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Mission Blue Butterfly Outfit by Mink-the-Satyr Mission Blue Butterfly Outfit by Mink-the-Satyr
At last! I have purchased a proper mannequin for displaying my dresses and outfits!

This outfit was worn at the 40th Pennsic War. The skirt has eight panels of alternating beige and blue with inserted brown cotton panels with blue handkerchief hem. The skirt is not entirely a circle skirt, but has a sizeable bottom circumference and really looks good when in motion.

The shirt is the same heavy blue cotton as featured in the skirt. It is a loose fitting top that cinches just under the bust with elastic. The "half sleeves" also gather with elastic. The shirt has a hand-embroidered scroll work at the collar. It was improvised, so don't fault me for it's... homeliness.

The overbodice features colors found throughout the design and laces in three places for an adjustable fit: the front and the sides (close to the back). Tassels in the back are for decoration and a show-piece for a sexy back.

I'm very proud of this outfit, as it is one of few outfits that perfectly and exactly matched the initial sketch I had drawn out for the Mission Blue Butterfly.
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Rain-Quill Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I love the colors you used. *^* I would love to actually see somebody wearing this. xD
What is this kind of clothing called? I'm trying to find pictures of clothing like this one, but I'm not quite sure what it's called.. would appreciate any help. ^^;
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Mink-the-Satyr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thank you for such a nice comment!  I wish I had better pictures of me wearing it, but sadly, I only have this one: mink-the-satyr.deviantart.com/…
(it's not a very good picture).

This style of clothing is kinda somewhere between Renaissance clothing and fantasy... and belly-dance.  I would call it "Renaissance Faire clothing".  Usually renaissance faires is where rules get to break a little more than in rigid historical reenactment...
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Rain-Quill Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You are so pretty, especially in this dress. O-O No, I'm serious. xD I wish I was pretty like you, but ehh I'm an Asian that'll never happen. :D

Renaissance Faire clothing... gotcha. 8D Thank you for the info, now I think I know how to look for em. I've never been to Renaissance Faire before, but I get the idea of "a little more fantasy than actual history" thing. xD I actually like it more that way, it seems more fun. :3
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I featured this here: [link]
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Mink-the-Satyr Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Wow! Thank you very much for the feature!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I really want to make a skirt like that o.o
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Mink-the-Satyr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
It's actually a lot easier than it would seem. I may endeavor to make a tutorial and post it one of these days...
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
It does look complicated at first, but I think I get how to do it, I just need to get material D:
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kayanah Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! :)
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Demara Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That came out great! I love the color combinations, and everything just looks perfectly planned and executed. :D
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Mink-the-Satyr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thank you so much, Demara. The colors are entirely based on a butterfly, proving once again that nature is the best color coordinator! I am lucky to have found the fabric in the colors I wanted in order to make this piece work.
It is one of the few designs that looks exactly as it appeared in my sketchbook. Hooray!
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Demara Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! It came out great. :)
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Lost-in-the-day Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is amazing!
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Darix-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
You play a bard satyr I take it :3
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Mink-the-Satyr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
You've got me pegged!
Although this costume was for an SCA event, which does not permit mythological creatures, I would be remiss if I didn't have something a little bardy. :-)
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Darix-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I play a storywriter/firemage on my LARP;) And shame that (whatever SCA stands for. (Most likely an USA larp:P) ) does not allow Satyr's. On my old char I learned a lesson.

Never call a Satyr a Faun, unless you want him angry. ( Which at some points was pretty handy in battle he would just charge blindly at me and I would let my friends hit him before I took the killing blow xD)
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Mink-the-Satyr Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
SCA stands for the Society for Creative Anachronism. It's an international organization of reenactment participation. So they are pretty strict about what actually happened in ye olde days and what didn't. :-P
Thankfully, it's not a LARP. But sometimes it feels that way.

I appreciate a good storyteller at any LARP. Do you have any pictures of your character?
I suppose one should never call a satyr a faun, but I'm inclined to think a faun won't be too upset if you call her a satyr.
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Darix-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Check my gallery ;)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
That's gorgeous. Looks like it would drape beautifully.
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Mink-the-Satyr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
It can be very frustrating to get a skirt to drape properly. I think the secret is "have a lot of panels" coupled with "put a lot of stuff in between those panels".

I'm very glad you like it!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:giggle: Solid advice!
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lotteje11 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats a really cute dress i like it!
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TheScreamingNorth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work!! Hot damn!!
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Mink-the-Satyr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you very much!
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