Photos from Costume-Con 26’s official photographer.
My weekend… It was a lot of things. 98% of them amazingly good. The truly crowning jewel, for those who didn’t hear, was this: Best in Show, Costume-Con 26 Historical Masquerade. Master Costumer for reals. See also: and the original inspiration. SO FUCKING WORTH IT. ******
Yay!!! Well, I’m not happy with mine (it’s a weird dress, but that’s the portrait and era’s fault; I’m so totally ripping the bertha and tucker off after this). But it’s done and mostly fits, especially if I don’t tight-lace (oops, I actually lost a tiny bit of weight after I did the skirt). Added
Got the answer to some questions I asked of the Masquerade Directors, FYI. First, is about our Winterhalter — yes, his costume needs to go through workmanship judging, even though he’s really a ‘prop’ for the presentation and what we’d planned for him to wear is more theatrical than documentably historical. Kendra, Sarah, and I
Add to questions about historical accuracy: Trystan’s hoop is store-bought and corset is general Victorian, not specific to the year, so take that as you will (but I did make it myself, Laughing Moon pattern, y’all know the one). I haven’t contacted the Masquerade Directors yet (Shelley Monson and Ellie Farrell, btw), been totally distracted
Ok, I’ll admit, I haven’t done anything. I’m a bit unsure, because the bodice pattern I have is a Truly Victorian with darts, not princess seams that everyone else is doing. So I haven’t made a mockup at all. I’ll also need help with that, and I don’t think I can get help before Costume
I like the reasoning for hoops! Also, this is a painting — walking in and sitting down in the positions required by the painting will be much easier in hoops. If we were wearing tons of petticoats, we’d need helpers to fouf out all those petticoats under the skirts. It’s not serging that makes me