Original concept and design for Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade XIX.
Even dangerous plants can be beautiful, and all plants deserve the love and attention of the faeries, even if this might make those faeries unpopular, or even a bit scary! Inspired by the Faerie Magazine
article on Alnwick Castle Garden's
Poison Garden. Based on three poisonous plants, the Henbane (which will make you pass out if you sniff it!), Deadly Nightshade berries, and the infamous Poppy.
Dress: Original design and pattern, made from chenille, silk, and gauze with a hand-painted design of henbane veins. Decorated with greenery, carved bone skull beads and a high collar.
Wings: EVA foam, armature wire, latex based paint, and silk. These were specifically designed to fold down and fit in my carry on luggage, as well as swing out of the way in the event I bumped anyone in the glittering throng.
Mask: SLS Masks
Tiara, bracelets & earrings: Nightshade berry beaded motifs woven around gold painted twigs, and more bead skulls.
Ears: Ardani Costumes
Horns: Grinkin's from the Georgia Renaissance Festival
Poppy Tattoos: Sharpie, dusted with translucent powder! And a three dimensional, sparkling sticker for the center.