To make my cosplay, I started with the Christine Haynes Emery dress pattern and then made a list of things that needed to be changed.
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Today is the second in a series of posts that I am doing on creating my Handmaid’s Tale cosplay. See the first post Why The Handmaid’s Tale here.
Once I decided to make my handmaid costume, I knew I needed to collect some images and details. First, I looked at promotional images for the series.
This is when I noticed that the bodice was split at the center front and that the belt was a separate piece. I decided to investigate further.
I looked for interviews with the costume designer, Ane Crabtree, and found a treasure trove of information. She’s given numerous interviews over the past 3 years. I found the ones in Atlanta Magazine and Vogue particularly helpful.
Each one of Crabtree’s choices was so purposeful. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
- Increasing access to books is always a good thing. Particularly for those who can’t read traditional books.
- Apparently some people think that Amazon can replace public libraries. Here’s a list of reasons this is a terrible idea.
- How to stand behind LGBT students.
Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Another amazing children’s book! Julián is a little boy who wants to dress up like the beautiful women he sees on the train. His abuela is shocked but helps him transform into a stunning mermaid. A feel-good story about difference.