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Topic: Earthy fae creature! Tons of completed and in-progress pics.  (Read 2450 times)
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« on: November 05, 2008 07:46:19 AM »

I had a vision a long time ago of re-vamping the traditional Hallowe'en fairy costume by making it more earthy and organic. I really hated that dollar-store wings and triangles-cut-away costumey look. I wanted lots of neat texture and believable aspects to it. Being limited in my sewing experience, my final product doesn't quite match up with my original vision, as I had to use fabrics that would be easy to work with. Nonetheless, I am still thrilled with my costume. Everything in it is made from scratch except the pantyhose and shorts I wore under it.

The full costume:

Brown dress, own design
Green braided belt and fairy satchel
Green pantyhose
Brown shorts, you can't see them. I just hacked off the legs from a pair of brown leggings
Cellophane wings, inspired by www.fancyfairy.com but nowhere near the original in terms of materials or beauty
Green elf booties, own design
Twisty root jewelry, totally copied from and all credit going to Jade Adornments http://www.jade.enthuzed.net/
Blue polymer clay horns
Point elf ears

Getting there:

This is what I started with, a loose trapezoid shape

Then I made a bunch of these

Gathered them together

And sewed them underneath the dress. Look at that expert pinning

Cut up the top layer

Traced the back of a tank top for the back and added braided straps at the front

Pinned and sewed on

Whole dress

Fairy belt and satchel

Boots. I made these by putting a plastic bag on my foot, putting masking tape over top, building up the top part and then cutting it off and using that as the pattern.

Pendant, credit for design to Jade Adornments

Fun with wings

Hallowe'en social

I wish I could show you the horns close up, but I lost them Sad

AND FINALLY to save on space (little late, don't you think?) Here is a link to my post at the Fairy Fashion Live Journal community. My mum and I did a little photoshoot in the forest while teh weather was still nice, but before the costume was completed:


Thanks for looking!

Dom: "This guy was a nightmare to work with, the Balrog. He had a huge trailer, never came out, never bought a round when we went to the bar, do you remember?"

Billy: "Very rude."
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 12:22:42 PM »

I love the dress just on its own. And the wings are really cool.
Nice job!
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