Sunday, November 2, 2008

Columbina Revealed

Well, it didn't quite go off without a SNAFU (none of my projects ever do, so I don't know why I expected this one to...), but I'd say my costume turned out okay. Not quite as elegant as I'd envisioned, but hey. Nothing ever is. So now, because I know you, my friends, have been waiting for pics, I give you...

Columbina!
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From the back:
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The mask is from Mythical Masks and the feather barette is from Dragon Wings. The blouse, skirt, and corset were of course painstakingly crafted by yours truly. I painted the diamond pattern -- well, printed more like. I cut a big chunk of stamp rubber into a diamond, and painted fabric paint onto it, and printed the fabric with that.

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The sequins at the points were Mom's idea, and she even volunteered to sew them on. My mom rocks. :)

Happily, the party went far more smoothly than the costume. I think my friend Matt had the most clever costume: he was the Nile turning to blood!

P.S. OMG Football! Both my teams were comeback kings this weekend. Amazing. And awesome.

4 comments:

michelle ward said...

Gorgeous! Divine! Inspired! Love the costume Carrie - thanks for the runway poses and the details. The diamonds with the sequin embellishment is fab. And those feathers - swoon. Bravo!

Mindie said...

Wow, such a great costume. You have a real talent there. Perfect, just perfect!
Thanks for sharing it.

roxy =^o^= said...

I.LOVE.THIS.COSTUME.

It is so beautiful. You need to hop on a plane and scoot your sexy squirrelness to Hollywood and dethrone some jaded costume designer/wardrobe consultant.Show them what real taste, talent & style looks like! That is just too amazing for mere words.

And yes, your mom does rock :D

Heh heh --- go STEELERS *wink*


Big hugs,
~A

LaY hOoN said...

Gorgeous !!! The dress & mask is so perfect for you.
I love it.