Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MEPSA Costume contest- SEASON FINALE

The winner, Kim Jacob's Buz-Kasha costume, is going to be the recipient of a surprise arts and crafts box!

Any of these entries are open for offers to purchase! Otherwise, they will be offerd on MH$P, auctioned on eBay or awarded as special MEPSA prizes. They will ALL benefit MEPSA.

A. Zebra costume
It's a stripey!
Traditional size.
By Elizabeth Jones

B. Buz-kasha Player  THE WINNER!
    A game played on horseback throughout the Middle East and Asia Minor
that involves two teams and gaining possession of a dead goat.

    The tack consists of a saddle blanket-saddle pad combination, saddle,
bridle, and neck amulet.  The saddle blanket is hand-sewn and
hand-embroidered.  The saddle pad is hand-sewn and edged with decorative
trim.  The saddle is similar to a Turkoman-style gooseneck saddle.  It was
built on a handmade metal saddletree, additionally shaped with wire and
leather, and covered with dark brown fabric.  The girth is black elastic
with a fancy trim girth cover and hook-and-eye closures.  The adjustable
stirrup straps are made from brown satin ribbon.  The stirrups are the cast
English type from Rio Rondo.  

The bridle is sewn from leather with
jewelry-findings hardware and decorations.  Reins and throat-tie are
braided embroidery thread; lead-rope is good quality string.  The neck
amulet is sewn from brown satin ribbon and adorned with jewelry findings.

This tack set fits a small traditional scale horse the best.

    The rider is a reissued MEGO-style action figure.  He is wearing tan
slacks, black socks, brown shoes, a yellow inner shirt, a tan outer shirt
with a fancy trim waist wrap, a striped robe, and a tan headwrap-cap.  He
carries a whip because the game can become quite violent and anything goes.

    A documentation sheet is included.

By Kim Jacobs, famous in MEPSA for her wonderful, correct and elaborate costumes!

C- Little Bo Peep and her sheep
Comes with doll
there is an extra face mask of Vetrap, and a change of leg wraps to fleece, all included.
The pony (a Bouncer) is shown wearing a fleece mask, vetrap leg wraps, and a fleece "wool" blanket. He has an adjustable ribbon halter, made large to fit over the mask. There is a ribbon lead rope. The mask closes with velcro. The blanket is made similar to a regular horse blanket, with ribbon straps in the front and under the belly. 

The doll is included. The costume may not come off her. The costume came on a dollar store Easter rabbit, and was slightly modified to look less bulky. She has on plastic Breyer western boots. The doll's hat is loose, but can be stuck on with sticky wax. She carries a crook staff made of wire and sculpey.

By Laurel Dedes

D.  Festive Gypsy type costume

By Alexis Marnellos

E. Arabian Native costume 
 classic scale

By Christine Lewis
Visit her site, she has lots of cool stuff there!

F. micro custom Parade horse with attached, detailed saddle set.

This Micro mini parade set was created with very thin skiver leather on a hand-sculpted tree. Hand painted dark blue flowers and vines on a splotched blue and tan background. Tack is glued to a CM liver chestnut micro mini for ease of traveling. 

By Elizabeth
Visit her site to see her mini and micro work, and sale pieces!

G. Native American brave costume
Has done well in Live showing
Come with documentation.

By Mary Lineman

H. Marwari Native headstall
This is an ethnic headstall, worn over an English bridle, with a variety of bits. It is made out of embroidery floss over hemp cord, sealed with Fray-Check to be sure it doesn't unravel with use. The frontspiece is a triangle of lace with an embroidery floss fringe, sewn through three strands at a time, knotted and sealed with Fray Check. The strands are left long so the headstall can fit other models. They can be trimmed.

By Carissa Kirksey of Sprucewood Farm
Carissa is nearing the casting if her first resin horse- this model- SWF Sundara!