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Stock Costume Tutorial by DelightfulStock Stock Costume Tutorial by DelightfulStock
So...i made this awhile back and i'm finally uploading it. This is a tutorial for stock photographers suggesting ways to turn regular things you might have at your home into fun and interesting costumes. I basically just brought a bunch of stuff down into my basement and threw things together to take all the example photos that are included. I had fun doing this and i hope it is helpful!

~Des

I hereby grant permission to *stock-salon to display this tutorial in the club gallery! :heart:
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:iconclaudebuse:
Claudebuse Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Like it ... and do sometimes myself ;)
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demonicintuition Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Hey darlin',

I featured this tutorial in this news article:
Stockilicious Volume 13: Ready-To-Use Backgrounds
[link]

Thanks chicadee :aww:
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Ooo.. I really liked this! I'm already a fan of Mr. Bedsheet, but you had several tips that I hadn't thought of trying.. I shall have to now!
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! I'm glad i could provide you with some new ideas! :D
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
*beam* Definitely! I'll have to try em with me chicas!
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nhoctiny Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007   Photographer
thanks ;)
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure :) Thank you for the fav! I hope you find the tutorial useful!
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AlinePotter-stock Featured By Owner May 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so helpful! The problem is that no one I trust enough to take full body shots of me without them looking terrific wants to do so. Or then they can't. :( But I'll find someone.

Anyway, :+fav:
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner May 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you do find someone! Or, alternately, you could invest in a tripod :nod: I find mine to be very functional and quite useful. I put it up on a chair for standing shots and set it on the ground for seated ones :)
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AlinePotter-stock Featured By Owner May 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
But first I'd need to invest on a better camera. Mine is just crap. xP
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angelicalspirit Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
downloaded//// awesome hits and tips! thank you for sharing :)
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner May 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you found it helpful! :hug:
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MovesInSilence Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
downloading..... downloading.... downloaded..... unzipppppp (the file)...OMG too cool :D
yeah i kinda in the past have used a strapless top as a skirt for a photo, and i own a few squares of velvet and satin just for this purpose :D
but didn't know i now about saftey pins so need to invest in some.

Thank you for this tutorial :)
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Safety pins are super useful :nod: Since i don't have a sewing machine i've gotta make do :giggle: I'm so glad you found this useful!
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Della-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
cool tut!
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Della! :)
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Moopachoo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, VERY handy! =D I might just have to flood ~BlargStock soon ;)
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay! I'm glad you found it helpful :boogie:
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xxdrkanglsxx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006  Student Photographer
Wow, this was useful! Yay.... im so happy... lalalala
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very glad you liked it! :D *dances to the llama song* :boogie:
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alana-m Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool little tutorial - I think when I actually get around to ever taking some stock photos I'll have to use some of those techniques!
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you found it useful :)
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Rachastock Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
I just downloaded your pack again and this time it worked! Yayness! I'll have to try out some of your ideas. I did make a sheet dress once. :) One of that series is actually still a popular stock photo, so I'll have to have another go.
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Rachastock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
:( I download it and it won't open. Keeps saying the compressed file is corrupted or invalid. Oh well. Can you tell me what you say or some tips.. ?
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radioPooh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005
did this get solved . i really love your contribution .. what program did you compress it with ?
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Rachastock Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005
I did end up being able to download it. I just had to get out of Mozilla and go back in again and download it again. But this is ~DelightfulStock tutorial, so I'm not sure what she used to compress it with.
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radioPooh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
i like the idea of tutorials for stock ..
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just saw this thread - since you originally replied to =Rachastock it didn't appear in my inbox lol...i used WinZip to compress the file :)
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radioPooh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
my bad . i meant to respond to you . i think this is fab . and might use it to encourage more .. peeps to help those silly stock photo girls . and boys (don't post 1000 silly poses . ) . you are such in influence . i appreciate that
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you think it might be useful. My aim was to encourage people to be creative with their costumes. Just b/c you don't own tons of ready-made costumes doesn't mean you can't create your own!

I'm happy to do just about anything to help improve our stock gallery :w00t!:
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How weird :( You're the second person who has had trouble with it. It opens for me when i download it but of course it was made on this computer. What a bummer. I basically just outline some methods for using simple things that you may already have in your house in ways a lot of people never think of. For example using a sheet as a gown, shirt, or skirt; using you skirts as gowns or shirts; using scarves as sashes or halter tops; using blankets as cloaks, etc. I'm sad that you can't see it :cries:
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Moonsong-Fae Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
I can't see it... Which program did you use to make it?
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm...in order to view it you have to click the "Download to Desktop" button underneath the photo...then you'll be able to open the .zip file which contains all the pages of the tutorial. They are in .jpg format so you should be able to view them with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer or with Internet Explorer (if you have an older version of windows).

I hope that helps...let me know if you have any trouble :)
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Moonsong-Fae Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
I did download it. I think i have it figured out now. Thanks :)
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Silversmiles Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Thank you! Very useful!
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! I'm so glad you think it's worthwhile :)
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patronus-light Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
yay thank you!
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure! :D
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LizzyTish13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
that is incredibly helpful and inspiring! I will be using those techniques asap!
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! I'm so glad you think it's helpful - i can't wait to see you utilize some techniques! :excited:
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LizzyTish13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll let you know as soon as I do!
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PrincessArwen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great, very helpful :aww:

ahh i use big pieces of fabric often as well, for skirts and dresses.

your stocks are wonderful desi, i need to come back and use some again soon. :hug:
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blowkiss: Thank you my dear :) I find it so odd that many people don't think of using large pieces of fabric as costumes. :XD:
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MrsLoriVintage Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005   Digital Artist
Very nice of you to do this for stock photographers :clap:
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was my pleasure :) I had a lot of fun doing it!
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akirastock Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
This was helpful! Gave me a few ideas for things I had not thought of! I guess I'm one of the lucky ones with a closet full of costumes because of my sewing and renaissance hobby. But some of the outfits the stock ladies on DA come up with out of simple clothing are truly amazing! Great work on this! I'm sure it will help a lot of people! *hugs*
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much Kristin :) You are definitely blessed with a beautiful wardrobe - if i could sew my closet would be full to bursting with renaissance gowns, but unfortunately my grandmother has not given in to my need for sewing tutoring :P
A lot of stock providers complain that they can't afford gowns/fantasy clothing and that's why they only take photos in street clothes (jeans, t-shirts, plaid skirts, etc.). It's true that i haunt thrift stores like a gown-hording evil spirit, but i also utilize a lot of things in my home to shoot stock and there's no reason other people can't do that too!
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mongolShawn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
I truly admire your stock and think this is one of the coolest ideas I've ever seen.
Thanks. In case no one else says it.
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DelightfulStock Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How kind! :hug: You are quite welcome - i really hope this is useful and that people enjoy it :)
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mongolShawn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
I'm sure it will be.
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