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Cosplayer Chiara Scuro > Costume of Psyche (Mythology: Greek)

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Mythology: Greek
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Sewn for a friend's "Ancient World" party. I gathered as many references of Psyche in fine art that I could find, & ultimately decided to base most of the gown on the "Psyche entering Cupid's Garden" Renaissance painting, since the same gown was also used in another painting of her. I made it loose fitting in the waist & chest & cinched in the shoulders to match the gown in the painting. I found some gorgeous material for it. I recently re-wore her to the MD Renaissance Festival & added some details & accessories, like the head-dress & sash. In the myth, Psyche's symbol is a butterfly & she is depicted with fairy wings when she is made into a demi-goddess, so I figured it would be fun to make it into a fairy costume ♥
Personal Thoughts:
The myth of Eros & Psyche has always been a favorite of mine ever since I became obsessed with Grecian myths when I was 12. I'm happy I found an excuse to sew her costume
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