Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

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Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby MsUlaWil » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:35 am

Hi all. I am creating a short notice costume and I have a question I cant seem to find the answer to so am turn to the experts once again. (I have also posted on the discworld monthy fb page, I don't mean to spam, I am just not sure where it is more likely to be answered)

I think I remember reading in Sourcery that Conina is blond and wears a 'white dress with flowers along the bottom'.
Is that right? I don't have the book itself and so cant re-read to check. Or am I getting her mixed up with a white dress that Lady Margolotta wears at some stage
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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:20 am

First description of her

The stranger threw back her hood and shook out her long hair. It was almost pure white. Since her skin was tanned golden the general effect was calculated to hit the male libido like a lead pipe.


after she changed out of the cloak

The girl was wearing a demure white lace dress with fetchingly puffed sleeves


No mention of flowers just lace

The Clarecraft figure which seems pretty good, certainly regarding hidden knives and of course scissors and comb

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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby MsUlaWil » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:36 am

Thanks so much for that! Those clarecraft minifigs are great! I will ensure to include knives and a comb for emergencies
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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:30 pm

Glad to be of assistance :D
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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby =Tamar » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:56 pm

In my continual rereading, I reread Sourcery and came across two descriptions of the white dress(es) Conina wears:

US pb p.43, UK pb p.50: "The girl was wearing a demure white lace dress with fetchingly puffed sleeves." She and Rincewind have just escaped from the brawl at the Mended Drum.

US pb p.80, UK pb p.88: "...a rather pretty girl in a white dress with flowers on it..." They are being attacked by pirates, and Conina is defending them with her comb.

So both lace and flowers are available for decoration of the basic dress.
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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:24 am

Good spot Tamar, I'd missed that one :D
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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby MsUlaWil » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:42 am

Excellent - that gives me something to work with :-)
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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby Slantaholic » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:23 pm

How tiny is Clarecraft's Conina?

The make-up's on par with my make-over Slant avatar. It's a bit weird those cheeks and lips. She needs a bra, and a different style for fighting. I wonder when in the books she slipped into something lightweight and white; must have been either Klatch or inherited from Bethan's sacrificial dress sense.
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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby =Tamar » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:32 am

Slantaholic wrote:I wonder when in the books she slipped into something lightweight and white; must have been either Klatch or inherited from Bethan's sacrificial dress sense.

After she yanked Rincewind out of the Mended Drum, she changed clothing in the alley.
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Re: Question Conina's dress in Sourcery

Postby Slantaholic » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:26 pm

Ah, there it was.

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