Winter Fairy - Original Concept

Winter Faerie Worn at: Costume-Con 32

Made for the Single Pattern contest at CC32; I used the mermaid costume pattern and modified it heavily: I turned the bodice into a corset, and used the fishtail pattern pieces as skirt panels and wings.

I've wanted to do a winter fairy for ages, so this was a perfect excuse. I was inspired by red berries on bare branches, and wanted to look super creepy.

The corset is silver metallic fabric with white crinkle organza hand-pleated and hand-sewn to it, with lace strips applied and clusters of sequins in white and red.

The bodysuit and skirt panels are hand-dyed. I'll be making an ice headdress with horns when I have time.

Photo by Christine Mak Photo by Christine Mak winterberry detail