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Steampunk Geisha Teaser by Battledress Steampunk Geisha Teaser by Battledress
This particular project of mine got off to a bit of a bumpy creative start a few months back. No harm, no foul. Sometimes a specific project just needs to wait till it finds it's own way. Joseph Corsentino and I had a chance to discuss it after the Pyre Elemental and he promptly and enthusiastically declared a fit with his Time of the Faeries universe.

Funny thing is, my very first Test Shoot with Joesph was for a Steam Punk fae with Melody Gore back in Sept. 2006. Course, we didn't know Steam Punk then - just had an already full formed fascination for all things Jules Verne... and clockwork.

Anyway, back to yesterday. This is more a prosthetic build than a body paint. I'm pretty much at the point where I've got to start pre-fabrication and molding as opposed to on-the-model builds.

Joseph actually did 2 photo shoots with the same model. The first was for an existing character line and we got to bust out the VERY vintage wardrobe I've inherited from my Dust-bowl era Texas branch of the family tree. Then, my ornate faberge trinket concept dovetailed perfectly into a pygmalianesque chapter. As always, I'm looking forward to what Joseph does with the character.

I'd called in face painter Donna Hofstee to assist and she was joined rather spontaneously (by me pleading) by ~StuftZombie, ^quietchildae and *RestemaIII who were catching up and hanging out.

The day unfolded quite wonderfully. ~Zathros fielded the usual technical and hosting duties. *RestemaIII got to talk vintage lighting. ^quietchildae got to bail me out on fabric draping:.... my cousin (and fellow ToF model) brought by a friend... and everyone got to talk enough Geek to make my head spin.

Yes. Henry Rollins IS Cable.

Production Notes:
Bald Cap
Gelatin prosthetics.
Traditional and Airbrush body paint

Glitter. Lots of Glitter.

In Everything.
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MysticReflections Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Artist
TheWickedJesteret Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*shivers* Glitter. "her-pies of the craft world" says it all....NEVER HAVE GLITTER WARS!!!! >.> very bad think your finding it everywhere now you have no idea what its like to get up and brush your teeth with a pixie wand first thing in the morning u.u anywho...

Amazing work!!! do you think you would be able to craft the breast plates for sale? i would love to have these for my fantasy fest costume its just what im looking for, or if you dont mind providing a tutorial on how they were made?

thank you =)
Battledress Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you enjoy!

The chest piece is a combination of hand-poured gelatin prosthetic using a cake decorating paisly texture mat and foam latex pieces by Body FX. Yolanda and her husband make some great pieces - worh checking out.

DOLLBOI Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Battledress Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
cosfrog Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
I want the backdrop
Battledress Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
It is a fabric swatch - tapestry style for home decorating.
You have GOT to go to JoAnne Fabrics when they have 50% off the good stuff!
SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! I love the gold filergee. Gorgeous!
Battledress Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you.

We're still finding glitter all over the place.
drop-asd Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
This is so beautifully exotic! :clap: I featured it in this news article: Daily beauties 4 If you have time I'd appreciate if you look at the selection and I hope you enjoy it! :]
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