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22 January 2012 @ 01:07 am
Sartorial Fanart  
I happen to live less than two miles away from one of the theatres showing Sacred Star of Milos. Also, on a seemingly unrelated note, I have been planning to make myself some new clothes to wear to art shows and gaming conventions and the like. One of the outfits I was planning to make had an FMA theme (not cosplay; just... er... clothes inspired by FMA I guess), so I figured the movie would be a motivation to get the outfit ready.

So, I wanted to make a vest and foofy black pants. Because right now I only own foofy green pants, and sometimes a girl wants a little lack of color. This was done with no pattern because... I like doing things the hard way? I'm too lazy to buy patterns? I don't know.

Front shot: the shirt and boots are thrift store (I love those boots with all my heart). Brocade at my waist is the waistband of foofy pants. I found sweet buttons that look sort of like transmutation circles in my button box, too.

Photo is super unflattering. I've been sick lately but I like to think I don't look that bad in real life. Why does my hair look so stupid? Maybe I need a haircut.


Back of outfit. Yay applique. Ling agrees with me regarding foofy pants btw.


Not out of focus close-up on the applique. That brocade is gorgeous. Needs ironing. I don't own an iron. This is sort of a problem in my life as a seamstress.


I thought the outfit turned out alright. I still intend to put a black band around the collar, and embroider some transmutation circles on the front. I wasn't super pleased with the tailoring, but I'm still getting the hang of doing really tailored clothes without, as previously stated, a pattern. Still, I like it. Anyway, I will certainly wear it again.

And, out at the theater: actually flattering shot of me and the husband, who was dressed as Hohenheim. Oh wait, that's just how he dresses. I knew there was a reason I always thought Hohenheim was such a hottie.


Had a good time at the movie, though I did rather end up wishing that I hadn't accidentally attended the same showing as the local anime club. It was cool to hang out with them before the movie (and I won first prize in the trivia contest!) but then they spent the whole movie shouting and things so I couldn't hear the dialogue, and it made me sad.
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ssadropoutssadropout on January 22nd, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
I love the outfit! It really does look like something Ed might wear if he had more clothes. :) The vest is my favorite piece.

That's a shame about the anime club members yelling at the movie. That is only cool at Rocky Horror! (I hope that the yelling wasn't because the film was bad!)

Get well soon!

gaia_lulia: suitsgaia_lulia on January 22nd, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
Heh. I was going for "clothes that are FMA-inspired and yet what I would wear". I think Ed would like the vest but think the pants were stupid.

The film wasn't bad. They kept laughing at inappropriate moments (like when people got killed) and that frustrated me.
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prufrock, before he got famouslikeadeuce on January 22nd, 2012 06:47 am (UTC)
Oh, how awesome!
gaia_lulia: triogaia_lulia on January 22nd, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks :D
crazybeaglecrazybeagle on January 22nd, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
That's really lovely! Love the flamel applique especially, and the pants with the boots look really fun to wear together.
And it totally reminds me- I only just became an FMA fan recently, but when I did, my beat-up docs and this black half-jacket-thing that I never used to wear suddenly became ten times more appealing to me....I giggle to myself whenever I put them on...instant undercover alchemist.
gaia_lulia: triogaia_lulia on January 22nd, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
I found those boots at a thrift store shortly after I discovered FMA and totally bought them in part because in the back of my head, I thought "Ed would think these were badass!"

I also bought them because they were like, 3$, and do you know how hard it is to find boots with no heel that fit a size six? But also badassness.
Barking at the wind: FMA Rez Trio Snowy Daysevil_little_dog on January 22nd, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
Yaaaay! Thank you so much for posting pictures!

That brocade is gorgeous. Your outfit is too much fun!

I miss going to art shows. The closest we have locally is the craft show in Kentucky, where stuff is pretty much the same crafts I see everywhere, and the most beautiful dulcimers and other musical instruments I can never afford.
gaia_luliagaia_lulia on January 22nd, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

I won a movie poster in the trivia contest, so that was cool. There was also a chick dressed as Winry there who looked great. And a really good Kimbley.

I do a few art and craft shows in the year. I make and sell things like this:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j21/kalirush/Portfolio/Stuffed%20toys/IMG_6499-1.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j21/kalirush/Portfolio/Stuffed%20toys/IMG_5416.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j21/kalirush/Portfolio/Stuffed%20toys/tentaclesquirrel.jpg
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adoxerella on January 22nd, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
The outfit is lovely. I really like the brocade on the trim and the applique. I think the tailoring looks great, especially if you are just learning the art.

I am annoyed in your honor at the anime club. It's one thing to MST3K a movie in your own home or a screening you sponsored, but it isn't kosher when there are other people who have paid to see it around. I was annoyed enough at the chatterbox kids a row away from me, but since their mum and dad were there, I had to refrain from snapping at shushing them.
gaia_lulia: greedgaia_lulia on January 22nd, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I started sewing doing medieval garb, which is not very tailored at all, so I've sort of worked up to it over the years.

One of the friends I was with said "and that's why I stopped going to the anime screenings on campus", so perhaps it's a cultural thing with this particular group. I was just very confused- like, I thought you were here because you *liked* this thing, why are you making fun of it and talking over it?
adoxerella: Ling!!!adoxerella on January 22nd, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Seeing this makes me want to actually start the knitted hoodie I really want to make. I want to use this pattern, but in red with black accents and buttons. FMA inspired, but wearable at work.

Sounds like these kids are the kind that think FMA is too 'mainstream' and *insert obscure title* is SOO much better. I tend to roll my eyes and tell the kids I couldn't care less about mainstream so please shut up and let me watch the movie. But with more swearing.

Of course I have also been informed by friends that I should really be less willing to cause 'scenes' in public.
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havocmangawip: fandomninjahavocmangawip on January 22nd, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
UGH... I hate it when our local club, that I am the Volunteer Coordinator in goes all "fanbrat/weeaboo". Not cool. Anime is FUN and funny, but serious money was shelled out to see that movie. Please be quiet!!!!

Your outfit looks great. :)

I would definitely wear my Izumi Curtis cosplay there... maybe the death glare I can give would "stick" better. ;)
gaia_luliagaia_lulia on January 22nd, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

There was an Izumi cosplayer there (and a Sig!), but I did not see her death glaring anyone, alas.
cornerofmadnesscornerofmadness on January 22nd, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
i really love that outfit and the picture of your and your husband is great!

I couldn't make it to the one in Columbus, thank you ice storm
gaia_luliagaia_lulia on January 23rd, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)
Thank you!

The weather sucks lately. :P
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