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The Moon Set by MegamiJadeheart The Moon Set by MegamiJadeheart
This is the only photograph I actually got of this costume set.

The moon set was originally intended to be a test of some 1500s Italian patterns. I made them with halloween in mind, out of on-sale halloween fabric.

Once Cat saw them, she insisted that we enter them in the masquerade at Balticon, and we worked on the painted moons around the hems. We won best in show. I still have a hard time believing it ^^,

Cat is wearing the gown, the skirt of which is hand pleated quite carefully, and really impressed on of the judges. I am wearing the Cioppa, which is pretty much a circle with slight fit for shoulders and huge half-circular sleeves. The cioppa completely hides all but the sleeves of the doublet, and I'm wearing a corset (which I made) under it all to hide my chest. Cat had fun playing with makeup to make my face more masculine.

These costumes are actually currently getting re-worked, but more pictures will be had once they are done.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! This costume has been featured in my medieval fashion news: [link] :)
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Oh, thank you very much ^_^
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memoryfleesme Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
thank you very much. i needed this badly for my class. I'm a fashion major and we're taking up western costumes. you just saved me a lot of time.
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
I'm glad to help, though while the design and patterns of the outfits are as close to historical as I could manage at the time, the fabrics definitely are not ^^

I looked at a lot of painting and artist sketches from the time period to decide on such things as the hight of the waistline and the angle of the shoulders on the gown, and the ones I chose were from a very specific sketch done around 1490. The waist is much higher than the previously typical Florentine waistline, which hit about the bottom of the rib-cage rather that directly under the bosom, and was apparently only in style for 10 years, or less, in Italy at the time. I wish I still had my sources on hand so I could link you. . .

It must be fun actually taking classes on these things ^^, I just do research in my spare time on the internet. . . I would love to have teachers to talk to about these things.
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweet! This has been sitting in my DAwatch box for how long now, and I'm just getting to comment on it! ^_^
I can't wait to see more pics, especially of the painted moons!
Any my goodness, you are the tall one, aren't you! Well, that's what it looks like, anyway. If so, it must help with crossplaying... Something I haven't been able to do convincingly myself. But sis, she can... In fact, I routinely have to break a fan girls heart by telling them that the Jack Sparrow in my gallery is *not* my brother. ;)
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
I'm so bad about commenting ^^, It seems like life is taking more and more of my time away from the computer.

I hope to get the re-vamp finished up for this halloween. It's going to be a busy summer, so I don't think I'll be able to make anything wholly new, and it will give me some incentive ^_^

Yep, I'm tall ~grin~ nearly 6 foot. But I've got a really girly shape (very big hips and butt) that is hard to disguise in anything other than period garb. I think being more fair, and having a more feminine face might keep you from looking boyish. I have to agree that Inki makes one hot dude ^_~ (You're both very pretty, actually, and lucky that you complement each other. I'm quite envious sometimes.)

Poor fangirls ~chuckle~ so easily given hope, so easily shattered ^^, I bet the first question is "is that your brother? (not your BF)" and second "(if he is your brother) is he taken?" ~laugh~
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Same here. :_:
I'm hopeing to do a Harlequin for this Halloween, but I'm stuck on what type of Harlequin I'm going to do. Here's my LJ journal entry I typed out on my dilemma, since I really don't feel like typing all that at again. ;) [link]

Oiy! I'm average, 5 foot 4 something I think, but I have the same shape as you. ^_^ And yeah, I don't do guys well at all..... ^_~
She dose, doesn't she? Some one over on the Yahoo fantasy sewing groups we're both on miss took her for a guy again, and commented that she should do a young Anakin Skywalker before she "grew out of his boyish good looks!"
Thanks! It's nice haveing some one who will play a male pair, especially since my bro won't!
Yep! *giggle*
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
Hmm, that is a dilemma. I like the coat and corset look, but I just love the ruffy bustle. I suppose it might look odd to add a bit of ruffle to the dark queen look . . .

Yeah, I look like I was just scaled up from a normal sized person ~laugh~ No-one can tell how tall I am from a distance or when I'm sitting.

She would make a cute Ani, but only if she wants to ^_~ It will be a long time before I try to tackle and of Amadala's gowns ^^,
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*giggle* a very dear freind of mine did a drawing for my of a costume designs with al the bits I liked from each. Here it is [link] I really like how she did it. She's such a dear.

lol!

She would, and I think she really want's to do it too. She wants me to be a Jedi though. *giggle* That could be fun. Me to, though some of them are very pretty... But so complex!
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Now that looks neat! ^_^ Just the right amount of both ruffle and diamond-check, and still so elegant :heart: I can't wait to see it made.

I've been asked to make a young Obi-wan costume, we could do the whole new trilogy in reverse gender ^_~
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Isn't it? I'm huting up patterns at this minute, since my self drafting isn't good enough yet. (i'll get there, just one thing at a time. ^_^ ) I should try and document the makeing of this a little better then I have my past coustme.

Oh, now tha would be fun! ^_^ Hmm, I wounder which one I could do in reverse gender ?
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Self-drafting is a tough thing to learn ^^, When making something for myself, I usually just look to my current stock of patterns (that I've already forced to fit my body) for something similar and alter it ^^, When I was starting out, I bought a lot of patterns and hacked them together.

What is this documentation of which you speak? ^_~

It would be fun ^^, Though something horrible just occurred to me. You and your sister would look awesome as Luke and Han . . .
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LeoOsaka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Wow! I can understand why you won best in show! That's incredible xD! I'm surprised you didn't go into costume design as a career! You would have kicked ass at it! Heck I would have worn that outfit [The one you're in] xD It actually looks comfy. And I'm totally NOT a dress up person XD!
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Thank you! :heart: I really liked this set.

Costume design was always an option ^^ Sewing and drawing are the two things I can't seem to stop myself from doing. The way I see it is, I can always do that when I'm tired of being an animator ~giggle~

I love Italian men's clothing so much ^^ That's why a lot of Niran outfits from my story look sort of Italian. I plan on making another Cioppa (the big pleated coat like I'm wearing here) in dark red velvet with a black fur trim. It will be so sexy, soft and pettable ~drools at the mental image~
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LeoOsaka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
You're very talented Megami-sama <3 oh you really are! *smooch* <333
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
It comes from the company I tend to keep ^_~ ~huggle~ But thank you :heart:
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sheepgobah621 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
love the fabrics and what you did with them! it really gives off a great masqueradish feel :D
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Thank you very much ^_^ I'm really glad you like them.
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sheepgobah621 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
:D your welcome! :hug:
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caterpillartomoko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Doesn't the corset make you hard to breathe? You know... if you didn't say you're the one on the right I really thought you're on the left.

I think I'm begining to imagine how tall you'd be...

I'd be angry if these customes didn't won anything. They look beautiful, even though I have zero knowledge on fashion.... or costumes.
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
Thank you for the fav ~huggle~
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caterpillartomoko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
You're welcome. I quite like it.
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
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MegamiJadeheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Corsets are actually really comfortable. You can breath just fine, because there is slack in the laces in back, and you still have up and down freedom.

A lot of people who weren't there assume I'm the one in the dress ~giggle~ I spent the entire night being addressed as "sir." It even took my mother a while to recognize me (granted when I had the mask on)

Yep. 5'11" I'm pretty tall. Cat gets miffed because I always get to play the man when we perform ~giggle~ She's the more assertive of the two of us, but I've got the height people look at as masculine.

They are really good costumes ^_^ I don't know if I've actually made anything better yet. The re-working I'm doing on them is just to make the dress two separate gowns, and to fix the painted moons and attach them more permanently. I'm really glad you like them. Thank you ^_^
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