Sunday, July 23, 2017

Shopping Miss Peregrine

Summer is the season of comic & cosplay conventions and we decided to try to make it to one or two in the surrounding cities and to do another family costume.  Actually we made the decision last year when Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children hit theaters.  We didn't have the means or time to make anything then, but it's been our goal for this year.  Originally, we intended to make all the costumes ourselves, but, ya know, then real life happened.  Finding my costume was easy.  I did a search and turned up FanPlusFriend Costume Store's Exact Copy of Miss Peregrine's jacket, skirt, and pocket watch.  All that was left for me was to supply the shoes, which I already had in the form of these The Zest is History Heels in Navy from: ModCloth and a pipe which I bought for around $5 on Amazon.  I don't have much to say about this costume and none of it is negative, but I'll do a separate review for each of these dresses in an upcoming post.
Finding dresses for two small girls was much more challenging.  After a fruitless search, I decided to move away from children's sizes and into small adult sizes that I could alter myself.  One of the first places I searched was The Other Sparrows and found both dresses I was looking for.  The first was Emma's blue dress and I chose this Tie Waist Mint Dress in a size medium.  Of course, this isn't an exact match, but it is close enough to give the impression of Emma's dress and with such an important prop as her weighted shoes, I felt we could get the idea across with a less precise match on the dress.

 For Olive's dress we managed to get a much closer match with this Tassel Tie Neck Pink Floral dress and this was available in a size small. I'll still have to make some adjustments to it since it's being worn by a child, but an adult could easily rock this dress for Olive's come Halloween.
And to really sell the look as a group, I bought two white cotton doll blanks, to make the twins, one for each girl to carry around.  I'm not using a pattern for them, just trying to fit some fabric over them to roughly created the twins' outfits.  If it doesn't work, I'll just forget about including them for now.  But, costumes do exist for these characters if you happen to have two little ones who love the series.
And of course, we had to buy wigs for everyone since we're a family of brunettes.  I found all three colors available for around $10 each on and they arrived within a week.  So, for the next few weeks we'll be hard at work finishing up our costumes and then I'll post extensive pics of all the completed looks with props.
To Be Continued...........

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