Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Princess Tutu: Wings of the Swan by Stagsleap Princess Tutu: Wings of the Swan by Stagsleap
Photo taken by *gamefan23 at Fanime 2012. Also check out his Flickr galleries here: [link]

Being a ballet dancer myself, of course I adore "Princess Tutu"! In addition, Swan Lake has always been my very favorite ballet, so Tutu's Swan Lake variant was my obvious choice.

The tutu is a pre-made, bought tutu. Making a good pancake tutu can be quite difficult, so I went the easy route. I designed the two-part overlay, which was then edged in glitter and studded with crystals. It was cut to resemble feathers and it was much more difficult to make than expected.
The bodice (thank you mom!) is a McCalls bridal pattern, and the bodice design was entirely hand painted and studded with crystals and glitter. It's actually quite beautiful and really catches the light, but you can never really see it well in photos.

The shoes are Gaynor Mindens, and I am a trained dancer. I started ballet when I was 19 years old - I had no dance experience prior!

Want to see what I'm up to? I post all sorts of fun entries about my adventures on my blog, "Polite Frivolity" : [link]
Want to watch me color? Check out my YouTube art channel: [link]
Want to watch me dance? Check out my YouTube channel for dance and personal videos: [link]
"Like" me on Facebook for more art updates and WIPs! [link]
Tumbln'! [link]
Add a Comment:
Magicponixtutu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
lovely pose and adorrable costume
Nanenna Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are such a beautiful Tutu!
graceofbass Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Gorgeous shot, as always.
Moogleborg Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Wonderful shot of ya. :)
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
March 15, 2013
Image Size
218 KB


53 (who?)