inwaterwrit: (pretty: pics/costumes icon)
In my role as the Costume Fairy, I feel I should share my resources with others. This is where I am going to compile a list of my favorite costuming websites. This list will grow.

Rather than organize them, I am going to list them randomly for now. Use CTRL+F to find keywords in my descriptions, like "Victorian," or "Lolita," or "Superhero." I'm doing it this way because some of the sites would fit under multiple categories and I don't want to list them multiple times.

Please Comment on this post with suggestions for additions, or if you have a list of your own so I can link there!

recollections.biz/
Victorian, Civil War, Pioneer, Saloon, Edwardian, Old West, Roaring 20s
This is my FAVORITE site for Victorian things. I only own three items by them, but I covet like, EVERYTHING. These things are mostly made to order, so give lots of lead time! Lots of different colors for base and trim on most items.

www.gentlemansemporium.com, also ladiesemporium.com or steampunkemporium.com
Saloon, Victorian, Steampunk
I actually have never purchased from this site, but have always wanted to. They have pretty Victorian things for ladies and men. Use the Steampunk sections for fun brassy bits.

www.milanoo.com/
Lolita, superhero, pop culture, Victorian, gothic
I bought a Lolita dress from them once- prices are great. For Gothic or Victorian style dresses, check the higher end of the Lolita section, usually under gothic or classic lolita. You can also find a few dresses that I'm fairly sure they sourced from VON LANCELOT- for those who, like me, cried when Von Lancelot disappeared from ebay.

www.superherosource.com/
superhero
Recently discovered- basically, if it's a superhero costume currently on the market, this site sells it. Good selection of accessories! Belts with functional pouches! Lots of different kinds of superhero gloves! Boot covers galore!

www.riverjunction.com
Victorian, 1800s, Old West, Saloon
I think I was pointed here by [livejournal.com profile] captainecchi . Not familiar with their work, but it looks good, and I would trust any recommendation given to me by such a great costumer.

10/29/11 Note- that's just off the top of my head right now. I'll add more as I go through the bookmarks I have saved on my different browsers from different computers.

inwaterwrit: (pretty: pics/costumes icon)
If you have a costume request for Intercon, please list:
Game
Time Slot
Specific item OR
Costuming hint

If you have the following to lend and think it might fit me, I'd be obliged:
Any 1700s dress of relative classiness
Port Hidalgo
Saturday night

NOTES: If you're borrowing costuming from me, unless you are significant travel distance away from me, (like, over a 45 minute drive), then I expect you to make an effort to pick the costuming up at my house before the con. My luggage last year was ridiculous.

If a piece is being borrowed by more than one person, the person who needs it first must pick it up from my apartment in Somerville. Unless you're coming from really far away. If the piece is particularly small, I may make an exception and agree to pack it.

If you're borrowing something from me, I need you to return it as soon as your game is over, in case someone needs it for the next game.  If you're the last person borrowing a costume, I may ask you to return it to my house instead of at the con, because again, luggage. If you are returning it to my house, I expect it within a week.

If you can't work within those constraints, I may not be able to help you.

EDIT: Because it seems this wasn't clear: 

NON-LOCALS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE PICK-UP/DROP-OFF EXPECTATION. (I'm not shouting, I just want to draw your eyes to this first and foremost.)

If you live far away and want to request costuming, I will not make you pick up from or return to my house. I may not be able to bring the item you want, if it takes up a lot of room (like a large or oddly shaped prop that will not lie flat in my suitcase), but if you are requesting an item of clothing, or something that folds flat, I will bring it.
The pick up/drop off rule is for locals. Last year I packed a lot of clothing for people who lived in the Boston Metro area. If I had only packed stuff for the people who were far away, I would have had a lot more room in my suitcase.

I still need you to return the item to me directly after the game though, or at least before the next game period begins.


Comments screened in case you're worried about spoilers.
inwaterwrit: (pretty: pics/costumes icon)
I can't remember if I've promised certain costume pieces to people for Intercon.

If you've asked me to borrow costuming, or you'd like to ask me to borrow costuming, please post it in the comments here so I have a centralized place to keep track of costuming.

I'm going to date this to March 4th so it will be near the top of my posts until Intercon.

Comments screened, to protect characters with secret identities.

Please list:
Day
Time
Game
Costuming piece/pieces

-with love, the Costume Fairy ;)

PS- Some examples of what I have (this is not an exhaustive list):

Satin circle skirts: black, silver
Victorian ballgowns: Ivory/brown, red/white
Victorian separates: Red/black blouse, ivory blouse, navy bustle/train skirt, poofy black skirt, black velvet corslet.
Corsets/bodices: Reversible: Elizabethan wine/black, Renaissance lilac/purple design, red/black medieval
Not reversible: Blue plaid underbust w/Victorian sillouette, Black/blue leather w/buckles
Various faux-corsets- pastel pink, black pinstriped, pink/purple/black zebra stripes, deep red vinyl w/buckles
Other medieval/ren: Long black chemise, Short black bloomers, long red bloomeers, purple brocade overdress, gold gown, grey cloak in heavy cloth, red cloak in light faux-velvet, black cape in wool & cashmere (Not actually costumewear, use with care)
Various & sundry: leather pants, goth/punk skirts & tops, silver booty shorts, crazy outer space 80s blazer, short crinolines in black, pink, or white, wine-colored lolita dress, varied modern casual wear, hoop skirt, Kaylee pilot suit, satin harem pants
Asian: red gown, red/black cherry blossom jacket
Shoes, size 7-8: knee-high pirate boots with 1-2in heel, calf-high flat pirate boots, Victorian ankle boot, giant goth mary-janes, cream 70s boots good for space-age or western., various fashion heels & ballet flats.

Various accessories to match above, face paint/makeup, fake guns & knives
inwaterwrit: (pretty: pics/costumes icon)
I can't remember if I've promised certain costume pieces to people for Intercon.

If you've asked me to borrow costuming, or you'd like to ask me to borrow costuming, please post it in the comments here so I have a centralized place to keep track of costuming.

I'm going to date this to March 4th so it will be near the top of my posts until Intercon.

Comments screened, to protect characters with secret identities.

Please list:
Day
Time
Game
Costuming piece/pieces

-with love, the Costume Fairy ;)

PS- Some examples of what I have (this is not an exhaustive list):

Satin circle skirts: black, silver
Victorian ballgowns: Ivory/brown, red/white
Victorian separates: Red/black blouse, ivory blouse, navy bustle/train skirt, poofy black skirt, black velvet corslet.
Corsets/bodices: Reversible: Elizabethan wine/black, Renaissance lilac/purple design, red/black medieval
Not reversible: Blue plaid underbust w/Victorian sillouette, Black/blue leather w/buckles
Various faux-corsets- pastel pink, black pinstriped, pink/purple/black zebra stripes, deep red vinyl w/buckles
Other medieval/ren: Long black chemise, Short black bloomers, long red bloomeers, purple brocade overdress, gold gown, grey cloak in heavy cloth, red cloak in light faux-velvet, black cape in wool & cashmere (Not actually costumewear, use with care)
Various & sundry: leather pants, goth/punk skirts & tops, silver booty shorts, crazy outer space 80s blazer, short crinolines in black, pink, or white, wine-colored lolita dress, varied modern casual wear, hoop skirt, Kaylee pilot suit, satin harem pants
Asian: red gown, red/black cherry blossom jacket
Shoes, size 7-8: knee-high pirate boots with 1-2in heel, calf-high flat pirate boots, Victorian ankle boot, giant goth mary-janes, cream 70s boots good for space-age or western., various fashion heels & ballet flats.

Various accessories to match above, face paint/makeup, fake guns & knives

WHAT?!

Nov. 1st, 2006 02:49 pm
inwaterwrit: (misbehave)
How did I not know there was a new DDR game out? This is a travesty. I must own DDR Supernova immdediately. And it'd better be awesome, because the last two weren't.

In other news, I'm sick, again. I didn't realize it was possible to get sick twice in the same cold season. I mean, seriously, are there that many different viruses going around that one I haven't had before got to me? Or did the one I had really mutate in other people so much that my body didn't recognize it when it came after me again? I mean, that is how viruses work, right? Booger. I hate being sick.

Right. Between getting sick, having midterms, and then getting sick again, I haven't done any grocery shopping in weeks. I've been eating a lot of rice in the past few days. I supremely fail at nutrition.

My weekends have been busy, busy, busy. So busy I feel like I need a weekend to recover from my weekends. There was the larp two weeks ago where I got to be Sarah Jane Smith... until I got shot in the back. Seriously, who DOES that? Who shoot Sarah Jane IN THE BACK? My only consolation was that people told me I made a good Sarah Jane, which made me happy, considering I've only seen like 3 or 4 episodes of the old Dr. Who.

This past weekend was costume parties galore! I wore the mafia chick outfit, pictures on their way, I promise. [livejournal.com profile] kamianya was the cutest little pirate ever to sail the seven seas of Partydom. Again, pictures soon, I promise. Saturday night was [livejournal.com profile] mattsachs's party, where [livejournal.com profile] zapf accompanied me as the only member of the Jewish Iraqi Mafia. Pictures as soon as [livejournal.com profile] bichika sends them to me. Sunday I went to see The Goat, or Who is Silvia? Kudos to my favorite stage manager, [livejournal.com profile] misterdark, and everyone else involved.

I adore Halloween. I love it. Dress-up was probably my favorite playtime activity when I was little, and it hasn't changed. Day-to-day, I like to be as comfy as possible, with my jeans and t-shirts, but I love any chance to dress up in costumes. Yesterday I wore my Kaylee costume to campus, and nobody got it except [livejournal.com profile] lightgamer. Which is fine, because it made him happy, and as long as one person enjoys my Kaylee costume, it's always worth it.

Last night, I accompanied [livejournal.com profile] misterdark and his beyond-lovely girlfriend to see a Halloween showing of Evil Dead 2 at the Brattle. Wondrous. I'd never seen it before. I went as the second-most-adorable pirate to ever sail the seven seas. Pat was a nerd. Wait, was? Hahaha, I'm hilarious. Pictures as soon as Arjana puts them on Facebook.

I'm so excited about this weekend, but I'm also exhausted just thinking about it. The boys' party and Rocky Horror on Friday night, the Tempest and another costume party on Saturday, and I think finally, just vegging on Sunday.

Tonight, 3 straight hours of karate, because I missed last week. I hope I'm up to it.

WHAT?!

Nov. 1st, 2006 02:49 pm
inwaterwrit: (misbehave)
How did I not know there was a new DDR game out? This is a travesty. I must own DDR Supernova immdediately. And it'd better be awesome, because the last two weren't.

In other news, I'm sick, again. I didn't realize it was possible to get sick twice in the same cold season. I mean, seriously, are there that many different viruses going around that one I haven't had before got to me? Or did the one I had really mutate in other people so much that my body didn't recognize it when it came after me again? I mean, that is how viruses work, right? Booger. I hate being sick.

Right. Between getting sick, having midterms, and then getting sick again, I haven't done any grocery shopping in weeks. I've been eating a lot of rice in the past few days. I supremely fail at nutrition.

My weekends have been busy, busy, busy. So busy I feel like I need a weekend to recover from my weekends. There was the larp two weeks ago where I got to be Sarah Jane Smith... until I got shot in the back. Seriously, who DOES that? Who shoot Sarah Jane IN THE BACK? My only consolation was that people told me I made a good Sarah Jane, which made me happy, considering I've only seen like 3 or 4 episodes of the old Dr. Who.

This past weekend was costume parties galore! I wore the mafia chick outfit, pictures on their way, I promise. [livejournal.com profile] kamianya was the cutest little pirate ever to sail the seven seas of Partydom. Again, pictures soon, I promise. Saturday night was [livejournal.com profile] mattsachs's party, where [livejournal.com profile] zapf accompanied me as the only member of the Jewish Iraqi Mafia. Pictures as soon as [livejournal.com profile] bichika sends them to me. Sunday I went to see The Goat, or Who is Silvia? Kudos to my favorite stage manager, [livejournal.com profile] misterdark, and everyone else involved.

I adore Halloween. I love it. Dress-up was probably my favorite playtime activity when I was little, and it hasn't changed. Day-to-day, I like to be as comfy as possible, with my jeans and t-shirts, but I love any chance to dress up in costumes. Yesterday I wore my Kaylee costume to campus, and nobody got it except [livejournal.com profile] lightgamer. Which is fine, because it made him happy, and as long as one person enjoys my Kaylee costume, it's always worth it.

Last night, I accompanied [livejournal.com profile] misterdark and his beyond-lovely girlfriend to see a Halloween showing of Evil Dead 2 at the Brattle. Wondrous. I'd never seen it before. I went as the second-most-adorable pirate to ever sail the seven seas. Pat was a nerd. Wait, was? Hahaha, I'm hilarious. Pictures as soon as Arjana puts them on Facebook.

I'm so excited about this weekend, but I'm also exhausted just thinking about it. The boys' party and Rocky Horror on Friday night, the Tempest and another costume party on Saturday, and I think finally, just vegging on Sunday.

Tonight, 3 straight hours of karate, because I missed last week. I hope I'm up to it.
inwaterwrit: (pretty)
[Poll #853288]

NOTE: I have like, four Halloween parties to go to. If I see you at one of them, and I'm not wearing the costume I said I would... it's probably because I wore it to another party.


Hey, why does everyone seems so gung-ho about the mafia bit? Is it JUST because I'm Italian?

Do me a favor, guys, comment with your reasons for your choices. I'm confuzzled.

(Oh, also, note for everyone who's commented with confusion about Jessica Rabbit: Uh, hello? Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Curvy, redheaded sexpot? Psh. Come on, guys. I expect better.)




inwaterwrit: (pretty)
[Poll #853288]

NOTE: I have like, four Halloween parties to go to. If I see you at one of them, and I'm not wearing the costume I said I would... it's probably because I wore it to another party.


Hey, why does everyone seems so gung-ho about the mafia bit? Is it JUST because I'm Italian?

Do me a favor, guys, comment with your reasons for your choices. I'm confuzzled.

(Oh, also, note for everyone who's commented with confusion about Jessica Rabbit: Uh, hello? Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Curvy, redheaded sexpot? Psh. Come on, guys. I expect better.)




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