Friday, March 28, 2014

Other People's Details

Enough about me - what do I notice on others' costumes? In other words, what inspires me?

Seriously, look at this both from the front and side, a rat - holding a little lantern! Little details like this really make your costume stand out.  Okay, this isn't little, it's the standout detail in the entire outfit.  You really don't need anything else.  He could have worn pajamas and I don't think anyone would have noticed because THAT HAT!! Adam Kline made this and he does some taxidermy, he says he's just started but I find that hard to believe. He's made some genius pieces, slightly disturbing maybe, but I love rats and taxidermy with a twist and he's just a little twisted!!

I've shown you Karen before but here's a close-up of her headdress at Wicked Faire 2014 - just beautiful, and the other little details, the makeup and the choker - all works but the real star here is the headdress and she doesnt' let anything else overwhelm it.

Lady Vader from Steampunk World's Faire 2013.  She made the mask and it's just perfect. 

What can set off a costume better than a great set of wings - Look up the Tangible Artist on Facebook to see more of Mercury's detailed work -

So that's a roundup of some detail you can add to your costumes, concentrating on that ONE thing, the had, the wings, the mask, the headpiece.  The costume where there is one detail that everyone wants to see, and needs to take a picture of - Next up - massive details that keep you looking at someone's costume for as long as they'll stand there!!

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