New version of an old project. Selene corset from Underworld

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Darth Mule, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I did one of these for my at the time girlfriend a few years back. Recently I was contacted about doing another for another member here that wanted it for a display (I'll leave him anonymous unless he wants to chime in).

    My first attempt was pretty simple (minus the horrendously tedious embroidery). I simply took a 10 piece Victorian corset pattern and added all the bells and whistles. This time I dissected the seamlines and went for broke. The Selene corset, turns out to be a 12 piece.

    It turned out to be a very interesting study, and I finally found the best way to nail the embroidery outline by making my own presser foot out of a generic foot and a dremel tool.

    Anyway. Enough with the boring details. Pics!


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  2. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have no idea if that is accurate at all, but the craftsmanship looks amazing! Excellent work! Really great looking piece!!!
     
  3. kibosh

    kibosh Sr Member

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    That truly is a thing of beauty. And I do love a nice corset.
     
  4. mellymel

    mellymel New Member

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    It looks perfect. Fantastic work!
     
  5. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    You should see it with the rest of the costume!
     
  6. Risu

    Risu Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great work! I'm intrigued by your custom presser foot with a dremel bit, I'd love to see a picture.
     
  7. reezer

    reezer Member

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    That is some high quality work.
     
  8. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And I just received the accurate zipper pulls, so you should have another package heading your way soon Fettster.
     
  9. Jaina

    Jaina Member

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    Fabulous craftsmanship. This is one of the most iconic corsets in modern-day cinema and I'm happy to see somebody do it justice.
     
  10. Sakara

    Sakara Well-Known Member

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    That is a beautiful corset, and the details are all there :D
     
  11. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks! It was fun breaking it down again and finding new things that I missed the last time. Though I forgot the method I used on the embroidery, thereby completely botching it the first time and having to recut the leather and start anew.
     
  12. KristinaLeigh

    KristinaLeigh Active Member

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    It's beautifully done, Chris!
     
  13. isabelchavez

    isabelchavez New Member

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    I LOVE this corset and desperately need it for this Halloween. is there anyway to order one from you? please email me at isabelchavez88@gmail.com please :cry
     

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