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Ellorien Costuming and Cosplay

I'm a french cosplayer and I just love to make costumes and learn and share as many things as I can along the way :) Also, Ravenclaw ^^

Something really cool arrived in today's mail ! This is the LF101 from @wigisfashion , and I'm super happy with it ^^ I was always a little afraid about warm/yellowish undertones, but this is a very nice ashy shade with very balanced undertones, it works really well for her ! Not too warm, not too grey ! It's very, very dense so I might have to thin it down a little, but we'll see after styling ! I am suuuper impressed with the absence of artificial shine ! I can't wait to style it and try it on properly ^^ The only tiny little problem is that the wig cap thet sent with it is black, so I need to find another one before I can make a proper test look ^^' Dany is getting so close to being finished ! #costuming #cosplay #daenerys #daenerystargaryen #daenerysstormborn #khaleesi #daeneryscosplay #gameofthrones #gameofthronescosplay #Got #gotcosplay #embroidery #beads #handsewing #scales #smock #fabricsmocking #metallicorganza #wig #wigisfashion
Happy Star Wars Day and May the 4th be with you ! ^^ I posted a more general picture of my jedi costume not long ago, so I thought I would show you some of my favorite details and textures ^^ This costume is quite special for me because it was my first venture out of historical reenactment costuming and toward cosplay ^^ This is my own original design for a generic jedi. I based it a lot on Obi Wan's costume in Revenge of the Sith because it's my favorite (and let's be honnest, he's my favorite too ^^), but also made it my own with the addition of burgundy as the inner layer (inner tunic and trousers), continuing to collar pleating on the cuffs too, the contrasting grey-blue lining of the tabards as a peekaboo detail when I move, and (as you'll hopefully see soon !) a different design for the cloak. This costume is progressing very slowly because of budget issues, but I really love it ! It's all natural materials and texture ^^ #cosplay #costuming #jedi #starwars #maythe4th #jedicosplay #starwarscosplay #originalcharacter #wool #herringbone #handstitching #handsewing #pleating #galacticrepublic
Dany's back is finished ! This took forever but the lines make such a difference, I love the effect they create ^^ The only thing left to embroider now is the front panel, and then the dress will be finished !! So excited ^^ #costuming #cosplay #daenerys #daenerystargaryen #daenerysstormborn #khaleesi #daeneryscosplay #gameofthrones #gameofthronescosplay #Got #gotcosplay #embroidery #handsewing
Forever embroidering liiiines XD This is so very time consuming, but also very satisfying as it progresses ! Only one very small and two decreasing panels left and this embroidery madness of a dress will be finished ! The wig is on it's way (so excited !), so the only things left to do will be the necklace, and the trousers once I have found suitable boots (they need to color match). And ... maybe a pet dragon ? ^^' Who knows ! #costuming #cosplay #daenerys #daenerystargaryen #daenerysstormborn #khaleesi #daeneryscosplay #gameofthrones #gameofthronescosplay #Got #gotcosplay #embroidery #beads #handsewing #scales #smock #fabricsmocking #metallicorganza
I posted those pictures on FB a while ago, but I realized I never posted them here ! So here they are, although I have made progress with the vertical lines since taking them ^^' (I used a towel to take the photo of thz back because the underside of the front embroidery was showing and I am a little bit complexed by it ^^'') I don't have any recent progress to show you unfortunately, school has been insaaane, nut thankfully over the next few weeks I will have so much more time and I will be able to work on my projects again \o/ #costuming #cosplay #daenerys #daenerystargaryen #daenerysstormborn #khaleesi #daeneryscosplay #gameofthrones #gameofthronescosplay #Got #gotcosplay #embroidery #beads #handsewing #scales #smock #fabricsmocking #metallicorganza
I have finished my little secret side project ! I have made my own dress form, customized to my measurements ! I still love my other one (it was a birthday present from my mom and it has been so helpful !) and I will probably keep displaying things on it, but it is larger than me and lately I haven't been able to display my costumes on it (neither Daenerys nor Dolores can fit), and my future projects will involve more advanced draping and patterning, so I really wanted one I could drape on. I have made this one using a custom pattern from BootstrapFashion ! It was not a "difficult" build, but not an "easy" one either, with quite a few tricky curves to set (that took a lot of hand "hardcore basting") and a step that confused me a little, but I'm happy with the result ! I already want to alter it (a few things I want to adjust with the stuffing, and a curve on the breast that I want to change), but it will have to wait ! ^^ And as a bonus pic, it has past the ultimate test : Dany fits ! #dressform #sewingdressform #sewingmannequin #custom #handmade #handsewing #bootstrapfashion #bootstrapfashiondressform #diydressform #daenerys #daeneryscosplay
It's just straight lines she thought, it won't take THAT long she thought XD This is taking absolutely forever (those vertical lines run on the entire dress), but I love how it makes the dress look a lot more complete ! I can't wait to finish this embroidery madness ^^ #cosplay #costuming #daenerys #daenerystargaryen #daenerysstormborn #khaleesi #daeneryscosplay #gameofthrones #Got #gameofthronescosplay #gotcosplay #scales #fabricsmocking #embroidery #metallicorganza #handstitching
Dolores's chemise is aaalmost done ! The only things left now are to add a few hidden snap closures at the front (one button is NOT enough ^^) and dirty it up along with the rest of the costume ! I actually almost finished it yesterday, but because I'm a bit dyslexic I mixed up my right and left and put the buttonhole on the wrong side, so today I had to seam-reap the entire top left piece from all of the laces and replace this piece with a new one ^^' The moral of the story is : if you're getting tired and you have a strong headache, stop sewing XD Sorry about the weird display on top of the mannequin, there is no way I could put it on it the normal way ^^ Because of the size and proportion differences the corset is also sitting too high on the chemise, but it fits me a lot better ! Hopefully those problems will be sorted sooooon ^^ #cosplay #costuming #dolores #doloresabernathy #wyatt #dolorescosplay #corset #underbust #petticoat #skirt #chemise #pintucks #lace #ribbon #victorian #dye #bluedye #ritdye #swissdot #dobbydot #westworld #westworldcosplay
After I finished assembling the skirt and tried walking with it, I wasn't happy with the amount of support the petticoat was providing, so I decided to alter it ! I am very happy with the result, the skirt is much more supported in the back when I move, and has a much nicer movement ! To make the alteration, I deconstructed the french seam on the flounce at the center back, detached the bias tape at the waist and cut the back open. Then I cut a half circle piece out of leftover white fabric (not the exact same as the rest, but is blends in nicely), incorporated it in the skirt with french seams and pleated the back waist again with overlapping pleats, and reattached the bias tape. Then I cut 6m of new flounce, gathered it to 3m and attached it to the new back ^^ The hem is looking super silly right now because I have to buy more lace to finish it, but my priority is to move on with the rest of the costume ! (As always the fit here is strange and the skirt is sitting too high because my mannequin is larger than me) #cosplay #costuming #dolores #doloresabernathy #wyatt #dolorescosplay #corset #underbust #petticoat #skirt #victorian #dye #bluedye #ritdye #swissdot #dobbydot #westworld #westworldcosplay
A lot of you probably don't know about this project, but a few years ago I started a Jedi costume, hopping to join the Rebel Legion (there's like 4 pictures at the very beginning of my feed, but there is a full WIP album on my FB page if you want to see more of the construction process !). I really like this costume ^^ It's all natural fibers, wool crepes and coton, the tunic has darts, shoulder pleats and wide handturned collar and cuffs with a handstitched grey lining inside of the sleeves, the tabards have a contrasting blue/grey base fabric that shows when I move, and the under tunic has a pleated collar and cuffs, and everything has a lot of soft texture. She's my original design "generic jedi" ^^ This costume has been on hold for a while because I couldn't find anything I liked for the robe and I hit a little financial wall with the fancy double belt with pouches and capsules and the light saber ^^ However yesterday I went fabric shopping for Dolores and Loki and I found the *perfect* fabric for the robe and I fell in love with it ^^ So I guess I'm resurecting my Jedi project ! #cosplay #costuming #jedi #starwars #jedicosplay #starwarscosplay #originalcharacter #wool #handstitching #handsewing #galacticrepublic
Dolores's skirt is assembled ! This isn't hemmed yet and missing the waistband and since my mannequin is larger than me the skirt is sitting a little bit high on it but I'm happy with it ! I really like the folds and the swishiness ^^ I used 3m of fabric instead of the 4 that never arrived, so the back of the skirt is a portion of a circle as wide as I could fit in it with the other pieces, about 150°. I had planned for a little more but I think it turned out fine ! Everything is flatlined, I'm not used to lining like this but it really helps to give the main fabric more body and a nicer fall ! The main and lining fabrics were dyed by hand using Rit powder dyes. #cosplay #costuming #dolores #doloresabernathy #wyatt #dolorescosplay #corset #underbust #petticoat #skirt #victorian #dye #bluedye #ritdye #westworld #westworldcosplay
Dolores's skirt fabric is dyed and ready to be cut ! I'm impatient ! There's very little light today (it's been raining all day) so the color balance isn't perfect, but this is as close as I could get it ^^ I am very happy with the way the dye behaved, it's completely even and super close to the swatch I chose ! Way less mischievous than the vegetal dyes I've tried ^^ (but less natural :/ ). If someone needs the references, I used Rit powder dyes and I mixed 2/3 royal blue with 1/3 denim blue, and added a cup of table salt a they advise. Thanks to @hoppin_bobbin and @marinachristine for your advices ! #cosplay #costuming #dolores #doloresabernathy #wyatt #dolorescosplay #corset #underbust #petticoat #dye #bluedye #ritdye #westworld #westworldcosplay
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