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Ha! (Costume Musings and CLUES)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

So as many of you know already, I have a thrift store success story. Hubby and I went out to basically find a long leather coat I could use to add accessories to my new Renaissance Faire costume that I'm building.

Without further adieu, I'd like to introduce you to the corset I will be purchasing.

No it's not historically accurate but I've never been particularly worried about that.

I will be getting it in this fabric:

For accent colors, I'm going with shades of green, since I'm working on a huntress/ranger type costume. Unfortunately you aren't allowed to carry any weapons at the Faire, so I won't be able to include them. Not even a bow. =( I don't own one anyway. BUT I will be taking photos at home with a pair of daggers I have. My leather accents will be black.

I got an XL women's leather trenchcoat from Goodwill for $12.99, and the sleeves are the perfect size for boot covers. I just have to give them some nice edging at the top, since the bottom seam is the cuff of the coat and doesn't need hemming or anything! As I was removing the first sleeve from the coat, I snapped the seam ripper!!! I didn't even know that was possible! So now I need to buy a new seam ripper, which is no problem since they're super cheap. I'm going to use the rest of the coat to make bracers and hip pouches for carrying my stuff around.

I also got the perfect colored tablecloth from Village Thrift. It was marked $3.90 but that color tag was on sale so I paid $0.70!!! I don't have to cut it either, it will wrap perfectly around my head and shoulders, so I can actually USE it as a tablecloth next year. I'm so excited!

On top of that, the lb of water weight plus some came off by this morning, so I'm down to 196.4. Right on track to make 190 by my birthday.

I also got a 10 lb dumbbell and lifting gloves! I feel like a real badass now! =)

I am pumped, and I can do this!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CJADERUN 3/21/2013 3:07PM

    EEEE!!! That's so exciting! I constantly think about getting a Pirate corset, but I think I'll just get a wench and an aurora at some point and call it a day. You're gonna look SO awesome!

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ENDERLI 3/21/2013 9:07AM

    Woot Woot! Love the good deals at the THRIFT! You are so creative with "boot covers" and what not. I wouldn't have even thought of that. As for seam rippers....I hate to admit I have broken 3 in my life. The last on I have is made of all metal...that sucker better not break or I'm wonder woman!
Sounds like a lot of fun and creativity at your house! You are doing such an awesome job with the weight loss too! So great!
Have fun making all of your goodies...I can't wait to see pictures!!

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NEELIXNKES 3/20/2013 12:01PM

    Can't wait to see the final product. Sounds beautiful :-)

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LIVEDAILY 3/20/2013 3:05AM

    Oh wow...that corset is going to be stunning!! I still am amazed that you bought a ladies XL leather coat for 12.99 I would've kept it to wear it!! LOL But it is serving a higher purpose, and is going to add the perfect elements to your costume!
you badass now

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 3/19/2013 7:27PM

    Very nice!!

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GRACEOMALLEY 3/19/2013 5:51PM

    Really excellent!

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SHRINKING_SARA 3/19/2013 5:42PM

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MARTY728 3/19/2013 1:48PM


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    What an awesome corset! You're going to knock 'em off their feet - who needs weapons?
I can almost hear your big grin through your words!

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LOLATURTLE 3/19/2013 12:13PM

    That's gorgeous! I can't wait to see the completed outfit!

I'm excited to be down into small enough sizes to go thrifting! EEEE! Someday.

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 3/19/2013 11:28AM

    You are so creative and talented. I love your "vision." Thanks for sharing!

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LISAMG1220 3/19/2013 11:13AM

    I love that corset and the costume idea! That is fantastic. I cannot wait to see the pics! :)

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PUNKY100 3/19/2013 10:51AM

    Awesome!!!! That looks just amazing, and the shades of green and black will be so super sweet!!!

You are going to rock that corset no problem, I can not WAIT to see the pics when you have it all completed!!! :-D

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RHEYNKLW 3/19/2013 10:50AM

    Look at you go! I'm sure the new fitness swag will help you enjoy your costume even more.

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NKING1982 3/19/2013 10:43AM

    Wow I love it! We only have 1 Renaissance Faire (that i know of) near Des Moines Iowa and it's only 3 weeks out of the year. But I go every year, can't wait!

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