Here are some random costumes I made for DragonCon, Larps, Halloween, etc…Mostly these were made before I joined the SCA.
This is the first thing I ever sewed. I recieved my sewing machine for a wedding present (I got married on June 11, 2005). This was what I made on Summer Break. The top has a terrible fit, but I didn’t know at that point that pattern sizes weren’t based on what you wear when buying clothes, so all in all, I’m surprised it fit as well as it did.
Legynds – June 2006
This is the original costume I made for the LARP Legynds. I was going to be a mage, but I discovered I liked hitting things a lot better. It is a McCall’s pattern that looks horrific in the catalogue…they make it up with this really shiny fabric, but looked pretty nice in reality.
Thomas Jeffesron – Summer 2007
Dragon Con 2007
Dragon Con 2009
For d*Con ’09 I only made one major costume and that was my Victorian STeampunk Queen Victoria and parts of my friend Steve’s Steampunk Lincoln. Those are both written up on another page, but here is a picture…
This is why in 2010, I gave up on going as Victoria and just went as “some random chick… with an awesome hat”
Dragon Con 2010
There were three attempts at world record setting in 2010. Most people dressed like superheroes, most Steampunk people and most Star Trek people. I didn’t have a huge interest in the superheroes on, mostly ’cause I’m not a huge fan of spandex. I love superheroes! So I decided to drag out my Victorian and to make some Trekkie goodness. I immediately knew that I wanted to do the Wrath of Khan uniform. It is pretty great looking and way more flattering than the jumpsuits in other series. I ordered (the dreaded) wool gabardine to make the uniform and splurged on a really nice pattern modeled after the actual costumes from the movies. The actual movie costumes were dark burgundy, but under the cameras they look red, so I decided to go with the look instead of the actuality. The gabardine, when it came in, was (and still is) an awful orangey-red. Not at all Starfleet regulation, so I rushed to Joann’s because D*Con was only two weeks away (yay, procratination!) and bought some cotton bottom-weight suiting. I also splurged and ordered the badge, the security button (in the back), the two lieutenant insignias and the belt buckle off the internet. I made my pips and squeaks (the little do-hickeys on the arm) out of polyclay. If you look closely, I am a lieutenant in command with 10 years of service and three commendations. Anyway, here is what I came up with.
We decided to make Steve into Spock from The Voyage Home. I made his outfit. He is really hardcore and is actually wearing Spock ears underneath his headband. My turtleneck looks like it is eating my head, I definitely need to work on that for future Cons. I also have a pair of pants with the red stripe down the side which I made for walking around the Con. Ankle boots and pants are way more comfy than high heeled boots and a mini skirt.
I’m already planning next year!!