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Topic: Re-imagining Alice in Wonderland ~ FINALLY got the professional shots!! 01-07-09  (Read 61452 times)
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« on: July 16, 2008 02:31:26 AM »

Well, after 6 MONTHS, I have finally received the professional shots from one of the photographers (yes, I am still waiting on the others. *nghhhhhhhhh*)

I have to say, it was definitely worth the wait. and A GREAT LESSON TOO. i.e. don't ever wait that long again. tell the photographer to bring a white background when you have black costumes, etc.
Jerry (photog) did an INCREDIBLE job.

Without further adieu:


Alice!


White Rabbit, Flava Flav style


Queen of Hearts


Jabberwocky


White King and Queen


Tweedles!


There are more under my member gallery, but I didn't want to clog this more than necessary. I'll post the tableaus when I get them! Thank you alll so much again for your kind, beautiful words. It really means a lot!

And THANK YOU TIMES INFINITY for posting this under the "Best of 2008" section! I am SO humbled Smiley



EDIT*** New (professional candids) are up! Here are a few that show you back views and closer details on things.

All of the photos in this professional candid set were taken by Victor Fernandez [what a peach Smiley ]




tweedle backs! yes, the names are rhinestoned.

i <3 to applique spandex.



the cook!



CYBERFALLS.

for more, go to http://s292.photobucket.com/albums/mm31/AliceinSpamaland/Victor%20Fernandez/

Fixed it! That's the real link that'll work. Smiley

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SO:

once upon a time, I need projects that overwhelm my life. Here's the latest. A "rough draft" photo shoot that will one day become a night of fashion.

I made EVERYTHING. Cyberlox hairpieces, thigh highs, gloves, painting shoes, hats, garments, some suspenders, fascinators, EVERYTHING YOU SEE.




Queen of Hearts. Mayyyybe my favorite corset ever. All buttons are handstitched. AND I made the fascinator.



Duchess and the cook. <3



Cheshire Cat + King of Hearts. *meoooow*



Caterpillar and a Card of the Queen's Court.



White Rabbit!



Jabberwocky





White King and Queen with Alice playing chess on the Queen's train.



Tea Party!!!!!



Dormouse, Alice, Mad Hatter.



Card in the Queen of Heart's Court. Yes, I made the cyberlox falls and everything.



Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. This taught me what NOT to do when dyeing synthetic wigs.


won't see the professional photos for a few months, but am SO HAPPY with how everything came out!


Enjoy!

***edited to put a less scantily-clad photo first


A humble, heartfelt, kow-towing thank you thank you thank you to EVERYONE for all of your amazing feedback and comments.

I started this project basically because I needed a project. The models are all actor friends of mine out here in Las Vegas, and every outfit was inspired by the person wearing it. Things turned out a bit more on the adult side than I was originally anticipating (i.e. Tweedles Dum and Dee) but I definitely took influence from the statuesque beauty of Vegas Showgirls.

This was kind of a collaborative art experiment once the ball started rolling. I know the limits of my creativity, and I KNOW that makeup and hair (unless it's fake raver dreads) are not my forte.  I was blessed to be working with the creative geniuses of the Vegas production of Spamalot. Hair and makeup was done by the wigs department from Spamalot, the models were the cast of the show, and the professional photography was done by friends I'd met out and about in the Goth scene.

Because everyone did everything for free, I won't see the end results of the photography for another few months and won't be able to post without the photographers' permissions. I'll do my best!

This was alllllll put together by me in 6 weeks. I had stitching help on 2 button down men's shirts but I made everything else from scratch. (I realllllllllly didn't sleep very much)

And I learned a WHOLE lot.

HUGE THANKS to my models, actors, hair and makeup artists, friends who came to assist me and help to direct the photo shoot, photographer friends, and my darling boyfriend who put up with my alice taking over the world project.

The plan is to turn it into a "real" fashion show someday, but not until I catch up on my sleep.

Thanks again to everyone here for all of your wonderful comments. I am humbled!

Without further ado, more photos!!!



Full Length Queen of Hearts so you can see the full heart and appliqued thigh highs



full length Jabberwocky



Knave of Hearts who stole the tarts (made those out of fimo and everyone kept trying to eat them!)



The Court.

« Last Edit: January 07, 2009 01:56:49 PM by sweetbettieleigh » THIS ROCKS   Logged
myklia
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 02:56:55 AM »

Absolutely stunning and amazing.  How cool.
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Pretty in Pink
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 02:59:47 AM »

All the outfits are absolutely amazing!
« Last Edit: July 16, 2008 03:00:37 AM by Pretty in Pink » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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The girl is crafty like ice is cold.


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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 03:07:38 AM »

Incredible!  I'm just stunned.  Great craftsmanship and talent.
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KMOM13
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008 03:11:29 AM »

Very interesting interpretation on Alice in Wonderland!  

You must have the patience of Job to handstitch all those buttons on the Queen of Hearts outfit.

I like all of the outfits except the first one...a little to exotic dancer looking and seeing too much skin detracts from the amazing detail on the outfits themselves.  

The inpretation of the Cheshire Cat is truly original and love how you worked the stripes in with the sheer fabric.

My favorite is the Jabberwocky outfit with the exotic headress - WOW.  It is amazing!

Overall the details on all the outfits are exquisite and original...you are very talented and hope that you will share some of the pics from the shoot with us here after they are developed.
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sweet_as_lulu
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008 03:12:40 AM »

OMG, you've done sooooo well. you should be so proud. Im loving twedle dee and dum and the white rabbit and the cards... oh just everything  Cheesy
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enakitty
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008 03:53:39 AM »

Holy Smokes! Totally Amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008 04:06:48 AM »

Holy crap.

This is amazing. You're awesome. And I love you.

What was this for?
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008 04:19:56 AM »

OMG! these are amazing!
 my favorites are jabberwocky and tweedle dum and tweedle dee!
you did a fab job!!!
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mouseatethekitty
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008 04:45:27 AM »

You are my new hero Cheesy
I just can't seem to finish my Alice in Wonderland costume for Halloween (from four year ago) and you made all of the characters! Awesome job!
My favorite is a tie between the Queen of Hearts, your buttons won me over. And the cards in the Queens court.
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