Type of item: Costume
Style: Rock / Punk, Funky
acrylic yarn, cotton, chiffon, unknown fabric, beads, buttons
What was your inspiration?
When I went to see Amanda Palmer's concert, one thing that really caught my eye was the AMAZING jacket that she wore during the song "Bottom Feeder" song. Without much thought, I decided that I would create an Amanda doll just so I could make the jacket. Turns out the designer Kambriel http://www.kambriel.com/ was in the audience :) At some point through tweeting about making the doll, I started talking to Kambriel about what I was making. I don't know the exact way we started communicating, but I do remember that after I showed her the jacket I had made she offered remnants from the actual train on Amanda's jacket she's been using on her tour! I can't believe how amazing it turned out! I am so grateful :)
What are you most proud of?
Everything is handsewn/crocheted except for the chiffon which is just too delicate and there was SO much of it. I'm going to take more photos because you can't see all the work underneath. I didn't do much detail to the face for a couple reasons. I intended to do more, but I grew to love the simplicity of just Amanda's trademark eyebrows, and I think it gives her a Coraline look which I had not expected.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Love the project you're working on. If you don't, why bother?