This idea is brought to you courtesy of strange dreams about CC27. Kevin and Radar were each trying to get me into their own masquerade entries, both very complicated and strange. Kevin’s had s’thing to do with machinery he was testing for work and demonstrating it on stage with lights and costumes. Radar’s featured interpretive dance and clocks, like a steampunk ballet.
But the thing that gave me a costume idea was a reminder that CC27 has a “vampires, villains, and vixens” theme. In my dream, people were wandering the halls in super-cool costumes in this theme, and I kept thinking, dang, I need to go change into something awesome, because c’mon, I am a Renowned Net.Goth, the original Gothic Martha Stewart, I can’t be slacking here!
And what have I been obsessing about recently? Patterns of Fashion 4. So ta-da: Bat Rebato. Y’know how those lovely rebatos were worked in pretty floral designs, the wire twisted into pattens that replicated the lace often. Well, I have a bunch of lovely black 1920s lace from my stepdad’s mom. I could make a big stand-up lace collar to frame my face. I have a stash of black millinery wire to make the frame to hold up said collar. Why not have the frame be in a cool pattern? Like bats! This would be (a) GOTH AS FUCK and (b) cool for SCA because my device (should it get approved) features a bat. WIN! And it uses stuff from The Stash.
I can wear it at CC27 with some goth outfit I slap together, then wear it with one of the 1610s gowns I’m planning for SCA use later.
I’ll get started on it after we return from Italy/U.K.