Saturday, May 12, 2012

Post-festival

Shirt: Forever 21
Dress: Ross
Necklaces: (huge jingly mirror cluster f)TN Ren Fair, (ankh)TN Ren Fair, (birdskull necklace)TN Ren Fair
Jacket: Ross forever ago
Creepers: Vintage 
Socks: Mistmatched (Haters gonna hate)

See that hair? That's what happens when you walk around fair grounds for four hours in less than proper shoes and heaps of humidity and hairspray. I'm here for Mother's Day, so after I got too tore up from the Ren Fair, I changed into more suitable duds to go out in. 
Hopefully you're enjoying your own momma's day! 
I need a snack. 
Good night, darlings!

xoxo -
Trina Belle


Gypsies Tramps and Thieves


This is my Gypsy costume for the Renaissance Fair! I'm pretty impressed with it. I didn't have to buy anything for it, so that's always a plus. The Renaissance Fair is one of the most relaxing costumed events that Sam and I attend, mostly just because there's nothing complicated necessary for it, and the shopping is AWESOME. 
Sam's costume was freaking awesome this year.


 She was a dragon. This costume took her three days to make, out of nothing but closet materials. She's entering it for a ten thousand dollar art grant! I think she deserves it.

Outfit post tonight.
Love love -

Trina Belle

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.
XOXO