It Started with a Lipstick
This project is for Costume Con 2009 and has been building for months, if not for years. It really started with a lipstick. MK recently updated their lipstick line and one of the new colors is a gorgeous shade called Rich Fig. I adore this color, it has just the right undertones for me, not too berry, not too brown. Problem is it's really a bronze skin-tone color which means it's dark. I love it but it is a little Goth/alternative on this Anglo-Saxon gal.
My comment at the time was "the only way I can wear this is if I make a costume to match". Which got me thinking (always dangerous). Then I started thinking about the theme of CC09- Vampires, Villains & Vixens. Hummm. So I starting thinking about baddies I could see myself doing. Then it struck me, why not combine four things I love: opera, 18th century, fantasy & Rich Fig!
Queen of the Night
Queen of the Night - the ultimate baddie from Mozart's The Magic Flute and one of my most favorite arias ever. The opera debuted in 1791 so I decided to make a contemporary costume, based on a grand habit de cour. This is fantasy though and I plan to have some fun with this!
pic album of ideas
the Long Pause Begins
I of course will not be able to start this for a little while (I don't need it for a year) but I'm collecting supplies, researching and plotting out details. I sat down to do some fashion sketching last night (something I haven't done in a long time) and this was done in one try. It's all there in my head, so clear. It's been a while since I've had a project like that... it's rather fun!