The Purple Files: Discworld Costumes.
by K. Carlisle, also known as La Signora Onorata Katerina da Brescia
costumes were required for Nullus Anxietus III, a Discworld
convention. I was lucky to win dinner with Sir Terry Pratchet during
the convention. (squeeee)...
Dave decided he wanted a Reacher Gilt costume (Going POstal), I wanted
a Susan Sto Lat (Hogfather) and a Klax girl from Going Postal, as
I could use my new brown corset .
What to make
when I have heaps of black drill in the cupboard... Susan Sto Lat from
Things I had
||Things I already had:
- grey pinstriped white cotton for blouse(15+years old)
- black drill
- calico Victorian petticoat
- white wig and black clip on section
- black tafetta for vest
- poker from opshop
The skirt was based on a pattern I had for a commercial 'Victorian'
panelled A line, long skirt
pattern. I added a train and pleated the back. The vest was altered
from an old vest pattern
I had from the early 1980s when I used to wear vests as a fashion
statment. I sized it up added a collar and moved the seams. Below
Left is the original vest. Right is my recreation. and my buttons in
blouse was made from some cotton I bought over 15 years ago when it was
fashionable for mundane tops - but I never got to make it. I used
an old shirt pattern, remade a stand up collar with fold over trim,
widened the front to accommodate pleats, trying to line up the stripes.
I also made the sleeve top larger to gather to a slight leg o'mutton
shape. The bottom of the sleeve was tight and a button with loop
was used as a closure. I had a round broach to wear with it.
Final Outfit: at Nullus Anxietus III, Sydney 2011.
I found a poker in a Salvos, an old fashion eggtimer as a mini
lifetimer, have been looking for a large copy of Jack and the
Beanstalk. I bought a white 'Mrs Claus' wig and added clip on black
bits. Unfortunately the only one I could get within budget had the
curls at the front, but it will have to do. (right) though I am looking
for another black clip section. (out of stock right now)
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