I'm getting these insane waves of creativity lately looking at different artists and art movements, it's brilliant. At the moment I'm kinda strung out on Alexander McQueen, Bjork, Art Nouveau and Gustav Klimt. I'm making head pieces for Electric Picnic for customers and I'm really surprising myself with what I've been making.
This is a plated veil made from pieces of gold painted steel. I can actually see through it through the gaps between the links. The headband has topaz stones going across it. It's to go along with this headpiece.
Which has since become this (though it's not finished)
That's just for me to wear to Picnic though :P For the customers (both female) they basically just told me to think up anything that was festive but funky.
For the first customer, I made this. I wanted something bright, funky, girly and reminiscent of the kind of costume you'd see on Flapper dancers (this girl in particular has gorgeous long hair and always wears furs of some sort, so I figured it would look the part on her style as it is). You'll probably see the flapper influence that bit better on the back of it (those stones were a bitch to glue on)
And as for the second customer, she's actually friends with the other customer so I wanted something distinct from what was previously made but again falling into a "retro/vintage" feel to it. I ended up again harking back to the Flapper influence but I think this is also appropriate for festival wear too, it's distinct and it's not as stand-out-ish as the previous style (which again suits the girl it's been made for, she's not as theatrical as the first customer lol)
I really want to made a clawed, mechanical gauntlet as well to go with my own costume pieces but considering it's going to be worn with a gold sequined poncho (As seen here) I think it could potentially be overkill (something I don't normally believe in lol)