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#TipTuesday - COSTUME CHECKLIST
Having a checklist handy while you pack is the easiest way to keep from forgetting a crucial piece of your costume at home. I try to create one for every costume I do, and either keep it with the costume itself (if I can) or in a binder, so when I’m ready to wear it again, I know I can find everything.
I divided mine into sections and subsections, as I needed them. The first section is all about the costume itself - the Main Pieces (bodysuit, etc), Shoes (boots, etc), Accessories (Belts, capes, jewelry, etc) and Props (Swords, bags, etc). I have a section to the side to note if I need to clean or repair anything before it’s next outing as well (nothing like forgetting that you meant to reinforce a seam somewhere…and then the seam goes thppptt!)
Then I go into Support - undies, shapewear, hose, socks for boots, etc. Again, a section on the side if I need to clean or replace anything (I go through tights like whoa!)
There’s a section for Make-Up, which lets me jot down if I’m using a certain shade of lipstick, or eyebrow pencil to match a wig. Special Effects are for things like body make-up, spirit gum or contacts. And the Supplies section remind me to bring spirit gum *remover*, any special brushes or sponges I need, and my old washcloth that I use to wipe my make-up-y hands with because I feel stupid-guilty using the super-white hotel ones.
Next is Hair - for wigs and hair, there’s always stuff you need to remember: wig caps, bobby pins, hair spray, brushes, even a wig head if you need one. And as most of my wigs live separately from the costumes, this section is super-key for me!
Finally, a Fix-It Supplies section reminds me to check my emergency sewing kit for extra snaps, matching thread, safety pins, glue gun, paint, etc. Other is for anything else that I need to remember about it (“Pee first!” is pretty common but also the order I need to put things on in). When I pack the costume away I try to make notes when it’s fresh in my head, if I need to buy or replace something.
I also always attach a reference image to this sheet: the character, a make-up reference (for more complicated paint jobs) or even of all the pieces together, if you need a visual guide.
This is a link to the checklist I created (.pdf format). Feel free to use it as a reference to create your own, or use it as is!
THIS IS MY DESIGN - A Will Graham-inspired Flower Crown
Second in the series of Hannibal-inspired flower crowns, this crown is also known as the “Would Somebody Please Help Will Graham?!” flower crown. I figured I’d take some photos of it this weekend in solidarity with all my friends who watch Hannibal, hehe. The flower meanings in the Victorian tradition are as follows:
- Thistles - promise of pain
- Dahlia - instability, dignity
- Dahlia (cont.) - My gratitude exceeds your care.
- Rose Leaves - You may hope.
- Juniper - assistance in times of hardship and distress
- Cypress - death
This’ll eventually be available on my Storenvy, and my flower crown commission info is as always here. Stay strong, Hannibal fandom!
Aahh, goodness! Thank you so very much!
Let’s see, advice for Winter Soldier - the vest was actually the hardest part for me! That’s the only piece that I ended up making myself, and fairly close to NYCC, too. Most of the other pieces - the inner shirt, the gloves, the pants - were all found online or at thrift stores. The shirt is just a plain black shirt that I cut the sleeve off of. For the pants you can just use black cargo pants, and tuck the ends into your boots. I feel like black combat boots would do very well for those, but I happened to get my hands on a very nice pair of high-heeled knee-high boots at another thrift shop! Because they were pleather and it was flaking off at the parts that bent the most, I made a pair of spats for them to cover up the flaking.
For the vest, since I was in crunch time, I’m afraid I didn’t take very many photos or diagrams of the process, but essentially I traced out a shirt pattern and cut out the basic vest shape and winged it. Sorry I can’t be more help with that!
Also, here’s a hint: throw straps and harnesses on. Belts and thigh holsters can really pull together a costume like this, and you can bet that Bucky would be super kitted out for everything!
I hope this helps!
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i needed to shower but i decided i’d throw in one last for funsies makeup session before the midterm weeks truly start
duckie suggested i use my short blonde wig for the faun makeup and WOWIE LOOK now i am an impish little deer boy. i am well pleased.
i wanna make dumb faces in makeup forever
FOREVER okay i’m gonna go shower now
wow i don’t even know how i managed that one
looks a bit like grace, doesn’t it?
special thanks to cleardye for this round of photos and alley shenanigans
Sorry the photo quality isn’t the best. Anyway, here’s the tutorial, as promised! Aleksis’ safety pin art guide is here.