Wanted first to say hi to all on the site.
I am in the process of putting a Jack Sparrow costume together ( awe/dmc ) version. I'm in the UK so most of my stuff that I have so far or is on order is coming from the states.
So far I have :
ACME tricorn, that came pr-distressed. I have also added some of my own with some colour touches.
A Paulette shirt is on way.
Yourdreem vest. also ordered.
I have my sash which i've distressed and tea stained which has come out great. Its the more the OST pattern but will do.
Bandana. Which I have bleached and have stained it with everything from wine, tea and even ribena lol. It's almost looking spot on. Another red wine bath will do it.
I have a wig which ive added coins to and ties. ( Not totally screen accurate) This wig will become the one I wear at children's parties. I will order a yordreem wig soon too.
I had an idea of making my own wig too and instead of it being screen accurate make it more personal to me as I have recently found small trinkets, and things i have collected from my youth which I thought would be nice to tie into a more personal wig.
I have a plastic compass which is good enough as a belt prop.
The rings which will need making smaller to fit fingers. Master replicas. Was surprised at the quality was expecting plastic rubbish with no weight.
For the pants I am using a pair of old trousers which have an old look about them and the colour is fine too. these are not drop breeches but will work for now until I update them to something more accurate later. So much of them are covered with vest and sash so im not that in a hurry to change them.
I have already got a mermaid charm which is in a similar pose to the screen one. It is a real netsuke mermaid wood charm probs a little bigger than the screen one but will work for me.
Beard strands, which will need altering as the way they have been put together makes them a little too wide for my chin. I think i will glue the tops for security and cut the tops off and then will glue them into my own beard which will give them a more realistic look anyway.
So I have left to get:
Belts and Baldric
chicken foot and snake bones
and those boots of his that will either hit my wallet big time if I have to buy the caboots ones, or I try and get a similar shaped faux leather pair in the UK and recover in suede.
For the wig I already have I need to get the bone needle too.
I know many other threads of Jack sparrow costumes have been on before and many of the costume makers post in here so if anyone has pieces left or can give me some help sourcing my remaining bits would be a great help. Especially if anyone knows of people in the UK that make any screen accurate pieces.
Postage from the states racks up the costs for me especially if customs intercept, them which they love to do.
Next will be an OST version
Love the forum, also if any members know of some good costume conventions to go to please let me know.