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I'm working on a gown that is going to reflect me as an artist a bit. So a tad cliche, but ultimately a little bit not quite one thing or another.
I've sort of talked about all my influences but basically I'm dipping in to a lot of my past and a lot of my interests.
And I've dealt with terrible reaction to allergy to make it!
www.arrayedindreams.com/tag/i-…
I'll try and post some updates here as well, it's just hard as it's not a finished project, I'm not sure if "Scraps" gets shared :)
Busy as of this weekend, though technically I should be busy well in advance :)
I'm offering a limited series of workshops at the Central Library here and this Sunday sees the first: the "Start your engines" type of workshop. Basically to hopefully dig a few ideas, not define what to do. Because seriously costume is as broad and wide and invested as human history. 
Anyway, in order to actually have some sort of collow up I have been updating my website, including my nearly complete list of costumes. This includes my very earliest works! So much improve! I'll never be embarassed by my early work, because I never judge people on their early starts. Only how they respond- because you don't hassle anyone for starting out.
Anyway: www.arrayedindreams.com
New featured content and a rejig of the menu. I do a lot of cross over stuff but basically if it has no magic or advanced tech then it goes in historic/historic inspired. Danielle went from one to the other a heck of a lot. But even though that gown is pure fantasy it could have happened in rreality just with a severe shift of materials available. Because Ever After was stripped of magic it is a better fit. And all the weird stuff in Moulin Rouge can be put down to hallucinations.
Not a kind year in terms of health and other distractions but I will have Elsa done to my dream vision soon. Well sort of. I'm still not sold on the sequins... but I have rhinestones galore to iron and sew over all layers :)

The dress finally has had the bodice removed and stabilised, I have a print out of my cape- the hem snowflakes need rescaling and I am too tired to do that today.
Madame Vastra by glittersweet
Madame Vastra
Full silicone face prosthetic and latex "hood" with latex bald cap, all sculpted, molded and cast by me. Painted with traditional and airbrushes. Silicone paint and acrylic paint custom mixed with pigments in appropriate base mediums.
Period accurate "hunting" jacket, knickers and skirt also made be me- patterned using historic dressmaking guides- no pattern.
Boot covers repurposed from Maleficent.
Sword and scabbard made from rimu, pvc sheet plastic, and leather, again by me.
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glittersweet
m d b
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
New Zealand
Autodidact in the genre of costuming, but BSc (Biochemistry) and Dip. Perf. Art (actress) to boot so I will geek at you from all angles.

"If we are anything we must be a democracy of the intellect. We must not perish by the distance between people and government, between people and power.... And that distance can only be conflated, can only be closed if knowledge sits in the homes and heads of people with no ambition to control others, and not up in the isolated seats of power."
J. Bronowski, The Ascent of man.

Current Residence: Kiwiland
Favourite genre of music: theatrical, be it oratorio or opera or musical theatre
Favourite style of art: Mannerism, genre, Art Nouveau, Deco, PRB, Immpressionistic
Personal Quote: You have options
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I'm working on a gown that is going to reflect me as an artist a bit. So a tad cliche, but ultimately a little bit not quite one thing or another.
I've sort of talked about all my influences but basically I'm dipping in to a lot of my past and a lot of my interests.
And I've dealt with terrible reaction to allergy to make it!
www.arrayedindreams.com/tag/i-…
I'll try and post some updates here as well, it's just hard as it's not a finished project, I'm not sure if "Scraps" gets shared :)

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:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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:iconglittersweet:
glittersweet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) Spent it... crafting, how could anyone guess! ;)
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:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Sounds nice ^_^
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Ovid2345 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Thank you for sharing your beautiful collection of period costumes and cosplay. It is quite a diverse and attractive selection.

Your DA nickname is quite clever and charming too.
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glittersweet Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) My website used to also have the same name however a few years back a business started using the term and since then my online profile dropped, a lot so I had to change. It's a pity as I had the domain since 2003 and built up a good level of interaction based on it.

And yes, pretty varied, costume is my art form so I don't limit myself. I love using techniques that were used for each era or style and having to change my mindset for each project :0
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Fuchs132 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Artist
hey, how are you? Many greets
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:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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glittersweet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ! I didn't spot this until now, not sure how with all the balloons and all XD Caaaaaake. mmmmmm... 
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:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
^_^
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BadLukArt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for joining the group ArtofLeateher. We are happy to have you on board. Feel free to contribute. 
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