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The Indigo Masquerade Fairy by Lillyxandra The Indigo Masquerade Fairy 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!
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bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
:wave: :iconsquee-loveplz:
Just wanted to let you know your art has been included in my latest feature here: [link]
sasukes1gf4life Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you make the wings for your fairy outfits?
Ask--Princess--Zelda Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your elegant twist. Normally faries are seen as flower-like, but I love te sense of royalty youhave. I also love that harp.
alypaly88 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I love the various purples; it makes it so magical. I love that she playing the harp too
MiciaGlo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
OMG *_*
Were did you get the blue fabric for the skirt, if I may ask?
i'm searching it in worldwide but without results :(
An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The attention to detail is outstanding!
KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty :D
mistressvampire99 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I LOVE LOVE LOVE PURPLE!!!! so pretty!!!!
GarnetElf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
HARP! :heart:
ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your choice in fabric was genius imho. The textures play really well together, and the colors are so bold. There is nothing sinister here. Instead she looks rich and strong.
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