Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.

Not nails, I know.  Soon, promise!  In the meantime, here are the costumes that are so much better than the nails in my last post:

costume, cleopatra, handmade, design, mark antony, caesar, egypt, greece, rome

costume, cleopatra, handmade, design, egypt, greece

I didn't celebrate Halloween as a child (I blame my parents), so I kind of have to make up for it now.  I've always wanted to be Cleopatra - she's the epitome of sexy to me, even though doing research for the costume sort of shattered all my illusions about her - and I'm young enough to get away with such a risque outfit for another couple years.  The party was the weekend before Halloween, so the weekend before that, I looked her up on Wiki and Google Images, did some sketches, decided which partner I would make Lover portray, took some measurements and busted 'em out.

I made the tunic and cloak for Mark Antony, as well as a hair ornament and arm band not in the photo.  His cloak can be wrapped several different ways, and is attached to the tunic.
For myself I made the top, skirt, cloak, wrist bands, and headdress.  My cloak is detachable, and can be attached either to the wrist bands or to the sides of the top.  Not bad for three days' work!


Fred Tracy said...

Hey! What's with the face be blurred out? Are you a secret agent trying to hide your identity or what?

I did enjoy the costume though. You make a great.. hold on. Oh, Cleopatra.

I forgot to look at the costume. Way to be distracting. Girls..

Anna said...

Yes. I am a secret agent, Anna is my alternate identity, and now I'm going to have to kill you.

Actually, it just wasn't a very good picture, and I'd like to keep this blog semi-anonymous. What if someone I know in real life started reading?

Thanks. ;) I try.