25th January 2011: Window Shopping I've just window shopped around eBay and have succeeded in finding most of this costumes parts. I get paid back end of this week so I'm hoping everything is still there!
As I said before, I'm going to dye the pink parts of this outfit myself. I don't know if the coour will be accurate, but it will at least all amtch if I do it tihs way. However, because of the nature of the dye, some things I have to make myself first, then dye due to the fabric used in bought items. For example,I can't buy a white tie and dye it pink because I can't dye polyester. Instead I'll have to go with polycotton and try making one myself. The dye I'll be using is Dylon, because it's readily available near where I live, and I think I'm getting it Tulip Red, as the Flamingo Pink is a tad TOO pink.
-Hat, might have to make as can't find any!
-Black shirt &
-White Jodphurs/Breeches, both of which I've 'watched'.
-Gloves, still looking
-Riding Crop, also watched on eBay
Boots, I think I might ask Ryukredapples if I can borrow his riding boots- the ones he used for his Star Wars costume. If they fit me, then it's a handy way to save £20+!
-Shoulder Stripes & Collar Detail, stripes on the costume will be white bias tape, so they're no problem.
-Armband, handmade out of Polycotton
-Belts, I'll probably handmake those, too, with a little more thought. The only problem with these is the shirt is untucked, and at one point the thin belt goes under the shirt, so I can't sew them straight onto the shirt as a cheat lol.
-There's also a little pouch hanging off one belt, which I'll no doubt handmake and attach myself.