Glittery Gothic Dress, Photos

30 Oct

I’ve been really bad about photographing costumes this year, but I promised myself that I would get at least two of my flower dresses photographed before fall passed and I succeeded!

Today I’m posting pictures of my Glittery Gothic dress in action! This is a Halloween themed photoset but I wanted to post a day early because some people actually leave the house on Halloween. Also, knowing me I would end up forgetting to post them on the day of and really kick myself for it later.

Ever since I made this costume i’ve wanted to  photograph it with a very dark backdrop. My goal was a deer caught in headlights/moonlight feel. I didn’t want anything too fancy that would take away from the dress. 

I actually tried to do this with my Anju costume last year and it failed horribly. I tried to get the effect with a broken tripod and cheap speedlight which for some weird reason, didn’t work. This year I used two desk lamps and a trip pod that actually stood still, which (big surprise) worked a lot better!

My dad was a big help with these photos, he stood on a mark while I pointed the lights and focused the camera. Then I set the camera timer and we switched places. It took a lot of standing around in the cold to get these, but in the end we were successful!

If you aren’t familiar with this costume I have two blog posts about how I made it, and a video that shows how I made the crown!

|Making the Skirt |Making the Bodice| Making the Crowns|







I hope you enjoy the holiday! Or if you don’t celebrate, I hope you have a nice weekend!


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10 responses to “Glittery Gothic Dress, Photos

  1. China Sorrows

    October 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    That is the most gorgeous thing I’ve seen in ages!

  2. Red Point Tailor

    October 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    WOW! Absolutly stunning! You are making amazing creations!

  3. macinic

    October 31, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Amazing dress and fabulous photography – thanks to patient dad too 😉

  4. absolutelyunperfect

    October 31, 2014 at 6:49 am

    The spiders on your leg and face made me jump lol Great pictures, great costume, great work!
    You and your dad make a great team!
    Enjoy the Halloween candy leftovers! (I know I will.)

  5. Julia Andersen

    October 31, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I absolutely love this dress. I know you hate Halloween, but it’s a perfect dress for any Halloween parties you may be invited to.

  6. davidbruceblog

    October 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Reblogged this on davidbruceblog.

  7. Karen K.

    November 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    It looks great! I love how the lighting brings out the sparkles!

  8. Molly Brooks

    November 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    it looks so beautiful. I think you definitely achieved the deer in the headlights look.

  9. Angela M. O'Neal

    November 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Very nice. Love the spiders on the leg and face too. Fun!


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