During this project I have:
Created a tiny shiny scar on my finger from where I rolled metallic thread over and over to make a knot
Sewn my finger to the stays
Tacked my bodice to my pajama pants
Broke a needle and found pieces in my hair
Stepped on numerous pins
Numerous blood tests (every time I stick myself accidentally I say “Blood test!”)
Burnt my finger tips pulling lace out of a pot of hot water
Burnt my finger steaming fabric
Cut my lip with metallic thread (don’t ask)
Fell down the stairs trying to not trip over the fabric in my arms
Fell up the stairs trying to not trip over the fabric in my arms
Plain fell down when I tripped over the fabric in my arms
And I just shoved my finger through a pleater trying to change the needle.
So next time someone tells you that costuming is not a painful business point them in my direction and I’ll straighten them out.
Oh no! I forgot to post this with the other movie costumes! The Fountain (2006)
The movie was confusing but this costume made up for it.
The photo of Rachel Weisz on the cellphone while trying to be laced into her costume kills me! Sadly I’ve been in the dressers position many times now.
I learnt two things about my university library on Friday.
1) They do not dust.
2) Random antique books are everywhere and the librarians hide them for fun. I know because I casually mentioned finding one when I was checking out and she told me.
I was looking for a french costume book in the back of our University library and I ended up banging my knee on this ridiculously oversized book about Poiret. I bent down to *quietly* voice my frustrations and shove the book back on the shelf so another unfortunate person wouldn’t leave the library with a book sized bruise.
Imagine my surprise when I couldn’t because an extremely dusty (as in I can’t read you so I need to wipe the spine off dusty) copy of Dante’s The Vision of Hell from 1883 was behind it. I’m not one for Dante but I have to admit the engravings were quite lovely!
I never found my costume book either.
Sorry for the bad picture it’s from my phone. I liked the quote.
My favorite costume movie is Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
My favorite millinery lecturer is also the man responsible for all of the headdresses in this movie.
One of my lecturers is also partially responsible for that blue dress in photo 3.