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Starting my first costume

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

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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.

New designs

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.

 

Finished native halters

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…

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I will place links to their MH$P ads soon 🙂

~Amy

Late night progress

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).

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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!

 

~Amy