Wow, I have been doing a really horrible job of keeping up with this blog. I have been posting everything on my Majestic Thorns art blog so started neglecting this one. Feel free to follow me here where things are more likely to be more updated. I post my costumes, as well as my art dolls, drawings, and modeling pics.
I have a lot of things to update so I will just start where I last left off….my forest fairy costume which was worn to Texas Renaissance festival 1001 Dreams weekend. As with all my costumes, I worked on a budget using old clothing that I cut up as well as old scraps of fabric. Luckily I have built up quite the collection of random fabrics so I have lots of things to work with. I wanted a messy random look for this costume so all the scraps worked out perfectly.
As for the wings, this was my first pair of fairy wings so it took me a few times making them before I was satisfied. I used the old fashion method of using panty hose over wire and acrylic paints. Although they stressed me out at first and I pouted quite a lot in the beginning, I am quite pleased with how they turned out.
It was quite fun running and bouncing around like a little fairy. In fact, I am so ready for next year so I can make a new pair of wings….although I guess really I have no reason to wait. Who knows maybe I will make a new pair soon. I am thinking purple!!