We thought this mini tutorial would be a great help to some of you doing Historic costumes from Edwardian to the 1940s, or perhaps just dressing up fancy. Dreamer Rosalind has pretty long hair, but this could reasonably be done with hair just below the shoulders.
bethany1994 asked: You know what would be great? Socks that look like the wicked witch of the east's feet. Like black and white stripes on the legs, and then ruby slippers on the feet. Have you seen any like that before?
We have Dorothy’s Ruby Slipper Socks, but sans the Wicked Witch of the East’s striped socks. It would be a fun thing to have both, and we’ll be sure to suggest it to the manufacturer!
We do have black and white stripes by the bucketful, so if you have a pair of red shoes you can get the same look!
A message from Dreamer Rosalind:
Have you planned your Halloween costume yet? If it involves our socks, arm warmers, etc., we’d love to see photos! Furthermore, we’d love to feature them on our Tumblr and Pinterest accounts!
There are three options for submitting photos:
1. Via Tumblr
2. Upload to Pinterest and tag us, and we’ll repin you to our Spooky Socks board
3. Via email: email@example.com - just be sure to include the phrase “Okay to share” in emails, so that we know you don’t mind being put on social media, and limit files to 5 MB, to ensure that it doesn’t bounce.
We can’t wait to see what you all come up with this year!
Also, find this ad in the current issue of BUST Magazine, featuring Orange Knees!
Brenna gives some great picks for such classics as Kitty Cat, Pirate, and Ghost!
It’s that time again! Halloween is drawing near, and we’ve added TONS of new stuff to our Halloween Category.
Speaking of costumes, if you’re using Sock Dreams products in yours this year, we would LOVE for you to submit photos so we can show you off!
I’m cosplaying this character, Luna from the video game Virtue’s Last Reward, so I ordered the Harajuku scrunchy socks in lavender as they appeared to be the right light reddish-purple from the picture… However, I just got them in and they are actually more of a lighter blueish-purple like her blouse. Do you have any other socks that would work for her instead?
(submitted by fujisaki-chihiro)
When I compare the socks to the artwork you’ve provided, there is a slight difference, but not very much. The Lavender Scrunchy Socks are very pinkish purple in person. The other socks we have in lavender/lilac are our Dream Stockings. Below I’ve included some photos of O Basics and M Stockings compared to the Scrunchy Socks. The top photo is under inside lighting, and the bottom is in natural light. Both show up quite a bit bluer on my screen than they are in person:
The two dream stockings are slightly lighter, and have a bit more red to them in person.
It is also possible that your socks were accidentally switched. Take a look at the back of your label for the Scrunchy Socks; if the top number on the sticker ends in a 90, you got the lavender. If it ends in an 86, you got violet, which is very blue, and will need to contact our customer service department.
We wish you luck on your cosplay! It’s going to be really beautiful.
what socks would you recommend for asuka’s (from evangelion) school uniform?
Oh oh! This is an anime that this tumblr fairy has actually seen!
Now, I have to warn you, we don’t have a sock that is 100% perfect. As you can see in the above photo, Asuka’s socks have a single burgundy stripe at the top, and nothing we have fits that bill. But what we can do is start you with the perfect white midcalf sock (hers are no knee highs, though I have seen some cosplays that use knee socks): EG Smith’s Socklings in white (for the curious, Rei would wear these same socks in black).
From there, I will point you to this fantastic tutorial we made about adding stripes to socks with either fabric paint, or a fabric marker. Scroll down slightly to find the relevant instructions.
Also, don’t forget some sock glue! It’s a secret we’ve learnt from school girls in Japan to keep socks from slipping—and you will need it to keep your socks just so as sometimes the Socklings like to slip.
(submitted by smochibanzai)
SD: What a fun cosplay! The socks are perfect for Bulma. The Cotton Slouches are some of our most popular socks, because they stretch so well, and come in a rainbow of colours.
Dear SockDreams, I am working on a cosplay for a convention I’ll be going to in the spring, and it’s of this lovely lady from the game Borderlands 2. Do you have any thigh-highs or tights that I could use for this? Anything you can recommend? c: Thanks so much!
SD: Right off the bat, these reminded me of the Extraordinary Thigh Highs in Black & Natural! They’re a wide stripe just like above, but they don’t have a backseam. That can easily be added with a fabric marker, or backstitching with thin yarn (here’s a good tutorial on backstitching!) up the back of the sock.
I’ve been planning on making Jem’s costume (yes, the outrageous classic dress!) and was wondering what would be the perfect pair of tights/leggings to pair with the pink dress if wearing the costume in the winter. :D
So, not being a Jem expert, I can only assume that you mean the dress pictured above? We’re going to work on the assumption that you are.
It’s…not an easy answer, unfortunately!
The first is a comparison of the recently released and updated Jem, next to her late 80s counterpart. The new style shows sparkly pink lurex tights, while the old is a kind of clear/white net without shimmer that Ithinkare supposed to be sheer stockings. In illustrations, she’s generally shown with the pink sparklies again—but in the cartoon, she’s bare legged!
We don’t have anything pink and sparkly (sadface!), but it’s possible to cheat the look by layering Neon Pink Fishnet Pantyhose over Silver Metallic leggings. If you want to go the nude route, Sheer to Waist Pantyhose are a good option. We also have solid Pink Color Tights if colour is simply what you’re after.
My Buggy the Clown costume! I couldnt have done it without these EPIC socks. They were the Rugby Stripped Knee Highs from I got from Sock Dreams!
Photo by Maboroshi of Risingsun.net
(submitted by Shawn Tuffy)
SD: Terrifyingly good use of rugby stripes!
Double rainbow, all the way across the sky!!!
(submitted by Kaïa Austin)