Okay, my turn!
Ready to meet Jen, the Death Eater?
Now a better look at the whole outfit:
The cape is the leftover fabric from John's, and is about a third the size of his. There's still plenty for me to swish around, though.
My mask hasn't changed much since you saw it last; I just added more rust streaks:
I grunged up that cheap Time Turner necklace with black paint so it wouldn't be so shiny, and extended the chain.
The shirt is a thrifted sheer blouse with tiny beads & embroidery on the chest, but you can't see the detail at all in photos. (We tried dusting me with Fuller's Earth, but that just made it look like I have a lighter bra showing through on one side. Oops.)
I cut strips out of the sleeves and poked leather cording through to lace them up again - which adds interest AND lets my dark mark show through:
The mark is an Etsy find: I bought three temporary tattoos for about $5.
The skirt started as two floor-length skirts from the thrift shop: one stretch velvet, and one sheer-with-lining. I hacked them up, also hacked up some black lace, and then sewed them all in strips around the top half of one skirt. I finished by cutting the strips into raggedy pennant shapes. (Ok, so I can sew a little - provided it's supposed to look crooked and shredddy.)
Another thing you can't see well: I sprayed the lace with bronze spray paint in patches, which gives it a nice feeling of age and warmth here and there. I was really keen to avoid solid "new" black. I wanted a little color variation for character.
My wand belt is the same design as John's, although I sewed the holster a bit differently.
(I've had a few requests for a wand holster tutorial, so that's on my "to do" list. Keep asking, though, to remind me!)
Oh, and I'm also wearing my oh-so-comfy Orchard Corset. I tried to avoid getting dust on it, but didn't quite manage. Good thing it brushes off!
And I finished the costume off with some fishnet thigh-highs (how do people wear these things? Most uncomfortable part of the whole costume!) and generously dusted-up boots from my closet.
I think that's everything!
Now here's my hood looking like a beret:
After these pics I sewed in a hair clip to the underside of my hood. Fingers crossed that keeps it from sliding around so much.
Since John and I had to take turns getting in costume and taking photos, sadly we don't have any shots together - but maybe we'll get some today!
Yep, John and I are debuting our costumes today at Leaky Con, so maybe a few of you will see us there!
That is, UNLESS WE SEE YOU FIRST.
Happy weekend, everyone!