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Mord'Sith Legend of the Seeker Costume

Added Nov 2, 2010

by pinprincess

Fort Collins, Co...




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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




Garment Type

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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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