I can’t imagine how hard it is to work on Act II Elphaba!! When I first saw Wicked a year ago, I was looking at the souvenir program when I got home (I always get one at a show I’m seeing for the first time… if a show has it *COUGH*SPAMALOTDIDN’T*COUGH*) and the back had a close-up of Idina Menzel in that dress. I saw all the textures and detail and had to learn more. I found a website that had some of the facts you shared in your post and I was just like WHOAH!!
Musical costumes are just so freaking amazing. I find the construction techniques just as fascinating as the design. Maybe even slightly more so.
And as for taking it apart and re-doing stuff, that’s completely normal. I’ve done it with so many of my own costumes from when I first started sewing. The Star Princess especially - I salvaged a lot from the first one and used it in the second one. There’s a great article by cosplayer Jinyo called Why Remake a Costume? I put up on my other blog which explains how I feel about it exactly. You learn SO FREAKING MUCH the first time you do a costume, and you have all these ideas of how you could’ve done it easier or better or how it’s really done, etc. Or you come across the perfect fabric two years later (hate that).
You’ve got a great start going, so I say - keep on going with the reconstruction and improvements! It will drive you nuts, but will be so satisfying in the end! I look forward to seeing more progress :)
Some of the best resource photos and research I’ve found have all been from this fantastic website called Galinda’s Wardrobe.
It’s honestly the greatest thing ever—and includes a forum where people share their own remakes and tips, etc.
asongstress said: Have you called local shelters to see about any animals picked up in the last 24 hours fitting his description? He might have gotten out of his collar.
The shelters would have called us first. In Toronto, domestic animals are fitted with a micro chip with all the owner’s information. All of ours is up to date, and if someone had picked him up, I hope they would have called us…
I can’t find my fucking cat. I’m trying so hard not to panic, but I’m tired and I can’t find him ANYWHERE. I’m so scared that he’s hurt, or someone is hurting him—he’s chipped, he has a collar—so why the fuck has no one called if they’ve found him? I just want him home.