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Added May 22, 2013

by Daniel Parker

Grand Rapids , M...






I had the pleasure of working with The Matthew Agency , AK RIKKS and Design1 Salon on a charity event benefiting The Helen Devos Children’s Hospital
I’m thrilled to say the event raised over $200,000

With that said my role in this candy themed event was to create 3 “Candy Queens”

The Candy Queen:
Dressed in Yellow, The top is covered in rhinestones wrapped in cellophane.
In the original dress had the bottom hem covered in the rhinestones… But the runway was extremely long and too hard for her to walk in.

The Frosting Queen:
White corset top with a layered bottom. I used a nubby fleece, tulle and glitter.
I also made her jewelry and scepter

The Chocolate Queen:
Emily was a champ… this costume weighed a TON.
The top corset is covered in Bathroom caulk that I piped with a pastry bag and then painted brown.

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Garment Type
Evening Wear
Chiffon, Cotton, Blends, Eyelet, Knits/Jersey, Organza, Other, Satin, Silk

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    May 26, 2013, 08.44 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    amazing!! love it all. i especially love how you made the candy wrapper effect. thats actually just awesome

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    May 25, 2013, 06.21 AMby pambox

    These are brilliant as always. I love the details, all the way down to the sprinkles in the hair (although that probably wouldn’t have been fun to wash out afterward!). And congratulations on raising so much money for good causes with your fantastic work. I’m actually watching Willy Wonka while looking at this – the scene where they go into the chocolate room. Probably the most appropriate thing to be watching to match these outfits!

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      May 29, 2013, 03.44 PMby Daniel Parker

      So true! haha I watched it too for ideas!

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    May 23, 2013, 08.33 AMby Carien Dolittle

    You’ve definitely got some talent :D

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    May 23, 2013, 05.34 AMby laurertheexplorer


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    May 23, 2013, 04.24 AMby freakusbzzz

    amazing details

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    May 23, 2013, 03.57 AMby smallone

    wonderful work and for a great cause….and what better use for your skill for application of unusual “fabrics” to projects :) love it all but especially the cellophane wrapped rhinestones…

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    May 22, 2013, 09.56 PMby vestiphobia

    rhinestones in cellophane, you are a genius.

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    May 22, 2013, 09.08 PMby martinK

    great work, guy!!!

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    May 22, 2013, 06.16 PMby Lela Thompson


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