We had a "Southlands"(Südlande)-game in march, where I played the role of a high class courtesan. And even though I have quite a lot of oriental looking costumes, I didn't have anything to suit this character. She's supposed to be very sexy, but still classy and luxurious ;)
Sooo I looked at some bellydancing costumes as inspiration, bought fabrics and trims and then started to improvise a costume.. ;)
I used an old bra as base for the top - made a pattern with tape, transferred everything onto the fabric an sewed it together. The top has 3 layers, 2 of the turquoise/blue fabric and one layer of loden inbetween for a bit of stability. Same for the waistband of the pants.
The pants are basically just 2 big rectangles gathered at the top and the feet.They are open at the sides, so you see the leg when walking - which makes them a bit more revealing ;)
Then everything was pimped with trims and beads. I did quite a lot of hand-stiching and suprisingly enjoyed it^^. Sadly I don't have pictures of wearing the costume - I combined it with a long dark wig, heavy make-up and a whole lot of jewelery.
|Making a tape-pattern|
|Transferring everything onto the fabric.|
|The base of the top.|
|I sewed 2 colours of sheer fabric together.|
|Pinned the pleats.|
|A simple closure with elastic band and a button.|
|Everything assembled, but still rather plain.|
|And that's how it looked all done :)|
|Here you see the wig and make-up :) I also wore light brown contactlenses.|
I'll also try to catch up on some other projects from last year :)
Thanx for reading!