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Mythological Phoenix Costume by Natalie526 Mythological Phoenix Costume by Natalie526
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Reference: [link]
Yeah I know.. the reference is tiny. Since I wanted to make a more human based interpretation with this, I felt that I reference image wasn't exactly 100% necessary.

I was refered to this contest by :icondedredhed:

This is based off of the mythological bird of fire/rebirth, Phoenix. I made this costume basically out of 2 bought patterns(corset and base skirt), I altered them as shown with hand sewn bead designs, ruffles, feathers(all feathers on the skirt were hand dyed), and sequins. The corset is fully boned with a busk, the beaded design took about 5 hours to complete. I made the wings from plastic canvas, clear nylon straps, and lots of feathers. The wig was cut, dyed, styled, detailed with strands of beads, and finished off with a feathery headdress(also handmade). The feathery bodice was constructed out of plastic canvas covered with feathers, and hand stung beads. I made feather tails to attach to my wrists, wig, and wings to complete the costume. The only thing that I did not make for this costume were the shoes.

Photos by: :iconchocochick:

More info and pictures are on my cosplay website!: [link]
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:iconmoonwalkinghorse:
MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good golly is this epci or whaaaat! And all that time and work you put into it :omfg:
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:iconstephie-wesson:
Stephie-Wesson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing creative and very very unique! well done!
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I appreciate it! :)
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:iconnotwendigkeit:
Notwendigkeit Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
wow so pretty and bright!
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:icondoctorevil06:
DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're an amazing phoenix!
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:iconmalvatron:
malvatron Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god, this is so freaking beautiful.
great job. <3
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
O_O lol. <33 Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconmarco-island:
Marco-Island Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
This is just too cool!
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:iconfireeaglespirit:
FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
OMG wwhat a beautyfull costume.... I want one too
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:iconanarose:
AnaRose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Very nice pheonix costume. *hugs warm feathers*
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:icondarkimmersion:
darkimmersion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
That totally blows my stupid phoenix out of the water. D: *luv*
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
aw! lol.. Don't say that! I'm sure your Phoenix is awesome! Thanks though! <3
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:iconthemysteriousk:
TheMysteriousK Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Awesome costume, and I love the fluffiness of the wig.
I also believe more women should go around with bright multicoloured hair. :D

If you did *not* end very high in this contest, I give the contest a 3.2 :)
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw! Thanks so much! No worries, there will be more contests in the future too! ^_^ If I weren't such a pansy I would love to have bright funky hair, but alas.. I'm not that daring! lol
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:iconspedtastical:
Spedtastical Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
that is BEYOND amasing.

seriously, it's just....breathtaking!!!!! :heart:
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:iconanoddchild:
anoddchild Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Student General Artist
that looks really quite amazing. I don't know much about making suits or costumes but i understand that feathers and the like can be rather hard to work with. congrats...it looks lovely!
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:iconwindinmysails:
windinmysails Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006   Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!! +fav!
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:iconseystudios:
seystudios Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional
that's interesting! :-D I like
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diamondie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Writer
Great concept and awesome execution. Must have been a load of work with all the detail. IMO the costume would look even better if the skirt followed the color scheme instead of being rainbow-colored, but I guess that was a part of the referenced character.
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah. I tried to incorporate the tiny rainbow section somewhere in the design.. Originally I was thinking in the headdress or maybe in the wings, but I ended up designing the skirt that way. I understand what you're saying though. Thanks for your critique. I always love getting them. It helps me more that way! ^____^
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:iconcishi94:
CiShi94 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
i think it looks better. i mean, i thoght that at first, but it would get a bit much if the whole thing only had like a few colours. its more interesting, just a good bit of colour i guess :P i forgot what else i was gonna say haha.

oh, btw, ow long did it take altogether and cost? and where did you find all of them feahers (im just ondering cos i need loads of feathers for some new ideas of mine... cant find any in bulk/cheap :[ - suppose the market would be good :?)?
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe thanks. :)

I bought the feathers here, [link]
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:iconcishi94:
CiShi94 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
oh thanks!
which ones did you use etc??
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure thing! I used "Loose Flats" and "Hen- Wing Rounds" both turkey, 1/2 lb. each. I have left over feathers from buying 1/2 lb!
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:iconcishi94:
CiShi94 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
oh thanks, it really helps!! so are you from america or uk or somewhere else (wondering about delivery)?
wow, i was going to get 1 lb, i guess i will need alot cos i <3 art and crafts but... i dunno :?
what colour were they?
thx in advance x
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm in the US. From what I understand, they can custom color any feathers you want, but I just said that I wanted red, orange, and yellow, and those are the colors that you see in the wings. :)
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:iconfitchette:
Fitchette Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
Looks stunning.
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! It means a lot that you say that! <3
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:iconwielderoftwilight:
WielderOfTwilight Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
That is absolutely awesome :) Good luck
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! <3 ^_____^
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AJAngelique Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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blaspheme8 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006   Photographer
Thatis so incredible! Good luck in the contest.
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:iconnatalie526:
Natalie526 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks daaarling. ^_^ I have never entered a contest here before, so I hope I've done everything correctly. :/
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