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RCC5 by ZebrASkin44 RCC5 by ZebrASkin44
THEME: Dark Funeral
RACE: Human
COSTUME CONCEPT: Depression with human nerves overpowering the brain
DETAILS: Escalade flare, coiling fur inserts, hanging fringe


My favorite neutral and color to work with is definately black because its such a powerful color for a neutral or a shade. Black represents negativity, sophistication, power, and mystery. It also goes with anything. Since none of my costumes really had any black in them, I wanted to design around a theme that could have an "all black" costume...and what better theme would match than a funeral for a depressed queen? This costume is definately the most odd and complicated of the bunch and one of the most symbolic with conceptual detailing. She's wearing an elaborate japanese inspired coat with kimono sleeves, and a tripple layered hem with fur trim and fur coiling going on the torso of the coat, sleeves and a detachable hood. The hood looks like a shawl when placed down, and almost covers the face when placed on the head. The dress inside the coat is not shown, but the skirt can be seen as an almost duplicate copy of the RCC1 designed skirt...accept this skirt does not have snow-ice sequins...instead, it's fur coiled inserts all over the dress and hand-sewn. They criss-cross and give a patterned illusion. The sleeves, skirt and back of the coat are all finished off with dangling black fringe used in the 1920s...accept these are extended 5 times longer and it gives this heavy-looking design movement and elegance when she walks. The concept here is depression overtaking her brain...and iv learned about depression and how complicated it can be towards a person in an emotional state. What I did to symbolize around that was I used strips of fur which would coil around. These represented the nerves of the body leading up to the brain, so its on the hood as well. The strips are more broken down on the skirt in small peices, but appear longer and thicker as it reached the head. Once it reached the head, the hood almost covers her face, overtaking the brain and overpowering the mind into a state of depression. When the hood is removed, her face is still covered with a black veil. The two sketches on the sides of the middle sketch show the back of the design as well as how it looks when the hood is placed on. I didn't color them in all black or else it would distract the main middle peice and ruin the coloration. I only colored the coils because their symbolic and it adds "style" to the drawing. It also showed the fringe and how long it is.
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adreas Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006   Photographer
MSYmoua Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
wow interesting
ZebrASkin44 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006   Interface Designer
Ya, given that we got to choose for the 5th theme...I wanted to go with something really powerful and truthful to real life even though its being captured as a costume...I got a chance to express depression more literal and over the top.
KelliRoos Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
It is the concept behind this one that captures me so much. We all have our dress for formal occasions, marriage, war. Death is another importmant benchmark in living and you addressed it very well. The detail in your descriptions on symbolism and construction are really well thought out. Great work! :-)
jadexx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
cool, very complicated
ZebrASkin44 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006   Interface Designer
ThanX! I was feeliN' it too!
lwcldylan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
ZebrASkin44 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006   Interface Designer
ThanX! I was FeeliN' it too!
lwcldylan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
If I were a woman/crossdresser I'd wear that all DAMN DAY!
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March 7, 2006
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