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MY COSTUMES HAVE WON AWARDS AT FOUR WORLD SCI/FI CONVENTIONS;
HOLLAND, GLASGOW [X2] AND JAPAN!
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I have been making theatrical, fantasy and historical costumes for over 20 years!
l have won many awards including several 'Best in Show' convention awards.
l have a mastership in workmanship given at the Glasgow Worldcon in 1995 and two prizes at the 2000 American costume convention.

I will make costumes to order from simple 'T' shaped gowns to full Tudor outfits.
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MORRIGAN * ANGEL COAT * MEDIEVAL * CAVALIER * VICTORIAN * GEORGIAN * EMPIRE STYLE * EGYPTIAN* MINOAN GODDESS*BLODEUWEDD * ESHER COAT * YGGDRASIL * QUETZALCOATL * DOLLS
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MORRIGAN
'Masque' convention 1999. Based on the Celtic legend of the Morrigan War Witch. This costume has a stretch velvet under dress trimmed with celtic ravens. The belt is decorated with sculls and the cloak falls from a stiff collar of Celtic design. The back of the cape is appliquéd with death gods, Scull, Anubis, Kali and Charon the ferryman. There are red, black and silver three-headed dogs either side of the design but these cannot be seen with the 'wings' of the cloak folded. The headdress is a raven made of black and silver.
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ANGEL COAT

Eastercon 2012.coat inspired by Jaine Fenn's 'Principals of Angels'. The material was made first from 2 different fabrics and then cut to make the coat. Photographed on the famous 'Throne of Swords' from Game of Thrones - but then hasn't every fan been there, done that?
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MEDIEVAL
Various costumes made for my medieval character of Michele Sant denys, later Princess Coneybury.
The first is a 12th century gown of blue crepe de chine with a silver mesh tabard to resemble chain mail. Braid is used for the 'typical' folded belt.
The second is a 1400's, brocade hoppelande with dagged sleeves. Both sexes wore these garments.
Third is a simple gown made from one curtain folded lengthwise with the top cut off to make sleeves. Trimmed with fur and worn over a simple skirt it makes an excellent winter outfit.
The last is a 15th century one with a rather strange hat, made, of course, from old curtains.
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CAVALIER

1620's Cavalier costume from the English civil war. Made from green velvet with antique lace on the shirt collar. Worn with knee high, black boots
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VICTORIAN

A suit, circa 1980 in wool inspired by 'The Grey Time Traveller' from 'Dancers at the End of Time' by Michael Moorcock. The Jacket is boned and trimmed in grey, satin ribbon and velvet.
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GEORGIAN

circa 1770, a polonaise gown in stripped fabric looped up, with tapes, over a taffeta skirt worn over a hoop. The bodice is boned and cut low. Also a little cotton bonnet trimmed with a ribbon. Made with furnishing fabric.
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1790'S, EMPIRE STYLE

Made from a Sari found in a second hand shop to a Janet Arnold pattern. The under dress was an old nighty. Sari fabric is ideal for this style.
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EGYPTIAN
Made for the Costume Convention in Hartford, 2000. This is a copy of the coffin of Tutankhamen in appliqué. Complete with Vultures on the bodice and an ornate collar. The wings of the goddess are painted gold tissue with extensions made with sticks. The headdress is painted with a Vulture and snake frontage made from clay. The wig is a heavy, beaded fringe and the crown is wired. The gold belt bears a blessing in hieroglyphs.
&nsp &nsp &nsp &nsp There was a second, gold tissue costume for a Queen which was very small and has been given to someone it fits!
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MINOAN GODDESS

Made of red leather and printed cotton this is based on the famous faience figurine, 'Snake Goddess', found in the palace of Knossos, Crete. It dates from around 1600 B.C. The leather is decorated with gold trim goddessand the flounced skirt is worn over a hoop. The bodice is cut to show the breasts but in competition I wore a very small, white blouse. Here I have used snales to retain some decorum!
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BLODEUWEDD

Made for the first British Costume Convention. Based on the ancient celtic ledgend from the Mabinogion that told of a woman made of flowers who was later transformed into an Owl. The coat is cut to an 'Empire style' pattern, lined in silk and decortated in appliqué violets, primroses, bluebels,lillies, dogroses and many more!
Underneath the owl costumes was based on a 20'dress. The front was padded, quilted satin and the back was various brown velvets. The wings were layers of chiffon. It was worn with a feathered mask, sparkling tights and very high sandles.
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ESHER COAT
Jaine Fenn saw my coat based on her book and wanted one. I said I wouldn't make a second but I was really interested in making one based on the Esher print, angels and daemons. This is already a circular design so No Problem! The fabrics were a bit light but it worked well.
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YGGDRASIL or THE WORLD TREE

I got bored one day and decided to make a three quarter cloak for my friend Astrid. She's a Viking so I decorated the back with the World Tree complete with 4 deer, 2 ravens, a squirrel, an eagle and a dragon. The front has a wolf headed Thor's hammer and a Midgard serpent.
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QUETZALCOATL

The plummed Serpant of Aztec mythology taken from the codex Borgia. This is on the back of one of my jackets.
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I also make clothes for dolls, Ball joined dolls like this Victorian couple (headless here, I'm afraid) and the little shepherdess.
My old Cindy dolls have become models for historic costume like this Georgian lady and I have also made award dolls like this Matador.
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If you want to download or use any of these photos feel free but do let me know and credit me and the person who took many of them;
Paul Holroyd
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