Shirt - Howl's shirt is really large and billowy about him so I decided to use a men's medium sized pattern to make the shirt. I chose to use Butterick's B4574 pattern. I used a white poly cotton material that I got for a super cheap price. I followed the pattern instructions all the way to the last sleeve step. Instead of adding an elastic cuff, I added an interfaced cuff using this tutorial here. The cuffs are kept closed by large hooks and eyes. I also added a ruffle on the blouse following the edge of the interfacing on the inside of the shirt. The ruffles was finished by sewing a white ribbon over the top to keep it from fraying.
|Adding the collar|
|Base of jacket|
|Adding the applique|
Boots - These were also bought. At first I thought they were super comfy but I realized that after wearing them for a day that my feet would start hurting. I guess I might have to invest in an insole for those boots. They were so perfect for the character though, I just had to get them!
|Boots and pants|
Wig - I used Arda Wigs' Inigo in light blonde for Howl. It had some weird curls at the bottom of the wig so I decided to try the hot water method for straightening a wig. It worked great and my wig is pretty straight now! I messed up with cutting the bangs because for some reason it looked straight on my wig head but when I would try it on the bangs were never straight. I eventually had to finish the bangs while wearing the wig.
|Cutting the bangs|
|Completed costume (I forgot the jewel!)|