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Angelic Light by Lillyxandra Angelic Light by Lillyxandra
The Masquerade Fairies Collection is made up of four fairies, Brittany as the Blue Masquerade Fairy, Vani as the Indigo Masquerade Fairy, Adella as the Lavender Masquerade Fairy, and myself as the Pink Masquerade Fairy. Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess. I derive so much joy from turning my friends into these mythical characters for a day, dressing them in beautiful gowns and placing them in an environment to match. This is a dream project in collaboration with Photographer Indigo ([link]). With the talent of Indigo, the beauty of these ladies, and help of my friends we have brought these fantasies to fruition!

Each gown was designed to be something that encompasses my vision of what fairies would wear to a Masquerade Ball. When designing the four fairies I sketched out the things that first come to mind when you think of the classic fairy princess: butterfly-shaped wings, flowing gowns, and long, wind-swept hair. These are the creature you find in castle courtyards, hedge mazes, and royal gardens. Pruned and proper, elegant and refined, every gem, every flower, was thoughtfully placed to work in harmony creating the visage of a fairy princess in full regalia.


- The Lavender Masquerade Fairy
This dress I found in a thrift store. It was hanging above the racks in a corner of the store. I asked the the woman who worked there if she would show it to me. She said she had worked at that store for four years and had never realized that it was even there! Once she showed me the train, I instantly imagined turning this wedding dress into a fairy gown.
I dyed the gown and stitched on little flowers through out. I also made larger organza flowers to place through out the bottom of the skirt. It looks at though she was wading through a lily pond and when we walked out the flowers stuck to her train. The lace on the sleeves might be one of my favorite parts, it reminds me of the way wisteria drapes from lattice archways.
For her hair I curled it and piled half of it in a bun. I made a flower hair band styled like ones you see in Grecian art. Her wings are a very sweet and classic butterfly shape with large silver dewdrops. This is first time I have not made an entire fairy costume from scratch, I'm very pleased with the over all feel of this costume. It's very sweet & angelic.

For more photos, info, and videos of these costumes visit www.firefly-path.net
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HumanStick Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You are so amazing! How much does it usually cost you to put all of these together, and time also? I have always wanted to do something like this myself and would love to get an estimate of the time and price that goes into it!
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This is so beautiful!
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Zeldagirl86 Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the wedding dress this was made with too, bad you can't keep both dresses XD I said that cause it reminded of my mother's wedding that she made. I wonder what history it had.

Very lovely. You gave it a new life.

Hmm it doesn't seem like her, a hair color and face. I like it.
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:iconjackemerald:
It's absolutely beautiful! You look beautiful in it, the colors are perfect! Is that your natural hair color? I can't really tell because just about every picture I see of you is different.
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Wait, sorry I forgot I was on your profile and not Adella's. D:

Anyway, the dress is absolutely amazing! It looks like its straight out of a fairytale come to life! My complements to you, I'll have to follow your page to see more of your amazing work!
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My word D8 She looks so stunning! I love how she's holding that one little uprooted dandelion, haha. Adorable!
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FlockofFlamingos Mar 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I agree, the entire feel of the dress is sweet and innocent. -sigh- I would give anything ot be dressed like this for a day! <3
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