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Niki's Christmas Gift
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Published: December 24, 2013
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A couple months ago, ~NikiMaweird told me about a dream she had one night.  In this dream, she spent time with Jareth, and she wore several different outfits.  Her favorite outfit of the bunch is the one that I tried to recreate here using the details she gave me.  It is not perfect by any means, but I tried to make it as faithful to the description given.  I added a background, as well as had the image appear as though Niki was just about to meet Jareth to dance with him.  Merry Christmas, Niki! :D I hope you like it!! :D

Here are the details given to me of the dress: midnight blue in color, with silver ornaments on the dress, in the shape of shooting stars and moons.  The dress had long sleeves with open shoulders, and the sleeves' ends could attach to the middle finger.  There was also a corset with black lace and ruffles.  The overskirt was midnight blue with ruffles, while there were underskirts of silver, gold, and white tulle, giving the whole skirt a sweeping look.  The dress had an 18th/19th century air about it.  She was also wearing a few pearls and light blue flowers in her hair.  

While I could not deliver on the underskirts, or find/create a loop for the sleeves, I think just about everything else is in there.  This will never match up with the actual dream's dress, but now, there is some representation of it. :-) 

Thank you to all of the wonderful people who created stocks to make this picture happen!! :D

           With credit to the photographer of this stock, *Argolith
Ruffles/Lace and Bubbles: ~PrettieAngel fav.me/d5e849o
Shooting Stars: =Falln-Stock fav.me/d1j7hcs
Background: Mine
Eyes: Mine, though they are taken from a photo of the wonderful *Pirate-Yashimaru (photo can be found in my gallery), because I know how much Niki loves those eyes :-)
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JaguaroHobbyist Traditional Artist
Betcha the person liked it!
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She did, yes! :-) Thanks! :-)
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And I faved your New Year's story.
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Thank you for that! :D I appreciate it! :-)
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Yvw
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Kiyomi-chan16Student Traditional Artist
Wow! 8D Beautiful!! :heart: 
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Thanks! :D It's all about the little details :-)
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Kiyomi-chan16Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^^ 
Ahh very true :) 
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HorseWolfLoverHobbyist Traditional Artist
this one is really good! well done and merry (late) x-mas!
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Aww, thanks a lot! I'm glad you think so! :-) Merry Christmas! :D  I hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends :-)
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thank you very much and same to you! :D such a nice person like yourself really deserves a merry christmas!! c: 
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Thanks! :D Aww, you are too sweet! :-) It has been a wonderful time here :D
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NikiMaweirdHobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh may I use this as my profile picture???
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tmwillson3Hobbyist General Artist
Yes of course you can! :-) use away and enjoy!!! :D I am glad you love it so much!!! :-)
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NikiMaweirdHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Damn..deviantart is fooling around with me again. I can't upload it as profile picture. Bog dang it!
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tmwillson3Hobbyist General Artist
:D Nooo... but hey, looks like you got it! :-) Yay!!! 
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NikiMaweirdHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, but not in my deviantID...
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tmwillson3Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, to do that, you will want to download it, and then upload the image on DA under deviantID, like I did with my goblin book.  You could add your name and/or crop it, so it doesn't look exactly like mine.
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NikiMaweirdHobbyist Traditional Artist
I did try that. I can't upload any picture in my ID. It's frustrating!
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That's so weird.  It gave me the option to change the pic in my profile part, and it let me choose from my deviations, as well as uploading directly.  As long as the piece is labelled as the deviantID it should work.  You might consider writing to DA about it.  
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AAH! TESS! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! And I love this wonderful and stunning work! The dress comes so close to the actual dress from my dream! *°* And I would love to own this one too. It's so beautiful. The work you did here is just brilliantly awesome. I feel like I did in my dream again. Thank you so very much for doing this for me. I was literally blown of feet by this. And omg..the eyes and all those bubbles and ASDFGH!
Btw, the hairdo is exactly like the one I had in my dream. O_O
Uh uhm...gotta go. *curses because she still has to finish your present* Oh and a merry Christmas!
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tmwillson3Hobbyist General Artist
Yyaaayyy!!! :D I'm so glad you love it so much!!! :-) :hug:

Really, the hair was just like that? That is awesome! :-) It is such a relief to hear about the dress too :-) I was so worried about not getting the underskirts. I guess that model I used was a really good choice :-) It also helps that those eyes are quite easy to admire :-)

Haha well good luck finishing (though I will understand if it is a day or two late from celebrating). I eagerly look forward to my gift :-) Merry Christmas! !! :-)
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I really do. Thank you so much for doing this for me. :hug:

Almost. But this comes very very very very close. You did your best and it is a very stunning and wonderful result. I don't mind the lack of the underskirts at all. This dress is like the one in my dream and on the other hand completely different. I love it. One day I might get a dress like this one.
The choise of the model was indeed good. I can imagine myself looking like this after loosing weight.
And the eyes..well..what can I say besides EEP! (Although I prefere the originals ^^; )

It could happen that you have to wait until the week after next. My uncle stays until tomorrow, which is longer than I thought. That means I can't do anything. And overmorrow I'll be on my way to my friend so...yeah. I think I will use the time I spend in the train with writing.
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:D It was my pleasure, anything for a friend! :D  :tighthug:

Almost works just fine for me :-) As long as you love it, that is all that matters.  And it can be a useful reference if you ever get a dress like this one day if it has to be commissioned. :-) Can you? Good! It is a great goal to aim for, which helps when you are trying to lose weight :-) (I prefer them too :D )

That is alright for me.  I have no problem waiting for the quality good stuff :D Travel time is very useful for travelling, as I will attest to :D Done quite a bit in all my wait time for planes and trains :-)
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