This is a really hard one! I struggled to think of Costumes starting with “I”…….once on a roll though I did manage a few that are fairly cool! I like the idea of an Indiana Jones type character and Bollywood costumes are always gorgeous! Let me know if you can think of ideas I have missed out on, just leave a comment and if I can I’ll add it in!
Incredibles, Dash, Violet, Jack-Jack, Mr and Mrs
Intergalactic Being – any space type costume or space character (only maybe stretching it here but it might fit the bill!
Indiana Jones – cream/khaki pants, shirt, brown leather jacket, leather satchel, brown hat, brown belt, whip
Inuit – see Eskimo
Irish Leprechaun – green tailcoat, breeches, vest, cravat, green top hat
Irish Dancer – see Beer Girl
IronMan – also known as Iron Robot!
Indian, Bollywood – See Bollywood
Indian Maharajah – see Bollywood
Ivanhoe – see Knight
So I’m slogging through the alphabet with the goal of getting through before party season kicks off again for the year and the birthday parties begin for 2018! If you can think of any costumes starting with an “I” that I haven’t thought of please comment below!
All through the year we have customers getting ready for alphabetically themed parties! Costumes starting with “H” is a great one, there are heaps of ideas! Can you think of any to add to our list? Please feel free to add to the comments below!
Hannibal Lecter – restraint jacket with face guard or orange prisoner suit with mouth restraint
Hamlet – medieval tunic with hose, cape, hat etc
Han Solo – Navy pants with red trim down sides, light yellow shirt, black vest with pockets, blaster with holster
Hangman – Black tunic, black pants, black cape, black executioners mask plus axe
Hansel – German or Austrian man costume, shorts with shirt and hat
Happy Days – 1950’s guys – 1950’s style shirts, neat hair, jeans turned up at cuffs or neat slacks, dark brown leather jacket for Fonz
Sometimes you just need to take a break from all the “have to do”‘s on your list and just imagine something gorgeous! Today was one of those clean up days. Time to sort some dress making patterns back into their packets, but a great chance to dream! I love having a look through dress making patterns, imagining the material I would use and the changes you could make to make it your own.
This great 1950’s pattern from Vogue features a tailored pencil skirt and matching jacket – so chic!
This gorgeous pattern from the 1960’s features long and shorter formal dresses with a formal coat to match.
From the funky 1970’s, this pant suit could look great in some wild colour combos!
Can’t forget the kids! I love the flared leg overalls but I doubt my darlings will let me inflict a matching set on them – I can dream!
One of my favourite pattern series is the American Designers series from Vogue in the 1970’s. Above is a killer Bill Blass Americana skirt set.
This pant set pattern by Yves Saint Laurent would create a wonderful disco outfit with the right sparkly fabric.
This glamorous maxi-dress design by Bill Blass would look gorgeous with the right fabric to create the flowing effect.
We’ll be adding more pattern photos to build up our reference library over the next little time period. We are currently in a bit of a clean-up phase with lots of costumes being sorted from storage. It’s a busy time of year for us with lots of parties and a lot of bulk orders coming and going.
While it is so busy it is almost impossible for any projects of my own choice. I can only sort my dress making patterns and dream of the creations I could make, given time and space. For now, time to muse!
It’s that time of year again! Time to drag out the Christmas decorations! We start to take Christmas costume bookings thick and fast from this time of year until the last moment! (Trying so hard to be organised this year!) It is a huge job, getting all our Santa suits and helpers cleaned and ready, time to knuckle down before the crazy times really hit. After our last move a lot of our costumes went into storage or to sewing. This means heaps of unpacking and discovering forgotten treasures!
Mother Christmas or Mrs Claus to you!
Most years we have a few requests for Mrs Claus. She steps out in a number of different looks, from what I like to term “Hoochy Coochy” Mother Christmas to more, well, matronly attire! It all depends on the occasion really. A few demure outfits follow, just to ease into this Christmas thing sedately.
I’m on the hunt for cheesy Christmas outfits and a team brave enough to wear them for photos! (I have some victims, ahem, volunteers in mind!!) Stay tuned for further Christmas costume developments!
So exciting to be writing my first post! While I am working on my posts and figuring out how this works I thought I should post a few photos of our latest fun with some classic 1960’s/70’s Hippy costumes………groovy!