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Lavender Terrace by Lillyxandra Lavender Terrace 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 Indigo Masquerade Fairy
The fabric that makes up the center front of the skirt and corset was the inspiration fabric for the entire gown. I wanted something dramatic without coming across as “sinister”. I designed her headdress after the paintings of Alphonse Mucha. The round medallions mimic the appliqué that is on her corset. Her spindly wings match the shape of the top of her sleeves. I made a small train at the back of the skirt, and I love the way it billows while she's seated.

Both the Indigo Fairy and Lavender Fairy were shot at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. There are so many beautiful backgrounds to choose from, we found a wishing well, lake, and grassy meadow that were ideal!


- 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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:iconlavdar:
lavdar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Artist
beautiful!
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koolsbart Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
vewwy pwetty ! :-)
if i ever visit US...
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joyartist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
THAT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!
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AmandaUng1428 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
She's beautiful!!!!
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Vanik0007 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
this dress is awsome*.*
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littlemitten22 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
This is actually my favorite. I love the story behind the dress and Lavender being my favorite color makes me loe it more. I love the flowers and sleeves. Your friend is beautiful!
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smashbros-vixen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
very pretty! :)
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Sephirayne Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love this shot. One of my favs of the shoot.
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MoNyOh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my!
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nina-stallmann Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
WOW!!! Im completely speechless!
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MaDyingCherie Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
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unbelievable
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Gina-Sadiren Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Oh my god, that is just truely beautiful! I love it! I wish I could create faerie gowns/drawings half as good as that!
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ZeldaGurl123 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I LOVE the train on this dress! i would love to be a costume designer one day. i got a sewing machine for my 13th birthday (which was my last)
I love your designs!
AMAZING!!!
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
These flower details are wonderful! It's very tasteful, and done in all the right parts :)
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vishwas Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very Nice Gown.
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sekiria-azael Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These costumes are gorgeous!!
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GreenxEyed Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful
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zombiekittycake Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Man, oh man! There is just too much to compliment you on with this photo.
From the beautiful pond in front of her to the magnificent dress she's wearing. To the lovely fairy in the back round.
Perfection, every bit of it!
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yugyam5 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
so awesome! X3
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Cocobunny79 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Now that's just gorgeous o.o
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eluzaberry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha I took one look at this and said: "that's balboa park @___@"
of course, my shots never come out as beautifully <3

Oh yeah and
The costumes are amazing. :3
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Kureemy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student
This is such a beautiful shot.
And the reasons behind this is so sweet.

I want to be a princess in those beautiful gowns! =]
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FlockofFlamingos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I like the little touch of green in the wings. They both complement and contrast the dress. =)
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polishpickle15 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
May I ask if the background is from Balboa Park in San Diego?
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Lillyxandra Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed it is!
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polishpickle15 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Lovely place to take photos.
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Ilora24 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
M-A-G-N-I-F-I-C

:mangapunksai:------:heart::heart::heart:------ :mangapunksai:
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Flowery Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I like how you can see the organza flowers more clearly in this shot. Lovin' it! \(*0*)/ Adella is a wonderful model for the dress!
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Neferet-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
So cute!
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