For the past couple of years I’ve done a bunch of costuming work leading up to Miscon, our local sci-fi/fantasy convention.
Problem is… I rarely get pictures of anyone except my kid wearing what I made. That’s a shame, because I’ve put a lot of work into some of these pieces. So today I tried to remedy that and did a photo shoot with the guy that I make most of this stuff for. Justin often coordinates with me to make costumes for him and his daughter that echo the theme of the con. Two years ago George R.R. Martin was our guest of honor, so I did Stark/Lannister costumes. George even used this cloak as blanket for a short time. (Fan girl squee. 😀 ) I still haven’t managed to get a picture of the Arya sword-fighting outfit but it will come.
This year we ended up going with a Star Wars theme. I spent quite a bit of time looking at the original costumes and finding construction references. With a couple of exceptions, I constructed these outfits are as close to the way the originals were as possible.
That Jedi robe right there? That took eight yards of wool fabric… talk about heavy!