Sirena the Mermaid (Silhouette took on a new name for the show) winner of the Anthropomorphic Costume Contest at the PNW BJD Expo.
Anthropomorphic costume winner, Soom Kyrie faceup and outfit by me.
Her fins are taxidermy reproduction salmon fins, which were a gift from Allison Wonder. I painted them on Friday and drilled holes in them late Friday night. Saturday in the car I sewed them onto her outfit on the way to the expo. I also made her crown out of wire and shell beads in the car on the way.
She also has gills! I painted her gills on with modelling paste and accented them with a bit of gouache paint.
Her tail is paillettes fabric hand sewn over a shaped spandex tube I serged to fit her legs. Her legs are rubber banded together and there are wooden balls with a screw eye in her ankles holding her elastic so she’d stay together. The silver dangles are a necklace bit I found at Joann’s. I sewed it to the tail in such a way I will have to find and cut the threads to get the tail off. Oops. Her bra is silk dupioni and is only there because she had to be covered to be decent for the show. Mermaids aren’t exactly shy in my book. ;-)
Soom Godo (default faceup, unknown hands), Gena (head, default), Kyrie x2 (both faceups by FunnyLori), Chalco mask and horns, Glati (dying, blushing, and faceup by FunnyLori).
Our original core group as it stood about eight or nine months into our first year doll collecting. I started in 2007. My fiance bought the Kyrie, she is his doll. The photo is current and was taken June 13, 2012