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2014 Costume and Sewing Round Up

December 29, 2014



Even though I always wanted make a costume and sewing round up post, I never made one before. I decided this year to change it! I also decided to do a round up post for my art and photography, but those are coming soon.

This year I didn’t get the chance to wear many of the costumes I made. Usually what happened is whenever the event I was going to dress up for came, I got sick (Arizona Renaissance Festival) or I got hurt and didn’t feel like dressing up. (Phoenix Comicon) Fortunately, some of the costumes looked like regular clothes so I was able to wear pieces of them with my normal clothes. I really enjoyed it!

I don’t remember all the costumes I made this year but these are some of costumes I remember the most…

Elizabeth i from Day of the Doctor…

Finished dress from the front
Finished dress from the front

Rose Tyler’s Empty Child Jacket version 2…

Rose Tyler Empty Child Jacket

Clara Oswald from Cold War…

Clara Oswald Cold War

Clara Oswald from Nightmare in Silver…

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As you can see, this year I made many Doctor Who costumes. Although it was nice to have so many clothes I liked, I’m not that happy I finished only Doctor Who costumes. There were other projects I wanted to make and finish, but never did. I’m not happy with that. Not happy at all. Next year I plan on making and finishing more non Doctor Who costumes. Preferably more princess, “fru fru” dresses. I started some, but never finished them. I hope to get at least one done by the beginning of January.

One of the favorite costumes that I was able to wear in my daily life was the River Island skirt I bought to go with a Clara Oswald Day of the Doctor costume…

Clara Oswald Anniversary dress

I love this skirt so much. I don’t wear it as much as I’d like to because I want to take good care of it, but oh. I love it. I brought it and wore it at the Phoenix Comicon this year, but not as a costume. Just because I liked it that much.

Although I mostly didn’t wear the costumes I made this year, I did wear one new costume. And of course, I don’t have a photo of it on the dress form or can find a photo of me wearing the costume for the first time. It was The Moment/Galaxy Eater from Day of the Doctor and I wore it to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. I didn’t want to dress up that day because I didn’t feel good at all but I made myself do it anyway. I ended up leaving early from the Festival because I felt so sick (Go figure), but the point is I did wear it and I have proof. Somewhere. Probably on my old computer. *sigh* I wish I could’ve worn it longer! (I still feel badly that I didn’t stay because it was Time Traveler’s Weekend and I got to hang out with other Doctor Who cosplayers, but I was so tired I knew I couldn’t last all day.)

As for sewing, it was far less exciting than the costumes. I mostly made skirts because my sewing machine’s timing broke and, six months later, I still have yet to get it fixed. So, I wasn’t able to make anything besides skirts by hand. (This also limited what I can and cannot make for costumes) Here are some skirts I made with fabric I bought on Spoonflower….

Rapunzelskirt Pianoskirt rocket skirt

That’s all the sewing I’ve been able to complete before the end of 2014.

My plans next year are…

  • Make myself some new dresses
  • Make more princess dresses
  • Make costumes with skirts! (I love skirts!)
  • Wear more costumes
  • Finish the costumes I started in 2014 but never finished because my sewing machine broke
  • Wear more costumes
  • Make only the Doctor Who costumes I planned on making in 2014
  • Did I mention wear more costumes?

Wearing the costumes more is probably number one on my to-do list in 2015. This year I was able to assemble costumes for 2015 that involve wearing comfy pants, comfy shirts, and are great if I don’t feel at my best. Or for daily wear. I’ve already worn parts of those costumes as normal clothes so they’ll work great. :)

Next post, art round up!