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Costume Craftwork on a Budget by Tan Huaixiang

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Chapter 14 Fabric Outfits

MAKING A SWAN COSTUME

The inspiration for the swan costume used in Elves and Shoemaker (Figure 14-1) came from a ballet tutu with many layers of fabric closely attached to a dance trunk. The layered feathery fabrics were arranged in gradated colors that added flavor and an effective, interesting look to the whole outfit.

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Figure 14-1 Costume design for Elves and Shoemaker.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING THE SWAN COSTUME

Materials Required:

  Pattern paper

  Nylon organza (white)

  Nylon organza (from light to dark blue colors)

  White leotard

  White acrylic fur material

  Poly stuffing

  Small piece of felt

  Animal eyes ...

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