So recently, I had a breif conversation with BrittLiv (Go check her i'ble feed out, it's awesome!) in which she commented on some pictures I tagged onto the back end of a recent i'ble. I linked her to my Faceache* photo album, but due to her not havnig faceache she couldn't see them, she suggested that I upload them here, just as a way of showing off what I have done in the past... I don't have step by steps written for them, but I shall give you a brief blurb on each
Now I should mention that back in my uni days I had a small buisness making historical and fantasy costume and props... I was asked to make alot of custom designs and well, I think I was good at it... I still make the odd bespoke piece, and to this day I help make costume for my firends...
I hope you enjoy...
*Faceache--> Facebook... hehe
Step 1: Avast!
The coat is made out of some VERY heavy curtain material... and is lined with a nice silk... this would have cost a fortune if we hadn't gone to one of those cheep roll end fabric shops!
Step 2: Captain Biggsy!
I love this costume
Step 3: Steam punk costume
As costumes go, this one is pretty well known, as Fozz wore this to the Whitby Goth festival a few years back, and was spotted by a photographer who took a few shots Link1 , Link2 these shots sometimes pop up in Steam Punk mags and flyers... so i'm quite chuffed
Step 4: Girl + stage facial hair = Viking costume
This was just a quick custome when one of my LARP charictors died... I decided to (for a laugh) play a male charictor... and unfortunatly the 'filler' charictor lasted three eyars! All it is is a tabbard made out of hessian, which has been blanket stiched to keep it together... Schimples
The facial hair is made of plummers hemp and latex, it used to take me a good 45minutes each morning to put this on. I still make the occasional piece of facial hair... they are usually made in four parts, and layered from the bottom of the face upwards... It's a lengthy process, but looks great
Step 5: Fox tail!
Step 6: Ears?
Step 7: The Protectors of Lantia Banner
Anyway... I started off with the backing of purple poly cotton, and then added layers of pre-stenciled fabric
For this I usually create an image... pin it to the fabric, cut round it... sew it down then embroider the details on...
This banner now hangs over my bed
If you can't see from the images, there is a Bear holding an Axe, and a Panther holding a sword...
Step 8: Make Poverty History banner
It's made in a similar way to the previous banner...
Step 9: Bjornolfs Banner
The runes say "Fear profits a man nothing"
Step 10: The Droustinad Banner & Tabbard
this was our 'uniform' and pennant
At the top of the stone table in the design the runes spell out 'The Droustinad'
on either side of the stone table, it is the names of two people
This was a piece of thin calfs leather ontop of some heavy drill cotton, and painted with enammel
Step 11: Cestrian Scouts Chester Banner
Step 12: Soul Splitter Tabbard
It's all made out of poly-cotton
Step 13: Protector of Lantia Tabbard
Officers had a silver lion embroidered onto the front (I was an officer... how cool was that?!)
The lion is made by the same process as the P.O.L banner... using a template, and then adding detail by embroidery.. The lion is all had stiched
Step 14: Silly head wear
Candle hat: Basically I welded a peice of metal to a ww2 tin hat, and then riveted on a baked bean can with a candle inside... hehe
Gnome hat: I don't know where this hat has gone... but I loved it... I didn't draw a pattern so I can't replicate it... this was PURE imagination. It was made from wool, and had some boning running up the back, to stop it flapping too far forward
Coif: a historically accurate coif made of some canvas... all hand stiched too... modelled by Fozz
Step 15: Silly but historical footwear
Step 17: Prototype houses
Step 18: Hamsters and ladders?
I had planned to make this into an I'ble but never found time to finish it... I didn't think it would be THAT usefull to anyone