So with 2012 underway I wanted to share a little list with you.
I have had a checklist going of costumes I would like to recreate for myself this year. Now, everything is completely subject to change of course. Nothing is set in stone.
I forced myself to only pick 10 costumes from my giant wish list.....however...knowing me, I shall probably change things around and make something else too. Or....three and completely leave out one on the list. No idea. We shall see....
~ Brielle's 2012 Costume Sewing Wish List ~
"Movie Inspired Costumes"
1. Arwen Coronation Gown (and shoes)
I actually just finished this costume! It has been in the process of being made for....years, but at least we can check it off the list.
If I had my way I would love to recreate every single one of Arwen's Costumes....but alas....time does not allow..and one can only afford so much silk velvet.
2. Sim's Gypsy Costume
This costume is from the new Sherlock Holmes Movie "Game of Shadows".
Sim wears it when she is going to be attacked by the Russian and first meeting Holmes. Love that whole chase scene...and the music. You can read my research for that costume here As a true sherlock purest, no...they didn't do everything right, but the costumes are great in this movie!
3. Costume Re-Make: Elena's Dancing Dress
ok. So, I made this costume....back in, 2006?...2007? I think it was. However, my skills have improved and now the costume is too big for me. So I am going to remake the bodice completely and keep the orginal skirt I made. That is easy to take in..etc.
So excited! This is one of my very favorite movies. LOVE it....
4. Oliva Dunham's Jacket(s)
I suppose it isn't a "real" costume, but a garment.
However I have been wanting to make a really nice fitted black jacket like Oliva's for over a year now. So I need to get that done. Just a classic fitted jacket to accent the waist and be worn with just about everything. I figured I might as well copy hers.
Olivia is from the tv show Fringe. You can check out my post about that here
5. Victorian Gown (and corset, etc...)
My wardrobe is lacking a true Victorian Gown. I am so excited about this one! I found a sketch I drew in the college library 2 years back...(completely forgot about it) and have decided to make it.
So I am re-drawing it and working with that idea. It isn't really based upon anything other than my own mind, but... I have placed some Victorian Gown pictures that capture the mood of what I am thinking.... what say you?
6. Anna Valerious's Riding Costume
This Costume is from the 2004 version of Van Helsing.
Ok, I know...I know, it isn't like the real classic Dracula book..and the classic Van Helsing didn't look anything like Hugh Jackman. However...for all the hollywood glam and slightly cheesy lines..I like this movie anyway. And the costumes. Well. Those are awesome.
Sort of goes with my Victorian Gown up there.....and I have the sword!
7. Elena's Black Bodice and Brown Skirt...
I could wear this in real life....right? LOVE all her costumes in Mask of Zorro.
You can't see the skirt in these images, but it is a very pretty brown silk with black velvet ribbon around the bottom. Worn with black leather boots...of course!
I actually got my hair cut like this. Not that it really looks like hers..but hey, a girl can dream.
8. Elizabeth Bennet's Brown Linen Dress.
This costume of mine is actually...um...mostly done. I have it pretty much finished, but the dress turned out too big. So I have been avoiding seam ripping it out so I can make it smaller, but I MUST make time for it. (one should not avoid her seam ripper...)
I actually like all of her costumes in this movie. I simply picked the brown one because I had some brown linen. :)
I figured I should have at least one "Jane Austen" dress in my collection.
9. Blair Williams Jacket (Terminator Salvation)
10. Cora Munro Costume (Last of the Mohican's)
This has been on the "to make list" for a long while now. I think it would be so much fun to go do a photo shoot at a historic fort!...I just need a good pistol. Hmm...and tomahawk. Easy enough.
Just have to find some striped skirt fabric...and make the corset too.
I really want this one to though.....
11. Blood Red Arwen Dress
So I might have to do another Arwen dress too...just because.
_______ Total Wish List item....er....Dream List? _______
1. Zam Wessel Costume
Star Wars Fans, I want to try and make this costume. Princess Leia is my favorite lady in Star Wars....however, she doesn't have any costumes that are extra special or that stand out to me.
So I decided to go with this costume because I have always liked it....
2. Quorra (Tron)
Wouldn't this be so much fun? I just don't currently have the money to make it yet.....
but I do have some boots! However...I don't want to cut them up to put lights in them...so I better find a less pricey pair to create some light ups... I like that her costume has a leather skirt too. Or...should I say, digital leather? o.O
Anything you think I should make?
I am totally open to ideas....
See it isn't too massive of a list,...is it?
Everything could change.
I only work on my own stuff on the weekends, but I figured this was a start!
Customers are always first. :)
Thanks for reading!