Thursday, August 6, 2009

Valkyrie Undercorset

A really nice piece that truly completes my complete Valkyrie outfit! This is the corset with bra that fits under the main Valkyrie corset. Quality construction! You can see part of this on Lucy's outfit in the scene where she as a Valkyrie, raises her sword to kill Grinhilda but then changes her mind. Most likely these were worn by ALL the Valkyries though, so no way to prove it was Lucy's. I have this thanks to the generosity and kindness of my friend Cheri. Thanks for letting it "come home!"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Varia Flashback Wardrobe Hanger

This is the wardrobe hanger for the Varia Flashback double, who appeared as young Varia in the flashback portion of Path of Vengeance. The tags are also kind of neat, as they list the items that could be expected to be found on the hanger and in the hanger bag pockets. The "XMU" on the tag stands for "Xena Main Unit." The "X15" means "Xena, Episode 15."...which is POV for Season 6.

Varia Stunt Double Wardrobe Hanger

This is the wardrobe hanger that goes with the Varia stunt double costume. Wardrobe hangers are very rare to find as they were used to hang the actor's outfit and have pockets for storing the accessories, such as jewelry or smaller costume pieces, in them. Most of the hangers were sold at Turner Auctions with the outfits, or as parts of lots of various wardrobe pieces.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Identifying Props

Prop collecting, like most hobbies, is a lot of fun. Sharing the hobby with other prop collecting enthusiasts really enhances the experience, and one of those interesting tasks (after buying a new prop!) is to find it in an episode. Lately I have to give a shout out to my friend Cheri, who has been a prop-finding goddess! Cheri has located and identified several props for me and my fellow collectors through the Xena Prop House. If you haven't yet checked out XPH, please do do...Xena Prop House is a monthly newsletter published by our kindred spirit and really GREAT person, Barbie Arms. If you are interested in learning more about prop collecting, have props to showcase, want to find a prop, or need help IDing props, join our circle of collectors. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. Check out my "link" section to go directly to current and past newsletter downloads. XPH is hosted by Mary D on her AUSXIP site. Happy hunting!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Valkyrie Helmet

The final piece to the Valkyrie wardrobe! This helmet is made of leather and plastic/resin for the wings. Wardrobe tape says "Xena." You can also see the complete valkyrie costume over in the completed costumes section.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Valkyrie Gauntlets

Another piece of the Valkyrie puzzle; here are a pair of lovely gauntlets. They are a stretchy mesh material with hard resiny/plastic "leaves" attached.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Valkyrie Boots-Grinhilda's Stuntie

I am getting very close to finally having a COMPLETE Valkyrie rider costume to go with my complete Valkyrie horse costume. Here is another piece of the puzzle, a pair of Valkyrie boots. These are marked "Grin Stunt" in each boot.