I know I have not posted in a while, but I assure you- it isn’t because I have not been working. I have. At super Kelsie speed. That deserves a doodle.
Okay, moving right along. I recently went to the highly anticipated Myth Masque. Last year I was in black and red, so this year I was determined to have color. LOTS of color. Highly irregular since I love black to an unhealthy degree. I decided upon green. Then the Myth Missive came out announcing that the theme for this year was green and purple.
I first sketched my brother’s costume, then I went for my own. Men’s costumes are much harder for me. I tend to make them too flowery, not manly enough. So I threw on some armor. Because armor means bad-ass right? Right. He still thought parts of the costume were too filled with frippery, so those ended up being thrown out before I started making the costume.
I also got to work with Worbla, which I have wanted to experiment with for quite some time. The result was not flawless, but I am pretty happy with the way the armor turned out. There are much better tutorials online with how to work with Worbla, so I shant even attempt to make one. I do, however have progress pictures:
His costume consisted of a crown, a hooded cape, an Elvish style tunic, bracer, and arm piece.
My costume consisted of a corset, flower headband, and three layers of skirts…all sewn together.
The skirt was so heavy it would fall off hangers. It was rather crazy.
This was the corset before I added four million flowers and a bunch of Swarovski hotfix crystals- and then after!
I also made my shoes. Kinda. I bought shoes from Goodwill, glittered them and added flowers and pearls. When we got to the hotel I stacked all of our accessories on the desk. I went a bit overboard with accessories this year.
Then my friend decided to come along!! :)
She was really easy about what she would wear, so I used some of my scraps to make her a corseted dress with a purple embroidered train. I also made her some shoes and a flower headdress.
And here we are! All dolled up-
A fantastic photographer took pictures of Kiley and I- aren’t they gorgeous?! The color just pops. Amazing.
I do not yet have the professional pictures we took at the event, but when they are posted I will be sure to post them here.