Featurekins// Conceptual Deer Costume

When dreaming up costumes for your babiekins, don’t be afraid to think conceptually. Julie shows us how sculpting feathers into deer antlers, creates a dramatic and unique costume.

DIY Deer:
1. Pull a simple cream or even tan/brown dress from her closet.
2. Add a touch of face paint
3. Grab a cute skirt (a la the grey/silver Velveteen skirt) to wear as a trendy capelet.
You can even buy a small cut of faux fur, as I did with the cream minky fabric and the brown faux fur. Wrap around her shoulder and quick-sew a couple of buttons or a bow!
4. Make or buy a simple pair of antlers (even from cardboard!), and she’s the most unique and stylish deer in the neighborhood.

Babiekins Magazine| Featurekins//Conceptual Deer Costume by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Featurekins//Conceptual Deer Costume by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Featurekins//Conceptual Deer Costume by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Featurekins//Conceptual Deer Costume by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Featurekins//Conceptual Deer Costume by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Featurekins//Conceptual Deer Costume by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Featurekins//Conceptual Deer Costume by Julie Martin

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Babiekins Magazine| Featurekins//Conceptual Deer Costume by Julie Martin

Photography & Styling: Julie Martin| Headpiece: Autumn Steam| Dress|Grey/Silver capelet/skirt|Socks & Boots|Model: Makenna from Puddletown Talent AND Zuri Model & Talent

Fashionkins// Sophisticated Little Witch

We love how photographer Geraldine de Goullard has styled a “Sophisticated Little Witch”. Costumes do not always have to be store bought. You can often find pieces in your child’s wardrobe and make a fun little accessory to add to it, like this adorable witch hat.

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins// Sophisticated Little Witch

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins// Sophisticated Little Witch

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins// Sophisticated Little Witch

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins// Sophisticated Little Witch

Babiekins Magazine|Fashionkins// Sophisticated Little Witch

Photography & Styling: Geraldine de Goullard

Fashionkins// Exploring in Children of The Tribe

Photographer Kelly Sweda has graciously shared this post with us.

I was nearly finished compiling the images I’d planned to share in this month’s 11-on-11 post {a personal project I’ve been working on all year} when this series unexpectedly fell into my lap it feels, and ended up stealing my heart. I’d been gifted this dress for my daughter Francesca from the gorgeous Australian line, Children of the Tribe, in exchange for a few shots of her in it.

Photographing the dress had been on my mind for weeks, and of course I could find no time, so on a whim last week I picked up my grubby little child up from school, tossed her dirty clothes onto the floor of my car, unbraided her hair, fished a bow from my purse and slid her into the dress, which I’d grabbed on my lunch hour earlier.

You must see where this is going. I was quasi-flustered/quasi-stressed and jittery as I always am when shooting for someone, particularly someone halfway around the world. But then we got there and {here comes the cliche} it aaaaaaaaaaallll just melted away.

We spent an hour “dexploring” the half-dry lake bed, grasses and reeds and delicate, green plants that are somehow growing happily from the deep cracks in the eroded ground, which is literally hard—no, harder—than cement. Last year nearly every shot from this series would have been well under water; it felt eerily apocalyptic and kind of like paradise all at once.

We went through all the old bread I’d stockpiled in my freezer. Ducks ate from Franny’s hands and the swan that typically charges you while hissing remained calmer than I’d ever seen him. I was recharged by a change in scenery and the unexpected pleasure of some new favorite images coming when I least expected them.

Babiekins Magazine|Exploring in Children of The Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Exploring in Children of The Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Exploring in Children of The Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Exploring in Children of The Tribe

Babiekins Magazine|Exploring in Children of The Tribe