Hi lovely folks!
So here it is – my #bmspookbook Halloween costume contest entry :) I named it “Lady of the Castle” and seriously guys – if I could I would be walking around in this outfit every single day :D The pictures were taken at the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg which was just the perfect location for the photoshoot.
The dress is a DIY sewing project of my mum and me. Our inspiration was Eowyn’s dress in the Lord of the Rings. I love how this dress looks so different from all the medieval dresses you can usually buy. It was see-through at first so we made another plain white dress to wear underneath. The hat with feathers was custom-made for me by a (not so mad) hatter at our medieval town festival in 2012. The belt is from Rome and I got it there in 2008 in a regular store that didn’t even have any kind of medieval items but I think it matches the outfit. It’s perfect to attach my little bag from a medieval market (which surprisingly has exactly the right size to fit my Galaxy Nexus in there :D) and my trusty drinking horn which I got way back in 2003 at Europe’s biggest knight’s tournament . I also got the horse and swallow necklaces there (see detail shots). The corset is from eBay and yes – I do admit they didn’t wear corsets in the Middle Ages. So it’s more of a 17th century/Thirty Years’ War/musketeer costume to be historically correct ;)
The oldest item in the look is the heavy black velvet cloak which I got in 2002. Back then, as a little girl, 100 € were a whole lot of money for me so my mum got it for me and I promised to wear it forever and ever and ever. And I did! :)
A huge thank you goes to my photographer Vivi (facebook.com/vivi.klein.9) who spent her free time shooting this look with me and who walked up all the way to the Castle although she had caught a bad cold. You are the very best! <3
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