• 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)

Cosmode Issue 22 Photo Feature

Kyle, Ginny, Matt and I drove out to a abandoned gold rush town 1 hour outside Vegas. We ran into some…well, lets just say…interesting onlookers. I sometimes forget that not everyone knows what cosplay is. So, while they were grabbing a few shots of Matt, I’m at the back of the van putting on my armor for Sophitia. Two very homely characters drive up to me, roll down the window, and give me a huge smile (I swear they had about 5 teeth between the two of them). The passenger laughs a little, slowly lifts up a disposable camera, rolls the film wheel, clicks one picture then drives off. I was like …..did that just happen? Ohhhh then it gets better! After those two lovely gentlemen drive off, a beat up old van with an entire family are the next to stop by. One guy rolls down his window so that I can see his kids in the back and asks “Ya’ll shooting porn?” *sigh*

Besides the creeps it was a lot of fun! Cosmode in my opinion is the best cosplay magazine, it was a big honor to be featured in it along side the man I love <3 If you want a copy of Cosmode Magazine you can buy it at Cosworx

blueheart - October 7, 2010 - 11:06 pm

I picked up that Cosmode and smiled! It was one of the few Cosmodes with American cosplayers in it <3

And you both look lovely ^^


A few samples of wings I have made for customers.

Kristen - May 12, 2011 - 8:14 pm

Out of curiosity, what are your base prices for wings and what are they made out of? I just can’t place the material xD

Bethany - June 5, 2011 - 9:29 pm

How much do your wings run? Can I buy them on here? Can’t seem to find where…

Jeniffer - October 14, 2011 - 3:37 am

I was also wondering what your base prices for wings are.

Gregory Patrick - August 2, 2012 - 5:01 am

I’d like to comission these wings in gold. Where do I send billing and address information?
Thank you.

Elyna - October 3, 2012 - 5:34 am

I was wondering if you make steam punk wings or if the green wings top four fourth from left are available? And how much they run?

Stephanie - April 7, 2013 - 12:55 pm

I am not sure how to order from you. Do you make only custom orders that we pick out from your preexisting commissions?
Please advise

Mermaid Make-up Tutorial

I made a video tutorial on how I did the mermaid make-up for Odessa the Sea Witch!

—–Make-up Used—–

MAC pigment color – “all girl”
MAC pigment color – “golden olive”
MAC cream eyeshadow palette #003 – “fuschia”
MAC glitzy gloss – “after party”
MAC glitter – “gold drift”
Urban Decay glide on pencil – “zero”
The Balm two timer mascara
Garland Party Lashes With Green Beads – “EB 5”
Lash Grip Eyelash Adhesive

Kryolan Aquacolor wet makeup – blue “587”
Kryolan Aquacolor wet makeup – purple “276”
MAC glitter – “turquoise”
MAC glitter – “gold drift”

Cinema Secrets “super sealer”
Olay Complete Lotion

MAC Matt lipstick – “russian red”
Sally Hansen lip gloss – “amethyst”

Sephirayne - September 16, 2010 - 6:49 am

Wow! Such a great tutorial. Very useful. Thanks for sharing the links of where to get the make-up.

I love your make-up. So outstanding

Lillyxandra - September 16, 2010 - 3:21 pm

I hope it works out for you better next time 🙂

Plastic Pond - November 16, 2010 - 4:25 pm

lip gloss with olive oil is the best because it can moisturize your lips as well *~;

Wally - December 8, 2010 - 11:03 pm

Hey mate, thanks for the AWESOME tutorial, just what i was looking for my project.


A few accessories I have made for my customers.

lucia - January 10, 2011 - 11:32 pm

Hi…I’d like to have information about wings and the head hood with leaf in the pict8.
Lucia from Italy

Sarah Garcia - July 17, 2011 - 8:58 am

Your work is gorgeous!

virulent - March 27, 2012 - 4:37 pm

you are so talented! not only do you look amazing in your costumes, you make them and everything that goes with them! i’m in awe.

i make some of my own clothes, but things i could wear on a more regular basis and nothing close to as detailed and just plain awesome as yours. i can never find the fabrics i’m looking for. where do you get yours?

also, what do you make your masks/horns/armor out of? i have always blanked out when coming up with ways to make things that are metal-like when cosplaying. don’t even get me started with jewelry..no idea how to start with that!

Lillyxandra - March 27, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Hello Virulent
Thank you so much! I buy all my fabrics from the Los Angeles Fabric district downtown. For all of my accessories I usually base them off of preexisting things and embellish them!

virulent - March 27, 2012 - 5:04 pm

ah! sorry. i just saw the tutorial on zelda’s crown/tiara! brilliant btw.
which images are you in personally?
the more i look at these, the more i think your skill deserves praise! there is just so much detail and handiwork!

estrella pichardo - August 10, 2012 - 3:02 pm

hi , i was wondering what are your prices for your necklaces?