Somehow my second year at London College of Fashion is already over! We've handed in our plans and proposals for dissertations and final major projects for third year, which I can't believe I will actually be doing in a couple of month's time. I'm really excited to start my research though, I really like the topics I have chosen... (and I hope it stays that way! :P)
Last week we also finished our third term collaboration unit, where the Costume course and Make-Up and Prosthetics course join for group work. It's a really exciting time and so fulfilling when we have a full character realisation at the end.
As I explained in my last post (have a read here) I am designing and making for a female version of Knock from the 1922 film 'Nosferatu', as if it was to be remade by Baz Luhrmann. Our Knock is a madwoman escaping from a Victorian asylum. My design partner and MUA is Lily Brazier - she was lovely to work with and made a really beautiful wig! Her prosthetic wounds on the wrists were really convincing and wonderfully gross! Also thank you to Lucy Calder for being a great model!
I'm so glad to see this costume finished - I went through periods of loving it and hating it, but in the end I am really happy with the finished collaboration with Lily's hair and make-up. Our work came together so well, and I think it looks very convincing. Breaking down was lots of fun (aging the fabric that is, not me stressing!!). Over the long summer break I will post a few tutorials for different effects that I used, because I did find it quite difficult to find tutorials online... Next up, I will be finishing the Tudor Costume for Much Hadham Museum, and making a few things for myself and friends that I have been waiting to do for a very long time!
Oh, and also I'll try to have a bit of a break, but I'm not very good at that... :P