Thursday, 19 February 2015

Armoured Red Riding Hood

I've been planning an outdoors photoshoot with my scale mail corset. This means trying out different garments that might work with it so that I can have the perfect combination when the shoot actually happens. Bringing a bunch of stuff that in the end does not work together is only a pain in the behind. Or shoulders, as I'll be lugging all the stuff around in huge Ikea bags.

 

I'm not absolutely sure about the skirt. It's nice on its own (well as the pair, there's a tulle skirt underneath) but the corset comes so low on the hips that it makes me look short when the skirt puffs out only on the hips, not at the waist. Oh well, the skirt will still work great with any top that can be worn with a corset underneath and either can be tucked under the skirt or flares out at the waist. A mermaid skirt would work better with the corset, but I only have a lace mermaid skirt in my closet, it's too busy.


But I do love the cloak! I spent ages pondering if I should sew one my self or order one, and in which colour combination. This one is from a British eBay seller and was available in many colours. In the end I decided to get an all red one (you got to choose the lining and the outside colour) so it would go well with my red and black things. And if it was nice, I planned to get something in the shades I usually use (purple, teal, black) to go with the rest of my wardrobe, if it seems to be useful. 

The cloak feels a bit cheap, but then again it was only something around 30 euros, so I could not have even bought the fabric for one with that amount. It's a very decent 30 euro cloak, I say! And looks better in photos than IRL, which is a plus because I intended it for photos. The final nail was the skirt, which I found at a thrift store for 7 euros. My usual colours would not have worked with the moss green, so a red cloak it was!



The next hurdle was to try out wigs. I got a few recently, so I have more natural shades to choose from. I thought the red one would be interesting, because I couldn't say if it would work with the bright red cloak. In the photos it's quite nice, but holy hell what an uncomfortable wig it is! It's a bit small so it digs into my forehead and because it has no bangs, the hair is always getting in my face. And it wants to tangle and get stuck on earrings, necklaces and scale mail.



N. Finsternis suggested on the last post I did on the scale mail that a sleeve I had worn earlier would work well with it. I thought it was a great idea, so here's the sleeve with the corset! I think it gives a nice steampunk vibe to the outfit :)


 What do you think of the skirt with the corset? I'm thinking of scouring the flea markets for a mermaid skirt or trying an overskirt on top of the corset, maybe something that ties in the front with ribbon so it wouldn't hide much of the corset.

19 comments:

  1. Muuten hyvä toi hame mutta jotenkin tuo väri ei ainakaan omaan silmääni sovi niin hyvin :)

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    1. Jännä, mun mielestä se just sopii hyvin vastavärinsä punaisen kanssa :) Mutta nää on tosi henkilökohtaisia juttuja, yksi tykkää yhdestä yhdistelmästä ja toinen toisesta.

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  2. you look wonderful. Try a skirt that is flat across the stomach, with the gathers over the hips and backside. The front of the corset with lay flat and not have to fight the stomach gathers.

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    1. Thank you, great tips! I have a black skirt that might work like that, I have to try it out :)

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  3. You look stunning as a redhead. And I love that corset! Fabulous!

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  4. Toi vihreä hame itsessään on kyllä wou! Sopiiko udella mistä se on?
    Kyllä musta nuo pelaa yhteen aika hyvin, oon nähnyt Punahilkka-asuja vaan lyhyillä hameilla niin tästä sai itsekin inspiraatiota :)

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    1. Kiitos! Hameen mä löysin Fidalta, mutta sen merkki on DarkStar. Ilman alushametta se on vähän hassu, mutta matsku on kevyttä ja laskeutuu tosi hyvin!

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  5. Oon sanaton... Ihan mielettömiä kuvia! <3

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  6. I love the Red Riding Hood ready for battle idea! Maybe she could have a pulled up skirt for kicking and fighting!

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    1. Thank you! That sounds like a great idea, I have to try it out!

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  7. You look amazingly gorgeous! I absolutely love all the colour play and contrast going on here.
    And I love that eyeshadow! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much! I think the skirt plays well with the cloak just because of the contrast, and the corset gets enough room to shine :)

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