Eagle feathers

Wonder Woman v1 has been one of my favorite costumes ever to wear!
It was the second one I have ever made, and I honestly don’t even care if Wonder Woman has been done by everyone all the time. I am a firm believer that in costuming anyone should wear what makes them happy! You know? It’s your money! It’s your time! It’s your body! And as long as you are not hurting anyone just wear what makes you happy!
Making costumes is not an easy peasy hobby. It’s time consuming and above all it’s MONEY CONSUMING!
So it makes no sense to me to not make something you are passionate about! You have to!
That’s what makes it all worth it, you know?
So yes! You go to a convention and you see 100000937636277288 Wonder Women walking around! SO WHAT?
I will gladly be one of them!
(We all see 62737473829919172738393971718839717738849493827161616829394847373781827271717 slave leias everywhere and I don’t see anyone complaining!!!! Lol)
So… Yeeeyyyy for Wonder Woman!!!!
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When I made this costume I used red satin for the corset! It’s the perfect shade of red, but satin is not the nicest of the fabrics! But remember!!! This was just the second costume I ever made!! Satin seemed like a very good choice at the time!
But not this time around! πŸ˜‰
I chose a red tafetta this time! It still has some sheen to it, but not as much as satin!
I bought it online tho, without ordering a swatch so the shade is a bit darker than I expected but that’s ok!
What was more important to me with this remaking was to get the eagle as close to the original as possible!
I call it eagle that bird she has on her chest! πŸ˜‰
Most of the images I had before were like this

And I could see there were some details there but I didn’t pay much attention to it!
After the costume was done and ready I found a couple of pictures that were more detailed and I knew right away one day I would have to work on it and the time has come my friends!!!!!

Lynne from http://www.sewingcafewithlynne.com has done some amazing work! She and her husband Chuck are amazing! They make incredible screen accurate Batman and Robin (1966) costumes, as well as Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman! Among other things of course! They had access to the original patterns and also got details on how the originals were made from the costume designers on the shows! How cool is that?
So Lynne had some really nice pictures of HER work and I am using that as a base for my new one!

Lynne’s beading work is impressive and beautiful and I am sure I won’t get mine to look half as good as hers, but I am trying!
Of course right off the bat I couldn’t find the exact beads I see on hers but I am making it work with what I found!
Now it’s the tedious work of sewing these beads :/
I hate hand sewing and every time I sit down to do this I question myself WHY AM I DOING THIS AGAIN?
the answer is always the same! Cause I am CRAZY!
Here is one of my feathers!

Now… Let me get back to work!


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