“I had the craziest dream last night, about a girl who turned into a swan.”
We’ve finally made it to the final costume for the Month of Masquerades, Halloween 2015 edition! WOOHOO!
The final costume, and one of my personal favorites: Nina Sayers, The Swan Queen from the movie Black Swan.
This is a costume I’ve been wanting to do since I first saw the movie, and am so excited to have had the chance to create my version of it. I wanted to work on this idea, not only because of the relatable character in her passion for her art, but I’ve always had a deep interest in the psyche, and the duel personality that appears in this movie.
I loved both her white and black swan costumes and did my best to do justice to the movie while on a budget. Not too bad for a discounted leotard with feathers and gems hot glued on the night before. And a handcrafted tutu bought on Etsy!
Plenty of people have mentioned in passing that I look like a ballerina because of my figure and the way I hold myself, so this was a chance to play that role for a very brief moment. I apologize to all professional ballerinas for my lack of dance abilities for these shots.
While I had grand visions of how to create this shoot, the reality of it was I didn’t have much time or ideas of location OR the availability of their use.
But as they say, necessity is the mother of invention…so we found a way. With combined efforts, I was able to use the gym at my immediate families apartment. It worked well because it has a mostly empty room, save for a wall size mirror. We shot quickly so we wouldn’t be taking up the room in case anyone needed to actually work out.
The room turned out perfectly – especially the wall-sized mirror. It allowed Sam to take a shot of both the reflection and myself at the same time. Which then gave me the opportunity to showcase one of the more thrilling concepts of the movie.
There we have it, friends! The last costume for Side B Modeling’s Month of Masquerades, Halloween 2015 edition! Thank you, everyone, for supporting my ideas and offering new concepts along the way. I’m already getting ready for next year with even bigger and better ideas!