Mord'Sith Legend of the Seeker Costume

Added Nov 2, 2010

by pinprincess

Fort Collins, Co...

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Description

This Halloween I decided to attempt a ‘nearly accurate’ recreation of the Mord’Sith costumes from the TV show Legend of the Seeker. I’m a practical sort. I wasn’t willing to spend a small fortune or be massively uncomfortable for the sake of accuracy. I chose to use a spandex body suit instead of head to toe thin red leather and I used pleather for the corset and gorget (neck protection) instead of real leather. The biggest challenge by far was not draping the pattern (which I did), sewing the pleather and embroidering the edges to resemble tooling (which I also did) but finding a source for reasonably accurate buckles. I ended up approximating the style in order to save time on shipping and much money.

Material Notes

pleather, spandex, glue

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Military
Material
Leather/Fur

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    Jul 31, 2011, 08.48 AMby Jessica Upchurch

    this is super awesome. would love to find a pattern for my room mate. any sugestions??

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      Jul 31, 2011, 02.33 PMby pinprincess

      I have occasionally sold copies of the pattern that I drafted. Folks use it as a place to start and make adjustments to fit it to their size. Let me know if you’d like copies of my patterns :)

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    Nov 2, 2010, 06.47 PMby bathina

    Wow, you did a great job!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 05.55 PMby sunnilj9

    This is Fabulous! I love that show! Great job! And what a hard costume to pull together. Really fabulous work!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 12.33 PMby pinprincess

    Oh, incidentally, for those who are interested, the additional hair was purchased from my good friend Tressa over at http://PuppyCatMeow.etsy.com and was custom matched like she does for all her hair pieces. The agiel in my hand was made by my awesome new internet friend Rebecca and is a prototype for some agiels that will be made available for sale to the public soon. When she tells me where, I’ll post the information!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 12.14 PMby laugherssong

    That looks amazing! Goodkind’s books are by far some of my favorites and you did such a good job recreating the costume.

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      Nov 2, 2010, 12.30 PMby pinprincess

      Thanks Laughers Song :)

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    Nov 2, 2010, 10.52 AMby shortkel

    Oh my god! A mord sith costume, this is amazingly awesome. I just read the Wizard’s First Rule and they are one of my boyfriends favourite series. He freaked out with excitement when I showed him this.

    Well done, this costume is amazing. You did such a great job.

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      Nov 2, 2010, 12.29 PMby pinprincess

      Thanks Shortkel! I love the books too :D I started reading them probably 12 years ago :P I need to email a pic to my old high school boyfriend who read the series with me- he’ll probably jump up and down too ;)

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    Nov 2, 2010, 04.09 AMby olystyrene

    Wow! That is faaantastic!!!!

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      Nov 2, 2010, 12.31 PMby pinprincess

      Thanks Olystyrene :D

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    Nov 2, 2010, 03.54 AMby michelle ><><><

    You look great! <><

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      Nov 2, 2010, 12.31 PMby pinprincess

      Thanks Michelle :)

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    Nov 2, 2010, 02.08 AMby Lucha Suarez

    it looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Nov 2, 2010, 12.30 PMby pinprincess

      That’s funny, I’d swear I replied to this last night… The internet must have eaten my thank you! :P

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    Nov 2, 2010, 01.46 AMby inthenavy

    Looks Great! I bet you had alot of jealous people asking about your costume!

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      Nov 2, 2010, 02.19 AMby pinprincess

      Thanks! Most people just thought I was a dominatrix sigh. I’m thinking pretty seriously about taking it to DragonCon 2011 where folks who know can appreciate it ;)

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