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30.3.11

Masquerade?


Last night I went to a work awards night themed a Masquerade Ball. With that being said images of Gossip Girl and the like came into my head (not that it was like that) but heck I thought why not make something special for the event. So I gots myself some feathers, paint, a mask and my trusty glue gun out. Above were some of the random sketches in my diary I did while I was bored...

Follow the jump to see what and how my design turned out...

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THE FEATHERED BLAZER

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I got my blazer and stitched on a pair of black shoulder pads. I did this just so that I had a base to glue my feathers on, as well as not ruin the blazer is something went wrong.
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On my rampant search for feathers I found this feather boa-likee lining, so with my glue gun I glued lines of the boa onto the shoulder pad as a foundation for the rest of my feathers.
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Once I did that I randomly glued an assortment of black feathers, to give a bit of wild texture to the shoulders.
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Wallah, my final touch was to add a few long blue feathers, just for a bit of colour. And my feathered blazer is complete. 



The Mask

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I bought this full face mask from Spotlight. Though when I put it on... it just squashed my face. So me being me, I ended up cutting the forehead and the mouth off. When I thought of the mask I wanted something mysterious and slightly weird ahaha. Because the fit was weird I had to pad the eyes and the nose inside the mask so it sat better.
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Once I cut the mask I made paper triangle prisms and stuck them on the mask. Annoyingly enough I wanted to paint the mask black, however I didn't have any black paint... every colour in the rainbow BUT black. So I mixed them all to get this slate gray. I also added a texture paste and metallic iridescent to add dimension to mask. 

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To finish the mask I put more of the metallic iridescent on the prisms so that looked like studs.


The Result

So yes I had a fun night out. Feathers out and all. 

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