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wait crap there's supposed to be a space in the tag...i done goofed... the tag is "poto halloween", minus the quotation marks..
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#poto halloween guys


Lauren: If this were a TV show, I’D be the main character!

Me: IF THIS WERE A TV SHOW YOU’D BE THE MAIN CHARACTER I’D BE THE PRODUCER AND YOU WOULD STILL BE GETTING THE SAKE NOW GET THE SAKE

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viscountess:

From Layla Harrison’s Instagram!

BTW, in the comments on the picture that she’s sometimes a Christine double and wears a blonde wig for that track when Emmi as a blonde Christine is on. It’s a lighter color than her Meg one.

viscountess:

From Layla Harrison’s Instagram!

BTW, in the comments on the picture that she’s sometimes a Christine double and wears a blonde wig for that track when Emmi as a blonde Christine is on. It’s a lighter color than her Meg one.


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countessdechagny replied to your post:Hey! I’m hoping to dress as Meg for Halloween (I already have longish blonde hair and blue eyes) and I was wondering if you had any advice as to how to diy a costume, since you are the phantom fashion queen! Thanks a bunch

This post is so good!! What other Phantom costumes could you make a post like this of? (Did that make sense..?) but I’m loving this post! Esp the masq Meg costume!

Thank you! That’s a good question. I can’t think of too many off the top of my head. The Phantom’s Suit and Christine’s Dressing Gown are some very immediate ones, but I wouldn’t really be able to tell anyone anything they couldn’t figure out themselves.

However, if anyone has anything specific in mind, I might be able to help you brainstorm!

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Hey! I'm hoping to dress as Meg for Halloween (I already have longish blonde hair and blue eyes) and I was wondering if you had any advice as to how to diy a costume, since you are the phantom fashion queen! Thanks a bunch
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Hi! Omigosh thank you!!! I think three of her most doable costumes are the Degas, her Masquerade costume and her Final Lair costume!

1. Degas would be the easiest to DIY from scratch. At its core, the costume is just a a basic bodice with buttons down a pointed front. If you don’t want to get fancy with all the different panels and boning, you should be able to adapt a bodice pattern to suit your needs! The skirt is ultimately just many many many layers of tulle and cotton and all you’d really have to do is gather it up. OR, hit up a ballet store for one! Pale pink flats will top off the look.

2. I know y’all were like “Meg Masquerade? Doable?! Didn’t you try that six years ago and fail?!” BUT if you have the budget for it, a lot of the pirate costumes they sell in costume stores have a very nice, workable jacket that could totally pass as Meg’s. Then all you’d need is the black vest, a white shirt, tights and a cute little tophat!

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3. Final Lair Meg is the easiest one by far. All you need is a printed button up shirt, brown vest (or any dark colored vest, some sort of print would be nice if you can find one), brown pants, tights or socks that go above the knee and lace up boots!

While I’m not sure how enthused you might be at the idea of that particular costume, but I’ll throw together some pictures for you to see how many different ways it can be done!

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What's the name of your fashion blog again?
Anonymous
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legendwaitforitdarcy

YO I JUST TAGGED MYSELF IN A POST

But it’s not super fancy or anything, I just reblog pretty things/images that inspire me/villas on the the beach that would be the perfect setting for a showdown between my characters.


meggiry-khaleesi replied to your post:Boreeeeeeeeed. Send me asks.

So what do you make of Carlotta’s character anyhow? Total diva monster, actually sympathetic, somewhere inbetween?

Oh, she is definitely a very complicated character. I like her best when it’s clear she is someone who is immensely talented and very well-respected for her craft by opera-goers (forget for a moment what The Phantom says, that guy is an asshole). Becoming a prima donna was not an easy task, she worked her way to the top and at some point she’s probably had to do some very unsavory things. 

It’s clear that ALW!Carlotta has a huge sense of entitlement, and what I’m saying is that not all of it is necessarily unwarranted. Her tantrum in Hannibal after the backdrop falls, if you take away the campy comedic way it’s played, is a perfectly valid one. She could have been killed, and this is NOT the first time it’s happened. It actually reminds me a lot of a Patti Lupone story: Back during Evita, I believe, there were no air conditioners or fans backstage and people were practically heatstroking in these wool costumes. She went through the proper channels trying to get some fans, but nothing happened and finally she screams at the top of her lungs in the middle of the show that it is too damn hot back there. The next day, she got the fans. 

So I think that story sheds a very interesting light on Carlotta’s motivations and that they are not necessarily all out of greed, vanity or spite. I’ve always found her grieving for Piangi after Don Juan to be a very humanizing moment even if the spotlight isn’t on it. The man who followed her around for a whole show was more than a lapdog or a yes-man, she loved him. 

And it’s beyond clear that she is terrified of Christine coming along and stealing the spotlight from her. This newer, younger thing that probably slept with a nobleman to get where she is. The events preceding Notes I/Prima Donna don’t reflect very well on Christine at all, let’s be real. Understandably, Carlotta hates her and doesn’t really respect her all that much. I’m not trying to justify obnoxious, demanding or downright bitchy behavior, but she is definitely multi-faceted and there’s more going on than what we see on-stage since the character is meant to be comic relief most of the time.

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How much phantom do you have, and where did you get it from? Have you ever bought stuff directly from the people who make things for the show?
Anonymous
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I HAVE EIGHT PHANTOM

Over the years, I’ve gotten stuff via the Broadway Cares Flea Market, one was a purchase from another fan and the occasional generosity of unlikely friends.

Costume Pieces/Accessories/Etc:

  • Aminta Bodice
  • Triton Girl Cape
  • Meg’s Masquerade Coat
  • Meg’s Don Juan Rehearsal Shawl
  • Sylphide Bodice
  • The overlayer of an Elissa Skirt
  • Hannibal Tabs (possibly Hannibal Princess or Christine)
  • Carlotta Elissa’s Back Tab
  • Christine’s Dressing Gown Shoes
  • Serafimo Blouse
  • The Phantom’s Vest
  • Elissa Scarf
  • Hannibal Slavegirl Bracelets
  • Sylphide Bow and Drape

Hats:

  • Raoul’s Top Hat
  • Serafimo Cap
  • The Phantom’s Fedora
  • Degas Wig (not a hat but where else was I supposed to put it :P)

Props:

  • The set of notes from the Manager’s scenes
  • PONR apple

And probably a couple of things here and there that have slipped my mind.

To answer your second question, no I haven’t and that is mostly due to the copyrighted nature of the designs. The shops that get commissioned by RUG to make them (or the backstage personnel) are not allowed to create the designs for a third party. Broadway Cares is, of course, a sanctioned event for charity and even then those are all pieces that are too old or torn to be worn on stage.


Boreeeeeeeeed.

Send me asks.


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Just finished an Il Muto Bow order: Serafimo + Countess!
Order yours here before they’re gone! Each and every bow is handmade by me only after the order is placed. I don’t in fact keep a big stash of pre-made bows. :)

Just finished an Il Muto Bow order: Serafimo + Countess!

Order yours here before they’re gone! Each and every bow is handmade by me only after the order is placed. I don’t in fact keep a big stash of pre-made bows. :)

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rhythmicskater replied to your post:Did Robyn North and Rachel Barrell wear the same dressing gown?

Theoretically could they be the same dressing gown but with the trim and belt replaced? Do you think something like that would happen often? Trims must rip off all the time (I’ve certainly seen it on stage).

It might be the case with SOME of these, that the ruffles and decorations has been changed. But usually they make brand new ones for principals and alternates in West End. Also, most of these Christines - Leila Benn Harris/Robyn North, Rachel Barrell/Katie Knight-Adams, Rachel Barrell/Celia Graham, Celia Graham/Katie Knight-Adams - played the role at the same time, and surely they’d have a dressing gown each.

So if I were to guess, I’d say they’re different, but totally not ruling out that one inherited the dressing gown from the other at one point. :) 

Plus the fact that Dressing Gowns from the same time frame tend to be made from the same fabrics because they’re still in stock from the supplier and done with the identical techniques (as opposed to the gradual but distinctive changes that have creeped in through the years) so that the gowns are virtually indistinguishable in any way other than size.


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i may or may not have a special wishing project coming up i had a very inspiring conversation with a friend recently

Modern Day Carlotta: Masquerade!
Carlotta’s masquerade costume was a pretty big challenge to redesign, mostly because the motif is bats AND spiders, plus the fact that so many versions have such a prominent purple palette. So for the sake of the gala in this modern day AU, I decided to keep it simple and stick with just the spider/web imagery. She wears a black silk gown with an asymmetrical neckline that connects to a black tulle drape with the web print on it. It was actually xxlaurenxstarxx who gave me the idea to have the webs be cut outs when in the original sketch it was just meant to be a solid gown with the webs done in beads. 
But like the saying goes, it’s not couture unless twenty people went blind hand beading it (and it’s certainly not anything of Carlotta’s without it). There’s a layer of very light shimmery material over flesh tone fabric and the web is formed with silver and black crystal beads. 
To finish off the look, she has a black ring clutch with a spider on it. And in going with my headcanon, I might have definitely referenced a few pictures of Dita von Teese for the hairstyle.
See the rest of the Modern Day series here!

Modern Day Carlotta: Masquerade!

Carlotta’s masquerade costume was a pretty big challenge to redesign, mostly because the motif is bats AND spiders, plus the fact that so many versions have such a prominent purple palette. So for the sake of the gala in this modern day AU, I decided to keep it simple and stick with just the spider/web imagery. She wears a black silk gown with an asymmetrical neckline that connects to a black tulle drape with the web print on it. It was actually xxlaurenxstarxx who gave me the idea to have the webs be cut outs when in the original sketch it was just meant to be a solid gown with the webs done in beads. 

But like the saying goes, it’s not couture unless twenty people went blind hand beading it (and it’s certainly not anything of Carlotta’s without it). There’s a layer of very light shimmery material over flesh tone fabric and the web is formed with silver and black crystal beads. 

To finish off the look, she has a black ring clutch with a spider on it. And in going with my headcanon, I might have definitely referenced a few pictures of Dita von Teese for the hairstyle.

See the rest of the Modern Day series here!

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