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Greek Goddess Persephone by Lillyxandra Greek Goddess Persephone by Lillyxandra
The Persephone costume is finished! This was one of those costumes that inspires you to work on it all day then look forward to working at it again the next morning till its done. That silk fabric is so much fun to play with. Once the breeze catches it flows around so elegantly.

Her story is that of a innocent maiden who was picking flowers with some nymphs in a field in Enna when Hades came to abduct her, bursting through a cleft in the earth. Hades tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds, which forced her to return to the underworld for the winter each year. When Demeter and her daughter were united, the Earth flourished with vegetation and color, but for some months each year, when Persephone returned to the underworld, the earth once again became a barren realm. This is an origin story to explain the seasons.

When designing for this costume I see different avenues to choose from. Her Underworld costume that would be fall/winter colors or her spring/summer costume that would be a warm pallet. Designing around my customers looks we decided she would pull off the spring colored innocent maiden beautifully.

You can read about how I made this costume on my site
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:iconlampparade:
LampParade Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a awesome dress, so beautiful.
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PrincessHeavenly15 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I love it!
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Franzi92 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
It's soooooooooo beautiful!
You're gonna look soooooo lovely!
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WidowsQuill Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
That gown is very beautiful. I'm happy that someone made something in relation to persephones. I love the story of persephones and that dress suits her well. I like how half of the outfit is purple and that it matches her symbolism.
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vallagen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
It's soo beautiful where can I get one!!!?!?!!
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:iconceliacml:
CeliaCml Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
that is awesome, i need one of those, dont you sell them?
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PinkiePieBestPony1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D omg thats awesome
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:iconresin-san:
Resin-San Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh words are not adequate to discribe this...
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:iconcharlottierose:
CharlottieRose Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
so beautiful
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:iconanimacirque:
animacirque Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This one is gorgeous!!
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:iconhallacide:
HallaCide Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
. . . My god. :la: This is amazing!
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:iconcircusofthesun:
CircusOfTheSun Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You made that? Wow! Very very good job! Wonderful! Fantastic!
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Bookworm1212 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
gorgeous
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Sorelliena Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This

is absolutely flooring, amazing

you are extremely talented as an artist and a fashion designer, I'm so in awe right now. All that beading detail and the organic look of the silk, oh gosh, I can ooze over this beautiful piece all day!
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TheDutchesse Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Would you allow me to use this dress in a drawing, fully credited? I really absolutely love how it looks, with the flow and the details, and I'd love to draw it on my Persephone C:
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Lillyxandra Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure!
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Darkmoonwanted Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
BEAUTIFUL!!
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:iconnixensya:
NixenSya Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty! :jawdrop:

I want one for me! I love it - I'm gonna steal it from you! :abduction:
xD


It's perfect for Persephone! I especially love the hibiscus on the shoulder and the chocker. Beautiful!
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madamethome Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Soo Beautiful.
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:iconsutato:
Sutato Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is lovely. I wish my costuming skills were even close to as impressive as that!
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:iconbecca-blossom:
Becca-blossom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Friggin amazing~
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ninjaintraing Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
exodic,hahaha
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Iruka91 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
ohhh wow Oo ... this is so amazing! i don't know where i should look first. the details are (i don't know the right word to discribe...) it's more than brilliant! the dress is perfect for persephone =)

(^-^)V
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AbbieAbandonment Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I want you to design me a costume soooo bad
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Tahnja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You are certainly incredible...these colours are divine to say the least. Have LONG admired you and your work as well as the talent of your sister. You are two lovely ladies that I am honoured to follow and watch
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DOLLBOI Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
BEAUTIFUL
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MusicalxMistress15 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Such a beautiful dress...
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RainTheWolf1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
it is masterpiece!
I can not tear his eyes!
I want to watch and watch
it's true wonderful)
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Spooky-the-Boo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   General Artist
You are an amazingly talented seamstress and this costume looks like something that a main character would wear if they were performing in the Metropolitan Opera. And I'm pretty sure that place is a big deal, because they always advertise it at the movie theater.

Who's that famous fairy artist? With the gothic fairies in like watercolor? Amy Brown? Yeah, it also looks like something you'd see in one of her paintings. Flawless. <3
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TayInWonderland Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
that is absolutely stunning!
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LunaeLunetta Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
I love it very well! The colours above all but also the details (flowers and trim). Very beautifull!
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
so bery beautiful!
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Catzilerella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All your work is wonderful, but this is my fav.
<3


I"m working on a lil doll dress and I want to get that same effect you did on the bodice. It gave me the idea while reading your blog.

:hug:
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Crazy-Kiwii Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful *-*
I wish I could create such beautiful costumes like that <3~
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hells-butterfly Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Wow, that's a great interpretation of Persephone, I would have associated her more with the underworld when thinking of an outfit because she's doomed to come back every year for the rest of her life, whereas she's so young when she's abducted and spends so little time with Demeter, it would seem like a 'past' image of her in a springly dress. It looks absolutely beautiful, and it totally captures the essence of spring and fertility. The Greek sculputers would be jelous :D
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SRTolton Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Beautiful work! :)
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:iconinkscribble:
inkscribble Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
SO beautiful! The fall of the fabric is amazing!
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MoonsBreath Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
it's beautiful
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Irial22 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I love the degrade
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angelavengerl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
absolutely breath taking. It's amazing the colors and how they flow together.
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Ari-Miazaki Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I adore the colors and the flower accent is wonderful. You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful skill and just overall talent.
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poptrasha Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't been here in ages and not sure if I have it to come but I would love to see this dress on a model in a dramatic story telling photo!!

You are absolutely amazing...breathtaking in imagination and beauty of creation. FLAWLESS!! Plus you are lovely too!! Saying all that I have gone green!!

BRAVO!! Bellisima!!!
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littlem00nstock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful! :heart:
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princesslowland Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Who i love this so much you're just great
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rabid-uke Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
This is absolutely amazing! I love the movement!

You know, many say that as queen of the Underworld, Persephone is...well, she's a bitch, as I'm sure she has to be. I'm curious, if you were to do the one with fall/winter colors, would you have gone with the same flowy, breezy look, or would it have had a harder edge to it? Been completely different, or only different in the colors, or small things here and there?

Sorry if you've already answered a similar question, I tend to be both lazy and inquisitive. :D
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Lillyxandra Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
If I were to go with the winter/fall theme the design would be completely different. It was a full length Greek gown in berry red and navy with silver trim.
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rabid-uke Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Ooh~ sounds regal ^^
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IchigoKitty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how sweet!
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