Hi guys…wanted to give u some real behind the scenes looks of creation of the characters in my new video. Check out the gallery to see how I made everything <3
Gonna start with the Cosmic Geisha look cause that one is definitely my favorite look from the video.
I've been sketching, contemplating and waiting to do this very look for a while but was waiting for the right moment and the song to attach it to.
I handmade the outfit pretty much from scratch for this look. I started with the basic Lip Service kimono I had sitting around for years. It was red and white so I sew blue and white over it to change the colors + embellished it with some very anime motifs that I found in downtown LA. Anime and cartoon stuff is so inspiration for me when I create visuals <3
The massive skirt was made from several Wedding underskirts bought from Mexican wedding shops downtown. I spray painted and dyed all the layers separately to get the fade effect from white to dark blue. This was very messy and time consuming (my bath tub is still blue and my carpet is ruined. lol) but it was definitely worth it!
The wig was custom made by some sweet old chinese ladies and I embellished it with some chopsticks that I made out of knitting needles, plush stars and an old necklace.
The collar is made of chinese wall decorations that were like $10. I covered them with some mexican wedding store fabric and spray painted the whole thing gold.
Hope this inspires u to create some fantastical characters yourself<3
I cry a lot. Equally because of happiness and sadness. I have at least 5 different personalities. Crowds make me anxious unless I'm on stage.
I hear colors, I see sound.
I believe in fairies.
I change my mind in every five minutes.
If I can't write music for more than a couple of days, I loose it.
I make things.
I almost never feel like I belong. I am very uncomfortable having a human experience.
I like bad movies.
I am extremely ambitious.
I'm a foodie.
I love everything that sparkles.
I grew up in the middle of a forest in Estonia.
I believe that love is the most powerful weapon. Not because I'm naive. But because I already tried fighting with everything else and it didn't work.
I can't live without black eyeliner.
Kerli is my real name.
I love one word song titles.
I believe everything happens for a reason. But that everything that happens around us is a reflection of who we are or what we need to learn.
The inside of my suitcase makes the security guards blush.
I try to live from a place of strength, not victimhood.
The most important thing I own is my laptop. If there was a fire and I had to choose between my laptop and my cat, I'd save my laptop. My music = my life is in there.
Sounds Like: something I don't feel like putting in a box