Awani the Deer Faerie
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DescriptionFor the 2012 Tennessee Renaissance Festival I was cast as part of the fae contingent. As all the faeries that year were asked to characters that "one would see on a nature walk.", I chose a deer. (What? I live in Tennessee? They're everywhere!)
Antlers: They're real! Given to me by a fellow cast member.
Wig: I absolutely adore this wig, made by my dear and ridiculously talented friend, Aria Darling - http://www.ariadarling.com/) It's actually a combination of 4 different wigs to achieve the colours (though the darkest brown colour is my own hair that we weaved throughout). We wanted to get that 'tossed-about' natural woodland bed-head look.
Makeup: I tried going for more fashion-esque makeup rather than animalistic, as my character was a fae and not an actual animal. We used airbrush paint for the white spots and normal makeup for everything else.
Ears: Aradani's faun ears - http://www.aradanicostumes.com/elf_ears/faun_ears
Dress: Handmade by the director of costuming and myself with tan textured cotton and cream cotton flannel for the 'belly'. The sides are grommeted with matching ribbon lacing.
Corset: Used same corset from my Elaine de Francias costume.
Gauntlets: Made from the same fabric as the dress with grommets for lacing.
Leggings: Cream combed cotton tights from Sock Dreams.com, then custom dyed with tan RIT dye to match the rest of the costume. Oh that was a baaaad experience. I think it scarred me forever of dying anything again!
Shoes: Nine West flats from a consignment store.
Wings: Made by the faerie director and myself. Bent wire into 3 separate sections (plus 'antlers'), hot glued on shimmery fabric, handpainted colour and spots on with fabric paint, wrapped exposed wire in brown floral tape.
The Lady Nerd Why thank you! I'm glad you made it out to TNRF! :)
Anime_freak_kai Ah..I remember seeing you at the Ren Fest and I simply adored your costume! The design is so cute!