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Octopus Hairpiece by deeed Octopus Hairpiece by deeed
Taking custom orders!
I am selling miniature versions of this octopus as hair fascinators. You can buy a premade one from my Etsy store: www.etsy.com/au/shop/CuriousCe…
Or note me if you are interested in a colour of your choice!

When I went to a recent Steampunk Ball I didn't think my outfit looked very intricate, so I decided to spruce it up with a funky wig. In the end I used one of Arda's Candy Stripers (Dryad) and made a hairpiece to sit atop it (using pumpkin wefts). Turned out pretty good!

If you want to know how I made it, check out my WIP shots here.
Close-up photos can be found here.

These photos were taken by the talented Gillian B Dragancaor.


Edit 1: To those asking, I'm afraid it wasn't intentionally a Victoria and Otto cosplay (although I can certainly see how it would work as one). I was fascinated by the idea of old-fashioned sea-monsters attacking ships, particularly giant squid and octopuses, so I wanted to do something in that theme. I ran out of time for a ship so just made the octopus. The wig colour was picked essentially because it was sea-green and matched my green dress.
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Given 2014-06-09
Octopus Hairpiece by deeed

The suggester said: "It's really creative and beautifully executed." ( Suggested by madizzlee and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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Old-Catdude Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work This is outstanding. I posted this picture on FB and wondered who the creator was. Another user gave me the link. I have since updated the post with proper credit. Faved this also. :)
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Old-Catdude Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for repeating. Darn DA wanted me to login in the middle of a comment and I thought it didn't post. Oh well.
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deeed Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Haha no worries. Got a link to your post? (if it's public)
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Old-Catdude Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! This is outstanding. I shared this Photo on FB and was wondering who the artist was. Another user gave me the link so I have updated with proper credit for your work. 
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deeed Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you very much! And especially for going back and giving me credit! I don't mind people sharing it, just wish I'd remembered to put my gallery address on it. Whoops.
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Khilx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
THIS IS SO PRETTY And also rly innovative i just looked at your wip shots and its just rly super rad and an octopus works so well with this medium and i never would have thought of that u made it look so natural and just rly pretty
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deeed Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Thank you very much!
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:iconeverthis:
EverThis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! It must have taken forever.
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:icondeeed:
deeed Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Thank you! It did take a few weeks, I could only work on it in the evenings after work.
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Woschaebedip Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
THIS IS FANTASTIC !
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:iconcodynaomiswire:
CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epicness!!
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:iconejderha-arts:
Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful and creative! I love it. :)
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:icondepcow:
depcow Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha!  Love it!
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Isyll--8 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
woaaaw *___*
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:iconthemistressofdeath:
TheMistressOfDeath Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This... Words cannot express how much I love this...!
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:iconbaka-tschann:
baka-tschann Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Omg, this is so very, very, VERYYYY awesome ! 8D
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:iconarenaldiel:
Arenaldiel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
unbelievable!
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:iconmorningafterwolf:
MorningAfterWolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Cool
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:icon0elis:
0elis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
wow ! impressive !
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:iconaltaiira:
altaiira Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing! It's so creative--I absolutely love it.Love 
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:iconbmlulu:
BMLulu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love how well octopi and steampunk work well together, although as much as I love Victoria and Otto, I don't think the combination has to be limited to those two characters.
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:icondeeed:
deeed Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Agreed! It's very curious how the species is intertwined in the fashion/fandom. Doesn't seem very closely related at a glance but somehow it works!
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:iconsahasa:
Sahasa Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Wow this is so imaginative and clever. And skillfully executed too! Well deserved DD, in my opinion. Congratulations.
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:iconohthehumanityplz:
Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never thought of something like this. Well done, deeed.
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:iconjamberry-song:
jamberry-song Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is amazing!!
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:icondethhkat:
DethhKat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
That is fantastic!!!!
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:iconphilotanus666:
Philotanus666 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...
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:iconblacknekobit:
BlackNekoBit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just...Wow
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Avalei Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I love how you made the octopus 'tentacles' tangled with the hair in the wig.
Congrats on the DD as well.
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MaxxToron Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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That is really freaking awesome. C'est tres magnifique!
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:iconwhitefoxcub:
WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Okay.. holy sh*t.. this is cool.. which is a massive understatement. 
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:iconpink-papillon:
Pink-Papillon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Photographer
It's so...fancy ♥
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:iconfudgedupbird:
FudgedUpBird Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, and it cost $280...
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:iconlolitheleopard:
LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen enough Hentai to know where this is going.
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a creative idea! Very cool!
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:icondiego-the-incubus:
Diego-the-Incubus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
That is damned amazing...
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:iconcylexxx:
CyLexxx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Would fit right into the Bioshock universe
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:icondeeed:
deeed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Didn't think of that. Hah, very true!
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:iconsupah-kali:
Supah-Kali Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely amazing! Wow thats....You did a realllyy good job! I'm absolutely impressed!
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:iconwolfthunder295:
WolfThunder295 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Okay, that is clever.
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:iconkoujakulation:
koujakulation Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Nobody suspects a thing
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much!
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Tanita-sama Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Otto! Is that you?)
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KemikLy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
So cute and well done! Congrats on the DD! :icongrin--plz:
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Artist
Isn't it strange- I just worked for a recent play, The Tempest, by William Shakespeare and the directors steampunked it. This headress reminded me of the play. Amazing job!
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deeed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
That would have been a cool version of the play to watch!
Thanks!
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Artist
Welcome! (It was. Trinculo came onstage in a corset..... he's a guy. Llama Emoji-65 (Blood Tears...) [V3] )
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