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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Maltese Falcon

This handsome fella has recently learned how to sew (gifted teacher, at your service) and he has become quite adept at sewing masks already!  
We joined forces on this "Maltese Falcon" Wrestler's costume.  Fancy!

This is the other man in my life, scored at the flag store. (?)  
He will make mask making (and decorating!!!) so much easier.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Wrestlemania

My first attempt at a Luchador mask

So, my fella has become involved in a retro wrestling league called Victory Commonwealth Wrestling, and he asked me if I would parlay my love of textiles, costumes, and general gaudiness into helping out with some of the costumes for the wrestlers.  I was all "did somebody say RETRO?"

We had a basic luchador mask for copying:

And then we basically went crazy making them.  They are made almost entirely of recycled clothing from Value Village.  There was a little bit of trial and error getting the pattern and templates right, but I am pretty pleased with what we ended up with.

The embellishment possibilities are endless.  
I am so pleased to add these masks to my repertoire!