while generally being a sucky year, 2010 was good for me in one way. I got back into costuming. It was also one of my more productive years as well, from a costuming perspective. I finished two costumes that had long been on my To Do list, I have two others nearly finished and I started a fifth that should be finished by the end of the month (at least in terms of sewing).
Mara Jade: Emperor’s Hand
Jeane from Suikoden 1
Seabreeze: My Little Pony anthropomorphization. (is that even a word?)
Done enough that I wore most of it to Mardi Gras. Still need tail, wings and butt symbols.
Projects with a “Late” start
Ysanne Isard from Star Wars EU
Currently working on this one. I have the pants nearly finished. The tunic is in progress. Still adjusting the pattern. I will hopefully have it cut out and put together by the end of the month. Then I’ll need to track down everything else I need to complete the outfit.
I began researching this costume and various techniques to make it in the spring. I haven’t worked on it since. But I plan to this year.
I’m hoping to make this to 501st standards, so I’m trying to get the details right.
“Mardi Gras” Twi’lek: I was inspired last Mardi Gras to make a Twi’lek costume using a lot of the beads that we caught last year. My goal is to have this wearable for Mardi Gras. Depending on the weather, I may wear it out to the parades.
Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess (first manga appearance): Not Bell’s typical goddess outfit, this one is all lovely yellows and oranges. Ah! My Goddess is one of my first and still favorite manga. It’s about time I got around to making a costume from it.
Mara Jade: Arica Bodysuit version: This is one of the Mara costumes that I just fell in love with when I first saw it. To be made to 501st standards. Research is ongoing.
Mara Jade: Green Tunic Jedi version: Another Mara costume that I just love. (Oddly, I’m not a big fan of her “classic” costume) Seems fairly simple to do, Research is also ongoing. Hopefully a fall/winter project.
Ren Faire Garb: I’ve been saying I’ll do this every year, but it never gets done. Here’s hoping that this will be the year. The plan is to make garb for myself, the hubby and the little dude.
We’re also planning (and have started) piecing together some Steampunk costumes for the family.
I have two workable outfits: one that is ready to wear and the other that needs me to sit down and finish a piece. However, I have no accessories that would make it appropriately “steampunk” at this time. The hubby has the opposite problem: He’s got steampunk accessories, but no clothes, so I’ll be making him a vest soon. The little dude has nothing.
I would also like to make the little dude’s Halloween costume this year, but I have to plan that out first.
Is this list ambitious? Why yes, yes it is. Will I be able to do everything? I really don’t know, we’ll just see how time and money play out. I do know that I need to prioritize a bit more or set goals for things, otherwise they will never get started.
Any thoughts, suggestions or idea? I’m also interested in doing some superhero costuming in the near future, but I can’t decide what character to do. Any thoughts?