this year and next years high-street looks. Geek Chic or Sci Fi?

PS I have never understood why models always look so miserable and this year decidedly scruffy. Maybe the emo look is spilling into high fashion, I think Russell Brand has something to answer for?

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Paper cut

I stumbled upon this shop whilst surfing esty, the fabulous home-made craft selling site. I think the paper cuts are beautiful, I love all them equally but especially Girls in swing (I have just ordered myself some note cards) and Peter Pan : )

The designs are lovely and although not strictly fashion or costume orientated I do love the pendants and cameos.