I visited my friend Lyanne, and we played around photographing my Dreaming Chloe in (yet another) new gown from MonaeGlow.
It is now Spring (at last!) in Auckland and Chloe looked the very epitome of the spirit of Spring in her new gown so that got me thinking about creating a themed photo along those lines.
I decided to depict her as Persephone, and added Iplehouse Victor as Hades, abandoned by his beloved wife for six months of every year as she returns to the earth at the beginning of Spring.
I photographed them separately (for reasons of space) against a black velvet background, and then had a little play in Photoshop Elements to add some effects. I was quite pleased with the results.
Victor looks appropriately sorrowful...
I enjoyed photographing Chloe so much I went on to photograph her some more, and added in Iplehouse Victor as a companion.
Thus is another character born - Angelus - and a new photographic series along the currently popular urban fantasy theme.
Chloe's rose-themed outfit by MonaeGlow is perfectly complemented by a rose necklace by SisenDesigns and the backdrop with brilliantly lit towers and roses.
I pinched Crow's new 'super-hero' body for Victor for this shoot.
I made a quickie kilt for a friend's BJD - a good way to finish the Christmas break... with something productive.
I did a quick drape and cut with some stretch cotton, and then used that to create a pattern for the final version, which is in a fine pleated cotton.
I decided to cut the two halves on the bias, and join the two with a seam at the back. This allows for a good snug fit around the hips. It's done in a double layer and finished with a zigzag seam.
It may be time to buy an overlocker (serger).... this would sure make it easier to give thin fabrics a nice finish.
Not bad for a day's work!
Den of Angels forum member HelenNz who is based in a semi-rural area north of Auckland, occasionally sells pieces of her excellent range of menswear for Iplehouse EID man.
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.