Costume :Kira
Variant :Winged
Source :The Dark Crystal
Progress :Planned
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Kira ref 5

Kira ref 4

Kira ref 3

Kira ref 2

Kira ref 1


Costume Information

My favourite era of movies is the 80's fanatsy films. I really wanted to pay a tribute to them in the form of costumes. I am a huge fan of the artist Brian Froud who designed the characters for both 'The Dark Crystal' and 'Labyrinth'.

I wanted something that was going to be quite easy to make so I went for the Gelfling Kira.

She is one I can do with my own hair and pale complexion. I really love her wings and so I want to try and build them.

If I have time and budget I might build a puppet of her loyal pet, Fizzgig.


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Oooh, yay for Dark Crystal--I look forward to seeing pics of this!

by Storme on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 15:16

AWW! I can't wait to see this one :D

by Pegsicle on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 15:19
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Words cannot describe how much I love this~<3333 I was brought up on this film! XD

by Monkey on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 15:55
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MY GOD I LOVE YOU! I Would love love love to see you do this! I had Jen on my list for a long while. Love the dark crystal! The urge to put him back on the list is not growing- you're pure evil!

by neomogrox on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 16:09
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Thank you everyone. I hope I can be Gelfling enough for her XD.

@Neomogrox, Ooooo! Temp you, temp you. I would love a Jenn to have pics with.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 16:42
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You will look soooo amazing hun! <3

by Bunni on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 11:17
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Yes! Do it ^^v Her dress are gorgeous *___*

by seawaterwitch on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 08:30
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Yes! Do it ^^v Her dress are gorgeous *___*

by seawaterwitch on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 08:30
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Thanks guys. Not sure when I'll actually do this yet. Might get it ready anyway for a photoshoot as I have most of the fabrics. ;)

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 14:11
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Wow, this will be really cool to see! :D Never seen a costume from this done before!

by Hawkeye on Saturday, 8 January, 2011 - 11:44
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that's so cool. I love the dark crystal and I've never seen it done. Point for originality. I look forward to this one

by j_mercuryuk on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 08:58
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Thank you ever so much guys ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 19:20

ssssire, you could drink her esssssensssse.

and yes to the question you asked ages ago, but i totally failed to reply to, if you have this at may expo, i'd love to have a few pics taken with you ;p

also, i've updated my super-secret LJ list and added you to it, if you backtrack on it, you'll find a few progress posts and pics that aren't posted anywhere.

by xaerael on Thursday, 20 January, 2011 - 13:07
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Oh wow!!! Thank you ever so much Xae. So looking forward to it ;)

by Sephirayne on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 07:05
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Am becoming more and more tempted to join you as Jen.. :p

by Hawkeye on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 11:09
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Ooooo! Hawkeye, it would be awesome if you did. ;)

by Sephirayne on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 10:06
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Jen JEN JEN! He was on my list a few years back and have been trying to figure out how to do the face! You will make an awesome kira hun!

by neomogrox on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 15:33
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Have been looking at references, and I think I'll give it a try ;p

Seph- Are you going to attempt gelfling facial features (wouldn't know how; make up? :p ) or just the ears?

by Hawkeye on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 19:02
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As much as I would love to do the facial features I don't think I'll have the budget for it. I'm just going for the ears.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 09:23
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Would LOVE to see this :D

by Archer on Monday, 27 June, 2011 - 22:39
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Watched this again yesterday, still really want to do Jen's costume but have no idea when I'll get around to it.. x) Have you made any more progress?

by Hawkeye on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 07:41
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Oh it would be awesome to see you as Jen. Currently costume is on the back burner while I get some other costumes out of the way. Not sure when I'll do this. Any ideas when you are likely to do Jen?

by Sephirayne on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 16:31
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And you as Kira! I really can't say - won't be able to work on it until June maybe (though that's when I'm planning to make Kili as well!) and I don't know which conventions I'll be going to besides October Expo because I'm so unsure of what I'll be doing/where I'll be living then.

by Hawkeye on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 17:15

To-Do List

Make Cloak LowIn Progress
Sort out footwearLowPlanned
Make wingsLowPlanned
Make earsLowPlanned
Make dressLowPlanned


Cloak (Posted 28th January 2011)

Starting setting up the pattern today ready fro staring hopefully later on or tomorrow. I've got this lovely forest green soft suedette that will work for it. I must remember to leave slots for the wings XD

Making a start (Posted 23rd December 2010)

This is going to be a costume project that I will build in between other costumes until I decide on a date for her. I would love to get her done ready for the spring as I would love to do a spring themed photoshoot.