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Topic: Papercraft Challenge (Woman/ the Female Form): Warrior Princess  (Read 14138 times)
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starrygurlrox
« on: April 05, 2009 02:51:21 AM »


This is a 3-piece collection with the concept of a 'Warrior Princess', done near the end of last year. The garments are constructed entirely from paper, and different techniques are used in each. I don't have any pics of the process, but I'll try to explain how they were made.

1st outfit:
This is a bustier dress inspired by chain mail. I created individual 'rings' that become malleable when linked, allowing me to sculpt the curves of the form.
The back:
Bust detail:
A concept board to show how the idea was developed:


2nd outfit:
This is a long white 'princess' gown made from strips of translucent paper (I think it's called vellum?), cinched at the waist by a woven belt. Detail:
Concept board:

3rd outfit:
The inner layer consists of a vest and skirt made from the special kind of paper that doesn't tear easily. For the outer armoured piece, I folded origami units from gold paper and joined them together using gold paper fasteners as studs. The back:
Top detail:
Concept board:

By the way, none of these garments are stuck/pinned/attached to the mannequins, so you can imagine how well-fitted to the mannequin form they must be. Thanks for looking!
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Lewre
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009 02:56:53 AM »

Wow. Those are awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009 03:22:20 AM »

Amazing work!
It's really good that you included the concept boards, that gives a much better idea about the project.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009 03:31:53 AM »

Stunning. Its almost a shame that they are not wearable, someone would certainly turn heads wearing those...
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009 03:37:12 AM »

those are truly amazing! I can't imagine how much work and planning went into those but it was deffinitely worth it! They look so striking and your craftmanship is beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2009 04:09:46 AM »

They are beautiful, when I saw the picture come up on the home page I thought someone had been incredibly talented with a sewing machine, but to find out they're made of paper!!! Incredible.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009 04:42:51 AM »

I love them, and especially love the maille one, the attention to detail and precision is wonderful.  Love how they drape and mold to the forms.
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009 05:05:01 AM »

Those are amazing! I especially love the vellum strip dress, but they're all fantastic and I can't believe they're made of paper!
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009 05:28:05 AM »

oh man these rock! What great concepts Smiley and the execution is genius
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2009 05:30:40 AM »

 Wow, these are ultra sexy - paper is not durable enough for me to wear so I'll just admire Wink from the computer screen. Beautiful works of art to be sure! Thank you for your post! and the hours I'm certain you poured over the dresses. Bravo!
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