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Custom - Princess Peach Super Smash Bros. BeadGown by pinkythepink Custom - Princess Peach Super Smash Bros. BeadGown by pinkythepink
:heart: This dress was featured in my interview for the June/July 2015 edition of Bead Magazine!! www.beadmagazine.co.uk/ :heart:

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All progress for this dress was posted via my facebook: Facebook www.facebook.com/MakeItPinkEts…
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HAPPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY, PRINCESS TOADSTOOL. It is the Year of Peach!

:iconpeachdance-plz: I've been working on this piece for so long that I've forgotten a lot of the little tidbits that I wanted to share with you all! So I will start with the basics and then work my way around. See the progress photo over this way: Princess Peach Bead Dress - Bodice Progress

Before I can even get into the process for making her I just have to note again that it took me seven different companies to bring these shades of pink together and an addition from Mattsma. Beads should not be this hard to gather in matching colors for size 11 and 15.

Princess Peach is my fifth entirely custom dress pattern (the other four are my Western, Eumelia, Kerria, and Alicia). Her bodice structure comes mostly from my work on Eumelia and so does her skirt, but the skirt has been much more heavily modified (in comparison) to be its own entity. In reality, the bodice took me a day or two to draw and color-placement on, but the skirt... was kind of a nightmare. This is because even though she's based on Eumelia's skirt mods Eumelia's pattern only listed the first, like, four rows of color because it repeats all the way around in the gradient. For Peach I had to make the entire thing a flat color (pink, derp) and then measure and scale out her bustles. Do you know how ridiculous it is to find a clear reference to what the back of her bustles do? It was not until Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS came out that I could properly turn her about and find out just where those bustles came together. But by then...
:iconlazycryplz: When I turned her around to find out the bustles' end points I learned that the back of her dress is, in fact, not a solid pink like I was led to believe by one of the rare behind-Peach references I could find. For all of you out there wanting to know what it actually looks like I will be uploading a pile of references images for her via stash soon.This never happened, I'm sorry. Basically it's white-pink lace like on the center front of her bodice, ending in frills at her shoulder blades, and topped with gold filigree on mid-pink before changing to dark-pink for the collar again.

... :stare:

GraniteFire informed me when I shared this news that I should not write a paragraph about it. But it will forever bother me that my accurate Peach dress is not really accurate in the back. I mean it's pretty freaking cool and gorgeous and you should all go see my Facebook WIPs so that you can see it too but it's not accurate and I'm going to whine about it over here for a while. NEXT TIME when I do a Daisy version or a general recolor version of her THE BACK. WILL BE. ACCURATE. Photo of the back can be seen here, please continue to check the blog for special photos: makeitpink.blogspot.com/2015/0…

Okay, okay. So I got the bustles lined up accurate and then I had to figure out where my marker lines would be for the layering lace, hem lace, and under hem. This was a big project because I had to stare down Peach's gold filigree for, like, hours. Essentially I told myself I would have to give up because I don't have the drawing skills to trace over each of her filigrees and then transform them into a bead pattern. Luckily with many, many searches on cosplay websites, DIY Princess Peach costumes, and Super Smash modding forums, I landed in the lap of GothLoliChanKaru who had created a beautiful reference image for the filigree, which you can find here: Princess Peach Gold Trim Design The only thing missing from her references was the under hem, but I dealt with that.
:rofl: So that only covers the very base colors for the bodice and the skirt. At this point I added the lace layers on her front bodice panel, added her gem, and then started beading down the skirt. I had a marker for when the gold would come in so I just beaded away in glorious pink bead seas for a while. When I reached the gold I stopped and went back to pattern making. I used some layering-transparency techniques to draw my bead pattern under (over?) the references that GothLoliChanKaru had provided. Unfortunately I ran into my second inaccuracy problem here. In order to keep the curve and detail of the gold filigree I had to make it a little short. This is because my bead dress doesn't stretch like regular fabric and ended up being about six bead rows wider than Peach's skirt really is. :shrug: I filled in the missing rows with the filigree from the back of her dress (hohoho) and called it a day since nobody even knows what the back of her skirt looks like anyway.

Once the filigree was in place I laid my guidelines down for her top layer lace since now I could follow the curve properly. Next step was designing the hem lace, which is kind of like a bunch of individual doilies. They also have a lacey layer on top of them, pointing up, so I added that to the very front (this pointing up layer does not go all the way around to avoid compacting the beads). This was a very free-handed bit of pattern making since herringbone stitch does not usually allow for so many gaps. Then came the underhem. This part was very stressful for me. In her original artwork the underhem is solid, but flowing. It has gold filigree that I had no defined reference for, but much of it hides under the hem lace when you're playing as her. If I forced the underhem to be herringbone stitch then the entire skirt had a chance of "bubbling" or cinching at the bottom. My solution was to do netting with rows of extra color to make up for the complicated filigree (which would be impossible to replicate with netting). It sacrifices accuracy of design for accuracy of structure.

The last stages were the layering lace and bustle detailing. I wasn't thinking about those sleeves yet. The layering lace is an odd form of half circles layered upon each other but that also have extra detailing throughout. I decided that free-form netting would be best to keep the lacey structure. Physically, I wrote "just wing it" on my notes after detailing a few guidelines. The top lace, hem lace, and underhem are three separate layers of beading - not just an illusion like the bustles. The bustles were an easy job and I had my Princess Peach amiibo to make sure I got the gathering lines just right. Last, I added a line of beads to be the lacey edge of the end of her bodice's triangle that lays on top of the lace. This makes the triangle dip and edge a bit but without it that triangle was near invisible under all the detail.

Last step: sleeves. The sleeves alone took me 5 1/2 hours to design. I had four prototypes before I went for it. I sacrificed the outrageous poof bowling-ball-pumpkin nonsense shape of her sleeves for something that wouldn't collapse and die the moment somebody decided to try and squish them. The sleeves I fitted her with are mostly accurate with her Brawl design and entirely too flat for her regular Mario game designs. They do have accurate-to-scale arm holes. And they do not crush if you touch them.

:faint: GraniteFire made me an amazing custom watermark to protect me from all ye art thieves out there who want to claim Peach as your own, so do not even think you will get away with that. :stare:

Made entirely from size 11 and 15 glass beads in transparent rainbow color-lined pink, silver-lined opalized pink, solid silky pink, transparent rainbow pink, silver-lined gold, and rainbow white. Threaded together with pink and white Japanese One G nylon (pink for 99% of the work, white for the lace). Herringbone, netting, and freeform stitches. Her gem is a real gold and real crystal Crystalette (the world's smallest buttons) from my friend Sharon. www.etsy.com/shop/YadasiBeads

It took me 20.5 hours of pattern drawing to come up with Princess Peach's dress. She is entirely mine, custom, one of a kind, and awesome. Her original design which this is based from belongs to Nintendo.
:squee:
Colors:
6
Bead Sizes: 2
Size: 5 1/2 inches tall, 3 inches wide skirt hem, 1 1/4 inch wide waist, 2 1/4 inches wide arm-to-arm
Time: 32.5 hours

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:icondonnatello129:
donnatello129 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so intricate and delicate looking, very nice job! :clap:
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:squee: Thank you!
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:icondonnatello129:
donnatello129 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!! :)
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YeskeCrafts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those dresses are so cute <3
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you much! :la:
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Dante60 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg I love !
I would know how to make it. T-T
I want it ! x)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry, no patterns, just finished goodies! :nod:
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:icondante60:
Dante60 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can not do that even if I had one pattern x)
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jassiecat600 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This is wicked beautiful!! :heart: i love this very much!! Heart Love 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Thank you lots!
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:iconhooman92:
Hooman92 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi
Good jobs. :)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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PropellerYellowToad Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Oh my glob, that's awesome. :shocked:
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks!
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:iconhoneypink:
honeypink Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
So adorable!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks!
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:iconfan-for-a-long-time:
Fan-For-A-Long-Time Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, so much intricate detail that was put into this...amazing!! Wow! 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you very much, I'm so glad you can appreciate the effort!
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:iconfan-for-a-long-time:
Fan-For-A-Long-Time Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! You are very talented!! :D
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:iconpeachypinkheart2409:
PeachyPinkHeart2409 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow! I love it, its so beautiful! You did a really nice job :D
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: Thanks so much!
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:iconrockingsae-kun:
RockingSAE-kun Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really detailed work! What a cute idea, it looks great!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you very much!
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:iconlostbunniesofwendy:
LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: Thank you!
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:iconlostbunniesofwendy:
LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconnanofan:
Nanofan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Sooooooooooooooooo Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: Thank you!
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:iconthe-kawaii-carrot:
the-kawaii-carrot Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you!
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:iconthe-kawaii-carrot:
the-kawaii-carrot Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! It's really impressive
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ArtisticJiggy64 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty!!! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: thank you!
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ArtisticJiggy64 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome!Meta Knight Pat Emoticon 
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GlassStarPaladin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
omfg! awesome!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD :happybounce: thanks!
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:iconlittlesymmetry:
LittleSymmetry Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow I can only imagine the work and detail that went into this. Amazing job!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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IGawesomesauce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
This is so cool! +fav +fav +fav 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: Thanks, I'm glad you think so!
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wooooah this is really cool.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a bunch! :love:
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:iconpokespecshipper:
Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
wow... now I just want to see someone fight in it is that strange?
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD thanks, I don't think it's strange at all!
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Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Thank you
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:iconprepare-your-bladder:
Prepare-Your-Bladder Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is just incredible!
I could never have the patience lol
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love: Patience can be learned like anything else :happybounce: I'm sure if you put your mind to it you'd have it down even better than I!
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Prepare-Your-Bladder Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! 
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Sugary-Stardust Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Impressive! My aunt loves beading, so I have GOT to share this with her. ^^
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you! I would love to know her response if you can :blowkiss:
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