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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]
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sasukes1gf4life Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you make the wings for your fairy outfits?
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L-yre 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.
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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
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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 :(
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The attention to detail is outstanding!
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty :D
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mistressvampire99 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I LOVE LOVE LOVE PURPLE!!!! so pretty!!!!
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GarnetElf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
HARP! :heart:
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
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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HappyFaerieDance Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are so beautiful!
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Olga-Indigo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
hi there! if you like indigo or other natural colors paintings, come take a look at my gallery. i sure hope you'll like my colorful African batiks. please do tell me if so. very nice work by the way, awesome colors !!! thanks so much and take care! :-)
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beautifulmobster Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing dress, wonderful shot :) I love the purple, its lovely.
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Stebia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning. :heart:
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scorpianartist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing! im lost for words!
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Ilseaiko-chan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
truly fantastic!
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Irial22 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Itīs fantastic and the photo Itīs esplendid
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KimsButterflyGarden Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Aah... this one is incredible. The photo composition, the dress, the wings, the pose, the expression, the lighting... *sigh* I love it all! well done indeed!
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WishlistFairy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
This is so amazing! :love:
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Pelimelicus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist
Your color choices are fabulous!!!
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JadeRunya Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student General Artist
gorgeous work!
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nutamu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely lovely!
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Djstregatta Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
wow... i don't a word! XD
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MissStark Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fabric on the front of the skirt is absolutely mesmerizing!
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Kama-Deja Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Beautiful. Those colours, the expression and scenery are just perfect. :+fav:
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CosplayPropsEtc Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
This is really lovely!
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Vixxenfairy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
This series is absolute pure magical perfection! The costumes, wings and makeup absolutely take my breath away. These are the type of photos that can't help but to make you dream.
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
The model suits this dress so well.
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ddphoto Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   Photographer
I am SO in love with this photo! Everything is perfect. :heart:
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yadayada1616 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really beautiful! I love the contrasting textures of two different fabrics. Lovely!
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MurderShannon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
my 4 year old said shes beautiful and looks like shes looking for a prince.
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vani Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I am!! I hope I find him!! :heart:
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MurderShannon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I'll cross my fingers for you!
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Patchwork-Hoodie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I absolutely LOVE the colors of this one. Your friends are so lucky to have you to dress them up like this. :nod:
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BloodCoveredBlossom Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Wow this is so beautiful, I love the colours and Vani looks so beautiful!
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chronos-drako Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
the costum and photo both are amazing!
love it
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Ferisae Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, I love your costumes so much <3 they're so beautiful and elegant <3 Loving the whole hue and execution of the costume. Beyond lovely <3!
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Shirak-cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Vane's pics look all amazing, I specially love those bright refleted colours on the water ;).

You chose quite a beautiful fabric for this one ;).
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angelasswing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
wouw its amazing.
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