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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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saber360 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Lookin' good as always, sweetheart ;)
ilovemykids Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
wow beautiful!
Li-flower Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
It looks gorgeous! I love the rich colors.
AnariaZar-Rel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Gorgeous! Love the colours, the detail - amazing work as always :D
Marjolijn-Ashara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow it looks gorgeous! I love the vibrant colours and the feathers that peek out from everywhere :love:
pablour026 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
beautiful fairy, love the photo. very detail
hollowboy2099 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hermosisisma !! guapa
Kitsuchan59 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Too much boob-age IMHO, it distracts from great make up and a wonderful costume. As usual, you don't just wear an outfit. ^_^
samanthajay7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
looking beautiful Yaya
Immortalpen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice yaya looks good
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