Dragonfly Skirt Suit, Part IV: Accessories

As I mentioned earlier, the inspiration for this suit came from these dragonfly hair clips, which I found on eBay. I think they look pretty awesome as-is, but one thing I wanted to change was the transparency of the wings– with the exception of some printed veins they’re completely clear, making them almost invisible from most angles.

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I decided to get some iridescent paint to add just a bit more dimension to the wings. I used two thin layers of diluted shimmery white paint– Art Deco Dazzling Metallics White Pearl— to make them slightly more opaque. The paint got a little streaky, to my dismay, but I really didn’t have the time or the inclination to figure out how to fix it, so I left them as-is. I’m going to clip one to my suit lapel and create thread loops to clip the other to my chest.

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Also adding to the overall look of the outfit were these two frog pins, which I found on eBay for next to nothing. It pays to source things like costume jewelry ahead of time, since getting it from China will save you a ton of money vs. buying it from a U.S. reseller, even if it does take longer to arrive.

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Finally, I topped things off with a set of pearls and white gloves, for that picture-perfect tea party look.

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