OT Costuming Q, cross-posted
- Good gentles,
I've already asked this on a couple of other lists, and it seems to
be a really tough question to answer.
So, I hope I may be forgiven that this isn't about SCA garb, and that
someone, or several someones, can help.
Last Yuletide I made for a near-and-dear relative the icicle-trimmed
holly-wreath worn by the Spirit of Christmas Present in the
movie "Scrooge," a musical version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol,"
with Sir Albert Finney in the title role. It started out as a
casual, humorous thing to do because this relative is just completely
over-the-top when he celebrates Christmas, much like the exuberant,
larger-than-life Christmas Present Spirit in the film. I off-
handedly said that next year (this one!) I'd do the rest of the
outfit. The robe won't be that much of a problem, but I just
realized I'll be trapunto quilting the "stamped" medallion shapes on
the wide, gold belt, and I don't know what they are.
Here's the question:
Can **anybody** determine what the repoussee images on that belt
actually are? One young lady on another list said she and her dad
looked and thought they'd discovered a lion's head and medallion of
Celtic knotwork. I thought I had spotted a Christmas wreath.
Neither my VCR nor my small screen nor their copy of the film are
good enough to let us see these clearly. One solution, I suppose,
would be to just guess at what the costumer had in mind, but if I can
reproduce those, it'll make two people so much happier!
Off-list is fine, rather than clutter up this bandwidth with what is
Any input will be much appreciated.