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Costume for Cracks in the Orb

A while ago I got my casting hint for lisefrac's new larp, Cracks in the Orb, which will be debuting at SLAW this November. I will be playing Esaline, Issola lady and seneschal to the Viscount of Glassmoor. That doesn't mean much to me yet, as all I have is the hint, and I'm not familiar with the Dragaera novels on which the game is based, but what I know so far seems good to me.

It's a fantasy medieval game, and the colors of my nation are green and white. In my closet I have a dress which came from what my mom and I used to refer to as "the hippie store," a velor-and-silky dress with kind of a fairyland aesthetic. It has sweeping, slashed sleeves and a hemline of dangling tendrils. To give it dimension and add a little white in there, I put this white medieval shift on under it, which I wore in Across the Sea of Stars and was a very sweet gift to me from in_water_writ.

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It's not the most flattering thing in the world, but I think it has the right look. I wish you could see a bit more of the white; it's only visible at the sleeves and hem. I do like how it fills the skirt out at the bottom, though I wasn't able to take a picture that showed it very well. (Sorry for my blasted expression; I was squinting to see the shot in my phone on the dresser.)

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I don't think I need much more, though I haven't chosen my shoes yet, and I should probably pick jewelry and something to do with my hair. I used to have a circlet that I wore with this dress, but I'm not sure where it got off too. Maybe I should give my mom a call and see if it's still around the house.

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rigel
Oct. 3rd, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
I think the dress is really pretty, actually.
hazliya
Oct. 3rd, 2012 05:42 am (UTC)
I like that color green!

PS - If you want more white to show, you can artfully gather and pin the skirt like so. (Except, you know, not a skanky Halloween costume.) =)
lisefrac
Oct. 3rd, 2012 10:56 am (UTC)
Yay! Costumes! You look adorable, if irritated ;)
denimskater
Oct. 3rd, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
I can loan you the books, if you like. They are made of win and awesome.

And occasionally of flat-out bizarre. You'd make a good Issola.
songindarkness
Oct. 3rd, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
The dress is lovely! More flattering than you might think. If you want to show the shift, maybe you could pin /clip up the hem of the dress a bit?

The larp sounds like fun.
laurion
Oct. 4th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Add a white sash from shoulder to hip. Easy to make one in about 10 minutes if you have the fabric, and fits well into the aesthetic.
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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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