Non Star Wars Sweeney Todd costumes

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  1. blueeyedpadme Jedi Knight

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    Has anyone seen Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd with Johnny Depp? Is anyone making Mrs. Lovett's costume? Just thought -- I would ask -- it is an awesome costume. The movie was bit on the bloody side :)

    S_S edit: updated title :)
  2. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Do you mind if I change the title to Sweeney Todd costumes thread? We halfway carried a ST conversation in the Atonement thread. :p


    I'm not planning on making the dress, but I took extensive notes on the Mrs. Lovetts dress at FIDM.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10805559@N02/sets/72157603922977494/
  3. blueeyedpadme Jedi Knight

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    No problem please feel free to change the title :)

    Thanks for the picture link
  4. Orliaan-Nabberie Jedi Knight

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    Mrs. L. has some very pretty dresses. They really describe her character in a lot of ways.

    As I said in the other topic, my favorite is the blue and white dress with all those STRIPES. Very Burton-ish. ;)
  5. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    I'm about 80% through my Mrs. Lovett costume. The top is done, the skirt is nearing completion, and the corset just needs boning and grommets. I've got a convention this weekend that it needs to be finished by. I might have time to spare! ;)
  6. blueeyedpadme Jedi Knight

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    What convention? Please post pictures :)
  7. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    Starfest in Denver, and of course I'll post pictures! I'm hoping that the pictures turn out well since my Mr. Todd is not a fan of the camera nor is he a fan of makeup.
  8. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Sweet! Can't wait to see pictures!

    Did my notes make any sense at all?
  9. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    Your notes have been INVALUABLE. I've taken a lot of notes myself from watching the movie, blinding myself from spending hours staring at pictures, and just trying to intuit what Ms Atwood was going for. Then you sent your notes and most of my research was confirmed! Hooray! And I had the double bonus of getting detail information I didn't have already.

    I just wish I could have seen the costume myself to really get an idea on how dirty I need to make mine before this weekend. -=le sigh=-
  10. Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA

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    dont worry fenig, i just got a camera with a 10x zoom. your mr todd will not have a choice to be in a picture if you give the word [face_devil]
  11. micky-nikki Jedi Knight

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    I would love to make a Mrs. Lovett costume, but I don't know if I'd be able to. Anyone who has made, or is making, Mrs. Lovett's "poor" costume, do you think it's something a novice could make?
  12. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Eh, the general dress, perhaps. Completely accurate with all the insane detailing, I don't know.
  13. micky-nikki Jedi Knight

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    That's kind of what I figured. Ah well, maybe when I've got more experience.
  14. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Nothing's saying you can't try! We all have to start somewhere! [:D]
  15. micky-nikki Jedi Knight

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    LOL I think I'll work my way up. I have a few simpler projects I'd like to tackle first. But thanks for the encouragement!
  16. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    Ok, pictures are finally up. Nigel hasn't had time to alter the color balance, so for now some of the pictures are a little on the yellow side. Also, for some reason you can't see all the detailing I did on many of the fabrics. Maybe after we alter the color balance...

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    [image=[url]http://www.nigelcasantini.com/albums/starfest2008/IMG_9607.jpg][/url]

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  18. micky-nikki Jedi Knight

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    Wow, those look great!
  19. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    The fact that you put on the red loop trim makes me insanely-geekily happy. :D

    Can I get close up detail pictures??
  20. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    Sure I can do that. I'll put the whole thing on my dress dummy and get some shots taken for you. I did notice recently, well after I'd done my stamping, that my paisley and dot pattern is somewhat spaced further apart than hers. So grr on that, but what can I do now? -=shrug=-
  21. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    Ok, pictures.

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2218/2437314070_d5f01eb3a2.jpg]

    [image=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2437307536_abfc60cc40.jpg]
    I might go get some small crimson flowers or thread or something to bring these out.

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2079/2437303220_8e8901b82e.jpg]
    Your notes helped me pick out a dotted swiss rather than the mesh I was going to use. Thanks!

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2020/2437302294_e6d144465b.jpg]
    I went with a sort of "Bra" with the crimson organza trim on it.

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2248/2436496695_d130de3303.jpg]

    [image=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2019/2437317896_6e155c000f.jpg]
    Of course I had to put the red loop trim on there. Otherwise it's just a boring skirt. I need to go get more to have on hand for repairs. There is a 2" spot on the front that I stepped on that needs replacing.

    And of course I still have to dirty the whole thing up, but it's hard to do after spending all that time putting it all together.


  22. Marianne_Solav Jedi Master

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    It looks amazing! What you need to do is put some black cockroach juice and legs on your rolling pin! ;)
  23. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    That is so gross.



    I love it. :D
  24. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    That's the second time I've been told that! lol I had put some white powder on my rolling pin so that when I waved it around it left dust trails.
  25. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    Excellent work Fenig! You look fantastic!
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