The author of this blog has written an article about how to make your own daphne costume. She includes detailed instructions and materials needed for her costume, as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the daphne.
As a teenager I was a fan of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One of my favorite episodes was called “Teacher’s Pet.” In it, Buffy, a teenage girl who is a half-vampire, has to pretend to be daffy enough to get into the school and do social work. The episode is about her developing the skills she will need for that: how to say things that won’t seem crazy to others but aren’t too crazy for her to believe, and how to look daffy in a way that still gives people permission to trust you.
I thought about this episode when I came across a blog about making a daphne costume. The blog goes through all the steps of making your own daphne costume. It’s well written and well produced, and it seems like a good resource for anyone planning on making their own costume.
A daphne costume is a type of body stocking, usually made from many layers of sheer fabric. They are popular for Halloween and other costume parties.
While most daphnes are white, some can be colored with fluorescent dyes or special paints. The costume, while simple and innocent in appearance, is usually very revealing because the sheer fabric creates subtle shadows on the skin.
The costume is a lot of fun to wear, and it is relatively easy to make. It has a great deal of potential for people who want to explore the world of fashion design but don’t know how to sew. It is a kind of an experiment in using sheer fabrics in clothing…
The daphne costume is a combination of traditional Greek and Roman dress, the “hippie” look and the use of old materials. It was created by a group of friends for their own anniversary party in 2010.
We used many different fabrics to create our daphne costume. We cut the fabric into strips and used these to create a body suit that covered the body from shoulders to hips. We also used strips of black leather to create the sleeves and arm holes with some left over leather from an old leather jacket. We bought a long piece of red velvet fabric and cut it into strips which were then sewn together to make a skirt. The final part we made was the headwear which consisted of a scarf that was held together with wrapping thread and ribbon to form a headband. We sewed this onto the top of our other head pieces that were on top of our heads. Our costumes were made using white glue to hold them together because we did not have many materials.
I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time. I want to make a Daphne costume because I need something to wear to the annual Daphne costume party at the local coffee shop. The problem is that I don’t know how to buy the proper material and make the dress myself.
I’ve looked all over the Internet, but I haven’t found anything that looks like what I’m looking for. So I’m writing this post as a public service.
In the late 1970s I was a teenager hanging around with a bunch of girls in the neighborhood, sewing dresses and doilies. Most of our sewing was done just to pass the time, but it seemed like fun.
One day, the owner of a local fabric store told us that she would discount fabric if we bought enough yardage to make dresses. So we all went to the store and bought enough fabric to make a dozen dresses. Then we came back and sewed them all at once, spending most of the afternoon making them.
When we were finished, there were seven perfect daphne-shaped dresses sitting on my mother’s bed. But we weren’t quite done yet. The sewing had been so hard that it left us all with sore arms and hands, and none of us could face going out into public looking like that for more than a few minutes at a time. We decided to make more daphne costumes for Halloween by buying some foam and stuffing it into old Halloween costumes that were too big for anyone to wear anymore.
The foam worked great: our hands weren’t sore after making even more daphnes that night, and our arms weren’t as tired either. But I don’t think any of us really enjoyed what we did.
Daphne was a 12th century Greek mythological figure. She was a huntress and the daughter of the river god Peneus, although her father was also her mother’s husband. Her forest retreat was sacred to the goddess Artemis.
In the 10th century, a monk named George [Giorgios] led a new cult of Artemis in Anatolia, which became known as the Daphnion and included rituals that had parallels with those of Apollo. A number of local legends arose involving Daphne and the cult, including a story that she was raped by Apollo; this may have arisen from an earlier pagan cult of Daphne that had been suppressed by Christians.
Daphne’s father turned into a tree so as to keep his daughter safe from Apollo, who wanted to kill her for her beauty, but she ran into a laurel bush and Apollo touched it with his arrow and it withered away. The name “laurel” derives from this incident.