As most of you know, I've been making my little hats for awhile now. I get plenty of compliments on them when I'm doing shows and when people see photos of them.
One of the recurring comments that I hear though, "Those are really cute but what would I wear it with?"
I've made costumes for myself to wear for many years. Gotten lots of compliments on them as well.
I've even had plenty of people say I should make costumes for others but I've never really felt that my "cobbled together" style would truly be appreciated.
Well, after the continued comments of "what do I wear it with" at the shows and the encouragement of making costumes for others, I've decided that I will make a costume or outfit for each hat so that people can have an idea of what to wear the hat with. And, being the overachiever that I am, there will most likely be jewellry to compliment the costumes and hats as well.
So, I present to you, my first cobbled together costume ~ The Beekeeper's Wife ~
Yes, there's jewellry too ~
In case some of you don't understand what I mean when I say I "cobble things together" here's what the components of this costume looked like right from the thrift store before I did anything to them ~
So you can see that with just a little ingenuity and creativity I took some clothing cast-offs and transformed them into an interesting Neo-Victorian/Steampunk inspired outfit.
Working on the next costume as we speak! Photos, of course, to follow.
Hope you enjoyed my little rambling costume story.
Peace, love & light.