Julie's Dress Diaries

Herein lie my attempts at both blogging and creating period clothing for various locations and times of the Renaissance. Enjoy

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fairy Wings

As I did in 2007, I will be helping the HMHounds group at Spoutwood Fairy festival come May. I have to say...I'm still embarrassed by the last "costume" even though I really like the crazy color combo.

This year, I wanted to try to be at least a little better. I still have no idea what outfit I'll pull together, but I've been wanting to experiment with dreamcatcher-inspired fairy wings for a while now, and figured I'd give it a go. The frames are coat hangers (4 total), straightened and reshaped, covered in black ribbon, then bound together with black cord and more ribbon. The cob-webby silver (~ 4 yds/wing) is woven from a travesty of a trim I bought for historical costuming based on a very nice looking picture--there was much disappointment when this actually landed on my doorstep. I'm glad that I found an alternative use for it.

They're certainly not perfect, but I think the experiment at least proved that the theory of dreamcatcher fairy wings is sound. And that's one less costume-y bit that I have to think about come May...

I need to think of some sparkly spider-inspired fairy name. How very Goth of me!

Damn, that window needs some windex action!


Blogger smiley13tree said...

Wow Haven't seen your posts in so long. Those wings are so dainty.

2:11 AM  
Anonymous pencil sharpeners said...

Very good..
your dress is vey beautiful..
see you soon..

2:26 PM  
Blogger Alassie said...

wow! amazing wings, i love it :D

12:42 PM  
Blogger Ansatsusama said...

OMG!! they are so pretty the dress is beautiful i have one wings and i´m lovin it i thin make one with other desing!!!


11:33 AM  

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