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Title: Our dress ideas
Post by: Excalibur on December 31, 2015, 09:20AM
Since we all like to talk about the songs we'd like to hear from the girls, how about talking about the dresses we would like to see them wearing? I'm dreadful when it comes to sketching or drawing, but that didn't stop me :P Here's a little sketch of a dress for Eabha, feel free to share yours as well as I'm sure a lot of you are very good at drawing :) Who knows if Synan won't be inspired by us someday? ;)

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/5cg70x.jpg)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Emer Dreamer on December 31, 2015, 10:19AM
  I  think  Eabha  would  look  fantastic  in  floor  length  blue.  And  don't  worry-  I  am  worse  at  drawing  than  you  are.   :D   


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on December 31, 2015, 10:45AM
This is unbelievably gorgeous! I love the rainbow-ish accents and the empire top, even though it stillhas an hourglass silhouette!

Oh my, I have so many dresses in mind! I really should draw them ^_^


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on January 01, 2016, 09:33AM
Here are my dress ideas for my "Days Gone By" concert idea: http://orig05.deviantart.net/0f3c/f/2016/001/c/1/days_gone_by_by_xxlionqueenxx-d9mb9fp.png
The cocnert: http://www.celticwomanforum.com/index.php?topic=20866.0

Here's the inspiration:
Éabha is tall and has a very good posture, but stil a defined hourglass shape and a deep, ethereal voice. I wanted to show off how grand she is. The first dress is, like all the first act dresses, white with silver accents and it's based on a Roman godess' dress, but also on late 20s/early 30s fashion. It's a tall, straight up dress anf suits her perfectly. The second act dress shows off her body shape better. It's dark teal with bronze accents and and avery wide tail. This works out perfectly, because of her height. It is also a tribute to the brilliant merMéav - a sea coloured mermaid dress!

None of Mairéad C's dresses really show off her hourglass shape, but they suit her personality. This is in the tradition of Synan's designs, because, when he experiments with fashion, he does it with Mai C's dresses. Mai loves vintage fashion, especially the 60s. The first act dress is Hippie-ish, and fits the late 60s/early 70s (and her Vegan nature!), the second dress is based on the flapper style dresses of the 20s. In fact, it's the straight up, boyish style of the 20s that had the most influences on early 60s style. The dresses were shorter and the waistline disappeared, both times in comparison to the earlier decade(s). Both styles came in a wave with women's liberation. It's really interesting and I think a flapper style dress would be perfect for Mai C. Also, I think a shorter dress would be interesting to see, especially on her. And her short hairstyle would look gorgeous in 20s water waves combined with dark eye make up! The firsta ct dress might have been a better fit for her second act song - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, but as it is a homage to New York, a flapper style might still work.

Susan's first act dress is similar to several dresses Synan has designed for her - a very wide skirt, and a pinaforte tap with very wide straps to cover her breasts instead of a normal top. It suits her shape very much, as Susan is less courvacious then the other girls. It's white, too, and has, of course silver accents, like the others. Her second act dress is very elegant and suits her classic platinum hair perfectly, especially combined with equally red lipstick and silver earrings. Her two dresses are also very much in contrast - the first act dress shows a lot of skin and creates the illusion of the a different body shape. It also takes up much space in stage. The second act dress shows no skin at all, but exactly her shape and it gives her a much smaller frame. The dresses are opposites, so to speak.

Máiréad N's first act dress is based on the skirt of her second act SFTH dress, very tulip like, with a very simple, classic top. Her second act dress is based on both her ANJ second act dresses. A top with a skirt made of fabric strips like the DVD one, yet multicoloured, like the tour one. However, instead of rainbwo colours, I chose teal, midnight blue and red - the colours of the other girls' dresses. Her top is platinum, to suit the bronze, gold and silver of the other girls.

I specifically chose styles based on older CW dresses and on older fashion styles, to suit the theme of the concert I created. The first act dresses are allw hite, the second act dresses are coloured, but different, in a similar manner to the ANJ DVD and tour. The ceili dresses are re-used from ANJ,e xcept that Mái N has one too, in multicolour.


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on January 03, 2016, 10:07AM
Also, here are the second act dresses for my A Christmas Jubilation concert idea:
http://orig07.deviantart.net/3674/f/2016/003/3/a/a_christmas_jubilation___2nd_act_dresses_by_xxlionqueenxx-d9mlad9.png

I imagine them to be prettier than in the picture... especially the stars on Mai C's and the landscape on Susan's dress.


The others will follow... not now... I haven't even started...


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Excalibur on January 03, 2016, 01:41PM
Cool :D

Here's something for Susan & Mairead C

(http://i67.tinypic.com/35akxld.jpg)   (http://i68.tinypic.com/143ox28.jpg)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on January 03, 2016, 02:39PM
Wow! Those are beautiful, especially Susan's! Looks a lot like Synan's style.


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on January 04, 2016, 09:05AM
Here's the first atc of my Christmas dresses: http://orig15.deviantart.net/5041/f/2016/004/7/0/a_christmas_jubilation___1st_act_dresses_by_xxlionqueenxx-d9mpweq.png

The shading on Mái N's looks odd :/


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Excalibur on January 04, 2016, 09:20AM
I love Susan's dress, kinda looks like a dark version of Méav's ANJ 1st act gown :D


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on January 04, 2016, 09:37AM
It was the inspiration ;)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: rfcw on January 11, 2016, 09:11AM
Your not Dreadful x not any of You!!


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: rfcw on January 11, 2016, 09:13AM
Susan wearing a landscape :o. Susan's Pj's can be also it's hard for me to see this in real. Though I could be wrong. ><

Also, here are the second act dresses for my A Christmas Jubilation concert idea:
http://orig07.deviantart.net/3674/f/2016/003/3/a/a_christmas_jubilation___2nd_act_dresses_by_xxlionqueenxx-d9mlad9.png

I imagine them to be prettier than in the picture... especially the stars on Mai C's and the landscape on Susan's dress.


The others will follow... not now... I haven't even started...


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: rfcw on January 11, 2016, 09:22AM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/1424261_10153394561694352_3877175961222212581_n.jpg?oh=87a2c4f002b37793813cb9713905ebad&oe=56FBAEAA)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Excalibur on January 13, 2016, 03:51PM
(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2s8n392.jpg)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on January 13, 2016, 04:23PM
Wow, this is perfect!


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Excalibur on January 13, 2016, 04:24PM
Thanks  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Excalibur on January 19, 2016, 10:13AM
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/24n1h77.jpg)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on January 19, 2016, 11:09AM
Beautiful! I'd love to see more brown CW dresses!


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Excalibur on January 19, 2016, 01:58PM
Thanks =) Here's a last one for Mairead C, then I think I'll try to come with something for our favourite fiddler :)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2u8ymj5.jpg)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on January 19, 2016, 03:32PM
This is also really pretty!


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: The Quiet Man on January 20, 2016, 01:17PM
How about an autumnal "spread" (one red, one orange, one gold, one tan or brown), in case they were to perform in the Thanksgiving Day parade?


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on June 30, 2016, 04:26PM
Created new Act I dresses: http://orig04.deviantart.net/0471/f/2016/182/7/7/new_act_i_cw_dress_designs_by_xxlionqueenxx-da8ds5b.png

They are mostly Art Nouveau inspired, although Mái N's could have turned out better - also, I forgot an accent on her first a! It's simply a little boxy. Anyways, my favourites are Éabha and especially Susan. I made them earlier this evening and now I made the Mai's when I was already tired, it's half past midnight here.

I made them in a way, that Susan and Mái N would have elaborate, and Éabha and Mai C would have simple dresses, and I'd make it the opposite in Act II.


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Excalibur on July 01, 2016, 03:26AM
Love them :) I kinda see something oriental in these, is it just me? :D


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on July 01, 2016, 06:56AM
Partly, yes. Mái N's is what I thought would be a good Art Nouveau dress for Disney's Jasmine, and Susan's does have an Oriental air about it, too. All four dresses are pretty much Mucha inspired, although, of course, that style would be best for Lisa L - she's the ultimate Mucha girl.


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Chandler Mattson on July 01, 2016, 09:22AM
I really like these dress ideas, Chiara - especially Máiréad Nesbitt's! It would be a very different style for CW, but in a good way. Éabha's dress is also very lovely. :)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on July 02, 2016, 08:56AM
Thank you, Chandler :)

Here is Act II: http://orig07.deviantart.net/afb5/f/2016/184/0/3/new_act_ii_cw_dress_designs_by_xxlionqueenxx-da8l89c.png

My favourite this time is Mai C's. Also, as I said, now it's Éabha and Mai C who have elaborate dresses, while Susan and Mái N habe simple ones :)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: Chandler Mattson on July 05, 2016, 11:33AM
I like the 2nd act, too! Éabha's dress is my favorite. :)


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: rfcw on August 23, 2016, 10:24AM
If lullaby was a special edition PBS special meaning the only one that doesn't have to consist of a Tour after it, in-fact would resume to the CW current album tour. What would be Lynn, Chloe, and Lisa K dresses? what colors? Of course Mairead N could wear the green tinker bell looking one I guess, since the songs reveal magic in senses. I would add a possible Alex or Lisa L had they did the special later on or earlier between those members.

Any artists out there?

Would it represent each a theme!

The Emerald Dresses like Chloe's may be a great suit for Lullaby.


Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on September 19, 2016, 12:52PM
I know they look a bit peculiar, when you consider that Tara is the tallest of them, but I made all dress for a "base" of the same height and size, though Tara's dress is shorter than the other girls' dresses (Tara = midi, Susan = midi base/ankle overdress, Mai & Éabha = floor), and I made all dresses at the same "height" where they hang in the air, while Éabha's goes more up, because of the shoulder straps. I'll make a first or second act version soon. Susan's and Mairéad's dresses are partly transparent.

(http://orig07.deviantart.net/e83a/f/2016/263/a/e/green_cw_dresses_by_xxlionqueenxx-daib4y2.png)



Title: Re: Our dress ideas
Post by: ShiningBright on September 30, 2016, 11:09AM
A bit late for the second part... These are all pink, as a lovely contrast to the green! The girls are not all the same sie, height, and shape - but the virtual (and invisible) model I have created is. So, they are all standing at the same height, etc., and everything else are differences in dress lenght and style!

(http://orig00.deviantart.net/ef63/f/2016/274/2/2/pink_cw_dresses_by_xxlionqueenxx-dajhs9z.png)