Follow my costuming & make-up on Facebook - [link] This Pink Ball Gown is for Traci Hines "Part of Your World" Music Video. [link]. For the pink gown Traci stressed that she wanted it to look more like a period gown, so I pulled from all my favorite era’s of fashion. I designed the corset from the Edwardian era, with a pigeon chest and a small waist. The sleeves are slash and puff sleeves from the Renaissance and Tudor period. The skirt is more of the Rococo era with hip panniers and a bustled back. Traci chose her favorite fabric and trims to make it all happen! I wanted to make sure that this costume didn’t look like a “cosplay” costume. If you remember the scene where she gets the gown, she did not have someone make it for her, they most likely had it in one of the royal closets so she could borrow it. "TracPerhaps it was one of Eric’s Mother’s dresses? Instead of using pure whites, I used antique colors like champagne to replace the whites. Making the dress was truly magical! It came together in two days! I had the help of Katie Mitchell dying trims, finishing hems, and cutting fabric for me. Traci was on details, sewing pearls and gluing rhinestones. Even our director Raiya was making trips to the fabric district to pick up notions to finish the gown! We were like the little mice in Cinderella, working to make a princess gown! After it came together we were all relieved to see that it had turned out beautifully. (we were shooting it the next day). To read more about this project, read my blog here - [link]
Follow my costuming & make-up on Facebook - [link] I am so excited share a little preview of one of the costumes I worked on for Traci Hines ([link]) upcoming music video! For the Little Mermaid Sail dress I tried to make it as sexy as possible, while keeping the look that it washed up from the sea. This costume is proof that you could put Traci in a sack and she can still look amazing! I distressed the fabric and dyed it to look like it had been rolling around the ocean. The knotted rope that ties around the hips is a slip knot, because it reminds me of a knot a sailor would use on his ship. Look for Traci's Music video on her YouTube [link] on December 11th!
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Firefly Path Seamstresses made three of these Beauty and the Beast Belle Ball Gowns this month each a little different from one another in fabric and notions ensuring that customers truly have a "one of a kind"
Disney Princess Jasmine Costume for Traci Hines (www.tracihines.com) . Keeping it more realistic using fabrics like silk and lace encrusted with crystals and gems like a real princess would wear! The silk has a slight gradient to a darker teal at the bottom. Flowery lace vine grow up from the bottom of the pant leg. Jasmine has a bit of sensuality to her and I wanted to enhance that by adding a slit that lace up at the sides of the hips. I think it bring attention to a beautiful part of the body that usually is not revealed added to her exoticness.
Follow my costuming & make-up on Facebook - [link] Traci Hines [link] commissioned me to make her a "Walking Ariel Tail" based off her design. It does not show up in the photos very well but the under skirt fabric is a beautiful shimmering white that looks like reflective water when she walks!
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Follow my costuming & make-up on Facebook - www.facebook.com/FireflyPath My friend commissioned this gown as a birthday gift for his fiancé (who is also my friend Raiya Corsiglia - Director)! I'm pretty sure this is the most fabric Firefly Path as ever used in a costume, over 50 yards of fabric! When designing this costume I wanted to make a realistic version of the Disney Belle. I used gold fabrics and yellow as an accent color. The motif of roses are repeated throughout the gown in the center of the corset with rose patten brocade to the rose clusters at the edge of the overskirt. When I think of Disney's Belle Gown there are two details that first come to mind.. the ruched skirt and her sleeve swags. I put a twist on these two iconic elements by making a hi-low ruched skirt over a full skirt and made her single swag sleeve into a double swag with a pendent in the middle. <3
Follow my costuming & make-up on Facebook - [link] The Lady Amalthea inspired gown for the The Last Unicorn screening at Castro Theatre in San Francisco April 20th 2013. If Lady Amalthea was going to a Ball I feel like this is the gown she would wear. I tied in elements of her lavender gown in the movie like the off the shoulder sleeves and plum colored ties down the center of her dress. For me this is a very special gown because it was inspired by the one of my favorite heroines (Lady Amalthea) growing up. I am honored that I will be able to show this gown to Author Peter S. Beagle, and extremely honored that his crew wants to incorporated Firefly Path Unicorn Circlets on their tour. It's truly a dream come true that my work is in some small way associated with the Last Unicorn!! Keep updated with the Last Unicorn Tour - [link]
This fairy gown was inspired by the vibrant fuchsia 'Emma Louise' flower ([link]). I wanted the overall look of the gown to resemble a upside down flower. The top being the sepal holding the petals that fall below. I made an asymmetrical underbust corset that laces up on each side under the arms. The silk ombre petals are decorated with varying size sequins and beads. It also lights up! I embedding LEDs in the wings to give it that "faerie glow" at night.