Welcome to the Costume Chronicles, the community scrapbook
of The Wardrobe Door. Here you can share pictures and and reports
of costumes you've made, and see the handiwork of your fellow
Chronicles are arranged chronologically, starting with earliest
1) I started off by adapting a cheap wedding dress I bought
off Ebay.This gave me the basic shape to add my Foss shape
bodice and sleeves.
2) I made the stand out collar with Funky Foam.
3) I then used blue acid dye that I painted on
to get the colour that I wanted.
4) Next I started to add layers of gauze that
I ripped to make the overlace effect, and some organza that
I painted on with a watered down solution of fabric glue.This
also gave the fabric a stiffer feel.
5) I made the fur stole, but cutting out animal
skin shapes from Fur Fabric, and sewing them together.This
then gave me the finished look.
The Wig and Crown
1) I had a wig that I used for Jadis by sewing dreads to it.
2) To make my crown I hot glued Christmas plastic
icicles together on a wire base.
3) I then added the crown to my wig, and sewed
a few more dreads over the top.
1) I had some wooden dowl that I used for the base, and molded
some Fimo over it to get the required shape.
2) I made the icicle parts by again hot glueing
Christmas plastic icicles together to get the shapes I wanted.
3) I then painted this with acrylic paint. Next
I added craft wire for the details, and also painted some
more finer details with silver acrylic paint.
The Finished Costume
Witch and "Friends"
family affair - Mom as the white witch. Dad as Aslan, toddler
as Peter - Aslan and Peter were purchased costumes - mom wore
a gunmetal grey ball skirt - silver oleg cassini sequin top
- and a faux fur/satin blanket as a cape.
Turkish Delight Gown
This gown was made for a New Year's Eve party themed
Winter Wonderland. Collar made from rolled betting-crown made
with wire and hot glue.
Witch Costume for Narnia Musical Stage Production
I was the director for a high school production
of Narnia: the Musical this past December. The costume I built
for the White Witch is not a recreation of the movie version,
but rather a design unique for our show that came from my
vision of the Witch based on the LWW book.
I used the Simplicity 9891 pattern as a base for
my costume. I heightened and stiffened the collar, and I added
the fur trim. I also put ties in the back so the costume would
be able to be worn by different sized actors. My actress wore
a wedding crinolin underneath to give the gown more shape.
The crown was made entirely of cardboard, tape, glue, glitter,
link will take you to my online photo album of the White
Witch. Some pictures are from the show itself, and some were
taken after the show to get better detailed shots.
White Witch Snow Gown
Using the pattern from an old prom dress, my A-line
version of the White Witch's snow gown is white satin with
a lot of fake fur trim. The crown and wand are hand made with
plastic water bottles, Elmer's glue, a cream cheese container,
and a lot of white glitter. I based my dress and wand on my
own concept from the book moreso than the film. But the ice
crown was just too great a concept not to use. This was also
my first attempt at sewing my own stuff, so thank you for
the grace. :)