Not a year goes by without me throwing some elaborate fancy dress themed party at least 3 times (Sci-Fi, Dinosaurs, Literal Band Names, 1920's, to name a few), so when I get to do this on photoshoots, I get super excited! It's even better doing it for work, because there's almost always a fantastic team making it look 10 times better than my home-made costumes and special effects makeup!
So, here's a selection of some highly styled, interesting, incredibly fun "fancy dress" shoots I've done in the last few months:
|© Holly Cox. I know you've seen it before, but it was great fun! Playing the White Queen from a chess board|
|© Phillip Skraba. Yes, another one you've seen before, but who doesn't like Post Apocalyptic Hobo Models?!|
|© 3D - G Photography. This was so much fun! The dress is from Angel's Fancy Dress shop in London and was absolutely stunning - beautifully made and terribly Victorian, dahling|
|© Ian Mears. This wonderful shot was taken at Miss Aniela's Shoot Experience Day at Dalston Height ins London. I seem to remember that the day had ended and Ian and I managed to grab a few minutes at the end to take advantage of the stunning natural light coming through the skylight.|
|© Dave Ormerod. I know there doesn't appear to be a lot of dressing up going on in this image, but it certainly has real emotion and character. Dave's little note on his Flickr page is very touching.|
As well as dressing up for shoot and for my own parties, I also have my flatmate's birthday, he's having a retro Sci-Fi themed party, with a heavy Barbarella influence. He's been making our flat look slowly more like a spaceship for the last few weeks (I kid you not - I'll post pictures when it's finished!) and the doorbell has been ringing constantly for weeks with deliveries of rayguns, flying saucer sweets, tin foil and various other bits and bobs!
I can't wait!