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Intercon M costumes

Think I've mostly got my costuming for Intercon figured out. None of it's super-inspired, but I'm a bit short on time and I'm trying to make do with pieces I already own. Still, I think it came out okay.

For Desperadoes Under the Eaves, I'm playing Carmelita, a hooker from the 80s. Not too hard to hit that aesthetic. I bought a very short jean skirt, and the rest was stuff I already had. Black bustier, pink button-down shirt with a hair band pulling it tight in the back into a kind of bolero jacket just to throw some color in there. You can't see it but I'm also wearing platform heels. All I think it needs is a pair of black fishnets, which shouldn't be hard to get, and I'll put my hair up in a high ponytail and slather on some shiny eye makeup. The overall effect should be aesthetic but trashy, and I think that serves.


For Serpent's Spiral, I need to look like a high-class young lady in 1916. I think I'm just going to reuse my costume from HMS Eden last year. It was originally intended to represent Irene Adler, who is technically from the earlier Victorian era, but the coat/suit dresses of everyday wear in the early part of the twentieth century are a little bit outside my ability right now. I have this neat thrifted prom dress that has kind of corset-looking detail on the bodice, which gives it a kind of period look.


What I did to play Irene, and what I think I'll do again, is combine this dress with this frilly black gauze blouse I have. Its collar and sleeves make it useful for all kinds of period costumes. I thought about wearing it over the dress this time, to emulate that kind of "suit dress" look that many dresses of that time had, but it hangs so straight it only looked good if I pinched the back in tight, and completely obscured all the detail that made the dress interesting.


So I'll probably put it underneath, the way I did last time. I'm not sure the corseted look is really right for the time, but it looks cool, and from nebulously the turn of the century. So I might just wave my hand and say it's good enough.



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Feb. 14th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
Not that I am picky about LARP costuming anyway, but I think the Serpent's Spiral outfit looks great.

Hats from the teens were extraordinary, too. Tough to come by the right hat, but they are delightful to look at.
Feb. 14th, 2013 02:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, glad to hear it! I have a big feathered hat that I will probably wear as well, though I forgot to take a picture of it yesterday.
Feb. 14th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
Huh, knowing the material behind the game and the genre, Carmelita sounds like quite the character opportunity.
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Feb. 15th, 2013 04:13 am (UTC)
Thanks! I am definitely going ahead with these.
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