I had been interested in creating a gypsy fortune teller character from the start of the Harlequin Glory project, but the costume had been overwhelming me. I had the skirt ready for a year before I knew how to put the rest of it together, after some vintage photographs of Theda Bara inspired me to go the topless-but-well-layered route.
It was probably the most complicated wardrobe of the series, consisting entirely of handmade pieces- skirt, sash, head scarf, neck corset, beaded bracelets, and pasties. I was so grateful to have Georgina model for us- it wasn’t the most comfortable of situations, but she always manages to look amazing, and in this case, not too much different than Theda’s Carmen from over 100 years ago.
Despite all the balloon fatigue we had by the end of this one, we still managed to finish our series. Check out Part V here.
- Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2015
- Location: Belchertown State School, Belchertown, MA
- Photography: Kayt Silvers and TJ Bynes
- Styling: Kayt Silvers
- Wardrobe: Dory Codington
- Makeup: Kayt Silvers
- Model: G.C.