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Topic: Absinthe - Le Fee Verte - Moulin Rouge Green fairy with lights! lots of pics  (Read 40379 times)
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« on: November 04, 2008 12:19:08 PM »

Forgive the picture glut, this has been an over two year project, unfinished it won two awards back in June of this year at a small local convention (my very first costume contest!).  I'm not sure if this even counts in the challenge, but I really wanted to show off all of my hard work Smiley  This random wild hair project turned into a bit of an obsession.

I got a wild hair to recreate Kylie Minogue's green fairy costume from Moulin Rouge, about two years ago, and started gathering supplies.

The original:
Knowing sewing is not my strongpoint, I started gathering as much stuff I could buildoff of as possible, the corset i built onto is a cheap $35 one off of ebay with minimal boning, the sequined fabrics are two reconned tops, the shorts are storebought dance shorts.  beaded fringes are mostly from ebay.

June picture, I warn you I was running a fever and was super sick, wearing a bad wig and most of the sewing was done that afternoon and entirely by hand.
  I was thrilled by the results, up until i saw this picture.

Horrified by just how bad the costume looked, i took it back down to the components and began a rebuild of it.  My biggest complaint was the corset looked too short.

This is a good shot of the corset shortness and also the awesome sequins that adorn the corset http://www.texasartcat.com/costumes/P1000527.JPG

Meanwhile, I got distracted by the sparkles... in attempts to recreate the CGI effects, and to make my light obsession happy, I added lights,  Pics of it after lights were added and rebuild had begun. http://www.texasartcat.com/costumes/P1000521sm.jpg

By Dragoncon (thanks to being a passenger for a 14 hour carride), my rebuild was nearly complete! I gave up on the hideous wig, added a single strap to keep the sequin and bead encrusted corset from falling victim to gravity.  I also extended the sequined corset top to give it the illusion of being longer. Also decided the drapey over fabric wasnt shear enough soo it got repurposed for the bustle, and additional shear green fabric was bought and added.  there are Cubic zirconia faceted beads throughout I added in to add additional sparkle.

here is green fairy as of DragonCon (September)
  a bigger version can be seen here http://www.texasartcat.com/current/greenfairy.jpg

here is a better picture of the wings, made with cellophane and coat hangers, and painted to add detail http://www.texasartcat.com/costumes/DSC06703.JPG I wish I was better at glow in the dark photography, these wings also glow in the dark (green of course), and flouresce under black light.

I'm hoping to have final rebuild pictures up soon- aka halloween pics (and proof that I can curl my kneelength hair)  but probably not in time to compete.   Overall I'm happy with it, though I already have a complete rebuild in my head, for now I will content myself with a complete remaking of the wings, I can make them bigger, better, and with fiber optic glowey light up goodness! Also I have an oversized inflatable green beer bottle I need to recon Smiley

For some reason folks keep confusing me with tinkerbelle...

Sorry to have written a book!  but enjoy Smiley  oh and if you want to see more pics of it, http://www.texasartcat.com/costumes/index.album/costumes?i=15   

« Last Edit: November 05, 2008 05:33:31 AM by artcat81 - Reason: added another pic! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 12:33:40 PM »

What a great idea! The final piece looks great. And i love your choice of materials!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008 12:49:30 PM »

Thank you!  I'm a horrible seamstress, so repurposing found materials is the only way to accomplish the job!

I did oogle all the lovely $150 / yard sequined fabrics at high fashion, but I'm really glad I found the tops in china town they worked perfectly (and were way cheaper!).

you cant see it in the picture but the sequins are free hanging ( there is a special word for them i'm sure!), they are attached only at one point on each sequin so they shimmy when i shake Smiley

I forgot to mention the shoes earlier, technically they should be gold, I couldnt find gold in time, so I spray painted a pair of black shoes silver. 

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