San Francisco Streetcar 1040
Last Updated: 10-31-2012
Yet another personified San Francisco thing! This is my take on F-Market Car 1040, if it were a person.
The F-Market streetcar line consists of a fleet of historic vehicles, painted to honor different periods in San Francisco transit history. It is effectively a functional transit museum. Car 1040 is a San Francisco original, having spent its entire service in the City, as opposed to having been brought in from somewhere else. It was also the last streetcar of its type to be constructed for any city. It's painted in 1950s San Francisco Municipal Railway livery, a green and cream design referred to colloquially as "Wings."
Unlike any of the costumes I've done previously, I made everything in this one myself. No more cobbling together pre-existing shirts and things! I'd actually never tried to make any sort of clothes from scratch prior to this costume, and I was sure I was going to mess it up, so I'm quite pleased that I ended up with something functional that looked pretty much how I wanted to. It's definitely rough around the edges in plenty of places, but it was a great learning experience, and I now have a better idea of what things I need to work on and improve.
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