New images!! Thanks to these ladies for asking me to shoot! Sandy Hook, NJ has become my go-to location for anything beach-related; it works so wonderfully. There will likely be more on my Flickr at a later date!
Photos: Nicole Ciaramella Photography
Dasha Kuritsyna as Fantine
photo and processing by Anna Providence
makeup by scenographe
Fantine’s dress by me
for the Les Miserables Team at Fandom Combat 2015
come to the dark side, we have cookies as big as you.
IT’S THE TINIEST REY *EVER*!
I mean, I ALWAYS reblog the tiny Reys, but this takes it to a new and amazing level!
what makes this so cute is that kylo was probably trying to do the chokehold/force using hand but she was just like “yeah high fives I know how to high five”
Cosette from Les Miserables
Taken at Ikkicon 2015
There’s an original story to go with this photoset at the source, which I’ll translate/summarize here:
A fish falls in love with a man, quietly listening to the sounds of his guqin. In order to be with him, she asks the Buddha to turn her into a human. The Buddha cautions her that nothing is forever. Finally, she is able to meet the man as a person, and they spend their days in peaceful bliss.
However, one day, she discovers that the man is an immortal, who secretly defied heaven’s laws and came down to earth to be with her. She begs heaven to keep him from harm. He tells her that he chooses being with her over being an immortal. With a sigh, the Buddha muses that the immortal would throw away a thousand years of training for this one lifetime.
(So basically, a little like a Chinese version of “The Little Mermaid”.)
this is absolutely gorgeous 10/10
More photos of the finished 1890s ensemble! I’m so happy with how this looks and photographs. It turned out exactly I wanted it to, which is the most wonderful feeling!
This costume consists of four main pieces – a skirt, blouse, jacket, and hat. I used faux wool flannel and silk for the vast majority of the ensemble and It was designed, drafted, and made entirely by me.
This project wasn’t difficult, but it did test my patience at times. I’ve never done this much pattern matching before and it was more time consuming than I had expected. I also ran into some road blocks with skills I was unfamiliar with…like making the collar, and designing soutache patterns. But I got it all figured out in the end!
I’ve documented the process in great detail on my blog, those posts can be read here. More photos are posted here, and a video that shows the details and process of getting into this costume is posted here!
The slow surrender of his hand is everything.
“I encountered in the street a penniless young man who was in love. His hat was old and his jacket worn, with holes at the elbows; water soaked through his shoes, but starlight flooded through his soul.” – Les Misérables
A bit more on the Padme and Leia:
So I’m dressed as ending-fight-dead-inside Kylo, and a Leia walks by me. I mumble “sorry mom” and she turns. I realize she’s with a Padme, who turns with her in perfect sync.
“Damn right you are” the Leia yells. “Of all your grandparents, why not be like Padme?”
“I was a queen at 14,” the Padme boasts.
“A queen at 14 Ben! What have you done?”
At this point I have sunk to the floor. Padme puts her hands on her knees, bends down and keeps yelling. “You know what your grandfather thinks is a good pickup line? Complaining about sand. Is that all you got Kylo? Pickup lines about sand?”
Another Leia grounded me for 20 years
And when I said “Sorry Dad" to a Han he really nonchalantly said “It’s alright, sorry I wasn’t there for you”