Sorry, this picture probably doesn't show it very well, I will have to wear it and have Chuck take a picture. The base of the skirt was a grey, knitted, stretchy sort of slinky skirt that I had in my closet and never wore. It had been long, down to my ankles, and I cut it to the knee. The feathery pieces are scraps of remnant fabric from left over sewing projects, mostly woolly and tweedy knits. I cut them into feather shapes and sent them through the wash, giving them a lovely worn, weathered effect. Then I hand sewed them to the base skirt.
My way cute over the knee striped socks came in from Sock Dreams in record time! I love them! I was a bit puzzled by the shoes. I wanted something comfy and functional and didn't really want to spend any money. So I simply sewed some of the feathery bits to a pair of brown leather shoes from the closet. Just a couple of stitches did the trick, so I can undo them and still wear my shoes if I want.
The top will be the tricky part, but I think I will simply add some feathery bits to a brown t-shirt. I think I will just have to play around with that and respond to materials. I also have arm warmers in grey, and I stitched feathers around the top of the arm band. I ran out though, so I only have one done so far. Maybe I can complete the other tonight. My other plans are a pair of simple hair ties with ribbons and feathers for my pigtails. And embellishing and cutting up a brown fleece cape to be more wing like. I don't think I can figure out the cool wire wings this time around. Oh, and I will probably make some crazy elaborate necklace, with my beads, of course! I had thought I wanted a tiara, but that might be over doing it, lol!
The video today is "Sorta Fairytale" by Tori Amos, which is more than sorta creepy! Love this song though, and the video is a little of how I feel, like a sorta fairy, with just parts and pieces of my costume ready.