Ichabod Crane - Sleepy Hollow



This is an old, old costume - in fact, the first costume I ever did any real sewing on - but I bring it out whenever people ask me what possessed me to start cosplaying Johnny Depp characters.

The long and short of it is that someone who bore a striking resemblance to Christina Ricci wanted to make a Katrina Van Tassel costume, but couldn't find an Ichabod and didn't want to do the costume alone. As an androgynous Tim Burton fan, apparently I was the natural choice, and I did love both character and outfit.

The only part of this costume I really made was the waistcoat, with a lot of help from my mother. The frock coat was something I already owned; as such somewhat inaccurate, but it did at least have the mandarin collar. The shirt was a blouse of my mothers, the trousers my own, the boots and wig from eBay.

Unfortunately I have very few pictures of this costume. When I can, I will find the others and scan them in; in the meantime, have a fuzzy one.

This was the costume that confirmed my androgyny and resemblance to Johnny Depp - people honestly didn't recognise me as a woman. Since then, whenever a Depp costume appears, I'm immediately asked if I'm making it!

RanmaSyaoran posted on 11 January, 2009 - 19:50
Very nice coat & cravat / ruffle!

Sephirayne posted on 26 January, 2009 - 19:31
Fab Ichabod. I love the overall look. I think you did an excellent job of putting it toghether.

DeppalikeUK posted on 10 July, 2009 - 04:39
I love this,,, You did an awesome job in capturing the character. My Hat goes off to you.

Arios_Schiffer posted on 19 April, 2010 - 21:16
I adore this costume! You capture it so well, and you have perfectly got the face right. (Just read your FtM article and I can see how perfect you are.)

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