Where have I been?

Conventions, random things

Hello everyone!

Wow… A whole year past by since my last post… shame on me… I will try to be more active. I should at least, since Facebook and the other social media platforms are so complictaed with their reach and algorithms right now.

So what have I done and where have I been? 😀

To be honest, so much happend within the last year.. that would be just to much to write everything done here. But let me pinpoint some highlights.

I hosted a workshop with my dear Laura Helena Photography on Madeira (that was really amazing), visited the WGT 2017 in Leipzig (unfortunatly not this year… but 2019 is already planned!) and visited Elfia in Arcen again with my girls.

2018 is in full swing right now and I am full with my own wedding preparations and my trip with CU-Photography to Ireland next month. There is still so much to do! For both events. But I will try to manage everything. 🙂

I will update my costume galery shortly. So keep an eye open for new updates^^ and maybe I will find the time to go a bit more into details with my costume making.

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*hugs and kisses to all of you*

Jumeria

My Costume Plans for 2017

Conventions, Cosplay, Disney, Finished Costumes, Inspiration, Plans, random things, WGT

Hi everyone,

Last year I made a “Costume Wish List” for the entire year and I think it would be nice to see what I accomplish also this time 🙂

I will try to buy not so much fabric this year and use some of my stored fabric up, since I have way to much of it… XD

So what are my plans for 2017? These are not chronological… but I will try to point out for which event the costume is eventually planned.

–> 1860 purple ballgown (this costume is ready to wear by now). I started with it between Christmas and new year and had already one shooting with it.) I will work on the train a bit more and add more ruffles in the future.

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Picture by A to Z Photography

I chose this costume to reduce my piles of fabric a bit. And I also tried out a new sewing pattern which I will also use for my wedding dress. The pattern is really nice! I just need to lengthen it a bit for the next project because my torso it quite long.

–> Poison Ivy (organic version)

I have already the fabric here. A really beautiful silk that changes colors between red and olive green. Planned for the Comic Con in Hanover

–> Jessica Rabbit… in my more modest version.

I have also all fabrics here and started already with the corset. (I will actually start with this costume right after my purple ballgown) This one is planned for the Bookfair in Leipzig

–> “Star Seeker” this is a very special project for me since I got the idea when I was on vacation at Madeira.

I found a really nice (but also very expensive) silk that matches these colors perfectly. I cannot wait to start with this project!!! This costume will be made for shootings and indoor events (where it’s dry and not dirty, since silk is such an expensive and sensitive material.

–> A military inspired dress in black and gold to match my tricorne.

I will try to make this dress probably for the WGT 2017. I would like to try a new corset pattern that I have lying around but I guess I need to adjust it very much…

–> Another Asian princess dress but this time in gold, brown and red (probably for autumn 2017 or even the Elf Fantasy Fair in Arcen).

–>A frilly shepherd girl dress with a matching staff. Just like in some old fashioned movies. I am not sure which pattern I will use. Maybe a mix out of different periods. I will try to use just fabrics out of my stock. Would be nice for spring when the lambs are born.

–> A golden elaborate dress for the WGT 2017. I want to make it big, sparkly and very detailed.

–> A lilac colored Elven dress, very airy and with mostly chiffon and silver appliques. This one is planned for a trip into the lavender fields in the Provence of France.

–> “Arielle” from the little Mermaid. Her rose colored ballgown dress (maybe also for the EFF in Arcen). Just as usual in my own style with more pearls and details.

–> “Queen Merida” with some alterations 😉 Its just difficult to find the right fabric color or fabric kind… I am not sure if I would like to use velvet (because it’s so heavy and the color range is so limited) or something else like brocade or cotton fabric. I need to search the web a bit more for the perfect fabric.^^

–> A light blue Tudor Gown. Maybe also for the WGT?

–> Some smaller and quick projects like simple dresses or medieval dresses.

Soooo this makes +/-11 planned costumes (and some smaller projects) and one already finished costume. This is quite ambitious but I guess I can and will manage that 😀

So stay tuned for the finished costumes. 😀

Costume Plans for 2016

Calendar project, Conventions, Plans

It’s already March… and the outdoor photoshooting session will start soon… It’s time to talk about my costume plans for this year. 🙂
Since I’m involved in a huge fairytale calendar project I need to sew many fairytale themed costumes.Some are already finished – luckily I can use some of my already existing costumes for the project. 🙂

But these are the costumes that need to be done so far:

  • Cinderella
  • Rapunzel
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Odette (Swanprincess)
  • Frog King
  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

The next one will be the costume for the princess of the frog king. I bought already all materials and have started with the blouse for this costume. I promise to make some work in progress pictures!

But that’s not all that I have planned for this year!

For the WGT in May I planned two new outfits. One will be completely red and the other one black and green. I will start with the red one soon!

For the second period of the year I’m planning my version of Poison Ivy, which will be more covered but very elegant. 😉 Additionally I would like sew a new baroque dress in black with much glitter and an Asian princess costume in gold/brown with a hint of red…. but I don’t know if I will find the time in my ambitious schedule.

This would make in total 11 costumes (+ 2, I already finished two costumes in the last weeks.)

So we will see how much I can realize this year!

WGT – Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig

Conventions, WGT

Another huge event for me is the WGT in Leipzig. I’m not so much into the gothic music scene but I LOVE the creative costume people, who try to make an even better outfit every year! The costume quality is sometimes so insane that I for myself feel a bit underdressed or unskilled. ^^” It’s nice to see that there seems to be no end to the creativity in costumemaking.

So here is a picture of one of my costumes for this event. (picture by Alex Blyg)

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I’m so excited for the WGT this year! I have planned some really nice outfits… so I guess I need to start very soon with the sewing. XD

Only 2 months and some days left! I will keep you updated with my progress 🙂

Elf Fantasy Fair and other conventions

Conventions, Finished Costumes

I don’t know why, but I really love Fantasy and Comic Conventions. Especially the Elf Fantasy Fair in the Netherlands is one of my favorite events! I have been several times there on both locations, Arcen and Haarzuilens and I really love the atmosphere and the people there. Nearly everybody is costumed and the creativity is insane!!! I found so many friends at this event; it’s almost like a family gathering 🙂

Here are some pictures of the last editions. (Of course you can’t wear the same costume for more than one event… *cough* well at least that counts for me…)

(picture 1-4 by Hanny Honeymoon Photography, picture 5 by Lilif Ilane Photography)

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I also like japanese manga and anime conventions like the Connichi in Kassel, Germany or a part of the bookfair in Leipzig, which is dedicated to this topic. The next event will be actually the bookfair in two weeks. 🙂

This year I will visit following conventions. So if you spot me, feel free to say hi 🙂

  • Leipziger Buchmesse (bookfair Leipzig, Germany)
  • WGT (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Comic Con (Hanover, Germany)
  • Connichi (Kassel, Germany)
  • Elf Fantasy Fair (Arcen, Netherlands)