Me’s Frockcoat: An update

I just have the buttons to add as well as drafting a pattern for the pocket flap & Me’s Knightmare coat is complete.

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Gold & Pearls

Hopefully, the pearls will stay on. Every other time I’ve attached the pearls, my grandson would come along & take them off again!

I’ve also added gold paint to the sides. I know that there’s not supposed to be gold where there are gems & more pearls, but I thought it would be a good filler. 🙂

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Still to be added: gems, braided trim & a bit more paint (both black for the edges & gold).

Prop Box / Faux Book

I purchased a blank, wooden hinged box from a local craft store with the intent of making a faux box. When I saw photos from the Doctor Who Expo (I think), I was intrigued by this box/book but am unsure as to what it is from. This photo was taken at a table with other goodies. Since the scene it was used in was so dark, I am very glad these images surfaced.

The book belongs to Ashildr (Lady Me) and is on a book or music stand in her manor. I found it 7:42 minutes into “The Woman Who Lived” episode.

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So far, I have painted the fake book pages on the edge and covered it in black leather (I used black because I couldn’t find brown scraps in the correct sizes). My next step will be to adhere the pearls that create the cross. I also still need to paint the edges to match the leather.

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Tutorial – Missy’s Hair Up-Do from Season 8

I borrowed one of my daughter’s to do this tutorial for how to do Missy from Doctor Who’s hair. This is specifically for season 8.

Granted, my daughter’s hair and my own are past our waist, but this technique will work for shorter hair too. This will also work on wigs but with wigs, you can use glue or even sew the hair into place.

Start with well-combed, tangle free hair.wpid-img_20150920_173305707.jpg
wpid-img_20150920_173446119.jpgSeparate the hair into 2 sections, a top section and a bottom section. Use clips to keep them separated until you work with them.
With the top section held securely, either braid the bottom section or make it into a small French Twist. I usually do my own as a French Braid and wrap the tail around. Add any product you wish to use to hold up at conventions, photoshoots, or other events.

To make the hair higher, I also use a small rat. I purchased mine from LBCC Historical Apothocary & Cosmetics.

Ooops! I forgot to take a photo of her hair with the bottom section done, but you can see what I did in the photos below.

wpid-img_20150920_173725084.jpgOnce the bottom section is done, take the top section out of its clip. Start taking small sections of hair, starting from the front, and begin making loose pin curls. This is where you’ll want to add product too.

And somewhere in there, you’ll want to add another poof or hair rat for height. Missy took her clothing from the Edwardian era and they loved big hair.

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