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Halyna Dmytrenko MDE 2013 - Rd 3 by slightly-caustic Halyna Dmytrenko MDE 2013 - Rd 3 by slightly-caustic
I see your refined elegance and raise you TACKY AS FUCK!! My designer of inspiration was Pnina Tornai. I feel it is a decent meld of the tackyness required of pageant gowns and the Venice Ball theme ;)

As for my "traditional menswear" I took "inspired by" seriously and decided to make menswear for women. She is wearing clothing inspired by a Żupan and a Kontusz, both being traditional Ukrainian garments. I did not literally copy an image, but rather was inspired by a couple of pictures and the description of the garments on their Wikis. I also gave her yellow shoes because a lot of the images seemed to have people wearing yellow shoes for some reason. Most people seemed to stick to the traditional menswear (or period menswear ...) so hopefully I will not stand out in a bad way

As usual I took it to the wire, but I am actually pleased with both of these dolls.

Both are baseless.
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kayluuuh Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot stop stating at that dress. The details and the folds are phenomenal.
And I am a sucker for menswear for women and am in love with the traditional garb as well.
These dolls are incredible, good luck in the pageant!
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slightly-caustic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thank you! I was pretty proud of the dress, I am glad to know other people like it too =)
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SBS-Axari Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That skirt - with those folds and those colours - is amazing :D I also like the way you've reinvented the menswear :)
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slightly-caustic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Thank you!
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batty-mcbats Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're the only one who understood what we wanted for the traditional wear. thank you.
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slightly-caustic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Well, that makes me slightly happier, I was really worried there when I started to see all the other entries ...
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batty-mcbats Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I started seeing the entries and i was like ... damnit debb for being so vague
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phoenix1784 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Hey I got what I wanted. Though this was a bonus. I think you might have misunderstood what I meant, lol.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I adore these. You say "tacky as fuck" and I say "full of artist personality" as I think mine is :D

I think the only thing that "bothers" me is that they seem like 2 separate dolls and don't seem to match so well, but otherwise I can't crit anything at all. The detailing on the bodice of the dress is marvelous and the colours.. oh you had me with the colours. XD
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slightly-caustic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Yeah, I like little details, kinda my favorite thing on dolls. Thank you.

I think the gold "accents" kind tie them together, but yeah, they are two different dolls for two different challenges. I considered making the kontusz (overcoat) on the menswear doll dark blue, but then it kinda reminded me of a Harry Potter Ravenclaw costume. I am not really a fan of matching the colors for all the dolls of a pageant, I always wonder, "can the person actually shade any other colors/ make other pallets?" I hope that they are assessing them as separate pieces not as something that should be cohesive with each other (accept in style and character) =P
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
See.. on a technical level both dolls are stood at a slightly different "camera angle" which is the really visually odd part.

The "menswear" doll the angle is low, which is why her feet stand aligned and her hemline is very horizonetal, but on the dress doll the angle is more in line with her shoulders and face, which is why we see the dress curved at such an angle. If the angle matched the hemline would appear almost straight on the balldress.. or the hemline on the overcoat and tunic would appear more curved.

I hope I haven't confused you XD Advanced Skillzzzzzzz
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slightly-caustic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Remember my degrees are in Chemistry not the arts, I just make this up as I go along and hope I am able to figure it out =P ... but yeah I will have to think about that in the future, I see it now that you point it out. Hopefully the judges will not be too bothered by it (and hopefully none of them are reading this). Thanks for teaching me something new.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't think the judges will even notice :P But since I noticed I thought I'd just pass on the info. As I said, each doll individually is magnificent, and you're not the only one with said problem. Just the one I happened to point it out to because I think you can use this information wisely in the future :P
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Aranov Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
THIS IS MAGNIFICENT. I cannot adequately express how much I love both of them. :heart: I think the yellow shoes are my favorite part. I would definitely wear both of these outfits.
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slightly-caustic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Thank you! I is always good to know that someone else likes my designs (not just me =P).
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Aranov Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! (It's nice to have that validation sometimes. :XD:)
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