The Art of Darkness

Dramatic Spider Veil

August 6th, 2012 by Cobwebs

Halloween Beauty by zaira

This gorgeous image (cropped here to emphasize the headpiece) is Dien: Halloween Beauty, by deviantART member zairia. In the comments she simply calls this a “Halloween beauty shot,” but this would be an amazing accessory for a Halloween wedding (I love the makeup, too).

The spider’s body appears to be made of feathers, and a bit of googling seems to indicate that it might be this decoration by Bethany Lowe. The legs on the headpiece look sparkly rather than matte black; I’m not sure if they were dusted with glitter or if that’s just an artifact of the photography. You could use any similar-sized prop spider, or could make something reasonably similar by covering a styrofoam hemisphere with feathers and using bumpy chenille stems for the legs.

The rest of the veil appears to just be massed grey tulle. It’s hard to tell in the photo how it’s attached to her head–it may just be hairpinned in place–but you could attach everything to a fascinator base to make sure everything stays secure.

It’s a fantastic look, and undeniably dramatic.

Be sure to check out the rest of zairia’s gallery too; she’s got loads of great photos.

(via Ghoulie Girls)

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