Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Girl on Fire - Now on Facebook!

I created a Katniss costuming group on Facebook! It's pretty much women-exclusive for Katniss designers and costumers, and I'm occassionally posting some costume analysis also. I've already done one for the GOF Interview Dress. If you're interested, come join :)!/groups/204044403031343/204044753031308/

The name of the group, fittingly, is Girl On Fire

Friday, April 6, 2012

White Witch Petticoat Brainstorming

I've been doing some thinking as I build this that my skirt needs more structure to hold it's shape. It's more evident now that I'm experimenting with the gores in between the panels. The problem is, I'm having trouble determining just how to do this. Here are some research pics:

When she walks and fights, the skirt seems to flow very freely, but collapses when she is standing still, to a bit of an a-line. I don't think layers of petticoat will be practical, what I am thinking is possibly a corded petticoat. I've never done one before, so I don't really know how it moves or holds up, other than the romantic era petticoats I've seen. I'm contemplating possibly cording the hem up for about a foot? Maybe more in the back? I can't quite decide. Has anyone experience with corded petticoats who might have some insight?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

More Katniss pants

Hey all! I got a haircut so I felt it was time for Katniss pics. Just a trim so I can grow it out but styled the front a bit. Hair still a little too short and I have ends sticking out all over the place. I'm fairly happy with how the pants turned out, but I have to take it in at the waist. I will still be looking for fabric though to make an improved pair. I found this one that might at least have a better at-a-distance look:

Anyway, this is just my pants and boots with the rest being closet costume. I can't wait to get to the jacket!