Kira (Winged ) - The Dark Crystal



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.

Storme posted on 19 October, 2010 - 16:16
Oooh, yay for Dark Crystal--I look forward to seeing pics of this!

Pegsicle posted on 19 October, 2010 - 16:19
AWW! I can't wait to see this one :D

Monkey posted on 19 October, 2010 - 16:55
Words cannot describe how much I love this~<3333 I was brought up on this film! XD

KuroStylr posted on 19 October, 2010 - 17:09
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!

Sephirayne posted on 19 October, 2010 - 17:42
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.

Bunni posted on 20 October, 2010 - 12:17
OMG DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!! LOL You will look soooo amazing hun! <3

seawaterwitch posted on 22 November, 2010 - 09:30
Yes! Do it ^^v Her dress are gorgeous *___*

seawaterwitch posted on 22 November, 2010 - 09:30
Yes! Do it ^^v Her dress are gorgeous *___*

Sephirayne posted on 25 November, 2010 - 15:11
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. ;)

Hawkeye posted on 8 January, 2011 - 12:44
Wow, this will be really cool to see! :D Never seen a costume from this done before!

j_mercuryuk posted on 19 January, 2011 - 09:58
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

Sephirayne posted on 19 January, 2011 - 20:20
Thank you ever so much guys ;)

xaerael posted on 20 January, 2011 - 14:07
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.

Sephirayne posted on 28 January, 2011 - 08:05
Oh wow!!! Thank you ever so much Xae. So looking forward to it ;)

Hawkeye posted on 3 February, 2011 - 12:09
Am becoming more and more tempted to join you as Jen.. :p

Sephirayne posted on 4 February, 2011 - 11:06
Ooooo! Hawkeye, it would be awesome if you did. ;)

KuroStylr posted on 4 February, 2011 - 16:33
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!

Hawkeye posted on 4 February, 2011 - 20:02
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?

Sephirayne posted on 5 February, 2011 - 10:23
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.

Archer posted on 27 June, 2011 - 23:39
Would LOVE to see this :D

Hawkeye posted on 18 March, 2013 - 08:41
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?

Sephirayne posted on 18 March, 2013 - 17:31
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?

Hawkeye posted on 18 March, 2013 - 18:15
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.

Make Cloak
Sort out footwear
Make wings
Make ears
Make dress

Total cost: £0.00

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

23rd December 2010

Making a start

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.

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