Non Star Wars OT Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by wraith13, Dec 23, 2004.

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  1. LadySonnet Jedi Youngling

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    I hope to have a picture of me in it soon, but right now I don't have the 'photo area' set up anymore, and it's been raining cats and dogs the last few days (Seattle in March... go figure), so I can't take any pics outside right now.

    But I'll post the pics as soon as I can take them. :)

    Sonnet
  2. wraith13 Jedi Master

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    Sep 20, 2002
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    Beautiful dress, LadySonnet! I love how you did the trim on the bottom. Can't wait to see the new pics.

    wraith13
  3. Siorsa Jedi Youngling

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    May 1, 2005
    Nice dress, but are you using fishnet nylons for the sleeves? If so...Joann Fabrics has the actual fisherman net, the exact thing that's on the real dress. In my local store, they have it in the "sport knits" for whatever bizarre-o reason.

    Anyhow, just an fyi. They have quite a few different styles (and colors) and I believe they're all 60 inches wide. I bought some truly lovely stuff with black sequins woven in - very flashy! Don't remember the price - $10/yard, something like that?
  4. kakaiyu Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 15, 2005
    Heh, I saw this board and just HAD to join so I could comment on some things.

    I have been wanting to make Violet's dress for a few months, and in my research to make the dress I came across this page. I have seen one other forum where people have discussed her outfit; and many had trouble figuring out what was going on with her boots. I do not think anyone has mentioned my theory about them, so I will post it:

    "These boots have two or possibly two-and-a-half inch tall heels. The bottom of them is made of polished (but not patent) leather, while the top segment is made of some black matte material. (Perhaps rough leather?) This is probably because Colleen Attwood (who designed the outfit), although a clothing genius, is not a cobbler and does not know how to make boots from scratch. She probably found some plain old granny boots, cut off the soles, and attatched them to a customized segment.
    There are seven open-eyed buckles on this top segment. Silver strips; which could have been made with wires, metallic paint, or even metallic fabric appliques; line the open eyes and criss-cross around the boot, meeting at the back.
    The stockings are simply gray or light grayish-blue with white lines on them, making the pattern of diamonds."
    ^(This is a quote from my website.)^

    You can see what all of it means from this picture:

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a67/thelittlestelves/vis_boots.jpg]

    See how the bottom is glossier than the top?

  5. PadawansGuide Jedi Youngling

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    I'm sure the movie had either a shoe/boot supplier or someone to custom make them for the movie. No, Colleen isn't a cobbler, she is also a costume designer, not a technician, and I'm sure she wasn't putting the costumes and shoes together herself. Trisha said at C2 that she didn't do any actual sewing. Some designers might be hands on, but they do have whole teams of costumers, technicians, dyers, agers, cutters, etc.

    So I would guess the boots were probably professionally done and not just thrown together.

    In addition, the boots actually do seem to be based on a real style of boot. Check out these boots from the 1880s:

    http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1870/16-001755_a

    THis site is making a similar reproduction boot. I inquired about it- not sure when they will be out, but they look really close to Violet's boots!

    http://www.reproduction-vintage-shoes.com/sneakpreview.html
    (2nd pair down) THey are 1910 repro boots.
  6. wraith13 Jedi Master

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    Sep 20, 2002
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    Found some more great reference photos:
    Lots of detail shots I haven't seen before: back of the dress, "test" dress, details of the boots, painted ladies' costumes, and details of the wedding dress: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/elvenhippiegypsy/album?.dir=e536&.src=ph
    This [link=http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/elvenhippiegypsy/detail?.dir=e536&.dnm=acd3.jpg&.src=ph]one[/link] shows that the design on the boots are raised.
    Lots of pics: http://www.emily-browning.com/gallery/index.php?cat=8
    Huge screencaps: http://www.emily-browning.com/gallery/index.php?cat=8
    Wedding dress screencaps: http://www.emily-browning.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=139&page=4

    wraith13
  7. wraith13 Jedi Master

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    Sep 20, 2002
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    [face_whistling] What coat pattern?
    http://www.hotpatternsstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HP&Product_Code=ad_vc&Category_Code=co

    wraith13
  8. electrakitty Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 27, 2005
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    Drat, Wraith13, that pattern's been discontinued. Do you happen to have it? I'd really like to own it. . .
  9. PadawansGuide Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 26, 2002
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    I tried to order it when it was first posted and it sold out so fast I didn't get one, which is a bummer!!
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