Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Vampire Bride

The costume used for Halloween 2010 and Desucon 2011. It is an old wedding gown from 1992 that I destroyed teadyed and painted to look old.

The design is based on my favourite musical, Tanz der Vampire, where the ensemblevampires wear the tattered (and gorgeous) clothes they were turned in x years ago while they claw their way out of their graves and sing about how eternity sucks. It's in German, but it's a catchy song, and there's a solid helping of costume porn in there.

I am a Pastafarian vampire so I don't shy away from Christian stuffs.
Given that the wedding gown was from 1992, it's probably inspired by lady Diana's frilly confection and meant to go over a crinoline. I decided to wear it with just a poofy underskirt. Because of the butt bows and everything that's going on in the back, it's already slightly bustled.

I get my fangs from Vampfangs.com. I have long ones, Sabers, that I used for Halloween, but for Desucon I used shorter teeth, so that I could speak without shounding laik I wash drunhk. (And the Sabers were sort of actually sharp, so ouch.)

Back and forth from the convention there were loads of moms who bent down to their precious pink-clad daughters, pointed at me and said, "Look at the princess!", only resulting in their utter mortification when they saw my big, toothy smile. 

Regency Zombie Slayer

This costume was among my first. It's based on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

The costume consists of the white overdress and a black underdress, both made of light linen. I based my design on Simplicity 4055, and just lengthened a BurdaStyle pattern that looked passable. Not period at all. It's not exactly empire-waisted either. There is so much I want to change. I might do a remake sometime in the future.

It was fun to wear though. Worn at Desucon 2010.

Out and about in Oslo, there was a man who ran after me. The poor guy was genuinely distressed by the blood running down my face and wanted to know whether to call me an ambulance.

Monday, 30 July 2012

In which I say hello

To start off with an introduction:

I am Miss Impossible. I sew a lot, mostly historical costumes. And this is quite obviously a new blog. (Because my old one was in Norwegian, and sadly out of 4.5 million Norwegians, not many of them care about costumes, historical or not.)

I'm first and foremost a costumer, sometimes with a love for the morbid, so delicate period purists may want to brace themselves for modern horrors and Halloween extravaganza.

I'm learning as I go, which usually works out and sometimes make me want to travel back in time to slap myself. If you see me do anything stupid, please tell me. And, English isn't my first language, so feel free to prod at my grammar, etc.

During the next week I'll be posting about my old costumes. Then, when I'm up to date, I'll be rambling about my current projects.

In the meantime, here's a picture of my cat. Don't let that innocent look fool you, the furball is pure evil. Her name isn't Mau McSnurp the Bloodthirsty for nothing.