Did I say I had a lot of wigs? What I meant was I have a lot of costumes. Vintage, re-creation, fetish, character, dance. I’ve pretty much got stuff in every category. And after way more work than I expected, the first batch of items is up on my ebay store.
(Note to self: never try to get work as a copy editor. You spend way too much time on the blurbs, and they come out sounding corny anyways).
You can visit my ebay store at http://stores.ebay.com/teleidoplexcostumeandvintage. Keep checking, as I’m going to be adding items all day, but here’s some highlights:
I’d like to take this moment to thank the lovely and patient Marie Brennan (author of the Onyx Court books and the forthcoming A Natural History of Dragons) for being my clothes-monkey. She’s got a great figure, of course, but what I really love about her is that she’s a dancer, so she knows how to stand without slouching, how to shape her feet and legs, and how to soften her limbs so they look pretty and elegant and don’t distract from the dress.
That being said, throughout the photoshoot we had an ongoing discussion about the various issues around representations of women on book covers and in other situations where they are ‘posed’, because the ‘most attractive’ and ‘feminine’ poses I asked Marie to take were invariably the ones where she was least steady on her feet and in most danger of falling over.
But enough about gender representations! I’m trying to make money here! The dress above is one of my favorites, a discontinued red vinyl mermaid dress by Lip Service. You can click here to go directly to the auction.
Next up, we have Marie’s feet.
Um… I’m a little obsessed with Marie’s feet (again… she’s a dancer). She has lovely arches and turnout and… anyways. I’m also in love with these shoes, which are custom Gallardo flamenco shoes that I got to wear all off three times before I moved away from my teacher. Pick them up for a steal here. You can also get the awesome red and black swirly skirt here.
On to fancier stuff that I’ve made myself, this next outfit is not historically accurate, but it would be great for anyone going to the Labyrinth of Jareth ball. Or… y’know… you could just wear it while kicking around the house.
If you’re interested (or just want to see more pictures), you can check out the auction here.
Finally, if you really just want a simple, easy, Halloween costume, consider this Sally the Ragdoll dress.
I made this… a long time ago. How long? Let’s put it this way… the reason it’s movie accurate is because I went to see the film four times at the El Capitan theater and took my sketchpad along because I wanted to go as Sally for Halloween… but the movie wouldn’t be out on VHS in time.
Yeah. That long ago.
Check it out here.
And I’m going to stop embarrassing Marie now. Because she collects swords. And she knows Kung Fu. Go check out my auctions!
If you would like to help out, but don’t want to buy anything, there’s a donate button on the front page of my main blog.