My Tormund Costume

The biggest, heaviest, greatest costume I have crafted so far!

This costume is now available in my Etsy shop: The Baytree Spectacle! For this one I am sadly not going to write a tutorial, because the making of cost me one (awesome) year. But it turned out so lovely, so robust and so awesome: that I have to share it with you! This is my homage to the Tormund costume. Questions of course are always appreciated and always answered <3. The first few pictures will show you the end result, and after that are some process pictures! Enjoy this new wildling costume.

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Comparison!

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With pockets

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In progress on the dressform

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It even has a two-looks-in-one option with an attachable front piece, and the manual is included in the package:

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Some process pictures will be updated soon:

There is an opportunity to get this coat, after Halloween – I know ;)-, so please go over to my Etsy shop and there you can purchase this genuine leather and handfelted wool, partially handsewn and totally awesome item for yourself.

Read the product description here:

The Tormund Giantsbane inspired coat is now entirely ready to order now!

This bold costume / coat is one of my biggest projects. It was made within a year customly for a customer. Sadly, it was returned because it was too small for the customer. I checked the coat and it is still in the condition it was send in. The customer let me know that they absolutely love the costume. Because of the return, another person will get a chance to order this coat since I put so much effort and love into it. Before you order it, I would love to first get a message so that I know who I am sending it to and why you want to buy it :).

The costume is in a male EU size L but probably also wearable as a male EU size M. For women it will be about an EU size L/XL.

Materials
The costume is made from genuine strong, soft nubuck-like leather in a blue greyish and black colour. The wool is hand-felted and hand sewn. The wool comes from Gotland, Drents, Wensleydale and the Finnish country sheep. Most of the costume is handsewn.

What you will receive
In the package that contains the costume you will receive a manual on how to use and take care of it and a personal note. You will also receive the attachable front piece as stated in the pictures.

Shipping
Does it not ship to your country? Contact me via message and I’ll add your country. I only ship this item to within the European Union.

Return
Are you not happy with your purchase? You can send the costume back to me within 14 days and when you apply for a return you have 14 days to send it back me. The return costs are for yourself. For problems you can of course always contact me.

Wear
You can wear this as an actual coat (which is what it was made for) but it is preferred to wear it for Cosplay, Halloween or other occassions.

Website
I made this costume along with other costumes that can be seen on my website BaytreeCostumes .com I have made multiple costumes from Game of Thrones and some from Outlander. I make costumes for a hobby and this is an order I made for a customer, with all the love and great care.

 

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Cersei on a Budget – Black Coronation Gown tutorial

Beware of Game of Thrones season 6 spoilers!

Oh my! I am Back Again! This time looking back on a two-day-dressmaking project from quite some months ago. This is very exciting! I really wanted to try and make Cersei’s latest dress from the finale of season six Game of Thrones. ‘Cause damn, we’ve never seen a garment like that before! Today we are going to have a look at Cersei’s black coronation dress from Game of Thrones and how to make it.. On a budget.

The piece of garment itself is a thin black leather, with holes that hint a sort of harness like texture below that layer of leather. I think the entire garment is a reflection of her as a queen, she has lost everything, and so she puts on the armour and chains. The entire look is raw and masculine – I love it. Even for a dress to be worn by Cersei ;). And the crown is just amazing as well. It completes the harness and chain look while playing it subtle but strong. Black and iron – that is the colour palette of this costume. Continue reading

The Musketeers – An Introduction

From Game of Thrones, to Outlander.. and now I’m delving into another super-interesting era and world. The world of the Musketeers! And not just the BBC Musketeers or the book or the movies, but the real Musketeers. Ok, ok: and of course the BBC series ;). Who are we kidding.

I’ve got a problem making this new project. Do you want to see a full-on Musketeer tutorial? Than perhaps you can help me. Scroll down to the end of this article or click here. Thank you

Be aware of some BBC Musketeer spoilers!

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What do the BBC Musketeers look like again..? Watch this:

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TV Shows on my list

The Walking Dead, Outlander, Game of Thrones! All TV show pearls I have been following for the last few weeks. The Walking Dead has ended its 6th season, Outlander has just begun its 2nd season, and Game of Thrones is at the very start of the most entisipated season 6!

Beware: this article contains spoilers for all three TV shows! If you are not up to date with any of these, please click away now. Thank you 🙂

You guys know I am a fan of Outlander (obviously!) and Game of Thrones.

Ygritte Left Side  Arisaid 2 Back Collage Wool

Obviously…
Click on one of the photos for a tutorial on Ygritte, Jon or Claire / Jamie 

And if you have been following my Pinterest you might also know I love The Walking Dead. Although, love is of course a strong word considering the violence and gore of the show. But excuse me for saying: damn this season! The story was more violent than ever, which made it even more explosive. A lot of people I have talked to about The Walking Dead say that they have stopped watching at some point along one of the previous seasons (or even after a few episodes) because they thought the story stayed the same the entire time. Which is true. That is why I didn’t like last season.

But even though it’s always zombies *excuse me: walkers*, disease or the eternal kidnapping, the story still leaves me extremely curious about every next episode. The story has this core of extremeness – of survival, which feels sort of reassuring to watch because humans are seemingly capable of keeping themselves standing in such a situation. And yes, I do sigh whenever somebody gets kidnapped by other people AGAIN or when they announce another group of bad people or another villain.. But I must say they kind of laughed at their own loop this season, I mean: the way Daryl was able to exterminate that group of ‘saviours’ in episode 9.

An amazing out of action shot with the walkers and two of my favourite characters ❤
Courtesy of AMC

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Make fur | Tutorial: Make Jon Snow’s costume fur under €25

I am literally so excited to share this tutorial with you – since this is a struggle so “easily” solved! I loved the process a lot, it doesn’t take a lot of time, doesn’t hurt any animals, doesn’t cost too much money and the result is just amazing.

Let’s celebrate easter with a new tutorial!
Make your own Jon Snow fur, viking fur, a rug or even a fashionable shawl within one day.

Jon Snow’s imposing coat and characteristic fur hide – Courtesy of HBO

On the internet, a few things became very clear about Jon Snow costumes and cosplays. Most of the time, the costumes are absolutely amazing and beautifully tailored, – You can hear it coming – But.. A lot of people tend to get stuck on the fur-part. Mostly because real fur is too expensive or because the fake fur is not realistic and big, fluffy and imposing enough. I made my Jon Snow costume alongside my Ygritte costume which tutorial you can find here, which is some time ago now. As you can see from the title, this is not going to be a full Jon Snow tutorial – yet. Ygritte’s costume was a big project, but oh boy, Jon Snow’s was even bigger! It is a very “mathematical” and precise project, and even though my work is half done, it is still not near as close as I want it to be. Alongside that is the fact that season 6 is already on the doorstep (april!) and from photos, we can see that Jon’s costumes will dramatically change next season. I’ll have to see whether the hype around Jon’s older costume is going to change, because if it does, I might not finish the costume..

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But – why the tutorial on the fur? You can’t possibly make your own “real fur” now can you? …Can you? Continue reading

Wearing the Great Kilt – A Retrospective

It has been a while since I posted my “How to make an Outlander costume – Part 1” article. It covered all the basics of Great Kilt folding and Arisaid folding, and it was just so much fun to make, to fold and to write.

But here’s the catch: I never really finished the section of Kilt Types! The slightly irritating “will soon be updated” marred the decor that the Great Kilts flair had created. Soon became months quite quickly.. But hey – yes yes – it has been updated at last! Quickly visit the article and find out what new Kilt and Arisaid types have arrived in Baytree land.

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Don’t mind me…

Since every photoshoot process takes about six to more than ten hours to do, to process and to touch up, it is always a shame when great photos are not good enough to be shown in the main article. And because some are just to precious or to cool to leave behind, I thought I would make a little behind the scenes article to give you an impression of the entire process behind a photoshoot like that. And just as this garments is awesome to alter and to re-create, it is also as much fun behind the scenes to wear and to mess around with, which sometimes results in quirky and funny photos. Continue reading

Ava Baytree: Trailer!

After hard, hard work I can finally show to you the piece I’ve been working on for the last few weeks.

And this time it is not a costume or a DIY! It is a video! See it for yourself:

Tell me what you think of the Baytree Costumes trailer <3!

If you could be bothered drop a like over on Youtube and if you really like the content: subscribe to my new channel!

I love you all,
Ava

Ps. It also gives away a new project I’ve been working on!