• Welcome to Firefly Path!

    I have this silly habit. With every person I meet I imagine what they might look like in the faerie realm. As I begin to know them better their fay features become more evident to me. This is the way I design fantasy costumes, enhancing or contorting their attributes. Lifting the veil to reveal their own otherworldly beauty and enchantment they possess. There is a place somewhere between waking and sleeping where faeries play. In this twilight hour we can pass through to their world and in that short time we might be able to enjoy their glamor and learn the secrets of their society.
    I hope you enjoy the journey through these costumes I create, the lore I weave, and the images the photographers have captured. Every stitch that has been sewn, every bead that shimmers helps tell the faerie's story. During the growth of Firefly Path my life has been a faerie tale. I've traveled the world with my wonderful friends to capture these mystical creatures on film. Seeking them out in castle ruins, perched in desert canyons, finding them in lush rain forests, hidden inside an ancient bathhouse, gracing palace courtyards and through it all I've learnt that dreams really do come true and I am so very happy to be sharing mine with you.
    - JoEllen Elam (Lillyxandra)

Simplicity Fantasy Ranger Pattern (#8363)

I’m so excited to tell you that our next pattern is out from simplicity. The Fantasy Ranger Pattern (#8363) features a one-sleeved neck corset, corset, skirt, armored waistbands, gauntlet, and circlet. You can purchase it at your local Joann’s Stores, Walmart, and online (HERE) A big thank you to everyone who voted on my design last June when I was designing the circlet for this look!

 

Cosplay Culture Magazine “Love Issue”

 

We are honored by Cosplay Culture Magazine who featured Firefly Path in their February “Love Issue”! Pink Hair Goddess Kelly Eden graces the cover, modeling our Rose Armor Gown, shot by Photographer Mike Saffels! Our interview showcases fairytale photography with many models and photographers I’ve had the absolute pleasure to work with, including: (Maria Amanda, CourtoonFairytas, Lillian Liu, Mary Elam, and Christalyn Darkstar). In the interview, I go into details about what inspires me to design Bridal Fantasy Gowns for my clients, and I offer a little advice about staying true to yourself on your big day! You can pick up your copy at your local Barnes & Noble or Wal-Mart this February-March!

ON HIATUS

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Hello Fireflies! I wanted to make an announcement: We appreciate your emails and messages reaching out to us for commissions. We apologize if we were unable to respond to your inquiry.
WE ARE CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED THROUGH 2016, AND ON HIATUS FROM TAKING ON NEW COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS UNTIL JANUARY 1ST, 2017
Our Etsy store for accessories is still operating here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FireflyPath
If you have additional questions please visit our FAQ:
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I hope you continue enjoying our creations and projects here  Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FireflyPath/ <3
Cheers!
JoEllen

Rose Armor Gown Photoshoot by Mike Saffels with Kelly Eden

We shot our new Rose Armor Gown and revisited the Princess Celestia Gown with Saffels Photography and model Kelly Eden!  You can view the BTS here! – https://youtu.be/bVEMIgirRbs 
A special thanks to Creature of Habit for helping on set <3 

– Rose Armor Gown –

We used a dusty rose chiffon that parts in the front to reveal silver 3D lace. The underlying fabric is a pale peach wedding satin. Metal filigree decorates the top of the dress and under-bust. We created matching filigree shoulder caps glittering with gems. Swags of chain drape over the sides of the arm and back.

– Princess Celestia Gown –

This gown was made for The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball ( www.labyrinthmasquerade.com ). I wanted to create a human version of Princess Celestia (My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic). Not only did I want to make a human version but also something decadent that she would wear to a masquerade. Celestia has a sun theme, I incorporated a star burst to the center of her tapestry panel. I added white LED lights to the wings for an ethereal glow. Fluffy layers of tulle and pearl organza make the high collar and puff sleeves.

 

 

Labyrinth Tribute in Faerie Magazine Issue #35

We are honored to be a part of the ‘LABYRINTH’ Photoshoot project, paying tribute to David Bowie in Faerie Magazine, captured by Bella Kotak Photography. See the full spread in the Summer Edition Issue #35 (BUY IT HERE)

Photographer Bella – “If I could see you again…

Twilight, my favourite time of day. The magic infused light filled a scene of a girl wandering in the overgrown winter woods, lantern lit, searching for something… or someone.

I’ve been holding on to these pictures for what feels like forever! We shot them in early February, back when the light faded at 4.30pm and the air was crisp and cold. We were inspired by David Bowie’s Labyrinth and I threw some fairytale magic in there for good measure!

The story of the set of pictures I’ll be sharing with you guys in the next posts begins with Ian Hencher. A passionate creative who wanted work with me and together we pulled together this shoot and it has now been published in the summer edition of Faerie Magazine along with an interview with the team. If you’d like to have the pictures in your hands I’d recommend checking out the magazine’s website!

I can’t thank my team enough! They say your work is only as strong as the people around you and I had some very lovely talented people around me!”

Model: Jessica McClellan
Gown by: Firefly Path
Stylist & Hair by: Daisy Jane Turner
Makeup by: Ian Hencher
Skin retouching: Solstice Retouch

The Gown Modeled – bellewedding

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Aisling Dugani - September 1, 2016 - 11:50 am

Hello, I’m very interested in buying a fairy costume for my handfasting next year and would love some idea of how much they are? Xx

Tari - September 8, 2016 - 11:39 pm

I love the skirt on this dress. How can I commision a gown like this?