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Art Nouveau Fairy by Firefly-Path Art Nouveau Fairy by Firefly-Path
The Masquerade Fairies Collection is made up of four fairies, Brittany as the Blue Masquerade Fairy, Vani as the Indigo Masquerade Fairy, Adella as the Lavender Masquerade Fairy, and myself as the Pink Masquerade Fairy. Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess. I derive so much joy from turning my friends into these mythical characters for a day, dressing them in beautiful gowns and placing them in an environment to match. This is a dream project in collaboration with Photographer Indigo ([link]). With the talent of Indigo, the beauty of these ladies, and help of my friends we have brought these fantasies to fruition!

Each gown was designed to be something that encompasses my vision of what fairies would wear to a Masquerade Ball. When designing the four fairies I sketched out the things that first come to mind when you think of the classic fairy princess: butterfly-shaped wings, flowing gowns, and long, wind-swept hair. These are the creature you find in castle courtyards, hedge mazes, and royal gardens. Pruned and proper, elegant and refined, every gem, every flower, was thoughtfully placed to work in harmony creating the visage of a fairy princess in full regalia.

- The Indigo Masquerade Fairy -
The fabric that makes up the center front of the skirt and corset was the inspiration fabric for the entire gown. I wanted something dramatic without coming across as “sinister”. I designed her headdress after the paintings of Alphonse Mucha. The round medallions mimic the appliqué that is on her corset. Her spindly wings match the shape of the top of her sleeves. I made a small train at the back of the skirt, and I love the way it billows while she's seated.

Both the Indigo Fairy and Lavender Fairy were shot at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. There are so many beautiful backgrounds to choose from, we found a wishing well, lake, and grassy meadow that were ideal!
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katharos-pendora-18 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student General Artist
love the dress, love the colour scheme, love the wings, love it all
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deviant1recs1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Cool picture!
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:iconunderlord44:
underlord44 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I WANT YOUR DRESS!
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:iconinvadertanuki:
invadertanuki Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Featured here~ [link]
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AirGirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Writer
This is beautiful! I love it!
May I draw a picture from this?
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Darkromantique Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Oh my gosh this photo is so wonderful! I love the gown,headdress,and wings on this fairy! I like how she is playing a Harp.
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
The colors of the fabric you used are just beautiful! I really like how the light shines through the wings. It was a great idea to take a picture of the model's profile, because it sets off both the wings and the shape of the harp.
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Lorelei2323 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome beautiful :love: I can make a drawing basing of this cosplay? its really beautiful :love:
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Firefly-Path Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure! Id love to see it!
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Lorelei2323 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :hug: :heart:
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Sab4ngeL Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlovelyplz: :love:
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EssieofWho Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love this fairy the most out of all the Masquerade Fairies. I especially love the fabric in the center of the skirt. It's so pretty and I'm sure it will look beautiful when the dress seen in real life! Great job and keep up the beautiful work! :)
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nekoyasha2o11 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
This is a GORGEOUS picture!
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CheshireChester Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
What kind of fabric did you use on the wings???? Im curious because I am designing costumes for Live action photo'sd of a friends book and I have to do an elegant Gargoyle
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Sephirayne Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love the colours of this one. The wings are amazing.
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angelofthenight99 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Wow! I love the colors you chose! It's beautiful! And her face is very elegant, especially with her looking away from the viewer, as if she's lost in her own realm. I love how vivid the colors are! Keep it up!
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I love that hairpiece she's wearing :D
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JackEmerald Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
The wings are amazing! The harp goes great with the dress and Vani! Was the harp part of the costume?
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Were did you get that lovely fabric form, if I may ask?
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:iconfirefly-path:
Firefly-Path Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I buy all my fabric from the Fabric District in down town LA.
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lucky you have a fabric district. All mine went out of business.
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etaru Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
The headpiece is my favorite part, aside from the fantastic colors and fabrics you pieced together. Vani is just a gorgeous model in every photo <3
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:iconvani:
vani Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh I loves you!! :heart:
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Pfft you deserve it girl!!
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misteriouseyes Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
ohhhhhhh do you realise how beautiful this is. oh my lord this is just amazing everything about it ^^
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jacquelinehide Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So beautiful! What is the instrument she is "playing"? I love this series of dresses!
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raeraethejetplane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm madly in love with that Mucha like headdress and wish I had one to call my won
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviation has been featured in my journal this week. [link] :hug:
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HayleyElise Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the framing of the arch, and the very Mucha-inspired head piece, but I could love to have seen some classical-inspired drapery rather than the formality of a hoopskirt.

Still, all in all a very nice photo
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Kidkaito Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
wow, what a handsome fairy ^^
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JigensMobsterGirl88 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Beautiful
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The composition is nice, this is a lovely shot =)
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DEATHlikescats Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nuevo = Nouveau

sawy... spell check here can't handle the awesomeness of art nouveau!
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Firefly-Path Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh shit! thank you! I the worst at spelling..
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Adella Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
lol leave it to you Joellen to SP something haha!
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Dawn-Keeper Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
The dress and wings are amazing, I love purple :)
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shy-tearz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
like a true fairytale:)
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macaronivampire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely job.
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akuriko Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Ah~ So much purple!! I love it~ ♥ ♥ ♥
Also, lap harp~ ;A;/"
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olivia8383 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the headpiece and the dress material~
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:iconirishais:
irishais Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I love the Art Noveau influence in this costume-- the composition and colors in this image are so striking and lovely!
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nanwilliems Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
the composition of this image is fantastic - very mucha.
she looks like a gelfling!!
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:iconvani:
vani Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Right?! haha I kept looking at the photos thinking the same thing. I do love that idea, so--- THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :heart:
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Silvre Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Your work never fails to astound me. This is just beautiful. I particularly like the hair ornament.
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Ax3man Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Superb job!
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