I promised to post it ages ago . . . .

. . . so here it is at last, my costume from Sirens last year:

This was for both the masquerade ball at the end of the conference, and the A Star Shall Fall launch party beforehand. I described it as “non-specifically Lune,” in that it’s her colors and an Elizabethan style, but not me trying to actually dress as her.

(The other person in the photo, incidentally, was one of my two frontrunners for winner of the costume contest, until somebody solved my problem by mentioning that she was staff and therefore ineligible. Alas, I can’t seem to find a shot of the actual winner, who dressed as an aspen fairy, and was gorgeous. But the one you see there — her armor! It’s made from a cut-up-basketball! And she brought a RAPIER!!! <swoon>)

So yeah. That was my costume. I paid somebody to make it for me; I’ve had the fabric and design planned for ages, but never had the time (nor quite the gumption) to attempt something that difficult. This, my friends, is why god invented SCA costumers. πŸ™‚

Now I just need to find more excuses to wear it . . . .

0 Responses to “I promised to post it ages ago . . . .”

  1. kurayami_hime

    This is why the universe has given us Tuesdays.

  2. la_marquise_de_

    You both look glorious.

  3. ceosanna

    What a beautiful dress and a fabulous photo!

  4. amysun

    Ooh. Ah. So much pretty goodness. I hope you find MANY more excuses to wear it. πŸ™‚

  5. moonandserpent

    Made from a cut up basketball…

    So, while the costume is really, really awesome, one has to ask… πŸ˜›

    • gollumgollum

      HAHAHAHA ME TOO. Except you handled it with a lot more grace than i was gonna.

    • Marie Brennan

      <cackles> Yeah, I thought the same thing. I did not, in fact, notice any odor of “dead basketball” around her. πŸ™‚

      [Gloss for the confused: me and and all met in a social group where “you smell like a dead basketball” was a random, friendly bit of trash-talk. Don’t ask why.]

  6. Marie Brennan

    I’ve gotten better at it with time and practice, but yeah, it’s a fairly visual mode of creativity. (I can only imagine that actually designing clothes, rather than vaguely handwaving in the direction of an established style, is even harder. Lots of the details on this one were suggested by the woman who actually sewed it.)

  7. mme_hardy

    Damn, you look lovely.

  8. d_c_m

    AWESOME!!!!!!

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