A while ago I mentioned a friend of mine, Constantine, going to Ireland for a year abroad. Back then my parting gift for him wasn’t ready yet, so it became a welcome back gift when he recently returned from Limerick.
I hit bullseye with this little bag, once because he loves knotwork motives, twice because he’s a gamer, soon to join one of our Pathfinder parties (to hold dice was the originally intended purpose for this gift), and a third time because a bag for his smaller belongings was exactly the thing he lacked for his first LARP attire. I love it when people actually have use for the things I make for them!
The bag is made of dark green broadcloth with a blue-ish grey wild silk lining, both things I already had here, and I had lots of fun doing the embroidery. Now I’m really looking forward to the embellishments for my new character’s garments!
It’s done. My first very own Steampunk LARP. And even though there were some flaws, it was a great experience. Plus, I met some really interesting characters – in time and out time.
I don’t have any photos yet and I just came home some hours ago. I didn’t sleep more than nine hours this weekend so far and there’s so much more to be done during the next week – get the new homepage (I’ll need a Satyr for this), collect all the pictures, clean up and so on.
I’ll tell you all about it when I get the photographs.
So, it’s Wednesday and the Steampunk LARP is on Saturday. I hope you’re not too confused that I didn’t write during the last days, but I’m really, really busy. I hope I’ll be able to post an update before I’m off to Darmstadt and a big adventure, but I can’t promise a thing.
I hope you’re all having a great time at the moment.
Love and a good night from
A tired Hedgefairy
As you may know from several of my posts, I’m planning a Steampunk LARP at the moment. Though I am going to be a game master and organiser, I’m sure that I can be of as much use when I’m wearing a nice costume and am playing, too. I tried that on several fantasy LARPs before so I know it will work.
On this con now I’m going to play my Honoria – you remember her? Originally I wanted to wear the skirt of my graduation dress with a new dress sewn from the same fabric, but then I stumbled upon that great fabric and there it went – a new idea came over me.
As the fabric is grey, I needed an additional colour to match Honoria’s character. I thought about green, which was too military in combination with grey (maybe I’ll hark back to it one day, though), I though about dark red, which wasn’t romantic and innocent enough for Honoria, I thought about purple after Glittermuffin suggested it but it would have made the outfit too cold in colour and so I finally ended up with old rose.
I even made a colour chart for the costume:
But now I think you want to see the design itself, don’t you?
I still need a scanner.
The mitaines are supposed to resemble long evening gloves and the oval shape at the middle of the bodice will be an embroidery I dreamed of for over a year from a pattern from Inspirations #61.
As for the material I found the grey basic fabric at the local warehouse this early summer and bought several meters of it. When I had found my second (and third) colour I knew that finding such a fabric would be really, really difficult so I went to one of the Swedish colonies (aka. Little Sweden aka. IKEA) to get some white and red striped fabric – “some” means three meters. Next weekend I’ll go to a small haberdashery I know in Aschaffenburg together with Jules to get the lace and buttons I’ll need. Plus, I’m going to get a bottle of fabric dye to get that certain shade of rose.
I’ve also got a plan concerning the jewelry as I happened to stumble across the perfect decoration when I was hunting down material for some other con-related projects and now it all is in the skillful hands of the Imp who is going to get me a part of the thing I can’t make on my own, hopefully until the end of next week.
Neck bites, to be precise.
Yesterday I finished sewing my first pair of bloomers.
I made them mainly for the Steampunk LARP that’s finally coming up in a month, but also to proceed a little bit with my attempts with Lolita. I’m awfully nervous about the con and today I’ll start sewing my real dress.
The bites are from an aspiring young opera singer named Mona, leading Lady of A Vampyre Story. That’s a point-and-click adventure concentrating on Mona’s try to escape the castle she’s hold captive in by an awful, stupid Vampire named Shrowdy. She’s accompanied by a bat named Froderick who’s never too tired to give a comment.
Mona and Froderick in the castle kitchen together with Pyewacket the Cat.
The design is really great. I’ve got to admit that this is the first thing I look for at a new game, just followed by the story. Presumeably that’s the reason why I love point-and-click so much. At some parts the game is really tricky, but it’s fun, anyway.
Tomorrow I’m going to visit Lilibeth! I’m incredibly excited, not only because I get to see her again but also ’cause he’s going to have her birthday party on Saturday. Her theme – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – will be opulent, great and lovely at the same time and you can bet that I’m going to take some pictures.
So, have a lovely time! I’m going to bed now, there is a huge load of work waiting for me tomorrow due to the con and I didn’t any packing either for my trip to Lilibeth.