Sea Beacon Costume
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This homemade costume for women entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Suzanne, the 'Sea Beacon' costume creator:
Modeled by: Cheyenne Allen.
Based upon original artwork Sea Beacon, by renowned fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
All pieces of the gown layers, and wings are my original designs/patterns. Using a dress form, I draped muslin to create the gown layers, and the individual bottom wake pieces of which each are unique. I plotted an original wing design on peg board to create wire framework.
The under layer of the gown is emerald green light weight poly/satin (4 yds. 48" w.) unlined; it has a corset laced back using dk. green satin cord. I applied fiber optic Glow wire to the finished under layer. The outer layers and wake pieces are two colors (sea green, sapphire blue) silk mirror organza (5 yds ea. 48"w.). An application of glow paint was applied to all individual rolled edge seams of outer layers/wake pieces. I used the same fabrics to create the wings, along with 14 gauge wire wrapped in silicone foam insulation tubing and duct tape. The accessory wing tip globes & lantern were created from frosted globe ornaments, with a glow paint application, copper painted large foil baking cups, and wrapped copper wire handles. I purchased the aqua blue party wig and additional magnetic blinky body lights attached to it.
The project took approximately 90 working hours to complete from concept to finish design, at an approximate cost of $195 US for fabric and additional materials.