Chinese Vampire ("jiang shi")

Added Nov 4, 2009

by redbean009

West Coast, Canada

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Description

Made at bro’s request for Halloween. This set consists of:

-outer robe in brocade, handmade frog closures, chest badges from iron on transfers
-arm sleeves in crepe back satin, silk and satin
-skirt in satin, lower section interfaced, striped polyester cut on the bias and matched to form chevron pattern
-hat interfaced with canvas and Flexi Firm, trimmed with feathers, beads, fringe

We used a mix of photos of Qing dynasty clothing and movie costumes for reference. I kind of cheated with the “under robe” which are just arm sleeves and skirt (as we were running out of time and materials :p).

Material Notes

brocade, embroidered silk, satin, polyester, bias tape, iron on transfer paper, feathers, beads, fringe

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Men
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Ethnic
Material
Blends, Other, Polyester, Satin, Silk

Credits

Make-up

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    Nov 5, 2009, 02.33 AMby d3liriums4m4

    Wow, this is fantastic! Both the concept and the execution. Did he spend the whole night hopping?

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    Nov 4, 2009, 04.47 PMby sew4my3

    Awesome costume! Scary too!

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    Nov 4, 2009, 02.47 PMby ink

    Totally fantastic. I love it. The costume is so rich.

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    Nov 4, 2009, 12.18 PMby ichigogirl

    Wow, very cool, lucky brother!

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