This is the Cheshire Cat I made with a more brutal depiction of the character. Wonderland seems to have driven most of the characters mad, including the CAT!
All of the costume was made by me, mask included! The gore make up on the arms took around 3 hours to complete -note the "mad" carved into the flesh- and was worth every bit of it! The mask took around two days to complete, and the rest of the costume around a week since I sewed in each stripe as well as lined everything.
You aren't able to see it either, but the back of the skirt is corset laced which is rather neat. =3
Pride (vanity, narcissism) —
Pride is known as the father of all sins. Pride is a desire to be more important or attractive to others, failing to give credit due to others, or excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God). Dante's definition was "love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one's neighbor". In Cenodoxus, superbia is the deadliest of all the sins and leads directly to the damnation of the famed Doctor of Paris, Cenodoxus. Pride was what sparked the fall of Lucifer from Heaven, and his subsequent transformation into Satan. Vanity and Narcissism are good examples of these sins and they often lead to the destruction of the sinner, for instance by the wanton squandering of money and time on themselves without caring about others. Pride can be seen as the misplacement of morals. Associated with the horse, the lion, the peacock, and the color violet. The absolute of the 3 exaggerated adulthood sins, as a prideful person believes him/herself to be in complete control of things. The punishment in hell for pride is being broken on the wheel.
The more I read this... the more it seemed like the perfect sin to be committed in my case.
"Of all the moments in my life... only the ones I spent looking at you seem real..."