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08

Jul

Fantastic, clever cosplay of Peter Pan. Just wonderful. 

peterlily:

Oh, the cleverness of me!

Peter is a punk rocker.

Aherm. Yeah, this is what I wore to the Disneybound Day at Disneyland (which was full of fun and great people, by the way). Breakdown time, but…

First and foremost, I want to thank whimsicalmela for taking many of these pictures! She was super sweet and offered while we hung out for the day!

All righty, here it goes. Basically, I had to do a sort of punk-ish Peter Pan. What else would the kid be? 

The shoes: Picked ‘em up at the Melrose swapmeet. Heck yeah.

The pants: Those were white once. Dyed ‘em.

The shirt: Bought it from a kid who was making these. I think he was starting his company? Either way, my favorite shirt I own.

The vest: Okay, here’s where hours of my life and ounces of blood went into. I butchered an old denim jacket to start, and from there, it was all scratch. The patches were all hand painted and sewn on. I made the hood from some flannel then got some feathers and colored the tips. Sewed those on one-by-one and had to make sure they all stayed flat so  they wouldn’t fold and snap. All the star spots on the back were painstakingly pushed in and bent back so they didn’t pop off. On the front, more hand painted patches and the green star panels (more dyed fabric so it’d match everything else). I made several pins like the ones you get at concerts for bands, but instead relating to things of the Neverland variety. Most are self-explanatory, but there’s a few tougher ones in there I’ll let you ponder on. One side is reserved for native american-ish/Tiger Lily stuff, because she’s awesome. Of course, we couldn’t forget Tink! I took a charm Cindy gave me and painted it to put it in a bottle cap. I think that’s it? Yeah, I’m going to say that’s it.

Accessories: I really do love the crocodile. I found myself a ring and made a wrist band out of various pieces of leather and a button I painted to look like an eyeball. The little chevron band is something I made a long time ago, just sort of has all Peter’s colors in it. The rings were part bought, part made. The leather one with the acorn I carved and dyed, and the dagger ring I rigged with a charm I painted. The raven’s claw is kind of a distant reference to a character in Kensington Gardens, but that’s not exactly Disneybound-related so much as just Peter Pan. Lastly, I made a little clip with a bottle full of pixie dust! 

P.S. Please don’t hijack/alter/etc the idea. This took a long, long time to construct and is pretty dear to me and all that jazz.

04

Oct

A new collection from Blasphemina’s Closet, with prints based off of Peter Pan and “The Stolen Child”! I am dithering about getting one of the skirts ONLY because I’m not sure I’d wear lavender. But that print/fabric design is so, SO gorgeous. 

blasphemina:

Second Star - S/S 2013

“Second Star” is inspired by Peter Pan by JM Barrie, “The Stolen Child” by William Butler Yeats and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It’s a story of child-like whimsy, a reclaimation of imagination and a need for adventure. Soft fabrics in soft colors with modest yet feminine silhouettes. This collection features a custom designed fabric by local artist Lee Blauersouth.

This is one of my favorite collections I’ve ever done and my entire heart went into creating it.

The print is available in a jumperskirt, an empire waist sun dress and a high-waisted skirt, in 20 and 24 inch lengths, in saffron, mint and lavender. The “Second Star” collection is now available for pre-order. You can see video of the runway show here. Reviews of the collection here.

Photography by Rhea Pappas Photography 
Jewelry Bionic Unicorn 
Headpieces Apatico 
Hair Mahogany Plautz 
Makeup Abbey Arthur

29

Jul

Of all delectable islands Neverland is the snuggest. It’s not large and sprawly, you know, with boring distances between one adventure and the next, it’s nicely crammed. When you play at it by day with the table and chairs, it’s not a bit frightening, but in the two minutes before you go to sleep it is real.

(Source: bellamyyoung)