This is the result of my assignment to create a costume for the notorious ballet of Swan Lake. I created the costume of the evil black swan. As the antagonist the black swan tricks the prince into falling in love with her, over the white swan. I wanted to construct something that would show the beauty and grace of a swan, but with the mysteriousness, darkness, and the elements of the unexpected black swan.
The wings were made with hand done embroidery, over wire and felted wool yarn embellishment. Each one can bend and shape to fit desired form. Woven wool forms the body of the garment and is embellished with hand beadwork.