I'm new to these forums, but I know many of you already. I'm just so amazed by all of the talent on here. I don't consider myself to be a prop or costume "expert", but I do enjoy trying to do things for myself. I have many costumes, but only two I have constructed myself: Pocahontas and Tia Dalma.
Tia is my pride and joy. I am no seamstress, but I managed to get this costume together. It definitely tested my patience, my courage, and my determination. It's also evolved a lot over the past couple years... and I probably will add to it as I learn more about costume construction.
And eventually this:
Right now I am happy with what I have done, but there are definitely things that I want to improve. When I look at this costume, it seems very off from what I see in the movies, but I am not quite sure what to do or where to begin to make the appropriate changes (besides a new wig). Anyhoo, while I ponder about it, I just wanted to share.