Archivi tag: headpiece

Wave Gotik Treffen

Wave Gotik Treffen … Are you familiar with this wonderful event?
Unfortunately, due to the busy schedule of work, I can never go there and every year I say “the next one will be the right year!”

This year, as always, during the Wave Gotik Treffen I was at home… but some small part of me was there!

In particular there were two of my headpieces:

The horns of Maleficent who had given with a giveaway.
To my great fortune had won Niha-Cèta,  of the band Other Day, that was in the Wave Gotik Treffen with my horns and you can see here in these photos!

11304351_856225944456528_1438289202_nNiha-Cèta at Wave Gotik Treffen 2015

Niha-Cèta and Mademoiselle Karma at Wave Gotik Treffen 2015

Thank you very very much! I am so proud to have been able to see this horns with such a splendid combination of clothes and makeup!

The second headgear, present at the Treffen, had instead been commissioned especially for the occasion by Zéphirin DJH Mandarin.

 

I worked in record time to finish this dragon (you can see my work in progress on tumblr) and I hope that Zéphirin DJH Mandarin was satisfied!

Zéphirin DJH Mandarin photo by Dark Lark

Zéphirin DJH Mandarin photo by PHRENETICA Photography & Design

Zéphirin DJH Mandarin photo by Ruffles & Steam


I was happy to see that has been worn during the parade at Viona’s Victorian Village!

Thank you very much to both, because at least this year a part of me was present at this wonderful event … and maybe next year …

 

 

 

From Sedlec with love…

Once upon a time, long ago (so long ago that almost do not remember) a little crafter went on vacation in the Czech republic.

The little crafter had returned home from that beautiful holiday full of good intentions to create many new things but did not know where to start.

Thus, the little crafter had asked the trust of the net and immediately so many people had come to express their opinion!

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Eventually the majority had voted and had asked the small artisan to create a headpiece inspired by the magnificent Sedlec Ossuary.

You can see here the Sedlec Ossuary:

Tells the story: (from wikipedia)

In 1278, Henry, the abbot of the Cistercian monastery in Sedlec, was sent to the Holy Land by King Otakar II of Bohemia. He returned with him a small amount of earth he had removed from Golgotha and sprinkled it over the abbey cemetery. The word of this pious act soon spread and the cemetery in Sedlec became a desirable burial site throughout Central Europe.

In the mid 14th century, during the Black Death, and after the Hussite Wars in the early 15th century, many thousands were buried in the abbey cemetery, so it had to be greatly enlarged.

Around 1400, a Gothic church was built in the center of the cemetery with a vaulted upper level and a lower chapel to be used as an ossuary for the mass graves unearthed during construction, or simply slated for demolition to make room for new burials.

After 1511, the task of exhuming skeletons and stacking their bones in the chapel was given to a half-blind monk of the order.

Between 1703 and 1710, a new entrance was constructed to support the front wall, which was leaning outward, and the upper chapel was rebuilt. This work, in the Czech Baroque style, was designed by Jan Santini Aichel.

In 1870, František Rint, a woodcarver, was employed by the Schwarzenberg family to put the bone heaps into order, yielding a macabre result.

Inspired by the charm of the place the little crafter had made this sketch:

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Now, after many many months, finally the little crafter has found time to finish this headpice!

Before, the little crafter carved in clay some parts with those made a cast of the headgear.

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Then the little craft ran off the latex in the mold, and when it was dry, the colored and applied on a tiara adjustable leather … et voila!

 

Big shaman headpiece

Some time ago a customer (Dylan) wrote to me and asked me for a headpiece that would combine with one my big horns and my Shaman headpiece.
I immediately loved this project and I thank Dylan for suggesting it!

The first project was this:

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In a second step Dylan asked me if I could add a fox’s skull on the headpiece.
He had one and would send it to me.
Unfortunately, I was not sure that the customhouse would allow the shipment of the skull, also I was afraid that a real skull would have been fragile.
So I suggested the addition of a skull in plastazote, much lighter and more durable.

The second project was this:

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Finally Dylan asked me to add a few strips of leather decorated with feathers, as in some Indian headdresses …
and this is the finished object!

THANKS A LOT DYLAN!

Now you can find it in my etsy shop, here!

Maleficent Movie headdress

I was fascinated by the movie “Maleficent” … Angelina Jolie is beautiful and the costumes are fantastic!
It was December, 2013, I began to design a headdress like the movie …

Maleficent

However, I was not sure what material to use for the construction of:
in the images of the movie seemed leather … but perhaps it would be more elegant made ​​in plastazote…

As always in these cases, unable to make up my mind I have constructed two different headpieces, one in faux leather and one in plastazote.

The choice is yours:
Which is the best?