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Friday, August 1, 2014

Edith Head, Natalie Wood, The Great Race and a Turn-of-the-Century Costume...

I posted a while ago about an ORCA project that involved recreating a costume from the 1965 film The Great Race. Well, here is the story in picture form!

Film:


Costume designer Edith Head:



Original Costume Sketch:

Original Costume:





Undergarments of original costume (except petticoat):






Clothing and hats from around 1908, the year the film roughly takes place:







My costume sketches:



























Shopping List and Budget


















Muslin
Corset
Busk 10'' $13.00
Boning $9.60
Grommets $2
Lacing cord $3.90
coutil $39.50
Shipping $11.75
Total $79.75
Petticoat
Fabric $53.72
Buttons $0.00
Netting
Thread
Skirt
Fabric
Zipper
Thread
Interfacing
Black trim
Blouse
Fabric
Buttons
Thread
Interfacing
Bolero
Fabric
Lining
Interfacing
Thread
Closure
Black trim
Necktie
Fabric
Thread
Hat
19'' gauge Milliners wire
3/4 yd fabric
1 1/4 yd contrast
1 3/4 yd contrast 2
3/4 yd Buckram
1/2 yd Lining
Feathers
Trim
Camisole
Fabric
Lace
Thread
Construction process:
























Finished Costume!
Photographs taken by Samuel Silver