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Topic: 1920's Gangster and Flapper Poppets  (Read 937 times)
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« on: June 15, 2011 07:34:35 PM »

I had brunette_bombshell as a partner in the Mini Poppet Swap. She's a costume design major with leanings to the 20's, 30's and 40's. So the gangster and flapper poppets were born!

I was originally only going to make the flapper, but as soon as the idea for her fixed in my head, she was already insisting on having a man with her, and she wasn't even cut out yet! But any poppeteer out there knows it's useless trying to argue with a poppet, so I gave into her. First time I've ever had a poppet insist on being arm candy though.

This is Leila Madison

Her dress is made with layers of hand stitched fringe so that it will really move when she's doing the Charleston

And her headband, complete with rhinestones and feathers

And this is Leila's boyfriend, Leo 'The Blade' Sorocco

Without his hat

Close up of his pinstripe suit. The tie's real and actually comes of and ties like a regular tie!

Close up of the hat with its polymer clay Ace

Another picture of them together

I have to admit that while I started the project with only Leila in mind, I ended up liking Leo better out of the pair.

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011 03:02:51 AM »

I like them both. That has is astounding though! Is it your own pattern or did you get it from elsewhere?

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011 09:23:42 AM »

Such a beautiful job you did on these and all the details..wonderful!  Love the flapper era.

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011 03:24:50 PM »

squire_inaria - That is a wonderful pair. Great work as usual.

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011 03:42:41 PM »

Wow, the gangster suit is amazing - you've done a great job! I so admire people that can make miniature outfits for their dolls (I just wrap and sew mine and hope for the best!!) and Leo's is one of the best I've seen. I love them both xx

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011 03:52:37 PM »

These are fantastice squire_inaria, I love the 20's, 30's & 40's. The flapper is great & leo is great to, so detailed, beautiful as always!!!! Roll Eyes


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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011 10:00:15 PM »

I just love them both. They are so cute and I dont blame her if I would chose to be arm candy too if I could.

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011 04:05:40 AM »

Now I have "Mr. Pinstripe Suit" stuck in my head!

Great names, too...Leila is a fantastic flapper name.

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