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June 9, 2014
Octopus Hairpiece by deeed

The suggester said: "It's really creative and beautifully executed."
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Octopus Hairpiece

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Taking custom orders!
I am selling miniature versions of this octopus as hair fascinators. You can buy a premade one from my Etsy store: www.etsy.com/au/shop/CuriousCe…
Or note me if you are interested in a colour of your choice!

When I went to a recent Steampunk Ball I didn't think my outfit looked very intricate, so I decided to spruce it up with a funky wig. In the end I used one of Arda's Candy Stripers (Dryad) and made a hairpiece to sit atop it (using pumpkin wefts). Turned out pretty good!

If you want to know how I made it, check out my WIP shots here.
Close-up photos can be found here.

These photos were taken by the talented Gillian B Dragancaor.


Edit 1: To those asking, I'm afraid it wasn't intentionally a Victoria and Otto cosplay (although I can certainly see how it would work as one). I was fascinated by the idea of old-fashioned sea-monsters attacking ships, particularly giant squid and octopuses, so I wanted to do something in that theme. I ran out of time for a ship so just made the octopus. The wig colour was picked essentially because it was sea-green and matched my green dress.
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KiraiTheYangire's avatar
Uwah I want one so bad Q~Q
deeed's avatar
So glad you like it! Unfortunately this is a bit too big and heavy for posting overseas but I do have smaller fascinators occasionally. If you keep an eye on my shop, I'll post when new custom slots become available. www.etsy.com/au/shop/CuriousCe…
Cairngorm747's avatar
That is so gorgeous. Love it. 
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Thank you very much!
OneHandyWitch's avatar
utterly brilliant!!!!!
Lyriga's avatar
That is cool. Made my morning with a smile.
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Thanks, glad you like it!
official-loser's avatar
This is possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen.
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Haha! Thank you!
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xandraclay's avatar
Congrats on the DD! The blue and orange look great together! The octopus looks so cool!!
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Thank you very much! I'm so surprised (but excited) that so many people like it. XD
BBMacToma's avatar
It's Dave! No wait. Lol. It's sooooo cute!!! I love it!
nonetheless-incorect's avatar
me: "octopus what, oh its hair... what?" it so pretty
Glitterwater's avatar
This is so amazing!!!
Dan-Photo's avatar
I like it a lot! Looks great with the hair :)
kaamuz's avatar
This stretches steampunk fashion up a notch or two  x')
MauruCat's avatar
that's absolutely fantastic. so well done, D
deeed's avatar
Thank you very much!
VoOdOoJaZzOfFiAh's avatar
when haird decorating has gone to the next level XD
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