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A Rustle in the Grasses by nolwen A Rustle in the Grasses by nolwen
My Grasslands Guardian costume.
The gold silk is tea dyed in places, cut into over 30 bias strips, sewn, turned, pressed and then woven over a corset understructure (which I pattern drafted) and hand sewn in place. I'll leave it up to you to guess how someone would get in and out of it :)
The pants are hakama style hand dyed silk.

I am so sick of looking at this costume. I spent over 50 hours on this thing, some sleepless nights, and even some blood. But hey, at least it looks cool.

Thanks to Josh Hines for the lovely photos.
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sandara Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Beautiful and amazing design! I love it :heart:
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pixie-trick Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Beautiful! :)
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Kateryu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Stunning!
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hollymessinger Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh lord. I hate turning tubes more than anything else in the world. This took fortitude.
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GargamelsCat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
This is soo pretty!
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This costume has been featured in the March 2011 Costuming Feature! [link]
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Kurotorasempai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is goregous! I love the praded effect.
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Operacynic Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Wow, that dress is beautiful!
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bornahorse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
The knot/bow/tie thing in the back must be able to be untied, so the ribbons might be sewn together very secretly so the weaving doesn't come apart.
With the ribbons untied, slip it over your head, tie the ribbons behind your neck, and tada!

At least that's how I think you do it.

If that's not it then the top must be in 2 pieces.

It's beautiful!!! Makes me want to try to make something similar using the weaved ribbon technique thing. :XD:
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