Sunday, November 20, 2016
Fairy Costume for Costume College - Robin
I haven't been inspired for a long time, but CoCo was coming up and I had nothing to re-wear. I wanted a quick-and-dirty fairy costume but ended up with this. The underdress is stretch satin. Well and good. The overdress is full of glitter that shed everywhere. It was as if I had my own fairy dust machine. I'm supposed to be Moth from Midsummer Night's Dream, but I didn't like any North American Moths. I loved the South American Moths, brightly colored and iridescent. Yes, I had traveled to Brazil last November and saw these moths in person. Many bad cellphone shots later, I decided to just look them up online.
Here is a back shot of the wings. I had the most fun/annoying time making those suckers. I didn't want any sharp points to avoid poking other guests but I do have the habit of "Go Big or Go Home". You have to go through a door sideways while wearing these things. There are many fairy wing tutorials on the web. I used fabric, glue and wire. Oh, and glitter. Lots and lots of glitter.
I'm also wearing a cut little hand jewel that I bought at Costume College and promptly lost! Oh, well.
Nothing to add about construction, it was just a straight up build of a commercial pattern. This costume must live in a bag for the rest of its life. I am STILL vacuuming up glitter from my house.