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Starlit-Sorceress

Fantasy-Inspired Art Jewelry
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See all contests here.

My monthly contests are hosted on my blog www.starlit-sorceress-jewelry.…

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July (Extended through August): Collaborate with another artist (Open) www.starlit-sorceress-jewelry.…
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June: Re-design Slave Leia (winners posted) starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c…
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May: Book and bookmark beauty contest (winners posted) starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c…
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(The rest of the archives will be filled in later)

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Rising from the dark nothingness and shadowed in the hidden places of the internet that Google cannot find, it beckons to curious adventurers with the promise of ebooks, printables, tutorials, and many other ways to enjoy your new jewelry.

I wanted a way to reward people who subscribe to www.starlit-sorceress-jewelry.… my monthly email newsletter , and this seemed like the most awesome way to do it.

What's in the newsletter? Well, it's pretty much the same thing as watching me here on deviantART, only more convenient, more content, all in one place, and only once a month.

Thinking about it? You can browse past issues here: www.starlit-sorceress-jewelry.…

Vague hints as to what I've added so far:
-Bookmarks
-Fantasy-inspired game boards
-Stationery and notepaper

Working on:
-2 Tutorials
(I don't think I'll ever stop adding things.)
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This contest was extremely hard to judge, and once I'd narrowed it down to half the entries, it was almost impossible. If I hadn't added a runner-up prize level, I'd still be judging now.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered. The variety of entries was better than I could have imagined! I was really amazed by all the creativity. I saw the bra turned into a vest. I saw the neck chain used as a signature weapon. I saw the red drapery turned into skirts and loose, baggy pants. I was amused to notice so many people leaving the boots as they were after I mentioned that I liked them. I saw Leias suited for ballroom dancing, sneaking around dark city streets, firebending, brawling, and just being awesome!


Runners up: (Prize: Half price on all orders until September)


Everyone who entered wins free US shipping until September ($5 off international shipping)

Ready for more? Here are the prizes for this month's new contest: starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c…




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Edit 2:  Just over a week left to submit your entries! Because so many people have entered already, I will definitely be offering a second tier of prizes, so there's even more of a chance that you'll win something.
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Edit: I've gotten a lot of stunningly awesome entries so far. You can browse them here: starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c… Thank you to everyone who entered!
For those who haven't entered yet, the contest doesn't end until June 30th, and you can submit up to three entries.
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(Here are the earrings you can win! starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c… )

The slave Leia costume was created when Carrie Fisher complained that her other costumes were too modest, but several scenes had to be re-shot because of wardrobe malfunctions.

Female characters shouldn't be forced to choose between a shapeleses wrist-to-ankle turtlneck dress and a defective metal bikini!

Here's where you come in.

Keeping the original colors, materials, and style, re-design the slave Leia costume into something the princess would wear willingly (and proudly) for practical everyday galaxy-saving.

Prove that female characters can still look great without showing THAT much skin.


Costume rules
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-In general the purpose of this costume should be to show off a woman's personality and powerful presence...instead of going out of the way to show off her body.
-Nothing really tight, no cleavage, nothing above the knee, and no bare skin in between (bare arms are okay)
-The costume's function doesn't have to make sense for Leia or even the Star Wars universe. Any kind of clothing is okay.

(I shouldn't have to say this, but if you draw Leia wearing the costume, keep the anatomy realistic and the pose neutral or action-related...i.e. no sultry pinups.)


Contest Rules
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One winner will receive these earrings: starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c…
(If there are more than 3 entries, I'll throw in free U.S. shipping and $5 off international shipping.)

Everyone else will get free U.S. shipping / $5 off international shipping until the end of July.

Entries will be accepted between May 15th and June 30th
(My birthday is in June, so I decided that this month's contest should be extra special.)

No more than three entries per person.

Entries will be judged almost completely by design of the costume, but artistic skill might help convey your vision more strongly.

Once you upload your entry to dA (with a link back to this contest please!)  you can either comment here with a link, or send me a note.

A good reference of the original costume: images.wikia.com/starwars/imag…

Where I learned about the origin of the costume and the wardrobe malfunctions: www.ign.com/articles/2006/08/2… starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Slave_…

A great resource for how to NOT draw female characters (and how to fix them when they're poorly-drawn) eschergirls.tumblr.com/

Important note! This isn't a discussion on whether or not Carrie Fisher should have worn the costume in Return of the Jedi. There's also nothing wrong with you if you cosplay Slave Leia. Once again, the only point of this contest is to demonstrate that female characters can still look good without ridiculously skimpy costumes. (I only chose Slave Leia because it's arguably the most well-known skimpy costume in nerd culture.)
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:iconpookagonerabid: is the winner of the Mini May contest with her beautiful book: starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c…

I'm looking forward to designing a bookmark for this beautiful artbook. Watercolors, blue waves, golden sun, and fairies! Stay tuned, this is going to be good!

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EDIT: Four days left until June's mega contest. In the meantime, take a few quick pictures of your most beautiful, artistic book and bookmark, and win jewelry designed just for them.
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I love browsing bookstores and thrift stores for beautiful, artistic books and bookmarks, and I'd like to see some of your proudest finds.

Show off your favorite beautiful, artistic books and bookmarks, and I'll pick one of each to make free jewelry for.

Here's some jewelry I've made for some of my favorites:
Ribbon bookmark for "Journey to the Center of the Earth": starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c…
Bookmark charm for a majestic dragon painting bookmark: starlit-sorceress.deviantart.c…

Contest lasts until May 15th (Just TWO weeks!) And then I'll announce June's contest, which is so big that it takes over part of May.

Rules
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1. Deviation should be categorized in photography. (I'll mostly look at the book or bookmark itself, but photography will definitely influence how awesome it looks.)

2. Link to the contest in your deviation.

3. Must only be submitted to DA during May 1- May 15, 2013.

4. G-rated please. (PG okay for implied romance and action scenes)

5. Only one book photo and one bookmark photo per person.

Prizes
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-I will design a ribbon bookmark for the best book and a bookmark charm for the best bookmark.

-At least two people have to enter in a category for there to be a prize.

-Once there are five entries, the bookmark charm gets free shipping. Once there are twelve entries, the ribbon bookmark gets free shipping. (I've never had one of my contests get twelve entries before, so I'd love to see that many or more!)

-Honorable mention(s): Everyone who doesn't win a prize will get free US shipping and $5 off international shipping until the end of June  (Just follow the rules and show reasonable effort.)

Permission rules
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I get permission to copy/paste every entry onto my computer and use them to promote my jewelry for as long and as often as I want. (I won't change anything, and if I use your work at all, I will link to you on my website.)
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A past contest (and a future one too!) was/will be about photomanipulating my jewelry into something specific, such as a desktop background.

Now I'm just looking for an image for its own sake. Create a scene, environment, or anything else you think would fit the jewelry piece and look awesome.

Contest lasts the entire month of April

Rules
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1. Deviation should be categorized in "photomanipulation", of reasonable size and quality and not watermarked.

2. Link to the jewelry you used, and mention somewhere that I made it. (Don't forget to respect the usage rules of the rest of your photos too!)

3. Must only be submitted to DA during the month of April, 2013. (This is so I will never biased toward any "old favorites" that others have already sent me)

4. G-rated please. (PG okay for implied romance and action scenes)

5. No more than two entries, please. (I'd feel bad if you spent days making a whole bunch of entries and then didn't win.)

Prizes
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If at least two people enter, first prize will be a $20 necklace with shipping paid by the winner.
If at least five people enter, I'll pay US shipping ($5 off international shipping).
If more people enter, there will be more prizes.

Honorable mention(s): Everyone who doesn't win a prize will get free US shipping and $5 off international shipping until the end of May  (Just follow the rules and show reasonable effort.)

Permission rules
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I get permission to copy/paste every entry onto my computer and use them to promote my jewelry for as long and as often as I want. (I won't change anything, and if I use your work at all, I will link to you on my website. :))

Note: Since there will be so many stock rules on each piece, I don't plan on using these for quite as many things.
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