Monday, October 21, 2013

Violence is a Girls Best Friend......

Violence is a Girls Best Friend???......well at least it is for burlesque performer Ruby Ruin! The queen of the the recent New Zealand Burlesque Festival, who did her very own unique take on the classic Marilyn Monroe 'Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend' turning it into a more suitable match as 'Violence is a Girls Best Friend'! 

But before all this came to be, Ruby had a great idea and alot of work to put in, so this is where I got on board - working on some custom pieces to finish up her costume.....leaving her free to do what she does best!

So here is a look at the final days as it was from my work room (this actually means dining room)....


This was my first 'Power Mesh' corset, which made for a satisfying learning experience along with lots of fun with the given theme.


Here's the bra and underwear before embellishment...


And the corset...


Finally the skirt (x4 items in total).

Next came the beaded blood sashes:-


Here's a wee look at the lace prior to adding bling, beads & sequins.


And here it is all together after hand sewing and bling bling.

 Just right for a very lovely lady doing a bloody feisty performance!

1 comment:

MK said...

I love this one... the red lace looks like blood...