Hocus Pocus. / Costumes: Castle Corsetry / Models: Birds of Play as Winifred and Sarah Sanderson, Chrissy Lynn as Mary Sanderson & Strange Like That Cosplay as Billy Butcherson / Photographer: Joits Photography
Bee Pants Victorian Underwear
For this year’s 221B Con, I cosplayed Victorian fem!Sherlock, BBC-style.I was lucky enough to have the perfect companions frauleinninja as femcroft and timestitcher as femJohn. We decided early on that while the outerwear would be inspired by the show, our underwear would be inspired by the fandom (reapersun's art in particular). And so we have our versions of bee pants for Sherlock, cupcake pants for Mycroft, and red pants for John.
This project was a huge undertaking for me, as I used it as an excuse to finally learn how to sew. I had so much fun and learned so much throughout the whole process. I have to give a HUGE shoutout to timestitcher here, because I really couldn’t have done this without her. She was so patient with me and taught me so much. I can’t thank her enough! <3
Overall I’m really proud of how it all came out, and I can’t wait to both improve upon what I’ve already made and start something new! (Can Can Dean here I come!) :D
(Outerwear making-of coming soon!)
And see timestitcher’s red pants making-of here!
You ladies were amazing! <3
My beautiful Sherlock! Look how amazing she is!
My Best Friend asked me to draw Crowley… so I did. She’s not on tumblr, but I thought I’d share anyway. This is what I work on in between commissions… that and the Cas project. ^_^
What do you think of the King of Hell (not so much now, but he’ll always be the King to me)?
One of my favorite fashion plates and Watson’s Christmas jumper were the inspiration for the Victorian Watson ensemble I made for 221B Con this year.
The Red Pants underwear is a separate post. :)
This outfit had about 17 yards Blue Cotton Silkatene, 10 yards Garnet Silk Dupioni, 4-5 yards lining, 1 yard white Silkatene
I’m not certain exactly how many hours it took, but I can confirm that I spent 17 hours at an ironing board making the mini-pleats and all the triangular trim for the skirts. I caught up on ALL the shows I had been missing in the last month. 75 yards were folded down to 37 yards and 11 yards of white were pleated to 3.5 yards. That’s a lot of vinegar spray my friends.
A quick Chemisette fills in the neckline and allows me to take the dress from daywear to evening wear should I choose to.
Many, many thanks to HeLovesRose for the group and costume photos! She was the super adorable (and hot) Bunny Molly.
I would have been nothing without my Sherlock (CousinCecily) and Mycroft (Frauleinninja). They did a phenomenal job on their outfits, especially when you consider that CousinCecily was a beginning sewer and Frauleinninja had never tackled historical costuming before. I get a bit teary when I think about how much I loved this group.
For my photography class I did series of self-portraits in which I attempted to portray culture and counterculture for the past 10 decades. This is the product of that idea…
this is SO COOL oh man
I’m a bit done in, thank you.
In past 24 hours or so, I’ve had multiple Dr. appts. No problem there, but one decided to roll it in with my annual+ and the new dermatologist is aggressively going after these hives.
I’ve been poked, prodded, clinically groped, injected, biopsied, stitched back up, and had my boobs squashed.
I thought I was just going in for a followup discussion and a consult. Don’t they realize some of these things need a bit of mental prep? I’m going to go burrow and hide now while I put my unshakable facade back together.
Costume and sewing fun will have to wait until tonight.
Watson’s Red Pants Petticoat!
For 221B Con CousinCecily, Frauleinninja and I created Fem Victorian versions of our favorite BBC Sherlock characters. We began the build with the underwear, which obviously had to be themed for our characters. As Watson, I had no choice but to pay tribute to Reapersun’s Red Pants.
Really, it had to be done. I even lined the corset with my “Tribute to Red Pants” fabric from Spoonflower. :D
CousinCecily has Bee themed underwear for Sherlock while Frauleinninja has an adorable cupcake corset for Mycroft.
(last photo courtesy of Frauleinninja)
Oh my God, it’s that $9/yard clearance blue taffeta we have at work in our overstock. All 20 bolts of it.
I’m having a sudden attack of the grabby hands and have to keep reminding myself that my budget cannot afford another victorian build right now.
But….. it wouldn’t happen to be silk taffeta would it?