ok, so last year I talked about making the Green fairy costume from Moulin Rouge, well, it came to fruition, I've already worn it to one convention, and came away with two costuming awards for it. But, I'm not happy with it yet, so its still majorly in progress. I'm attending Dragoncon next week, and plan to bring it with me.
Keep in mind, this is all handstitched over found objects because I've never really learned how to sew, especially with a machine. This was done over an existing corset I picked up off of ebay, and its paired with metallic lime green dancers booty shorts.
I've attached a 3/4 view of it on my jerry rigged dressform, yes there are lights in it, they are much more visible in person without the flash. My question to all of you awesome craftsters, what else does it need? I'm really not happy with how it looks in the side view, there is anoticeable gap of skin between the corset ending, and the shorts beginning... do you think I could disguise that with more beaded fringe? Or, should I let out some of the extra sequined fabric that I tucked under and stitched in place? ( I cut up two sequined tops to cover the corset, and didnt trim them to size)
Kylie Minogue's corset was much longer bodied than mine... think it would look funny if I let the sequin fabric out a bit?
Also, I got a wild hair to add fiber optics into the wings, the fiber optics havent arrived yet, and it would mean a complete remaking of wings... think I should go that route or no?
here is the original w. cgi enhancements for comparison http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/05/18/kyliemoulinrouge_gallery__392x550.jpghttp://flickr.com/photos/26091465@N08/2626388679/
and here is a pic of the costume from the night it won, please ignore the goofy look, the woman caught me adjusting the wig, not to mention I was running a high fever for the 2nd day in a row.
Thank you in advance for constructive criticisms!