Then when I was older Bewitched hit Nick at Night and I was hooked yet again. I do love Dick York too.
Making Samantha was a real treat for me. Its the most satisfying creating a character you love. I love comics and art, but Bewitched has been with me for some much longer. This was sentimental.
Sams costume consists of a skirt, collared shirt, waist cincher, cape, hat, wig, mary janes, and the perfect broom.
I started the costume with the hat. I used a child size costume witch hat to pattern my Sam hat. The hat is reenforced with light interfacing in the cone to help hold shape and the sturdiest fusible interfacing I could find in the brim. I added stretch elastic around the edge of the brim to give it a polished look. I also added some sequin trim around the center of the brim as an extra touch.
|You can really see the interfacing here.|
Next I worked on the skirt which is a pencil skirt. I have very narrow hips, so I had to do a lot of altering to the skirt to get it to sit correctly on me. I changed the patter so that it has an elastic wait band instead of a button and zipper (this is going under a cincher).
Next I worked on the collared shirt. I did some modifications to the shirt. The pattern I picked out is an equestrian collared shirt so it has a zipper and is meant for stretch fabric. This was perfect for me. I have a very full bust that is normally really difficult with collared shirts because the fabric pulls between the buttons or the shirt is too big elsewhere. A zipper is perfect. The zipper also allowed me to decide exactly where I wanted the shirt to open. I started the zipper at that spot. I used a featherlight zipper. I also made the shirt a short sleeve. Sam has a 3/4 length and the pattern was a full sleeve, but I knew I was going to be in Atlanta in the summer so I adjusted allowing myself a little bit of comfort.
Finally, I worked on the cape. I did not have a pattern for the cape. Not knowing what I was doing I started draping and attempting to make darts into a cape shape. I finally gave up and when online looking for tutorials. When I found my answer I really could have slapped myself. Capes are made just like circle skirts. I had a tough time getting the right neck opening so I just kept working at it. In the end I wound up with a half circle half cape that has a dart in each shoulder. The cape is lined in red fabric. I used a heavy duty black snap and the cape is reversible.
My cincher was a last minute piece given to me by my cousin because my old one broke. It's not the correct cincher, but I will be getting a new one that fits the style. The shoes I picked up at a thrift store. The wig is actually the first wig I ever bought. It's the wig from the first time I wore Supergirl many moons ago. After wearing that time it was so tangled I had to cut it which made it perfect for Sam! To think I was more inclined to set that wig on fire then wear it again. Ha!
I found my broom at good old Home Depot. Originally, I purchased a broom I wasn't too fond of with a silver handle I was going to paint, but then I saw the black handle at Home Depot. Turns out the Home Depot broom comes apart. The handle screws off! Hello easy transport!
Tip: While getting dressed I discovered I could bobby pin my hat to my wig through the seam between the brim and the cone fairly easy.
|From 2014 Dragon Con|
I loved wearing Sam at Dragon*Con. Not everyone knew who I was but those who did loved it. I was called Sabrina and the Wicked Witch which I thought was hilarious. Outside of hanging with Uhura all afternoon, my favorite moment was running into a Jeannie cosplayer!
|From 2014 Dragon Con|