Monday, February 02, 2009
Sometimes, you are watching a movie, and you see a costume that catches your breath, and you have to hit pause, and rewind a couple of times to get a better look, and if you REALLY want it, you might try a google to see if you can find out where you can get something like it yourself.
Or you might be one of those people who see it, want it, and then go out and MAKE it.
They do things like screencap it from all angles...track down every promo pic they can find...read all interviews that might mention it..go to exhibitions where they are and try avoid being arrested as they practically fall over the railings, trying to take better photos..
They find the original suppliers, they track down craftsmen who made certain features...in some instances, they actually form co-ops, and get one of a kind fabrics, or things, remade, so they can be as authentic as possible.
If you ARE going to try to duplicate it yourself, you can just dive in yourself, and start researching..places like the Designer forum at Craftster are a good place to get advice and/or tips to get a headstart. Or, you can head straight to sites like Costumer's Guide, or Sunday Couture..the details they come up with are phenomenal!
It's not just period costumes, either...Anyone up for knitting a pair of Bella's mittens in Twilight?? :p
Or what about that incredible, fabulous Roland Mouret Galaxy dress that was the IT dress to have last year??
Check out what EricaB came up with!
(I read Erica's blog religiously, and wanna be her when I grow up. She is AMAZING with her sewing skills! :p )
Now, if someone can just direct me to a place where I can find better info and more pics for THIS top! :p
1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Costumer's Guide
4. Heritage Inlay Design UK
8. EricaB via Craftster