It’s always exciting when a magazine contacts me to borrow a costume, but it almost always involves some crazy rush. Good Housekeeping Magazine was no exception- they needed a Wonder Woman costume to shoot asap so I had to scramble to get it ready and overnighted in less than two days. It was during One Spark so I was out of the store for five days and working the festival morning till late night. I was in luck though- my grandmother had already sewn some extra bottoms ahead of time and I always have extra accessories ready, so all I needed to do was get the corset ready.
The corset is the piece that takes the longest! First the design is drawn on with chalk and then the outline done in gold dimensional paint. I don’t use any patterns and draw every corset freehand. The outline takes 24 hours to dry. Then to get it done in a short period of time you have to spend almost the entire day painting it, one layer after another as soon as it is dry. The final bright gold design is the result of five carefully painted layers of two different kinds of gold paint.
I was able to get the outline done that night and then left the corset with Jessica to fill in with gold. She was working solo at the shop while Brema and I were working One Spark. She managed to get it all done that day and I was ready to ship it the next morning. We found a FedEx place downtown and got it out in time!
And I am excited to say they used it in an article in the July 2014 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine! The costume featured is the new 2014 design for the Three Muses Classic Wonder: http://3musesboutique.com/collections/three-muses-costumes/products/wonderous-woman-costume