|Cost :||Not all that much really|
|Time Taken :||Lots, mostly on leaves!|
|So, for the ball, I wanted to create an original design, something on theme and hit upon the idea of a more traditional slightly creepy fey, and so the costume plan was born!|
Making a cost almost entirely out of leaves seemed like an awesome idea!
The time and effort that went in to them nearly drove me crazy, I think it paid off in the end though! Unfortunately I ran out of time and have (many) more leaves to apply for a rewear sometime.
The leaves were crushed velour, backed with interfacing to make them stiff enough and painted with an acrylic based spray to give some depth! They were all hand cut and sewn on!
The wings were patterned off a cicada, hopefully to look slightly more buglike than more traditional butterfly style wings.