Thursday, October 22, 2009

Marc Completed

This is what he looked like after I hand sewed his tux and attached his wings:

Note the Jasmine tea above, which was Marc's favorite.

Also the peacock feather wings, because he was a peacock of sorts.

And this what he looks like finished (pay no attention the ginger Brit in the background.)

Note the gardenia blooms everywhere--they were Marc's favorite flower.

These pictures pretty much all suck. I'll have to bug Paige about getting real ones later. At least he's finally finished.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shiny Vest

Sunday night my friend Francisco just swung by from Texas to visit for a couple days. That was fun, we always love to see Cisco, and there always is some staggering home from bars late at night and drunken philosophical discussions on the front porch whenever he's in town. He just left for home this morning. I had some time to kill before work so I made Marc a vest to go under his tuxedo.

Again, the side seams are hand sewn:

Also some details in the back are sewn by hand:

I am debating whether or not to paint a design on the vest. Marc always wore crazy patterns, like a certain vest he's wearing in a bunch of photos that is two-toned black and white satin with some sort of balloon design on one side. It would be difficult to paint that small and the fabric I'm using for his tux already has a busy enough floral pattern embroidered in metallic silver thread, but I will think about it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Shiny Pants

Now Marc has some fancy shiny pants:

Working with lame was exactly how it's spelled--lame. It unravels like crazy and cuts too easily, so I made sure to sew his pants wherever I could so they would actually stay together. The side seams are hand sewn:

Close up (I even gave him a small silver button where the pants "fasten" in the front)

And the back shot. I like how it still looks like Marc from the back. I think I got his body shape down pretty well. Yay.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ain't No Square With My Corkscrew Hair

I finished wigging Marc last night with Tibetan lamb's wool from The Morezmore Estate. Now he's finally starting to look like himself.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Right, well he looks a bit better with makeup and sparkly socks. Right now he looks like Linsday Kemp, but his hair is soon to come.

Monday, October 5, 2009

No Longer Quite The Zombie

I've been having pretty retarded scheduling at work so I haven't posted in a while, but I have been working more on Marc. First I built up his torso so he was less zombie-cadaveresque:

And then I...uh...did a lot of stuff without bothering to take any pictures of the process:

The tea I found at Hobby Lobby in Roswell. It is not permanently attached yet but that is how it's going to rest in his hand. In the future I'll add a few hints to show that it's jasmine tea, which was Marc's favorite kind.

This is Marc all sculpted and ready for a blushing of Genesis paints.

And here is Marc after the light blush of Genesis and his final trip to the oven to set the paint:

The coloring is really subtle because I plan to do the rest of the job in good old acrylics.

I can't wait to do the all the eye makeup and glitter. Marc just isn't Marc without it.

And ever present in the background awaits the famous "corkscrew hair"...