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Center Stage Challenge 1 by rednotion Center Stage Challenge 1 by rednotion
Ah shit I just realized that theres no 'stepsister' option for the second design. CRAP.

Ahhh sorry! I guess you can take it as a very youthful stepmother >< And there isn't enough time for me to do up another one. D:

Anyway, whats done is done, I'll just move on to explaining this. (:

So my other 'half', =Zai-chan didn't have a lot to work with, so I used her CS entry, and then i worked from the color scheme (:

This is pretty lengthy:

Cinderella: For me, the way I see Cinderella is that she turns from rags to riches, as the saying goes. And I wanted to incorporate this into her dress. I started off with the more bland dirty browns for the ribbons, and they overlap randomly, leaving some areas uncovered. Following that, slowly down the dress, the embellishments and details give a hint of 'riches'. The richer brown in the overlay piece as well as the translucent fabric give a touch of elegance, and I end off the piece with a large skirt with a long slit up the middle in a classic dark-blue-grey, with stripes drawing up the shape of a diamond. Some say that heels give a woman confidence, and from my perspective, I've always felt that Cinderella lacked her own confidence, so I drew her (a really high) pair of heels to compensate.

And the stepsister/stepmother thing:
Unlike Cinderella, it can be argued that they (sister/mother) turned from 'riches' to 'rags', but that isn't the case, hence I want to use the difference in color scheme, from rich at the top to bland at the bottom to depict most of their actions in the story. They start off as well-groomed, which explains the flowers and the classic blue as well as the bodice, and that causes them to be proud of themselves, which can be interpreted as being a 'air head', and having a big ego, which translates into the big 'nut'-like part near the hips, which begin to take on a brownish-color. And as they formulate to get the Prince at the ball, and eventually fail, the 'nut' spreads out to reveal a pale, limp and lifeless skirt, effectively describing their ending in the story.

yup D: Thats about it. I've never really designed for theatre/etc before, so I thought I'd just do it in my own style, doing a haute couture yet a hint of pret-a-porter, and something more elaborate ><

Cheers,
L.

(c) Lizzi, Rednotion 2009-2010
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Lion3Queen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Oh my, she looks gorgeous! So artistic and lovely!
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LevelZeroDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
love it, it's really awesome!
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Janelii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
love the cinderella dress :)
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mi2x Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student
love the cinderella costume.
the stepsister is not as a favorite to me- but that could be good, cuz it shows her character, and after all the stepsister is supposed to be liked less :D

but they're both great and innovative.
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rednotion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hahah, I realized that the stepsister is supposed to be liked less but then I wanted to take on a fair view, cause part of the reason why the step-sister acts like that was cause of her upbringing (:

Thanks :D
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Psychosomatic-Psyche Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love the shoes! :love:

And both of the designs are gorgeous. The details are amazing, as well as the colours. :blowkiss:
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rednotion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!
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Psychosomatic-Psyche Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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Pixy-Brand Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
I love your concept. I do think that you can get with your desgin for the stepmother rather than the sisters.

Great use of your inspiration and I do really think your designs would work on stage. Except the shoes... awesome and dramatic and totally fitting but considering we were designing for musical, I don't see much dancing going on safely in those shoes (I still want them mind you).

Favourite part is the whole "nut" concept.
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rednotion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hahahah, thanks (:
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ClepClep Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
really great job. The cinderella dress is my favourite!
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DanielaDai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
love it!!
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rednotion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks (:
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red-spot Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
love the shoes! :heart:

like the volume of the stepsister dress. cool! :D
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rednotion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hahha, yea I'd love to wear the shoes too. I got really inspired by McQueen's spring with all the super tall heels (:
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