Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kuchi Belt DIY

Good morning!
I just wanted to present a really quick DIY that I whipped up today for my Renaissance fair costume. I'm a freak about the Renaissance fair, mostly because I love all the period costumes that I get to see. Well, that and it's the perfect time to dress like a gypsy.
I've always been drawn to gypsy and traveler culture. I don't know why in particular, but I attribute most of it to Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. 
I decided to revamp my gypsy costume this year, mostly because i've worn a lot of the same pieces for two years in a row now. At first, I was watching a whole crap ton of Kuchi pieces for sale on eBay. If you've never seen the garb that the Kuchi people wear, seriously. Go google that stuff. 
But then I thought about saving some time and cash and just making one myself! 
Now i'll be the first to say, this isn't your average, you've got all this stuff in your house DIY. Unless you're like me and just have a plethora  of stuff like this just lying about.
 Here's what I used: 
Its an old thrifted bag, a sarong I never wear, and an elephant chain I got from Home Goods forever ago. Other than that, it was just some craft glue.

This was my result with my costume:
Not the very best picture ever, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out.
I'm about to post pictures of the full costume, so just give me a minute.

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