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Well, I'm a bit of a cosplay novice. I went to MCM last October with a bunch of randomly cosplay-ed friends. I was a Bulbasaur! I wasn't 100% happy with the costume, and this May (and indeed from now on) I'm really hoping to top that with many better things.

I've always loved making clothes and costumes, but never really got into Cosplay until last year. I have always home-made my costumes for Halloween etc, but I guess when I was younger I didn't really know what cosplay was! My greatest achievement then was my handmade Sally outfit from the Nightmare Before Christmas.

So right now I'm a little on the bigger side, and my self-confidence is not too huge so it is pretty difficult for me to find things to wear. I'm a bit of a tomboy, so will quite hapilly cross-dress if I feel like it, but am equally inclined to cosplay girls as well.

I also make costumes for The Wookiee. He has clumsy fingers and can't sew very well. The last time he tried, he got his fur stuck in the machine and it was quite painful for him; he nearly took his hand off, poor beastie.

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Joined: 20th Feb 2013

Completed costumes: 5

Photos uploaded: 12

Progress journals: 9

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HannahShotFirst - The Gentleman with the Thistle-down Hair - 18th October 2015

A Cravat or a Jabot...

I have come upon the issue of the Gentleman's Cravat. Looking at tutorials on making cravats, none of them have the frilly quality that the Gentleman's cravat seems to possess.

In an interview with costume designer Barbara Kidd for www.bbcamerica.com, Kidd says that "The Gentleman wears a more ostentatious, frilly cravat, more in keeping with the previous era rather than the simplicity of the Regency."

So I've decided to make a sort of half-cravat-half-jabot, which I will detail here.


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