- Mythlore Costume – The last post. For now.
- Mythlore Costume – Finished!
- Mythlore Costume – Fixing a belt
- Mythlore Costume – Kimono Fail
- Mythlore Costume – Still to go
- Mythlore Costume – Base Layer Robes – Part II
- Mythlore Costume – Base Layer Robes
- Mythlore Costume – Battle Skirt
- Mythlore Costume – Texturing the robes
- Mythlore Costume – Using Blue in LRP costumes
- Mythlore Costume – Armour
- Mythlore Costume – Outer Cloak
- Mythlore Costume – First Ideas
- Mythlore Costume – Diablo 3
- Mythlore Costume – First Thoughts
- Dorne Armour Inspiration II
So the request from a friend came in this morning. “I might need to enlist you to make me some costume at some point.” Well I’ve been contemplating my next project and I can’t currently justify spending more money on kit for myself (I really just don’t need it) so this seems like a perfect opportunity. Plus I wasn’t in the mood to work so I jumped right on it.
It’s for Mythlore, run by the extraordinarily talented Mark Cordory. It’s an incredible visual spectacle. I’d love to go and photograph it, but my friend Tom along with Mark himself already do a rather wonderful job so I would be utterly surplus to requirement!
Anyway. Enough sucking up. Back to the costume.
Persian inspired without any of the shiny satin fabrics (so that means natural materials from this point on). No key armour pieces, player is a physic and seems to want the robed look from the pictures he sent.
Let me talk you through what I’ve got so far.
Colour pallet. So that I can start keeping my eye out for things. This could evolve.
Headwear. Headwear is essential. Tagelmusts are an easy way to get headwear if you can learn to tie them. Just a strip of fabric, easy.
But I’ve got a trick up my sleeves for the back of the robes. I love the way that this is split into three layers.
In my quest to try out new techniques and finishes to the pieces I make, I’ve invested in a pin tuck foot for my sewing machine. Basically you use it with fine cording under the fabric to create raised lines. I can never find fabric that is textured to my liking, so I figured why not create my own? This is the best picture I could find of the technique:
So I’m envisioning lines of texture placed at key points on the robes. I’m lucky that the person I’m dressing is slim and athletic, therefore we can dress him and use texture and surface decoration to accentuate his silhouette. That means I’m going to attempt to fit the robes to him while making them flutter about in the breeze, and load them with texture that flows the flow as he moves.