Selfie in my new horned hennin
On January 20, 2018 I’ll be presenting my research, documentation, and finished hat for comment only at Montengarde’s Twelfth Night. I’m not entering the competition to be Montengarde’s next A&S champion (since I only stepped down as Kingdom champion in November!). I wanted to share my documentation here – in case I need a digital version at the event!
Horned hennin documentation PDF
To see the full blog post with even more photos of construction/etc, visit my horned hennin blog post, or click the category for 15th century French to see more research, accompanying garments, and other projects from this era.
Selfie wearing Egyptian Faience necklace
Although I haven’t even started pleating the fabric for my linen Egyptian dress (based off the synthetic ‘practice’ one I did in 2017) I still wanted to make a more period-appropriate necklace to go with this outfit. Originally I wanted to blend the Faience beads I recently got back from a friend’s kiln with some lapis lazuli beads I bought locally, as as explored on New Egyptian necklace research, but ended up not liking the combination together, likely because of the shape/size of beads and the texture difference. (As discussed in Lapis Lazuli necklace.) Continue reading
Hand-strung Egyptian-influenced necklace of lapis lazuli beads
Although I haven’t even started pleating the fabric for my linen Egyptian dress (based off the synthetic ‘practice’ one I did in 2017) I still wanted to make a more period-appropriate necklace to go with this outfit. I picked up some lapis lazuli beads from The Bead Store Fashion Jewellery Outlet in Calgary, as well as some lapis beads from Michaels, and thought I would use them along with the Faience beads I recently got back from a friend’s kiln.
Goofing around in my Anubis mask with my new Egyptian costume
For my fantasy Egyptian costume (Anubis) I made a necklace with black and gold plastic beads along with turquoise spacers. Since I’ve made a (slightly) more realistic costume.. (pending lots and lots of hand work for an even more realistic costume) I thought I’d update my necklace as well. Continue reading
J-Rock inspired neck corset / collar
Today’s Throwback Thursday is a J-rock inspired neck corset or collar. I made this a number of years ago, so I don’t have any in-progress photos. Like my Visual Kei mouth masks, this was inspired by Japanese street fashion.
To make this, I ended up actually draping the pattern, to get a skin-tight fit over complex curves.
The neck corset is made of black satin, lined in black cotton for comfort, and is trimmed with black lace at the lower edge.
The neck corset / collar is topstitched with purple thread, and closes in the back with snaps – unlike another neck corset I’ve made, the fit is not adjustable.
Back snaps on the J-Rock inspired neck corset / collar