My 4 year old is an avid Xena Warrior Princess fan. She wanted a Homemade Xena Warrior Princess Costume so I went to work making the costume using a 4 or 5 inch action figure as a model. I used some old dark brown nogahide that my Dad had left over from upholstering car seats, gold felt, gold sequins, and leather twine.
It took around 3 days to make and at least a dozen needles. I took an old pair of sandals and cut the tops off so that I could attach the nogahide pieces I had made for the boots. I had to use pliers to hold the needles as I attached the pieces to the sandal soles. I used black hook fasteners to attach the knee guards to the boots and the arm bands as well.
The body suit is laced with leather in the back for easy removal. I tried to be authentic and stick to the original design. Luckily, as no warrior can be without her famous chakram, I happened to have a mini version I had purchased from a previous Xena Convention. And as you can see, it fit perfectly.
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Coolest Homemade James From Team Rocket Costume 14
by James C.
Homemade James From Team Rocket Costume
On a dare from my nephew, I dressed as James from Team Rocket for a Pokemon Trading Card Game event and Halloween in the year 2000. So, I cropped an old turtleneck shirt that I bought at a Salvation Army store, sewed a felt "R" in red on the front, got a white pair of pants, black gloves, t-shirt and boot tops and a blue wig and viola!
When I went to the TCG event, I met a gal dressed as Jessie and we had a lot of fun. Her son was dressed as Ash, and we've been good friends since. I retired the costume after three shirts, pairs of pants, wigs and boot tops in 2009 for a more professionally Homemade James From Team Rocket Costume.
Coolest Homemade Tiger Lily Indian Princess Costume 3
(Springfield VA USA)
Homemade Tiger Lily Indian Princess Costume
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