Oscars Party 2010

For our third appearance at the Oscars party, we decided to go as Professors Snape & McGonnigall from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

I made Stephen’s frock coat based on the men’s frock coat pattern from Laughing Moon Mercantile, although I made it with a stand collar instead of lapels.  It’s a nice weight corduroy with shaped sleeves and lots of self-covered buttons.  As usual, I was finishing things off the day of the party (buttons, but not button holes).  I made a snap-in collar extension for one of his faire shirts and made an ascot from the lining material.  Stephen is wearing an inexpensive wig, along with a pair of regular black pants and shoes.

I used a Vogue pattern by Marcy Tilton (V8582) for the tunic top, and just made a straight skirt.  The fabric is a heavy knit (think heavy t-shirt), so it’s very comfortable.  It has some asymmetry at the hem.  I just sort of winged the hat.  I made the cone and then cut a 4″ wide brim of the plastic needlepoint backing once I figured out the size of the center so it would fit on my head.  I put a couple of layers of muslin on the plastic before using some black fabric for the actual hat.  The one mistake was not putting some millinery wire on the brim.

Both of us had wands from The Noble Collection appropriate to our characters.  And I had a watch fob pendant that worked well.

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