Uh... and yeah, don't ask me where those black tights came from, because I have no idea! Maybe the model brought them? Hmm...
What I did:
Wow, this was a tough one. There are TONS of things I had to custom on this one. Pirate costumes, exactly how I need them, don't exist!
On top of that, corsets don't come with buttons and ties like that... nor do boots! So you guessed it... all hand sewn on! The worst part was measuring out where the buttons went. Ruler nightmare!
But the real topper, gold accoutrement's come in all different shades!!! Oh yeah, the gold buttons didn't match the jacket, didn't match the belt buckle, didn't match the cords....I foresaw one big hot mess! And with my slightly perfectionist attitude... ALL GOLD MUST MATCH. Yep. I repainted every single gold bit to match.
What do you think? (besides the tights. Gawd, those are killing me!!!)
On a side note, since the outfit was based on a black and white sketch, I could pick and choose what colors I wanted for the costume, unexpectedly choosing the colors used on the statue! From now on, I'm calling myself the Pirate Girl Project Manager. You may kiss the ring.