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Blessed Creatures III 📸: felonydodger / felonydodgerphoto
I can't begin to express how happy I am to finally have some high quality pictures of this dress as it was meant to be seen. It was originally created to fit a theme of Poison & Pearls out of a thrift store dress I'd been saving to style for a special occasion. It took a couple of weeks to plan the concept and then another couple of weeks to actually assemble it. The additions were placed very intentionally, and I went through several drafts of pinning and repinning them. It's difficult to translate the importance of how the parts of the dress interacted with each other, but it was very important to me that they "communicate" just so. They were originally attached with earring backs. This had the upside of allowing them to be moved around, and the downside of poking me with tiny metal points all night. Unfortunately, this arrangement simply could not hold up to the lively environment of a circuit party, and I lost the majority of the spiders and an entire lizard before 15 minutes had passed. Naturally, this was heartbreakingdoubly so because I'd only taken a headshot. But when Felony Dodger offered a photoshoot during my trip to LA, I packed up the remains and set out to reanimate them.
So I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to felonydodger for helping me preserve my work, and also to disasterina for being an extra set of hands (that is, for literally hot gluing the pieces onto the dress while I was wearing it). It was worth the wait, and it was worth the burns!
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