Friday, January 25, 2013

The View from a Tower...

Right, so I had a goal at one point to keep the posts coming much more often... If you follow my blog at all you probably realize that really hasn't happened.  My apologies, life gets going and you well you know.

Anyway, guess what?  There is to be a photo shoot.  A good old-fashioned Grimm Fairy Tale photo shoot and it's soon.  Tomorrow in fact.  What are we doing?  I thought it was time to tackle Rapunzel.

I'm very excited about this.  First off we have a new face to Reconstructing Grimm who will be playing the "Prince" role.  Not going to announce it though.

I just finished the dress for this shoot as well, and I really like it.  I realized that one of the things I'd never created was a ballgown.  Beauty and the Beast had  gown, but I'd never made a proper fairytale ball gown and I desperately wanted to.  I also wanted it to look sort of homespun at the same time.  I spent maybe two weeks hitting goodwill every few days and buying up curtain panels that were complimentary to each other and then all of today piecing them together to make the Rapunzel dress. 

I'll explain in better detail when I have a photo to reference, but I also wanted the gown to look as the Rapunzel in my version had no real concept of the world outside, so it's got influences from all different time periods.

The initial idea, was to make the skirt out of wire so it looked like a bird cage, but that would be, heavy/extremely hard to move in so I scrapped that idea for something a bit more practical. 

There was something else that was amazing about today.  I forgot how much I loved just putting together the small things together, like the dress and figuring out how to do the hair.  Sherlock Holmes and A Most Irregular Tea Party was great, I loved every minute of it, but doing that show put me out of commission for Grimm for the better part of seven to nine months.  I forgot how this whole thing started, it was just Perry and I goofing off having fun, and at some point with all the other work, and my drive to make this something bigger with the gallery shows and the video blog, and the magazine submissions I lost sight of that.

I love this series, and I love that my strange little hobby is something that other people enjoy watching and keeping up with.

This is going to be a lot of fun for me, and I think all of you at home will enjoy it as well. Until the next post! Good night dear readers and thank you.

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