KhaosKreator
 


Costume :Prince George
Source :Blackadder III
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013


Costume Photos

Final costume on stage, with the amazing Christian!

Photo of costume on stage

Finished costume on stage

Now with butler accessory!

Second attempt at the wig- success!

Sash ribbon arrived!

Finished waistcoat.

Bead close up

Current bead level: 80%

ENORMOUS TROUSERS, fine detail

Reference

Reference

 


Costume Information

Description
My personal costume for the year! To be worn at Ayacon- I hope : O I'll be joined by the beautiful Christian as my charming Blackadder.

There are THREE things a costume must be before I consider it for a personal costume:

1) It must be a new challenge. (I’ve made so much armour that all I want to do now is sew. SEW I TELL YOU)

2) It must cost less than £200 in materials to make (Because anything more and my costume business is a farce)

3) I must have the ability to have FUN in it. (I.E. Can I sit down/move about/ spend the day not having to pull a bitch face)

Comments

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This is going to be amazing!

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 23 July, 2013 - 20:05
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Awesome. Looking forward to seeing.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 - 02:26
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this is going to be brilliant, you are a detail master!

by Eatmethoubean on Sunday, 28 July, 2013 - 13:56
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loving the detail

by J-Po on Sunday, 28 July, 2013 - 19:47
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Wow! The details are stunning. Great work.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 29 July, 2013 - 03:18
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I know I squealed all over the photos on FB but dayyyummm I'm just going to squeal again

by Freyarule on Monday, 29 July, 2013 - 08:24
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The amount of detail in this costume is fantastic

by ArcaneArchery on Saturday, 3 August, 2013 - 21:26
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Aw, cheers everyone, I'm coming to the end pretty soon!

by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 3 August, 2013 - 21:58
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Magnificant! Wow this is already looking so good. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 4 August, 2013 - 23:22
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This looks totally stunning! *_*

by MoonLily on Monday, 5 August, 2013 - 21:55
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Wow this cosplay and the embroidery are absolutely beautiful!

by Immy on Monday, 5 August, 2013 - 22:29
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Best Idea Ever. Also this is looking amazing!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 5 August, 2013 - 22:44
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Wow.. Just wow...

Will you be performing and/or competing in this costume? I hope I get to see another of your legendary performances at Aya

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 5 August, 2013 - 22:59
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Oh sweet jesus this is incredible!

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 5 August, 2013 - 23:41
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Amazing, love all the embroidery and bead work - looking forward to seeing it finished!

by Angelphie on Wednesday, 7 August, 2013 - 20:15
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Kei- I'll be doing the masquerade and sunday night live with Christian as my faithful blackadder! Are you doing something this year? Looking forward to catching up with you!

by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 10:03

This was so damn fabulous. You and Christian were awesome :D Was great to see all that embroidery and beading up close, what a fiddle but so worth it, it looks amazing!

by madmazda86 on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 00:12
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Epic! You guys were on top form on stage and the detail on this costume is so inspiring, it's a work of art.

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 11:01
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Waaah! You were superb, I saw you in SNL! :D

by Nesabi on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 17:38
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You were just perfect in this and it was lovely to meet you! ^^

by MoonLily on Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 19:40
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Amazing!

by puzzledpenguin on Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 - 14:02
 

Journal

The Path to Princedom Part 6- The Chronicles of Coat. (Posted 26th August 2013)

And now the most complex part of the costume broken down- the COAT.

http://khaoskostumes.com/?p=1013

Shirt! (Posted 13th August 2013)

Made from an old bedsheet and lace I had hanging around. Realised in this photo that I need some beige underwear for this costume...

Full shirt making pictures over here: http://khaoskostumes.com/?p=801

Final wig! (Posted 11th August 2013)

Used a lace front blonde wig, back combed the top and slowly made it into a beehive shape. Total time about 8 hours- had a real task with the curls on the side and had to use bobby pins to secure them into place.

Wig mark one (Posted 11th August 2013)

First attempt at wig failed. It got so far then I tried it on and found it too heavy at the back. I wanted this costume to be comfortable and to be able to wear it while working so I decided (after a 3am stare at the ceiling session) to order a new wig and start again.

Waistcoat done. (Posted 3rd August 2013)

I'm awful at getting selfies in costume.

Waistcoat before bias binding and beads (Posted 3rd August 2013)

Had real trouble lining up the button holes on the lining with the outside. Next time I'd add the button holes last.

HERD U LIEK BEADS. (Posted 3rd August 2013)

About 200 on the pocket flaps alone. Sads.

Waistcoat embroidery finished (Posted 3rd August 2013)

46 designs, most of them the little swirls on the body of the coat. If I had to redo this I'd leave out the button holes and do those separately towards the end of the costume.

ENORMOUS TROUSER detail (Posted 26th July 2013)

Buttons are embroidery on the taffeta with a felt backing. Cute little pearl clusters that NO ONE WILL SEE BUT I CARE.

Path to Princedom part 2- ENORMOUS TROUSERS (Posted 26th July 2013)

Total work time on trousers- 9 hours. Made from 2m of taffeta, which is annoyingly see through. Embroidery was designed then applied to the marked out areas on the fabric before being cut out. Trousers were then self lined before the front flap welts added for that authentic crotch feel.

The path to Princedom Part 1- References and Materials (Posted 20th July 2013)

I spent a good few hours going through the series and screen shotting the costume. Unfortunately I couldn’t track down where the costumes ended up, though the costume maker in the series is billed as Annie Hardinge. I spent far too long finding out what the hell a watch/seal fob was.

Patterns I’ve taken from my pattern store and include the basic coat from burda 2471 and the trousers, waistcoat and shirt from simplicity 4923

Most of the materials in this costume are recycled or taken from my fabric stores. The hardest thing to track down was a suitable pink for the coat. In the show it is clearly a silk, but I went for an upholstery fabric in a dusky pink, the only fabric I could find with a tessellating pattern on it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330656561933?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=...

I have an embroidery machine which I’ll be putting to full use in this costume. Best source for embroidery thread I find is this store:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140718043837?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=...

I ordered two 1000m spools and a big cone of white for the underneath.

Beads I decided on 3mm glass pearls to make it look less cheap, but also be dainty. I ordered 4000 over here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261021051089?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=...

For shoes I’m the same height as Christian, so we decided to put me in heels and him in flats to attempt to make me look like the tower of manhood that is Hugh Laurie. I spent a very long time looking for the right colour shoes before deciding it was impossible and buying the lightest suede ones I could find. Suede is fantastic for cosplaying because you can paint suede and it doesn’t flake.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281088799002?var=580190307894&ssPageName=STRK:...

These will be cut up to the correct shape, then these beautiful buckles added:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160868752009?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=...

Wig stuff I bought this book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wig-Making-Styling-Complete-Theatre/dp/024081320...

And bought a bunch of wefts from coscraft

http://www.coscraft.co.uk/wefts/456-straight-weft-white.html

Total cost of materials (including buying white taffetta and a butt tonne of interfacing): £135.90