• 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)

Steampunk Tinkerbell

 

Madeline Masquerade commissioned us to create a original Steampunk Tinkerbell. I used muted greens for her bright green leaf dress. For the skirt I wanted to still have a petal look. Each leaf is two sides different fabric with piping down the for the “leaf veins”. Of course she has a little bottle of fairy dust on her belt! This design is a steampunk-style take on Disney’s Tinkerbell wings. The wings are designed to look like a flying device with a wooden frame which holds the gossamer wings. The gearbox operates on a series of cogs and flashing pixie dust lights. (In the model’s photos she’s wearing the wings from the Spring Faerie costume)

Model – Madeline Masquerade 

Photographer – Sharkey Imaging

The Nereid

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~The Nereid~
This Nymph of the sea aids sailors fighting perilous storms. She dwells with her father and sisters in the depths of a silvery cave. For Eve Beauregard’s mermaid costume I created a this opalescent top and hip-fin to look like splashes of water. I tarnished her jewelry to look like sunken treasure she’d adorned herself with.

Saffels Photography and Eve Beauregard were so awesome for bringing this project together so quickly! We only had two days to get it done!
A special thanks to “flower soup” creators and people who helped make this shoot happen!
Reilena Cosplay
Jessica Dru
Sushi Monster
Chris Mandeville
Jack Conway
Stan Press
Ben Wallace
Raiya Corsiglia – Director

 

deviantART Feature “A Modern Day Fairy Godmother”

I’m proud to announce that deviantART.com featured my work “A Modern Day Fairy Godmother
Raiya Corsiglia – Director  filmed a series of videos going in depth about my Costume Design Career and interviewed me about my world of Cosplay ~
There is quite a bit of my knowledge and talks about how I turned my hobby into my full time job. If you are interested in doing the kind of work I do this is a great feature to view!

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GLASSbook Magazine The Unicorn Queen

I’m proud to collaborate with so many talented artists for this enchanting photo set! I pulled the Lavender Masquerade Fairy gown and created a dark purple lace shoulderpiece for Photographer & Stylist Leonid Gurevich‘s shoot with Doe Deere for a “Unicorn Queen” photoset for  GLASSbook Magazine. You can purchase the print issue of the magazine HERE

“Through deserts and forest, savannas and mountains, she travels – Eternally young, invisible, and unbothered. Once in a thousand years, the Kalavan fishs’ deep voices echo from the depths of the lake, and the glistening dew drops on surpoule’s wings reflect in the eyes of a unicorn, forming a mirrored passage into the 25th hour. Only then, for just a few breathtaking moments, she will appear in all her glory” – The Unicorn Queen 

Photographer and Stylist: Leonid Gurevich

Model & Mua: Doe Deere 

Hair: Daved Scissorhands 

Flower head pieces: Miss G Designs & Fiori Couture

Jewelry:  Gasoline Glamor

Purple Gown & Lace Shoulder Piece : Firefly Path