Sunday, October 18, 2009

Artful Halloween

Hillary Loves halloween and costumes and wanted to share with you some of the beautifully well crafted costume pieces we found on etsy and artfire. Forget glued together felt and cardboard, these are high class, well made works of wearable art.

forbidden boudior's "The madame Inocencia" veil epitomizes the idea of "dark beauty" and would be a great edition to any gothic style costume.

I'm just going to let Tom Banwell's "butterfly mask" speak for itself.

This "Starry Night" fairy gown made byDeconstructress is a beautiful, and hand-painted handmade ball gown complete with matching handpainted wings.

Callidora's "Zuul Dress" is a great replica of a dress featured in an even greater movie!

"High Preistess" Necklace by S and T creations would be a great addition to gypsy, belly dancer and hippy costumes, to name a few.

Thyme2Dream's "Elven Wedding Headdress" is simply stunning.

The "Corsested Pirated Coat" by Damsel in the dress is unique, well constructed and cute too!

This "Magic Wand" by Nettlz Would go great with the fairy dress we listed, or make a beautiful addition to any fairy, pixie or sorceress costume.

Sparks shows us with "Columbine Mask" that masks are not just for kids and can be a fabulous addition to any costume or wardrobe.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Esmarts September Challenge and "From sketch to Art" part 1.5

Hillary made a beautiful necklace that took a lot of ingenuity an learning new skills for the Esmarts September challenge of "flower". You can vote for it here on the Esmarts team blog.

Here's a close-up look:

Hillary Created a wire flower using pink seed beads of different sizes, wrapped a pearl around the middle and then dangled a pretty pink czech glass leaf off the end. This is a prototype piece made from copper wire and steel chain.

This flower is actually a part of the "From Sketch to Art" Challenge Hillary Gave herself earlier this year. Our next post will include more details on "From sketch to Art" and the process hillary went through to get this far. The final piece has yet to be made, but this was a huge step in the right direction.

P.S.: Don't forget to vote!