I started this project back in late november 2020
I wasn’t really sure what I was doing to start with, I had the basic idea of the fans and the headress to match. I wanted something much more lightweight but still lots of impact and wow factor and I was struggling to get there I had a bit of creative block!
So I said to my best friend that I really wanted a kind of diamond shape but i’m not really sure how to go about that. He then goes on to make something just perfect and the creative block I had was lifted. I managed to go from there.
He’s a really great artist and amazing at drawing you should go follow his instagram page and give him support.
Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/ficecompany/
I used lace fans then carefully placed and glued white ostrich feathers between the gaps.
Then with the crown, it’s made of silver glittery felt and used the same scaffolding method I used in the Flight Project III to add the additional spikes on the the crown.
Then to finish I added gems and fake pearls across the feathers and crown. Pretty much all are now scattered around the house, as I’ve been wearing the costume during the second costumed cam show for the MVAwards2021. One of my fans broke and I continued to dance with one to the best of my ability 😂
Heres a speed run video below of me placing the gems + cats + dancing / getting ready for the shoot.
I then went on to do the advertising made a logo from the original crown design, I started this is in good old MS paint!
I had originally planned for 7 more badge designs than I actually went with but i chose to keep the number a 6 so it wouldnt become too busy.
I didnt like how the fetish frenzy badge looked printed but maybe something to consider in a future contest.
I have plans to keep the crown as a patent design for the next few awards possibly changing the theme around.
When I do contests I generally ask family and friends which are their top 5 images from a shoot and tally out the results with their first pick having two points on the tally.
This helps me pick a final image i asked 14 different people and they picked from a total of 28 images.
I’ve learned so much along the way, for example you can see comparision change I made to the last flight projects.
I used very heavy weight wings that I would need to nail to the wall to take pictures, last time I made my biggest all out of Monster / Redbull / Cola cans.
See here Flight Project III: https://mayaloux.com/2021/01/13/the-flight-project-iii/
The Heavyweight wings from Dec-Jan 2020 Awards link below made from Cardboard and foundation from bubble wrap to create a 3D effect.
See here Flight Project Part II: https://mayaloux.com/2020/08/05/the-flight-project-part-ii/
I learned to do this because when I did the halloween wings the wings were starting to get heavyier and the twine around was holding the wings toward my body which was very uncomfortable for taking pictures.
The Flight Project: https://mayaloux.com/2020/10/30/the-flight-project/
Ofcourse the comparision from when I got 9th place in the queen catagory back in 2019 compared to now: 2021 where I finished with a whole new record; Coming 5th and as a finalist!
I cannot thank you enough for supporting me through this it’s been a very long and hard run so a big THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! 💖💖💖💖
I’m writing these blogs so you can see behind the scenes.
If you like what I do you can also help me with future projects by saving up for paid votes for the awards , leaving tips etc.
This can help me explore creativity and help pay for matierals/paint equipment etc I use and more.