Friday, February 11, 2011

One Night with the King - Reading for Xerxes

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  1. Very pretty. I still need to watch this movie! Every time I see your costume analysis I get all excited again. :-) Great job.

  2. Joanna! Thanks for the comment. I know -- as I was doing the study, I realized how long it had been since I'd seen the movie. Definitely need to watch it again. :D

  3. This is a really beautiful costume! So much simpler than many of the other ones but not less gorgeous.

    What did you use to make your "sketch" of the dress? It looks amazing!

  4. Bethany! Thanks! I know, I love it when costumes are simple but lovely -- and the hidden characteristics in this one are fun too!

    I do a bit of graphic design on the side - so I decided to see if I couldn't do a costume design using my computer. I worked it up in a free program called 'Inkscape'. It's a vector program. I traced the model and then built the costumes on top of her. It was quite the process, and I fully plan on giving it another go.
    Thanks for the comments!

  5. i want to buy this dress where could i find one like this?

  6. Hey Anonymous - unfortunately, as this dress is from a movie, I doubt that you can buy it.
    Thanks for commenting!

  7. I am a designer myself and I absolutely love this movie A.Because it was one of my favorite bible stories and B. because of all of the costume designs that caught my eye. If you could I would really like to see a study of her red, blue, and violet gown with the gold details (the gown she was wearing with the assassination attempt was found out, and her official gown ( when she meets up with Xerxes in the Library). I f you could that would be great!

  8. Thanks for the comment John! That's great that you're a designer. I had wanted to be one at one point, but find myself going into a career that is based off of one of my stronger skills than designing.

    I am actually planning on doing the red, blue, and violet gown next, as yours is the second request I've received for it. That particular gown has a lot of interesting details. The only problem now is finding the time to do it - hopefully within a month. So keep watching!

    After that, I would be more than happy to do the library gown - though they made that one harder by not showing enough of it. :D

    Thanks again for the comment and the request!

  9. Hello, dear, I understand that these are probably quite old but could you do a study on her pink dress, the one with the pleated neck, wide sleeves, empire waist and crystal detailing at the waist and tops of the wrists? She only has it on for a few seconds when she's trying to decide if she'll risk her life and go before the King. I have a good idea in my head how one could reproduce it but two minds are always better than one. I hope to make it and wear it to a wedding. :) Thank you!

    <3 Maryam

    1. Maryam,
      Thanks for the comment! I still have several costumes in the docket to do - but life hasn't allowed me the time to do studies for them right at the moment. Do you have a deadline? I would love to help, but things are seriously a little crazy for me right now.


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