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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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KayKay911 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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