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Absinthe Fairy Preview by yayacosplay Absinthe Fairy Preview by yayacosplay
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New costume debut! The theme is my original design of the Absinthe Fairy - and it's been on my to make list since 2004.
I got a hold of some Absinthe from the Czech Republic back in 2004 and have really enjoyed this delicate yet powerful green drink since. The myth is that when one drinks enough Absinthe, not only will one be intoxicated, but hallucinations can occur as well - hence "chasing the green fairy".

I've always wanted to do a photoshoot with this theme so finally, now that I have the costume, this may happen soon.

The outfit itself was made from 90% of materials and supplies I had at home already - after all, I've been collecting materials since 2004 lol. All the jewels and beads are glass, I picked them up on a China trip a while ago. I made all the patterns for this costume and spent 3 days on creating the whole thing, only because I didn't have any more time allotted for personal costume making this month. Hence the outfit is a bit rushed and there are some things I'd like to change/add on for the future.

As for the pieces I did make - the wings were sized to fit inside a suitcase and I'm kinda glad they are small enough so I can maneuver easily at a busy convention environment. They are fabric over a wire frame, and embellished with sequins, crystals, glass beads and scattered LEDs that light up a nice Absinthe green. In these shots the lights blend in but I hope to post some darker shots soon where they show up better.
There are also LEDs in the cage for the skirt, and fiberoptic lights in my hairpiece.
The underbust corset/bra are made of layered fabrics that I texturized with various stitching techniques and they are also beaded and embellishd with feathers.
The collar piece and wristlets, and shoes all match as well with similar adornments.
The skirts are made of many layers of fabric pieces that I did a rolled hem on. My serger was getting super hot by the last piece lol.

Photos taken at Fanime 2011 by Paul Tien. Thank you for the quick turn around on the shots!
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:iconfellowsagittariantom:
Beautiful costume!  I guess you've seen Eurotrip, huh?  xD
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SaFHina Feb 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I love it :3
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:icondeviljunter:
Would you be my lovely guardian angel during my trip in forest??
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RLFedun Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, so pretty! Your costumes are all amazing!! :O
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EmmaAlicia7 Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT! Wow. This is one of my favourite cosplay. The wig.. the dress... the colours.. amazing! All the details.. so beautiful!
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eseona Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! I love yours costumes :D
I am going to make costume of Absinthe fairy too. But my plans are very differnts, than this one :)
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winglei Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work on the outfit! it looks very well done and intricate! wish i had the patience to do stuff like this
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silken Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
As always, you are just stunning. It isn't just the costume, it's YOU in the costume. The costume is such an extension of you, it only enhances your personal beauty...:)
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:iconodie1kenobi:
Beautiful costume, and an interesting story behind its conception. Thank you for sharing them with us!
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