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Here.

That's a link to one of the most incredible non-historical costumes I have ever seen In. My. Life.

[livejournal.com profile] woffproff, take a look, it's from Dr. Who.

This is hardly faint praise from me. I am generally uninmpressed with non-historical costumes because they usually leave me scratching my head and wondering why someone would bother. This is probably because damn near all of them fail in some fundamental way.

On the other hand, this? Artistry, real creativity and ingenuity, and the drive and determination to bring it off. And then she shows us how she did it. This is not a dress diary with someone showing off how well they sew a regular seam, bucking for extra credit - here I felt like I was truly admitted into her creative process, and I really learned from it.

I don't know this young lady, but I wish I did. Brava. miss, BRAVA.

Date: 2008-09-06 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auronsgirl.livejournal.com
I don't know her either, but I'd just like to sit and worship her for a bit. HOLY CRAP.

Date: 2008-09-06 10:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tudorlady.livejournal.com
I. Know. I'm rarely impressed, but man, this does it. I wish I knew her.

Date: 2008-09-06 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cristabelyyc.livejournal.com
I've sent a link to fellow costumers and Dr. Who fans. I think they will be as astonished as we are.

The illusion of stone is amazingly well-done. I thought it was makeup on her limbs, but the pantyhose idea is brilliant.

Date: 2008-09-06 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woffproff.livejournal.com
That may be the most amazing thing I have ever seen!!!!!!!!

And it looks EXACTLY like the angels in Blink, which may well be the scariest Doctor Who episode ever.

Ooooh, we have to make sure Gorengal sees this as well because she will flip! And she's an artsy person too.

Date: 2008-09-06 09:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tudorlady.livejournal.com
I knew you would flip over this. Like I said, I'm usually so NOT impressed by anything other than really well-done historical - but this is the exception that makes the rule. (Not to mention, I happen to really adore late 19th/early 20thC cemetery monuments.) Are you home today? I try to give you a call.

Date: 2008-09-06 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randibeeman.livejournal.com
Wow. Just, wow. That's amazing.

Date: 2008-09-06 09:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tudorlady.livejournal.com
I *KNOW*! It takes a LOT to get my attention because I've been there and done that (and have actually gotten paid for it in a real job) - Not only is this creative, it's believable, it's REAL, it WORKS, and it looks wonderful. Ten stars out of a possible five, seriously.

I'm seriously inspired. About what, I can't pin down, but hell, it doesn't matter.

Date: 2008-09-06 10:46 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-09-07 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hakerh.livejournal.com
Holy crap. I've never seen the show in question, but that's freakin' amazing. The pantyhose gloves are a stroke of genius.

Date: 2008-09-08 05:10 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] gorthx.livejournal.com
Holy... whoa.

Date: 2008-09-08 06:22 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tudorlady.livejournal.com
Yeah, seriously. I'm out of superlatives.

Date: 2008-09-08 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] francesca-tessa.livejournal.com
I wonder if she has had any theater experience?

Her skill set seems to be the very similar to those used for stage and set design, faux painting, etc.

Her work is impressive to needle & thread costumers because she uses her skills and materials knowledge as an artist, (she draws and sculpts) and goes into the realm of special effects. Quite nearly a separate category.

If you start playing around with these kind of special effects items, you are bound to learn a trick or two.

Julianna de Florey is an Excellent faux painter, and people who refinish or repair furniture have a few of these skills. I know sculpey people who can make simulated jade, coral, etc...

She has a lot of skils good materials skills, is interested in numerous medias and is not afraid to experiment to bring it all together..so the result is not surprising..

I loved the way she dealt with the eyes/viewing and the arms/gloves. She is really good about putting in extra safety measures and attention to detail to make sure things did not detiorate or show to keep the effect from being ruined.

I had thought her wig was from mop string at first. But of course a knitter would use yarn!...you know she knits too:
http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes.html

Date: 2008-09-11 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciroccoj.livejournal.com
This was completely gorgeous. Showed it to the boys and we all blinked at it for a long time :) :)
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