Being the wicked witch was so much fun! Just as fun was making this spectacular costume! The original inspiration was Bob Mackie's Vegas Masterpiece: Jubilee! I feel the effect was successful since it was difficult to keep myself from dancing around like one of those epic ladies!
There is no greater satisfaction as a designer than stepping back from a project and honestly being impressed with yourself. It's not an arrogant feeling, more like a geniune surprise at what you're capable when you allow yourself to get carried away. I want everything I make from now on to be on this level. I raised the bar, now I must live up to my own standard.
A detailed photo inspired by Unmistakably Mackie.
The original sketch...It turned out pretty good, if I don't mind saying so myself.
Now I need to figure out what my next project will be... any suggestions? Maybe Bob Mackie has a project in mind for me? I'll be anxiously awaiting my orders Mr. Mackie!