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Forest Nymph Costume

Added May 10, 2008

by marykej

London, United K...






This was my forest nymph costume for the Elf Fantasy Fair 2008. The skirt has a cut-off synthetic wedding dress with lots of petticoat as a base on which I’ve sewn countless leaves which were individually cut out of fabric. (the whole thing took me about 6 months as I also made all the accesories and the hair)

Material Notes

Leaves – interfacing (to prevent fraying), lots of forest coloured materials (polycotton, lining, satin, silk, suede, velvet, lots of left-over fabric i dont know the name of)
Sleeves & Cape – Fleece and organza
Corset – silk (i didnt make this though, dont have the pattern!)





I have to give credit to both Nada and Marianne for helping me with the sleeves!

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    May 3, 2010, 03.18 PMby seussian

    Stunning, Gorgeous, Beautiful, Breathtaking, Inspirational, . . . . . I’m running out of decriptive words. . . . It’s amazing! Please keep up the amazing works God bless

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    Nov 23, 2008, 03.16 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this dress is absolutely incredible….go make costumes for lotr or something!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 01.52 AMby mcloughlinsarah

    this is so cool the leaves are really awesome what an original costume,amazing

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    Jun 18, 2008, 05.31 PMby tina4

    wow! love that dress!! (^__^) that dress is amazin! i think u did a really great job!!

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    May 16, 2008, 11.13 AMby plaidrose

    HOLY SMOKES!!! Thats such an intense dress!!!!! ITS FANTASTIC!!!

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    May 14, 2008, 05.14 PMby schickchick

    thats ammmaaazzzziinnnggg! did you make the corset?? its beautiful. and the leaves are just unbelievable.

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    May 11, 2008, 02.45 PMby bobana17lsw

    WOW…too cool. =)

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    May 11, 2008, 08.53 AMby justelaite

    god, this is just great!

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    May 11, 2008, 07.30 AMby lauriana

    Wow, that’s a lot of work! But the result looks great. I can’t remember seeing you at the Fair ;) but then, I was there on Sunday (you may have been there on Saturday) and there where loads of spectacularly dressed people. I really like your idea though, most people go for historical (like I did, I posted my victorian dress here on Burdastyle last week) or clearly defined fantasy costumes. I like that you seem to have made your own story.

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    May 11, 2008, 04.30 AMby jellybean

    wow, so much work has gone into this. Well done.

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    May 10, 2008, 11.47 PMby fashion1

    omg! really unbelievable! incredible work.

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    May 10, 2008, 11.44 PMby tuuls84

    unbelievable :) this is really a great workpicece :)

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