Xiola and I made costumes from the Kushiel Saga (by Jacqueline Carey) for Ad Astra this year. They still need tweaking as they were kind of last-minute, but they turned out okay. The dress is silk charmeuse that I dyed myself and cut on the bias (first time doing bias, so it's a bit wonky...agh).
I want to redesign the rose tattoo, as I drew and printed it out on waterslide tattoo paper the day before the con and it's not quite right (I didn't want the same design as on the books).
edit: I got the tattoo paper from here: http://www.beldecal.com/tattoo_paper.cfm
I highly recommend it.
danirat posted on 03-14-2011 at 04:19 PM:
Beautiful, you're a rocking Phedre. <3
Laerai posted on 10-28-2010 at 03:30 PM:
Great pose. You've chosen fantastic fabrics, and the marque is great!
lilkittyz33 posted on 06-01-2008 at 08:24 PM:
This is great! That is a great representation of the dress that Favriel made, and I love Joscelin's daggers! Very nice.
odalisque posted on 08-18-2006 at 10:53 AM:
HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP I love this book series. Sorry. I saw this and FREAKED OUT.
And I agree, the tattoo shouldn't look like the one on the book. It's too...not as exquisite as Master Tielhard would have made it.
Make that Cassiline some vambraces, and squeeage will be complete.
< / fangirl >
Tenshinoitami1 posted on 06-24-2006 at 01:07 AM:
You DYED that deep red color!? WOOOOOOOOW
misplaced posted on 06-21-2006 at 09:39 PM:
The tattoo looks great!
kyandi-chan posted on 06-16-2006 at 02:37 PM:
Stop being so sexy, woman!
HaruVamp posted on 06-16-2006 at 11:34 AM:
thats hot *-*°!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Misty Eyes posted on 06-16-2006 at 10:57 AM:
soooo gorgeous. that dress looks amazing and the tattoo is HOT
vampirate posted on 06-15-2006 at 11:41 PM:
You guys are so cool for doing this, plus you look good too!
Yakusoku20 posted on 06-15-2006 at 11:36 PM:
Wow that is really, wow.
Natalie posted on 06-15-2006 at 10:59 PM:
Oh you have no idea how helpful that tattoo paper link is. Man oh man. That makes 2 planned costumes a lot easier. Anyway, I love how you did the dress. It looks very crisp. The color is fab too.
Uthardar posted on 06-15-2006 at 09:49 PM:
Arkadia posted on 06-15-2006 at 09:45 PM:
The tattoo looks awesome! Where does one obtain tattoo paper?
angelicstar posted on 06-15-2006 at 09:37 PM:
Red is so your color ^^ Very hot design, and I dig the tattoo!