Just For Fun

January 13, 2009
Last week I spent a day researching and browsing historic costume on the web. I love clothing construction and love to dress up. My oldest daughter shares that love with me so we’ve gone to a few Renaissance Fairs together. We both think they are mostly cheesy but fun. This day was spent thinking about pirate gear.
My husband was surprised over the holiday that I chose to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He didn’t think I liked action adventure movies. I had to think about it a bit. I don’t like car chases and gunfights. What I do like is sword fighting – which usually comes along with great costumes. I also have a weakness for any movie that has someone wearing a cape on a galloping horse. My daughter and I were pausing the Pirate movie every few scenes to sketch in costume details in our sketchbooks.
photo by Chirstopher Murr
Some time in the next year I’m going to have to make a jerkin and frock coat for the very elegant (yet slightly dangerous) gentleman that lives here with me. Got the basic layer ready. He has no interest in being a noble RenGent but the pirate thing…. well.
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    April 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I’m with you there! I think I’ve seen that exact link – and spent far too much time thinking about it.

    I’ve been thinking about making something inspired by that costume but not copying it. I’ve got no affinity for the ocean so was thinking about a woods witch kind of costume – maybe beetles and herbs instead of shells and crabs.

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    January 14, 2009 at 6:03 am

    I love Tia Dalma’s costume. I have not even seen the movie … just the costume. I thought about making it for Halloween, but did not have enough time. I found this great link, though … http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/BrielleCostumes/Tia%2BDalma%2BCostume/
    I am using the fabric that I bought for quilting practice. 😉


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    January 14, 2009 at 5:43 am

    YEA!!!!!! I got me a right nice brightly colored piratical suit of clothing…. maybe one day I kin join ye! Aargh! Even got me a Pirate Name and a Pirate Growl! I’m hoping to get a CD made this weekend of it…. our costumes were crazy, but really fun!!! I loved my skirt made of upholstery fabric!! (still can’t find my boots though!)

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