Center Stage Challenge: Venice Picture

The challenge was:
1. Choose a mythological/magical creature as your theme and write or link a short description in your artist comments.
2. Design a costume for the carnival in Venice for a woman, pay attention to detail and go as crazy and creative as you like/can. (play with shapes and structures)
3.Design a mask, fitting your theme and also pay attention to the hair/hat
4. Must be a colored piece!

Not my best work, but it's been a crazy week and I've been procrastinating. Also, I don't tend to do a lot of over-the-top designs, so my entry is a bit simple.

I chose the Pegasus, or winged horse, as my mythical creature.

The skirt of the dress is a top layer of white that is dappled by grey on the bottom that fades into black. This goes over a bottom layer of tulle that is black shot through and beaded with silver or clear iridescent beads. I felt that this showed the idea of the Pegasus flying through the clouds and the night sky that is everpresent.

The bodice that fans out. As shown in the third view, it splits in the back. I thought that it was symbolic of the wings Pegasus has. The fanning-out is lined in silver to hint at the proverb that every cloud has a silver lining. The same goes for the white part of the sleeves.

The black part of the sleeves is the same as the underskirt but with more of a lace detail. The underskirt and the sleeves are of the same material and piece. The dress is sort of made of two separate dresses, the bottom of which is reminiscent of the night sky. It is also shown in the hood and neckline.

The second view shows and cape-like piece in the back which is supposed to be like the mane and tail of Pegasus.

The hairpiece is just big feathers coupled with pearls stung through the hair.

The mask is light grey and white lace tied around the head. It is sort of like Pegasus is peaking through the clouds.

Anyways, that's about it, I hope you understood all of it.
Hercules
Four King Hell p. 133
Center Stage Challenge: Venice
A-Simple-Facility
Pegasus Statue