[from the John William Waterhouse painting]
Series: Literature, Art, and History
Debut: MileHiCon 2010
Competitions: MileHiCon 2010 Masquerade, Costume Con 2012 Masquerade
Awards: 1st Place @ MileHiCon 2010 Masquerade
JW Waterhouse's Ophelia painting is my absolute favorite piece
of artwork of all time, and I've been wanting to create this dress
for years. I spent a good deal of time altering patterns and
researching how best to apply all the materials needed to make this
dress the image of the one in the painting.
I did all the
beading in about 12 hours total, using about a dozen types of stones
and glass: pearls, rose & crystal quartz, aventurine, amazonite,
jade, jasper, garnet, labradorite, and others. I even got to use a
friendís great embroidery machine to add some much needed detail.
There are many more details on this dress at my
Fabrics - Synthetic blue-gold Dupioni, gold rayon lining
Wig - Amphigory
Accessories - Flowers from various craft stores.
Photos courtesy of Nick Warner.