I am a little late on posting this one. She has already been sold so I will not be listing in my shop. For more of my works and my daily works in progress please visit my art page.
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I have been busy working on dolls and making a new costume so I am a little behind on sharing my other A-kon costumes so here they are. As I probably have mentioned a million times, Sakizo is one of my favorite artists and I have cosplayed 6 of her designs so far. I keep telling myself it is time to step away and do something different but I keep finding new artworks that are just so inspiring. I have quite an obsession with corsets, ruffles, and all the intricate details. They are just so much fun to create so I do predict a few more in my future cosplays.
As with all my cosplays, I tend to not be accurate but rather do my own interpretation of the design. I am not one to follow rules and often have my own vision of each character. Plus I like to work with fabrics and pieces that I already have on hand to keep cost down.
I recently told myself I needed to step up on my dolls, and push myself harder to perfect them, particularly on the faces. Faces have always been the biggest challenge for me (mostly setting the eyes even) so I really tried to focus on this one, trying my best to be as symmetrical as possible. I created my own eyes (using clay and sun curing epoxy) rather than just painting them straight onto the dolls and I am happy with this decision as I find it gives her more life. This is something I will definitely be continuing with on my future dolls. Another thing I experimented with, although nothing to get too overjoyed about, is curling her hair. I know its rather simple but to me it was exciting to transform pieces of straight fibers into beautiful curls, something I plan to do more often. Perhaps soon I will even hand dye my own fibers.
I am very pleased with the direction she is going.. I currently have cosplay on my mind (because it is that time of the year for me) so I was thinking about my last costume which was gothic lolita-ish, full of ruffles and lace and also had devil horns. I used this as inspiration for her however wanted the hair to be bright red rather than black. I was also thinking back on my recent trip to A-kon where I got to meet Huang Shan (RingDoll ..doll maker from China) and all of his dark,gothic dolls. While at A-kon I had also attended a class on Victorian mourning customs and traditions and their attire so I also had that in the back of my mind when creating this doll.
I still have a bit of work to do on her, such as sculpting the rest of her limbs (yes sometimes I work in a weird order), creating shoes, working on something for her head and finishing the remainder of her costume. I may also add a few more details and beadwork here and there.
Usually I list my dolls in my Etsy shop, however someone has already contacted me about purchasing her, so she will not be available for sale. I do have lots more dolls that I will be making and will be sharing my progress so if interested you can follow my work here.
My second custom piece, Aneira (which means Snow in Welsh).
I was sent a drawing from one of my return customers who asked me if I could bring this to life. Drawings, as well as detailed descriptions are always the most helpful when making custom pieces because it allows me to see the vision that the person has in there head. She allowed me the freedom to experiment and do my own interpretation of her drawing however indicated that she definitely wanted to keep the colors in silver and white, wanted the hair pulled up, and wanted me to incorporate ice both on the costume and on the body. She then decided that she would like me to add horns and feathers along the skirt and if possible some form of wings. I sent her images throughout the process to make sure she was happy with the direction I was going. It was quite a fun process for both of us. I love the fact that custom pieces always give me new challenges.
If you are interested in a custom doll please feel free to contact me for more information. You can see more of my dolls here.
I am really enjoying working on this commission doll. She is my first time working on a custom piece and I can’t help but think back to my college days of being given assignments.I love that it helps me to think outside of what I would normally do. It forces me to experiment with new materials and ideas. So far this is one of my favorite pieces.
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I have recently been commissioned to do a faun/satyr inspired doll. So far this has been a fun project for me and turning out to be my favorite doll that I have made. In fact, I am loving the design so much that I almost think this doll will be an inspiration for my next Ren Fest costume.
Here are some work in progress pics from start to where I am at the moment. For the most part her body is done although I am still adding little details such as feathers and flowers. Today I will be painting and decorating her limbs (her feet will be hooves). Hoping by Monday she is assembled and ready for a photoshoot. To see my progress and final product (because I don’t update on my blog as often as I should), please follow Majestic Thorns’ art page.
Just wanted to share some photos of me modeling a mask by Vincent Cantillon. As I have written before, I can’t say enough about his masks. Extremely well crafted, and gorgeous. I am now a happy owner of both a black and white one. Hoping to eventually add red to my collection as well as some of his headpieces!
Costume was made and designed by me. All photos were taken by my talented boyfriend but edited by Vincent Cantillon. It was such a pleasure collaborating with him..
For more of his mask please visit his art page.
You can find my art (art dolls/sculpts , modeling, costumes) on my art page.