I do love a challenge when it comes to costuming. This past fall I challenged myself to make a new Renaissance faire outfit with only using things that I currently own. The main reasoning behind this is that I had no money to buy all sorts of fabric. So deep into my stash I go, hunting for anything that goes together in some sort.
Though my hunting I found an old shirt that I had bought many faire’s ago that I just never found the right outfit for. Since I was on a budget, I decided to make an outfit that fit this shirt. Thankfully I had a ton of black fabric scraps to make into a vest to go over this shirt.
As I work, I start to notice something. This out fit is strangely looking like a Norse trickster that loves to cause mischief. And that is when it hit me. I will make a Lady Loki outfit.
Because I have an awesome mom, I had this really cool velvet that I had never used. I was waiting for the right project to come along. And for those who know me, know that I love capes. Boom! The Perfect project. It seemed too good to be true. Lady Loki was coming together without me really stressing about what to make. It was all meant to be.
Fast forward to the faire a couple of weeks later. I walked around causing mischief. It was there that I happen to meet a fellow faire goer that was dressed as Thor. It was epic! A little while later we meet another Lady Loki. I don’t think the other faire goers knew what to expect.
The best part of this all? I spent a total of $16 on this costume. I just had to buy a few more glue sticks and gold paint that I had run out of. And I splurged and bought some bracelets to go along with the outfit. I had too! They were too cute!