Can you believe that January is already at an end? How are those challenges coming? I'd love to see what you've completed! Feel free to share a link to your blog post of your finished project(s)! I know my challenge is to complete a costume each month, but if you're doing a different challenge still feel free to share! I think it will be inspiring to see whatever you're working on!
Participants for January:
♥ Anna Kristine
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Another Dickens film is coming out, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Here are a few photos! I recognize Tamzin Merchant (Georgiana Darcy in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice) and Alun Armstrong (Flintwinch in Little Dorrit) but otherwise I not too many familiar faces to me.
This will be interesting as it is based on an unfinished novel of Dickens. I haven't ever read it, have any of you?
Friday, January 27, 2012
It seems shortly after the Snow White inspired 'Mirror Mirror' hits theaters, another darker retelling will hit theaters. Snow White and the Huntsman is a version in which, instead of killing her as the queen orders, the huntsman trains snow white to fight the evil queen. This version stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the evil queen.
I love what they've done with her sleeves to give her the Snow White look in a more authentic historical way:
I'm interested to see if she wears any other dresses in the film. It all looks beautifully done so far!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I finished my first month of costuming for my 2012 Challenge! This is a costume that has been in my project box for a very long time. Mainly because I outgrew it so I had no motivation to finish it. But I decided I would go ahead and finish it, one day soon it will go into my Etsy shop.
As I was working on this Regency dress, I thought about who it reminded me of...and I kept coming back to Georgiana Darcy. Although I'm sure if it really was her dress it wouldn't be made of cotton and would probably be much more grand. But something about the soft cream color made me think of her.
So...here are the photos...I am in great need of a better camera...and some skill! So, sorry for the not so great photos. :P
How are some of your challenges coming?
There is a new Treasure Island airing on television this year starring several familiar faces! And it looks like lots of fun pirate costumes!here about playing his character. Love these plaids!
I'm excited to see it! I'm not sure when it's coming out, I think it may be playing on television in England or already have played there. I hope it comes to the US soon!
Also here is the trailer.
Makes me want to read the book again! I do love a good pirate movie!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Costumes Designed by Lisy Christl
Costumes Designed by Mark Bridges
Costumes Designed by Sandy Powell
Costumes Designed by Michael O'Connor
Costumes Designed by Arianne Phillips
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I've always loved this sweater Cameron Diaz wears in the movie The Holiday and for my birthday my friend bought me the Fireside Sweater pattern based on this sweater!
My husband ordered yarn for me to make it (his birthday present to me) so here it is so far:
Off to knit I go...
Monday, January 16, 2012
I was able to watch the new Great Expectations and although it was really well done and the costumes and sets were beautiful, it wasn't my favorite, a little too creepy and depressing for me. But...I am a sensitive movie watcher. I get easily creeped out! I would still like to read the book one day and maybe see the other version coming out with Helena Bonham Carter. (Thanks Kiri for telling me about this one!)
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I have always wanted to do a challenge of some kind on my blog to hopefully have a support group behind me helping me reach some of my goals. When I set challenges with other people I'm more likely to reach them.
My goal for 2012 is to finish twelve costumes! One a month, for 12 months. It is the year of twelve! I have a pile of fabric that is all intended for costumes and I need to finally make myself sit down and make them as well as a few unfinished costumes I hope to finish.
So what do you think? Do you have a similar goal? Maybe yours isn't costumes but quilts, or something knitted and so on. But even a knitted projects could work as a costume...depending what it is. :)
I'm not sure what costumes I will make yet but the collage here is an inspiration board for things I've always wanted to make. I have already been working on my first costume which you will see here soon!
If you want to join this particular challenge then leave a comment and every month post photos of your finished costume and share the link!
Look forward to seeing what you all will make in the new year!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
The last post I did on my wedding dress progress wasn't anywhere near where I ended up. I didn't use any of the motifs I made. My original plan was to create a netting overlay to give my dress that dreamy floating look, but once I got there I thought it was too much and went back to the basics of the dress. In the end all I ended up doing was adding straps and a sash and taking up the hem. I think it had enough detail already and I liked the simplicity of it.
Here is a front view of the dress before I added the sash and straps. It's in the process of being hemmed here.
Back view: the buttons down the back and the way the back splits open are what made me fall in love with this dress! I don't think I got any pictures of it bustled up but it looks amazing bustled. It reminds me of a ball gown from the late 1800's when it's bustled.
The hem had all these beautiful beaded lace motifs...which had to be carefully taken off and hand sewn back on.
Disney princess wedding dresses. :)
Looking back, as fun as it would have been to make my dress starting from scratch, I'm so glad I didn't. Planning a wedding is stressful enough and I also made 6 of the 9 bridesmaid dresses so it would have been overload! And besides...this dress was perfect. :)
More on the bridesmaid dresses later this week!
Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend pluggedinonline.com. I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.