Every year, the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball is the event I get the most excited about! The Firefly Path forest display grew this year with the help of Raiya Corsiglia, Zach Marquez, and Jack Conway. The studio has been abuzz these last few months with Firefly Path seamstresses Jes Reaves and Cassie Wanda Marshall Mich creating costumes for both patrons and themselves. I wanted to say, for those of you whom I had the pleasure to meet and chat with at the ball… THANK YOU! I’m so honored that you find the work we do here at Firefly Path inspiring. Seeing so many beautiful guests wearing Firefly Path costumes and accessories at the Ball fills my faerie heart with joy! Thank you for sharing your love of Fantasy with me!
– JoEllen Elam
A gallery of Firefly Path costumes and accessories from the lenses of photographers: Raiya Corsiglia – I Love NERD Girls – Jay Patel – John Truong – Curious Josh – Brian Erzen – Richard Jr Lowe – Cassie Wanda Marshall Mich – Robert Coshland Photography – Brian Erzen – Steven L Sears – Charisma Star – Mario Gomez
Princess Celestia Ball Gown
This gown was made for The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball. 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.
Photographer – Mary Elam
This costume is designed for a Sea Goddess. The skirt is inspired by waves crashing on the beach; rolling waves pull back, revealing shimmering frothy layers of skirt. The jewelry I designed to look like ancient magical relics, matching the necklace to the under-bust decor. Natural sea elements like the sea fan headdress and fin shoulder pauldron give the impression that this sea dwelling goddess decorated herself with the finest natural sea life.
Jasmine – Disney Princess Jasmine Costume for Traci Hines. Keeping it more realistic using fabrics like silk and lace encrusted with crystals and gems like a real princess would wear! The silk has a slight gradient to a darker teal at the bottom. Flowery lace vine grow up from the bottom of the pant leg. Jasmine has a bit of sensuality to her and I wanted to enhance that by adding a slit that lace up at the sides of the hips. I think it bring attention to a beautiful part of the body that usually is not revealed added to her exoticness.
Aladdin – Disney Aladdin Costume for Leo Camacho. For this costume I used more realistic texture that would bring him to life. Worn linen pants with dirt around the cuffs. His vest is a raw silk what I hand dyed purple. For the fez I sprayed the rim a darker red to make it look as sweat had seeped up around the hat band.