Today I decided it was time to start working on my first ever full Arabian costume! It will be a native-themed costume in black and blue, with lots of tassels and cowries.
I started out by sculpting the seat for the costume in Apoxie Sculpt. So I wrapped my poor PS Arab named Bakarat in some clear plastic foil to protect him from the clay
He’s looking a bit worried here
And then continued to pile up Apoxie until the seat was shaped properly.
I then waited for the clay to dry… *3 hours later* And with a bit of sanding and touching up in some places, the seat is now complete!
Later today I will hop by the local hobby store to get some black felt, beads, and other sewing supplies that I’ll need to make this costume.
A few days ago I started some new halters with new designs. The yellow one is a simplified version of a native halter. This type of halter can be used in the showring since it’s a nice dash of colour, but it’s not overwhelmingly decorated. This one was fun to make too! I want to make another one in blue to keep for myself.
The blue halter was an experiment. It’s basically a simple beaded halter that adjusts with sliding beads. I’m still finding the best way to weave the beads into the halter but it looks nice enough for now.
Today I made the cowries for the two native halters I was working on. They turned out great, and both will be put up for sale on MH$P.
The black halter:
And the red halter:
Neither of the halters is adjustable in length, but surprisingly they both fit on the PSA and Breyer PAM. Apparently their heads a pretty similar in size. Seeing the red halter on my PS Arab kind of makes me want to keep it…
I will place links to their MH$P ads soon 🙂
Yesterday I started two native halters, one in red and one in black.
I worked until late that night finishing up the tassels on the red one as well (it has tassels with microbeads so that took me a while).
The red halter now has a set of 2 throatlatches too – one with tassels and a plain one. You can change the throatlatch depending on how fancy you want to make the halter.
I’m hoping that today my new set of Sculpey clays arrives so I can start making cowries and other decorations. With that set also come silver and gold clay, so I’m excited to try those out!