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Ver's been a busy bee...

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 5, 2012, 3:54 PM

Happy April, Watchers!!

Sooooo it's been about 3 months since I updated the journal and I have quite a bit of progress to add. For starters, I've finished* my Hobbit costume.

*I say "finished" because it's wearable, but there are things I'd like to add. A wig, for starters. It takes about 2 hours to get some curl in my hair and I would love to just be able to pop on a wig and go. Plus, my hair will not be blonde for Dragon*Con. I'll tell you in a minute. I also will add a cloak for the December premiere, and one day I'd like to mold some realistic Hobbit feet, but right now I don't have the skill for that. Here's the finished piece:

Elanor Gamgee - 01 by Verdaera Elanor Gamgee - 2 by Verdaera Elanor Gamgee - full shot by Verdaera

I've also made a fair bit of progress on my White Witch chainmail. I want to say it's 2/5ths done. I will be drafting the undercorset pattern soon and have been making a pattern for the crown so I can start sculpting that.

WW skirt progress 02 by Verdaera

And lastly, I TOTALLY added another costume to my list. Yes, I'm a bad girl. It happened by finding a couple replica items by chance. I have gotten completly obsessed with the Hunger Games. I've had the books for a couple years but never read them. I won them as a prize in the Young Adult Lit costume contest at D*Con with my Alice in '10. I started reading them this winter and couldn't put them down. I've also converted at least 5 people to the series. Cinna, of course, is a favorite since he designs clothes and costumes.

A couple things on this: The first picture is my own design. There is an official website called "" that has had a contest fr district stylists, and I decided to give it a go. The first is my design inspired by District 4. The results haven't been announced yet. Next, I decided to make Katniss' hunting costume from district 12. A costume we see her in for all of 2 minutes. But, Hot Topic offered a replica of that bow for sale so I snatched it up. Then I chanced across the perfect boots for it. I am still going to make the whole costume, but for now I have just the pants made. I might remake them, too, if I find more accurate fabric.

Capitol Couture- District 4 Dress by Verdaera Katniss Pants v 1.0 by Verdaera

Rohirrim journal skin.

Horse head 2009 - Grinmir-stock
Texture by kizistock
Knotwork by gbrgraphix
  • Watching: The Princess Bride
  • Drinking: Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Skin by Nobody (modified by Verdaera)
sgainbrachta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Swanky stuff! You can make some pretty good feet with simple methods out of liquid latex. I've made prosthesis- not around eyes, mind you out of the cheap stuff from Tripp Plastics. They call it "mold builder", and we literally created a sheath right ON the foot- then built it up with foam and more latex until it was right. To be done right, you'd make a mold of you foot, but we were using it basically once, and it was a good excuse to sit and watch the trilogy again... Funny thing is- these feet are still in service, whereas the "professionally" made ones another friend bought failed on the first night of wear...
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