sometimes i see people like “why can’t we have a female hero who doesn’t reject her femininity? why can’t we have a powerful girl who can stand up for herself, but still wears dresses and does traditionally “feminine” things?”
and I’m just like
let me show you
*chorus of angels*
a whole chorus?
I’m totally going to try and make this into a macbook sticker if I can find the right website for it
And he said, “Let there be light.”
I think Gelaskins.com might offer this service…
Does anybody know of any other websites?
if you don’t go hard as hell to the first two minutes and six seconds of the phantom of the opera opening overture then you’re not really living life
Erik works at the local 7/11 and helps new trainee Christine with running the store and making slurpees falls in love with Christine’s slurpee making skills. But then new managers come and fire Christine and she ends up working for the Starbucks across the street where Raoul works and Erik gets mad and starts terrorizing the managers by acting like a slurpee machine while also causing havoc at the Starbucks by ordering really specific drinks when Raoul is working
This made me laugh so hard that I think I accidentally broke my pancreas.
This is BRILLIANT!
Anonymous asked: Do you know how would look the white and the black dominos costumes from Leroux's book?
It was a large cloaked garment, usually made of satin. These could be worn over a regular dress, so you were “semi fancy dress”, or it could be worn on its own. They were often hooded and worn with a half mask or Venetian pest doctor mask. I don’t know how old the costume is (in fancy dress context) but it was very popular in the 18th century and also a classic in the 19th century. Here you see a lot of the female’s dresss, while the male is all covered up:
Fancy decorated/patterned versions could also be seen in Victorian fashion plates of the era, as in this plate showing a costume for Medieval lady, an Allegory of Music, a jockey and a domino:
This is perfect!
Anonymous asked: Sorry for this odd question! What actors wear under their costumes? Their own underwear or maybe there's a kind of special theatrical underwear?
It’s up to the person what he/she wants to wear under the costume. The male cast members wears regular underwear, I assume. Female cast members wears tights, and often a flesh coloured body or other stretchy pieces, so they can do fast changes wherever:
(Eva Malmgren in Copenhagen. Not that this was a fast change…)
Some Carlottas wears a corset or corselet under the costumes. It depends on what kind of support they want/need. Christines don’t wear corsets.
Oh just David showing off that brilliant smile, nbd.
Can he please stop omg
Anonymous asked: Hi there! I want to start making costume replicas (especially POTO). Could you give some advice for beginners? :) And where can I find good patterns (btw. are there any free patterns on Internet?) and fabrics?
Oooh, I hope I can inspire you rather than confuse you. It’s always hard to know the starting point of whoever is asking. But I’ll try to give some general tips. Good patterns is probably the hardest part. For the show’s Victorian dresses I usually recommend Truly Victorian:
You have to mix and match patterns a bit, but in general it’s possible to make good POTO costumes out of them. Jean Hunnisett’s “Costumes for Stage and Screen" books are also good both for patterns and helpful tips. She explains a lot of the tricks and general constructions you might wonder about. Many libraries carries her books. Christmas is also getting close… ;)
Though I browse through regular sewing shops in hunt for good materials, I tend to find the goodies elsewhere. My Wishing dress a Renaissance dress was made out of curtains. Others was made of bed linens. You can get decorative and sturdy fabrics (and a lot of it) for cheap. And it’s usually more solid stuff than sewing shop fabrics - AND they handle washing machine/dry clean well.
Dresses made of curtains:
Dresses made of bed linens:
Around Christmas I buy ribbons, tassels, ornaments and beads - things meant to be Christmas decorations, but which can be perfect for Hannibal and Masquerade costumes. After Christmas you can get it dead cheap. Bed linens, lace or embroidered table cloths, curtain tassels and whatnot can also come in handy. Again, they are usually cheaper to buy than when you try to find the same in sewing shops (this is especially valid for bed linens).
But the most important thing is to not be so afraid of your project, and not have such an immense respect for the fabrics. It is of course smart to try out some ideas in mockups (old bed linens or clearance fabrics in whatever colour is good for mockups). But if you think of everything you don’t know when starting on a project, you’ll loose both courage and inspiration. Go with your instincts, remember that you can probably get more material if screwing up, and HAVE FUN while sewing. Why else would you do it?
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Franz Xavier Winterhalter, Empress Elisabeth of Austria in Courtly Gala Dress with Diamond Stars 1865 (detail)
For those who are unaware, it’s apparent that Christine’s Hannibal costume in the 2004 movie was based off of this gala dress—it was also mentioned that ALW would definitely be familiar with this portrait since he’s one of the most prolific art collectors for this time period.
I jumped on the holiday bandwagon and made some festive Phantom icons. Feel free to use them!