mardi 5 février 2013

It's a Jolly Holiday with Mary...

Hi There! My Mary Poppins costume is finished at last (okay, except for a few touch ups I still need to do) but here are some photos!! I'll be taking some awesome ones in Disney World, but for now these will do!

I made the hat with buckram and wire, covered it with poplin, then chiffon, then tulle and finally feathers and little apples. It's not exactly like the real one, but I made it with what I already had and I only had to buy the tulle. The apples were taken from an old Christmas ornament. I used a victorian corset pattern for the corset (Simplicity I think, or McCalls) and just cut it to the desired shape afterwards. I used some kind of sturdy cotton/denim for the under layer, and vietnamese silk for the red part. The rest of the costume is mostly chiffon. And I haven't taken a picture, but the pettiskirt underneath has one red layer, so if I move you see a fun swirl of red and white!







Have a nice day!!

14 commentaires:

  1. this looks amazing! i just really hope they don't give you any trouble for wearing it in the park... they generally don't approve of adults in costume and won't hesitate to ask you to change your clothes if they feel you will be mistaken for one of their employees...

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    1. Thanks! oh really? well, I'll be wearing sneakers on my feet, and I am very short and look young, so maybe they' mistake me for a teenager... I'll have some other stuff to wear anyway... but I really hope everything goes well!

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    2. wow thanks for the tip, I just checked ''disney rules'' (it didn't occur to me to check before) And like you said, they are VERY strict... anyone over 9 can't have a costume... maybe my Snow White inspired dress will pass, and Maybe my pirate costume too, since it doesn't represent a disney character... ohh I'm really disappointed... maybe they'll let me at least wear it at the ''mary poppins'' themed restaurant, it's not in a park... :(

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  2. Magnificent! I'm sorry to read that you won't be able to wear it in the park though. Maybe since the skirt is short it will be ok?

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    1. That's what I thought... none of my costumes are exactly as the real characters. My skirt is shorter, the hat is different, and the neckline is lower... but I read Disney's policies, and it says that anyone over the age of nine can't look colse to a disney character, except maybe for a headdress. My pirate costume isn,t a disney character, and I'll add a little vest over my Snow White dress to cover it up a little, and wear a mountain co-op backpack and red sneakers, so these should be okay. But I really doubt they'll let me in the park with this one.
      My only chance would maybe be at our ''Mary Poppins brunch'' which is on the site but not in a park, I'll be sitting down and eating, and I thought of adding a banner on my back that says ''Not the real Mary Poppins'' so the other guests won,t be confused... I'll try to plead my cause with the employees...

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    2. You could always write to them, linking to your pictures, and ask. This way, you won't be too disappointed once on site.

      And if you can't wear it there, I would say it'll be the perfect hall costume for Costume Con next year. ;)

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    3. Oh wait, I found this:

      Adult costumes or clothing that can be viewed as a costume (children under age 10 are excluded)

      From: http://www.wdwinfo.com/tips_for_touring/dress-code.htm#dress

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    4. Thanks! Oh and good idea for Costume-Con!! Maybe I'll win something... :P

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  3. How lovely! I love Mary Poppins and would love to make costumes based on it. You did an excellent job! And I'm a little mad at Disney right now for not letting you wear it. :/

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    1. Thanks! In the end, I managed to wear a part of it and didn't get in any trouble. I found a white shirt in my closet, and wore that with the pettiskirt, the corset and the hat. No one told me to take it off, and I had compliments every 10 minutes, which was nice! I'll post some photos and details soon :)

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  4. It's too bad you didn't get to wear it. You did a beautiful job. I'm currently working on the same costume and I will be wearing it at Disney!

    The only exception they make is for the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. It's a special event during a limited number of evenings at Magic Kingdom in September and October. They close the park at 7 0'clock and only people who have purchased a ticket are allowed in the Park. They have Trick or Treating, a Halloween Parade and Special Fireworks.

    It is the only time when adults are allowed to wear costumes and then only after 4pm.

    I would love to know more detail about how you constructed the hat. It is absolutely beautiful and that is the one thing I am stuck on.

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    1. Hi Kimberly! Thanks for the compliments. I heard about the halloween party, I'd love to go someday. Except I live in Canada, and am not rich, so I don,t get to go to Disney that often, maybe once in every five years or more. I intend to modify tehe dress soon, to make it more like the high-collared version in the film, and with a longer skirt, like the original one.

      As for the hat, I used buckram and wire for the frame, poplin as a lining layer, and chiffon for the outside fabric, including the gathered part under the hat. For the ''meringue'' look on the top I used white tulle, as well as tulle for the part that goes under the chin. I was inspired by this pattern: http://www.costumes.org/advice/costcraftsmanual/tmpjk8.htm

      Since these photos were taken the little apples have been taken out because they melted in the rain, and I have taken out some of the tulle so that it doesn't look too '''over the top''. One tip though, if you choose to use buckram, is to bring a plastic bag with you in case it rains to cover your hat, because mine got wet and the buckram lost all it's body and I had to repair the whole hat. Another otion would be to find a white straw hat and to decorate it with tulle. Good luck!

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  5. This is amazing! What pattern did you use for the dress and bodice? I can't seem to find one! Thank you!

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    1. Hi! It was more of a mix and match for this dress! I used a simplicity pattern for glinda the good witch for the bodice, made up the sleeves myself, and the skirt is simply a circle skirt with a pettiskirt underneath. For the corset I used a McCalls victorian corset pattern that I altered to obtain the desired shape. I actually modified the dress since this post, here is the new one: http://fairyfingers.blogspot.ca/2014/08/its-jolly-holiday-with-mary-take-2.html

      Good luck with yours!
      Laurie

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