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  1. Nostradamus

    Nostradamus Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 2, 2000
    An other new year and the 4th consecutive year of 'costume projects' threads.

    Let's reflect on what we have completed in the past year, our costume-making goals for this new year and discuss our progress as we go through 2005.

    This is what I have accomplished this past year:

    2004 costume projects (completed)

    1.) Jedi Robe
    2.) Gryffindor tablecloth
    3.) Ravenclaw tablecloth
    4.) Hufflepuff tablecloth
    5.) Slytherin tablecloth
    6.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    7.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    8.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    9.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    10.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    11.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    12.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    13.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    14.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    15.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    16.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    17.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    18.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    19.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    20.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    21.) The Padme Amidala wedding dress from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the clones. Dress, coat, headpiece for 12" doll
    22.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    23.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    24.) Adult Clone uniform (red) (tunic & pants)
    25.) Child Clone uniform (blue) (tunic & pants)
    26.) Red Clone uniform tunic
    27.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    28.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    29.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    30.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    31.) The 'ultimate' Jango Fett under suit (shirt & trousers) for Arturo
    32.) Underskirt/alternate skirt for my Renaissance Faire costume
    33.) The Padme Amidala wedding dress from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the clones. Dress, coat, headpiece for Quincy
    34.) Red Clone uniform tunic
    35.) Recreation of a vintage wedding costume for doll
    36.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    37.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    38.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    39.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    40.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    41.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    42.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    43.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    44.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    45.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    46.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    47.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    48.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    49.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    50.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    51.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    52.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    53.) Custom Midwest Garrison pauldron

    54.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    55.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    56.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    57.) Stormtrooper neckseal
    58.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    59.) Imperial Officer hat (black)
    60.) Boba Fett Vest major alteration project
    61.) Darth Vader cape major alteration project

    Dang! I made a heck of a lot of hats this year!
    I have probably spent much more time in costume this past year rather than actually making costumes. I haven't completed as many costume projects this past year as I have done in others because I have spent quite a bit of my time attending and organizing the membership of the Midwest Garrison to participate in events.

    Now what will I do in 2005?

    2005 Costume projects:

    --Queen Amidala EP I Senate costume for Quincy
    --Queen Amidala EP I Senate costume for doll
    --EP I handmaiden costume(s) for doll(s)
    --Imperial Tech (or officer's) uniform for Quincy
    --Imperial Tech uniform for me
    --ANH Leia costume for Quincy
    --Boba Fett custom jumpsuit (major reconstruction project)
    --Jango Fett custom jumpsuit
    --McGonagal's tartan witch's hat

    Star Wars costumes:

    I have begun making a new and improved version of the Episode I senate costume.
    If you don't see me posting much, it will mean that I better be busy making this for Quincy.
    Almost all of it needs to be done by hand in order to make it look right.
    I am also concurrently working on the "doll" version of the costume and perhaps a few handmaidens costumes.

    Other costumes:

    ?..and then there is the Wizard of Oz??perhaps later in the year for Halloween.
    Glinda the Good Witch of the North costume supplies are sitting here in a bag waiting.

    What does
  2. Jayne

    Jayne Jedi Youngling star 2

    Oct 16, 2002
    To complete for 2005:
    Okay, let's be honest. 50% to be completed, this is a brainstorming list.

    [ul][li]Anna's Red Ballgown (VanHelsing) [/li]
    [li]POA student uniform (Harry Potter) [/li]
    [li]Beacon Gown (LOTR) [/li]
    [li]Victory Gown (LOTR) [/li]
    [li]Requiem Gown (LOTR) [/li]
    [li]Green Robe (ROTS) [/li]
    [li]ROTS outfit (SW) [/li]
    [li]Purple Clone Wars (SW) [/li]
    [li]Red Ballgown (Vanity Fair) [/li]
    [li]Phantom of the Opera Dress [/li]
    [li]Juno CanCan [/li]
    [li]Dragon Con Suprise for Costume panel [/li]
    [li]Dawn Costume for DC [/li]
    [li]Mulan dress for Purim[/li][/ul]
  3. ecila

    ecila Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jul 9, 2002
    Happy New Years everyone!


    Ok, so I did not get as much completed in 2004 as I hoped, but I think 2005 is going to be a stellar year for costumes. :)

    Here is what I made in '04:
    - the Padme white Tatooine dress/cape
    - a pair of Ambiguously Gay Duo costumes for my sister and her buddy
    - a spectacular Can Can dress (yet to be debuted)
    - multiple dress up outfits for my 3 little nieces including tutus and capes
    - several baby blankets
    - mustard green cape inspired by Padme's episode III outfit
    - shieldmaien corset
    - Padme's deleted scene turtleneck costume

    For 2005, here are my goals:
    - another spectacular can can dress
    - several corsets
    - a ball gown
    - more little girl dress up clothes
    - elvin gown
    - Aalya's jedi costume
    - renaissance gown
    - pastel lake dress

    Realistically - if I get 3 or 4 completed, I will be very happy!




  4. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

    Nov 4, 1998
    So in 2004 I did:

    Completed my AOTC Picnic gown
    TPM handmaiden battle outfit (still need to put the lining in)
    Dinousaur costume for my nephew

    Next year will be a lot busier.

    Complete the TPM battle outfit
    Sleeveless brown outfit from ROTS
    Probably help a friend with an Aayla Secura costume
    Maybe Luke and Leia costume for my two twin nieces.

    Non SW projects

    Nini's cancan dress from Moulin Rouge
    Possibly help a friend with Satines red gown
    I'm also responsible for the costumes for show that we are setting up, and it's all set in the early 18th Century. That will be a lot of costumes.
  5. kellilla

    kellilla Jedi Master star 2

    Sep 4, 2002
    In 2004 I did...
    -manga style Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess
    -Honda Tohru from Fruits Basket
    -Padme's white battle outfit
    -Hild from Ah! My Goddess
    -Dark Phoenix from X-Men
    -Anna Valerious from Van Helsing
    -Shadowcat from X-Men: Age of Apocalypse
    -Imperial Officer
    -Hermione from Harry Potter: PoA
    -Lessa from Pern
    -Ozma of Oz
    -Unused concepts of Padme's wedding dress
    -Princess Leia
    -Purple cloak

    For next year, so far, I have planned...
    -Padme ep 1 Parade gown
    -Qui-Gon Jinn for my father
    -Mara Jade
    -Yuuko from XXXholic
    -Sailorjupiter from Pretty Guardian Sailormoon
    -Magik from The New Mutants
    -Starfire from Teen Titans
    -Yzma from the Emperor's New Groove
    -Belle from Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast
    -Polychrome from Road to Oz
    -Arwen's Blood Red dress
    -Mephistopheles from Goethe's Faust
    -Guinevere from King Arthur

    I bet only half of mine will get done! :)
  6. PadawansGuide

    PadawansGuide Jedi Youngling star 3

    Sep 26, 2002
    Last year, I said:

    For 2004:
    Finish Arwen Mourning gown
    Finish Shieldmaiden undergown/skirt
    Eowyn Green gown
    Arwen BR gown
    Degas Can-can dress
    and get a start on the 3 big projects on my list - Padme Picnic, Titanic Jump, and Leia Bespin!

    I'd really like to do the PotC Elizabeth Plum dress at some point too - but that may be well into the future!

    What I Actually Finished in 2004:

    - Finished [link=]Arwen Mourning gown[/link]
    - Finished [link=]Shieldmaiden costume[/link]
    - [link=]Eowyn Green Gown[/link]
    - [link=]Arwen Arch Gown[/link]
    - [link=]Arwen Requiem Gown[/link] (finished it yesterday!)
    - [link=]Pirates of the Caribbean Plum Gown[/link] and [link=]Rum Island Shift[/link]

    What I Made Progress on in 2004:

    - [link=]Leia Bespin Tunic, Belt, and Pants - plus muslin for the cloak[/link] - and 3 1/3 out of 5 [link=]embroidered panels[/link] on the cloak. Got [link=]shoes dyed to match[/link].
    - Arwen BR - have muslin and trim, project is on hold temporarily.
    - Bought supplies (teardrop beads) for Jump dress trim
    - bought and dyed fabric for Eowyn coat
    - cut out Padme picnic shawl, and finished half the rosettes on the headband. Bought patterns and decided on fabrics to order.

    What I'd like to do in 2005

    - Finish Leia Bespin costume
    - Finish Padme Picnic costume
    - Finish Arwen BR
    - Finish Eowyn Coat
    - Sleepy Hollow black & white striped gown, 18c stays
    - can-can dress for DragonCon
    - secret Halloween costumes
    - make progress on Jump dress
    - redo Arwen Mourning in silk velvet
    - redo Eowyn green gown in velvet
  7. iycis

    iycis Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jan 7, 2002
    In 2004 I made:

    -Snow Bunny Padme
    -Slytherin Quidditch
    -Ravenclaw Quidditch (for B/F)
    -Clonetrooper Red Captain (for B/F)
    -Partially finished Jango Fett
    -Partially finished Biker Scout

    Mods/Upgrades I did:
    -Upgraded my Slytherin school robes
    -Mods to my Stormy armor

    Projects for 2005:
    -Violet from the Incredibles
    -Raven from Teen Titans
    -Guinivere warrior costume from King Arthur
    -Finish my POTC gold dress
    -Finish Jango
    -Finish Biker Scout
    -Boba Fett soft parts (for B/F)
    -Upgrade Clonetrooper to an Arc Trooper (for B/F)
  8. Saturniia

    Saturniia Jedi Youngling star 2

    Feb 28, 2004
    I did absolutely nothing in 2004, costumes-wise, but then again, I didn't have any motivation. 2005, I'm going to at least D*Con (I hope), so I hope to make a few costumes, to walk around in, at least.

    Brainstorm list:
    Jaina's black jumpsuit
    Jaina's green outfit (both from Japanese covers)
    Jaina's Jedi costume
    sketch ideas/design for Jaina's red ballgown (I've gotten ideas from Christine's Don Juan outfit (PotO movie))
    prototype of Tenel Ka's battle armor

    Menolly Apprentice

    Abby Whistler's showdown outfit (Blade III)
    design/create prototype of Magdalena costume (Top Cow Comics)

    It's really a shame that I can't talk my brother into cosplaying with me... the Jacen costumes from NJO sound fun, especially the amphistaff battle armor.

    More ideas when I dream some more. Let's see if any of these will materialize.
  9. jedilucass

    jedilucass Jedi Youngling star 2

    Dec 1, 2002
    Gosh, 2004 went by really really fast...

    what I got done:
    -Queen Amidala parade gown (dress, banner down the front, parasol back piece, petal cape, headgear)

    -Gryfindor student uniform (robe, skirt, sweater, scarf)

    -lots of blankets for friends and family

    -train upgrade on the Padme Pastel gown, re-do of all of the beaded headbands

    My plans for 2005 are just as big as my plans for last year... hopefully I can get some of them done....

    -Padme green robe from Episode 3
    -tan sleeveless outfit from episode three
    -either the handmaiden flame gown or a LOTR gown...

    And, have to mention the other costume I got this year, which was my senior prom dress, the Satine Smouldering Tempress gown made by Ferd. *thanks her again cause she's so talented.*

    Happy New Year and GOOD LUCK! :)


    DARTHLARS Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 12, 2002
    What I set out to do:
    * Two stunt lightsabers for a fan film: The first buyer dropped out, so I sold them to a board member in the US instead
    * A lightsaber for the 2004 Custom Lightsaber contest: Still have not begun due to lack of inspiration
    * Alien makeup: No
    * Obi-Wan TPM lightsaber: Almost complete. Still needs finishing, blackening of some parts, some holes drilled and assembly.
    * Assaj Ventress sabers: No.

    Other things I have done:
    * Finished a OT/PT hybrid custom lightsaber.
    * Repaired and accurized my Gandalf The White staff.
    * Completed a resin E-11 Stormtrooper Blaster (ANH version) for a board member, including laser pointer in barrel. :)

    Costume/prop projects for this year:
    * Scratchbuilt E-11 (ESB version). 90% done. Have not found a satin black spraypaint for it yet. Have not got a scope.
    * An entry for the Custom Lightsaber Contest: Planning stage.
    * Rebel Fleet Commander: Initiated, parts ordered. Will also be supplying a trooper with a helmet. (E11 for this one)
    * Luke, Obi-Wan and Vader ANH lightsabers: Parts on order have been delayed.
    * Will probably help out with a handmaiden and Aayla Secura costumes (see Obi Annes post).
  11. Raef_Wolfe

    Raef_Wolfe Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 12, 2003
    Last years would-be projects:

    Sith (had a piccy somewhere but lost it)
    Slytherin Quidditch Player

    Ended up doing:

    Darth Maul
    Slytherin Quidditch Player
    Ears, boots for a fursuit
    Fixing my fathers Jedi outfit

    Next year I want to :

    Fix my quidditch uniform
    Fix my bro's sith outfit
    Make a full Raef fursuit
    Make a full Gyp fursuit
    New Jedi outfit for my dad
    Wizard outfit for my dad
    Some sort of Renaissance outfit
  12. Abhors Elder

    Abhors Elder Guest

    2005 is going to be a kinda busy year for me with non costuming things, but I want to get a few done:

    Finsh my Anakin ROTS (ALMOST done)

    Men In Black agent

    Colonial Marine from Aliens

    Maybe a new Ghostbuster

    Maybe a Stormtrooper
  13. liannb

    liannb Jedi Knight star 5

    Jun 30, 2002
    2004 didn't get much done

    Episode 1 Padme battle outfit (just need to finish sewing the ribbon down)
    Padme edpisode II battle outfit
    Arwens Requiem Gown (still need to finish embroidering the trim)

    for 2005

    so far the only thing i have planned is finishing my picnic dress

    not a very exciting list :p
  14. ThePariah

    ThePariah Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 24, 2003
    I feel a bit silly making a list, since all of these costumes will require more than a bit of help with (have to learn how to really sew this time besides making pillows and a pair of shorts! :p) but they're just my goals of outfits to try to have this year:

    -Custom Jedi from Republic comic
    -ESB Bespin fatigues Lukette
    -Gray cloak for appropriated ROTJ Lukette
    -Re-do of the yellow tunic from HttE Leia, and her golden headpiece
    -(bigger maybe) Padme's blue Tatooine poncho gown, with a painted design in lieu of embroidery. After hanging around with Benae_Quee too much I finally decided I wanted a Padme costume, and I figured I'd go for this one since I have good experience with painting fabric instead of sewing. :D
  15. skywalker325

    skywalker325 Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 16, 2002
    finished in 2004:
    ~The Bride from Kill Bill Vol. 1 ([link=]picture[/link])
    I'm a huge fan of the KB movies, and being an assassin was a blast.

    finished in 2003 (but never posted :p)
    ~my cheap silly ringwraith! ([link=]picture[/link])
    I loved this one, b/c I galloped around campus with my light-up plastic One Ring necklace threatening my profs and friends with the sword.

    for 2005
    ~today (a deceptively early start) I created a mockup of the light blue Tatooine gown on my padme doll. I made this dress in 2002 ([link=]picture[/link]) but never put all the details on it. Ideally, I'll just finish the one I have; it turned out better than I remembered. I only have until Friday to complete the whole costume for C3. (I'll be out of the country from Jan 8th to April 22.) I'll do as much as I can and enjoy the result.
    ~second will be Halloween 2005. I'll probably take something from a 2004 or 2005 movie for this.
  16. Benae_Quee

    Benae_Quee Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 15, 2002
    Seeing as I had this posted before, I'll just post it again... here

    Finishing from 2004...
    Purple Diamonds Clone Wars
    Red Sorrow Clone Wars

    To Do...
    Imperial Officer (I realllllly want this costume)
    Green Mustard Cloak Ep 3 Padme (so pretty)
    Bride Jedi (long story)
    Groom Jedi (with Bride obviously hehe)
    ROTJ Luke for Fiancé

    This is all for now, with making costumes for others, hosting a sewing class, working, and planning my wedding, it's all I can squeeze in (and
    this needs to be finished by the Premiere at the latest).
  17. Neimhaille

    Neimhaille Jedi Master star 3

    May 12, 2002

    [link=]Yellow FLemish[/link], aka the Big Bird dress, or "SHADE YOUR EYES!" dress, actually 1520s Scandenavian, but it's based heavily on Flemish tapestries of about the same time as well.
    [link=]Hans Sebald Beham inspired dress[/link] , 1540s German
    [link=]Black Diamonds from moulin Rouge[/link]
    [link=]Black Natural Form dress[/link] from Portrait of a Lady starring Nicole Kidman
    [link=]Eowyn's Funeral garb[/link] from The Two Towers
    [link=]Elizabeth de Valois'[/link] pearled black gown with The Sleeves of Doom and all the layers (camisa, querpo baxo, verdugados, saya entera, ruff)
    three cotton velveteen cloaks
    my bridesmaid dress

    Absolute must do:

    [link=]1848 hand smocked cotton voille dress[/link] for Jan 16 picnic in a living history museum.
    Another cloak for the dance troupe I made three for last year
    a cuerpo baxo y vasqina so I can have a less formal late 16th dress to wear to events I have to travel to.
    Two linen shifts.
    [link=]1570s Danish gown[/link], and the dinky little headdress that goes with it.

    Must finish:
    [link=]Christine's Wishing dress[/link] from the stage version of Phantom of the Opera (so much nicer than the one she wears in the film;) )
    [link=]Christine's Wedding Dress[/link] from the stage version of Phantom (likewise, but it would have been too overbearing for Emmy's features.)
    [link=]Christine's Hannibal slave girl outfit[/link], and the skirt that transforms it into her Elissa gown for Think of Me (ditton, it's a neat stage trick, but not really workable for film.. though it could have been fun seeing seamstresses working furiously to make her dress similar;) )

    If I have time:
    A soft fluffy ruffly 1870s dress using Tissot's paintings as inspiration.
    A late 1830s dress.
    the green velvet Mina gown from
  18. skywalker325

    skywalker325 Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 16, 2002

    I *love* the yellow gown--that rocks!! I would totally wear it anywhere.

    Great job with the MR and TTT remakes. After dying your hair, you look just like them! That's awesome.

  19. rvqavalon

    rvqavalon Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jul 24, 2002
    Well, I didn't complete as much as I would have liked to during 2004, but I think it was pretty understandable, given that I graduated a very hectic year of high school and started an even more stressful semester of college. What I did get to:

    [li]Finished a fully-beaded [link=]Arwen Requiem gown[/link]. Much time was taken up with hand-beading sleeves and trim.[/li]
    [li]Tan linen dress for a missions trip to the Dominican Republic. It doesn't fit terribly well, but it was cool and pretty comfortable in the tropical heat, so, eh.[/li]
    [li][link=]Eowyn's White Wool Gown[/link][/li]
    [li]Finished finishing touches on my sister's [link=]Eowyn Refugee Dress[/link], so that she could wear it to a local Renaissance Faire. It turned out better than I had hoped.[/li]
    [li]Grey herringbone "wool-like" Hobbit vest for my dad, to go with the highwater Hobbit pants that I thrift-stored for him for the ROTK premiere.[/li]
    [li]My first corset, from the Simplicity CW pattern. No good pictures, since the plain white photographs rather badly.[/li]
    [li][link=]18th century stays[/link], from the Butterick pattern.[/li]
    [li][link=]Crewel-work 18th c. petticoat[/link]. I can't claim credit for the crewel-work--I got the fabric on clearance at Hobby Lobby for just under $3/yd. It's cream colored linen, I think, with a tone-on tone floral pattern in wool.[/li]
    [li]Pink taffeta skirt[/li]
    [li]Floral cotton full-circle skirt[/li]
    [li]Red satin wrap shirt[/li]

    I think that's all. I also started work on a Padmé picnic dress, but had to put it on hold til I can afford the silk (there's a LOT of it!) that I want for the skirt and chemise. I'm still going slowly through the corset embroidery, though.

    For 2005, who knows? I'd like to do a new LOTR Faire costume for both myself and my sister. One for me that *isn't* as hot as the Requiem dress! I'm batting around ideas for:

    [li]Eowyn's Shieldmaiden dress (sister?)[/li]
    [li]Eowyn's Victory gown[/li]

    I also have things for or wish to complete:

    [li]18th c. outfit[/li]
    [li]Arwen's Chase dress[/li]
    [li]Regency bodiced petticoat and dress[/li]
    [li]A decorative corset--18th c., maybe?[/li]
    [li]Truly Victorian 1872 Vest Basque[/li]

    That's all for now! Hopefully I can get at least some of it done this year.
  20. Ame_V

    Ame_V Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 15, 2004
    I haven't gotten around to totaling up all the projects I have completed in the last year yet, so I'll start with my projects for 2005. I have five "small" projects that are kind of Star Wars related, in a roundabout way.

    I got the idea quite a while ago to re-do old Barbies of mine and my sister's, and I have five definite ideas now. And more importantly, I have all the materials I need! They all have a fantasy theme going, except one.

    1. Snow Queen - She will be all dressed in white satin and fur with a silver crown. The doll has light blue eyes and black hair.

    2. Amazon Goddess - She will wear a gold dress trimmed with bright green feathers and emeralds. The doll has blue eyes and long, bright yellow hair.

    3. Debutante - She will wear a red satin dress with long white gloves, ruby and diamond jewelry, and a feather boa. The doll has blue eyes and auburn hair.

    4. Genie - She will have a turquoise two-piece Arabian outfit trimmed with blue and gold gemstones and gold jewelry. The doll has blue eyes and blond hair in a high ponytail.

    5. Lady of the Lake - She will wear a blue satin and teal organza one-shoulder dress with aqua and turquoise beads, a blue shell belt, and silver and teal gemstones jewelry. The doll has blue eyes and long wavy blonde hair.

    These relate to Star Wars because I hope to get them done in time to sell on ebay to help pay my way to Celebration III! I will be posting pictures of them here as soon as they are finished and I can procure a decent digital camera. I'll keep you all posted!

  21. Aure

    Aure Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 30, 2004
    I was really lazy last year.

    I did a 14th century cotehardie for my school ball and men's rococo costume for Halloween (and note: I wore it myself, it was not for my boyfriend):)

    Pictures of both costumes can be seen on my livejournal:

    For the next year I would like to do:

    1) Undershirt for the rococo costume
    2) ROTS Padme green robe
    3) black silk corset
    4) Christine's nightgown or Don Juan costume from tPotO movie
    5) 12th century dress
    6) Japanese gi for my boyfriend
    7) Japanese kimono for my boyfriend
    8) AOTC Padme packing gown

    If being realistic, I may be able to do half of these. *Sigh*
  22. BASSOFeeSH

    BASSOFeeSH Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 10, 2000
    #1 Finish the tweaks to my ST armor so I can submit myself to the 501st

    #2 Convert to a Sandy
  23. JainaMSolo

    JainaMSolo Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jan 19, 2001
    Hoo boy, here we go!

    From the 2004 thread, what I had planned for this year:

    1. Padme's family gown - [link=]done[/link]
    2. Elizabeth's plum dress (Pirates of the Caribbean) - postponed till 2005
    3. Elizabeth's island shift (Pirates of the Caribbean) - postponed till 2005
    4. My wedding dress - [link=]done[/link] ([link=]back[/link]), which is good, because not finishing my dress would have been...well, bad.
    5. Arwen's Ceremonial Gown - postponed indefinitely
    6. Sikozu (from Farscape) - [link=]done[/link], and worn to three different conventions!
    7. An elf dress for my mother - abandoned completely since we decided against doing the wedding rehearsal in costume
    8. A Jedi cloak for a friend - still not done, and I hang my head in shame. I promised it to her a year and a half ago.

    In 2004, I also did:

    9. [link=]Pineapple upside-down dress[/link] (the picture's not great, but it's the best I have)
    10. Super-quick, super-budget [link=]Leia's ceremonial gown[/link]
    11. [link=]Revenge of the Sith cheerleader[/link]
    12. My [link=]flower girl's[/link] [link=]dress[/link]

    For 2005, here is what I have planned:

    1. Aragorn's red shirt for my husband (for ORC)
    2. ANH Senatorial Leia (for C3)
    3. Blue version of Padme's picnic dress (for C3)
    4. New underdress for my [link=]rainbow dress[/link], and hopefully a new neckpiece as well (for C3)
    5. Wedding dress for a friend (for May 2005, opening weekend of RotS)
    6. Elizabeth's plum dress, PotC (for Comic-Con)
    7. Elizabeth's island shift, PotC (for Comic-Con)
    8. Barbossa costume for my husband (for Comic-Con)
    9. PoA-style Ravenclaw uniform (possibly for Comic-Con, otherwise for Halloween)
    10. Snape costume for my husband (possibly for Comic-Con, otherwise for Halloween)
    11. I WILL finish that Jedi cloak for my friend (by GenCon Indy)

    Probably won't happen this year, but I want to do them at some point:

    1. Violet's dress and coat, from Lemony Snicket's ASOUE
    2. Aeryn's [link=]printheth dress[/link] (and necessary underpinnings), from the "John Quixote" episode of Farscape. If only I could find white fabric with biggish silver stars...

    Well! Best get cracking, I suppose!

  24. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

    Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jan 27, 2000
    Caitlin, I can't wait to see your blue version of the picnic dress! :)

    Happy new year everyone! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with this year and I can't wait to see many of you at C3 in April.

    Hmmmm...2004 was sort of a slow costuming year for me. I only went to Dragon*Con, but what a con it was!

    What I finished in 2004:
    [ul][li]By far my greatest achievement of the year was my [link=]Janice costume[/link] from the Muppet band: Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. surlygirlie (who was Animal) helped me a lot with the initial construction of Janice's head and made my rockin' guitar for me. :)[/li]
    [li]I also completed my version of [link=]Arwen's requiem gown.[/link] (I intentionally made it floor length.) I still need to get a wig for this costume. Maggie did a cool effect on [link=]this picture.[/link] (And it shows my elf ear. tee-hee...) :)[/li]
    [li]And I also made a custom can-can costume for the Moulin Rouge gathering at D*C. I called it 'Parisian'. I don't have any good pics of it online right now though.[/li]
    [li]And I continued work on [link=]Padmé's packing gown.[/link] I should have this done by C3.[/li][/ul]

    For 2005 I plan to:
    [ul][li]Finish the packing gown.[/li]
    [li]Do some minor improvements to my picnic dress. I've made a new shawl for it but it still needs to be dyed.[/li]
    [li]And, I have an idea regarding a particular ROTS costume that I might want to tackle, but making it will really depend on whether or not enough reference pictures crop up prior to C3.[/li][/ul]

    edited: to fix links
  25. Marin_Lemche

    Marin_Lemche Jedi Youngling

    Dec 4, 2004
    In 2004 I made my first costume ever, an elizabethan gown for an english project, I also made a sith robe and Arwen's Requiem gown for Halloween.

    In 2005, I am making Christine's Think of Me gown from the Phantom of the Opera movie- it's for a music competion that I'm singing that song for. fabrics only cost me $30 total!!!

    Padme's Peacock Gown-RotS
    Her light blue "nightgown"- RotS
    Brown Sleevless-RotS
    Violet's dress and coat- Lemony Snicket's ASOUE
    Christine's Masquerade gown-PotO movie
    A full sith costume to go with my robe
    Gwenivere's Blue gown- King Arthur
    Arwen's Coronation and/or BR gowns
    Finally AotC Picnic or Packing gowns

    Major stress on HOPEFULLY!!
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