From: Witch Hunter Robin
Worn at: AWA 2004
The coat was made straight from a pattern with no alterations, save the pockets I added. I made it out of twill from Wal-Mart. The black overdress was mostly trial and error. I had a pattern for a corset that I altered and added a skirt to. I found that material at a second hand store for next to nothing. I was worried about how I’d be able to make her underdress since I couldn’t find a pattern with a neck like that but I ended up finding a vintage pattern at the same second-hand store that had exactly what I needed. It had to be changed in a few places but it turned out well.
The pendant was made for me by Fantasy Props. The glasses were bought, then painted to match the coat. Unfortunately, they’re strong reading glasses, so I had a little trouble getting around with them on. The boots, which I do not yet have a picture of, were also a thrift store find. I painted them and sealed them with clear coat. For the hair I made L-shaped braces out of heavy gauge wire that I gathered a ponytail around, then I twisted my hair around that. It looked accurate but the weight of my hair pushed the braces into my head all day which ended up leaving welts. If I did this again I’d make all my skirts fuller and I’d make a wig for it.