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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
It is not often we bestow deviousness upon someone who is already a member of staff, but sometimes you need to bend those rules when there are exceptions to the rule like $Moonbeam13. She has been heading up the crew of Gallery Directors as head of Artist Relations for going on a year now, listening to suggestions from the community, enacting her own ideas, getting input from the volunteers, and bringing you massively cool contests. And that’s just some of the things she gets done in a single day. It is with great pride and a huge vote of “thanks” that we give deviousness to $Moonbeam13 on the verge of our 6th Anniversary!
-awarded August 2006

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Celebrating Deviousness - June 2018

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 12:00 AM
Unicorn Mermaid Dress by Firefly-PathIn Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.

Introducing Firefly-Path

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I’m a fantasy gown designer based in Los Angeles. What started as a hobby back in Texas where I grew up, making fantasy costumes for my sister and me, turned into a full time career. Back in 2002 I made cosplay outfits for the two of us to wear together to conventions. My costumes began to attract a lot attention and people offered to pay me to make their dream cosplays! 

Fast forward sixteen years, I live in Los Angeles and have a studio with a small team of talented seamstresses who have created hundreds of fantasy gowns (specializing in Fantasy Bridal Gowns) for clients who appreciate my personal style. We have published my original sewing patterns with Simplicity Patterns, and recently self-published an exclusive Moonpetal sewing pattern available on our Etsy shop.


Moonpetal faerieby Firefly-Path
misty moon bridal gownby Firefly-Path
Childlike empressby Firefly-Path
The Infinity gauntlet tutorialby Firefly-Path
Choose your crownby Firefly-Path
Ostaraby Firefly-Path
Adult Zaria from Zeldaby Firefly-Path
A-e-s-t-h-e-t-i-c-sby Firefly-Path
simplicity pattern 8629
by Firefly-Path
CrystaL Unicornby Firefly-Path
the lady amalthea collaborationby Firefly-Path

May 2018

Deviousness Award Winner

Firefly-Path is the Fairy Godmother you didn't know you needed! Some may not believe such supernaturally fanciful frocks could actually exist, but one look at her gallery will have you convinced that magic is absolutely real. Her creations are an invitation to a very special world that flourishes because of her seemingly endless imagination. Firefly-Path is self-taught and it's through her tenacity that she has turned a love for cosplay into an incredible business. She has posted several tutorials and even started publishing original sewing patterns with Simplicity, enabling others to create their own fantastical costumes and accessories! It is for all of these reasons that we are enchanted to award Deviousness for June 2018 to Firefly-Path.

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Firefly-Path has been on DeviantArt amazing me with her fairytale gowns for as long as I can remember. JoEllen's creations capture the imagination in enchanting ways and they have only gotten more and more amazing with time. I think it's safe to say that her work is not only inspiring to the artisan crafts community, but to any artist that enjoys fantasy and fairytales! It's no surprise that she has achieved wonderful success as a full-time designer, and it's especially lovely that she has done it while sharing her techniques through tutorials and her own line of Simplicity patterns. We are so lucky to have her on DeviantArt showcasing her magical designs, and I'm so pleased that she's being recognized with Deviousness :heart: Congratulations Firefly-Path, you never fail to keep me believing in magic! 

JoEllen Conway is one of the most inspirational people for a budding seamstress as myself. Her designs capture meticulous detail of original and character inspired pieces and every new piece feels like she's pushing her skills to the top.

I've known JoEllen of @firefly-patyh for at least a dozen years now since we met through cosplay. I can say that there are very few people that I'm jealous of their design skills, but her wedding dresses are just amazing! I'm quite impressed she turned her hobby into a business and hope to even get one of her designs crafted for my fiancee when we tie the knot. She is truly an inspiration when it comes to design, and makes me work that much harder so my work can become famous like her own. Keep up the great work, I miss seeing you at conventions!

When entering Firefly-Path's gallery you step into another dream world where magical fairy creatures and dreamy wedding designs will capture all of your senses and heart. JoEllen has managed to create a truly unique world with her designs that are loved and cherished by many. Not only does she share her magical designs in dress format but recently she has invested her time in making patterns for those who have always wanted to own a dress by her hand but couldn’t. She is a great creator, fairy-godmother and friend, and it has been pure joy seeing her business and brand expand over the years.

Pantone Ultra Violetby Firefly-Path
The Scrying Pondby Firefly-Path
Lagoona Faerieby Firefly-Path

JoEllen's work is a fantasy lover's dream. Her versatility as an artist is remarkable. She designs ornate dresses, capes, crowns and even jewelled gloves and, with each piece, you can recognize her personal style. In addition to being a multi-talented artisan, she also provides tutorials in her blog on how make them yourself. It always brings me joy to find her new work in my inbox and I look forward to seeing her next creations. Deviousness definitely deserved!

With all the artistry and intricate and beautiful work she does with her costumes, it has the ability to whisk you off into another world --bringing fantasy to life, for sure.  She is also  usually pretty great about allowing artists to draw her creations with permission of course!

I've been watching Firefly-Path for a long time and her gallery is definitely one of my favourites. If I ever win the lottery, I plan on buying everything she makes! I'll be the Larper people are talking about who is always in costume. Her view of fantasy really shines in what she puts together. There is no doubt of what you're seeing. Everything is breathtaking and comes to life n-- and it isn't even being worn yet! Looking at her costumes is like reading a good book. Your imagination takes off the second you lay eyes on it.

Firefly-Path is in her way unique. She truly accomplishes magic with her designs, and then unbelievably brings them into the real world. No other designer - costumer I have ever known has her gift, her talent and her dedication to bringing her creations into the world. Each piece is a new way for the world to see beauty, the magical to be worn, and the gentle delights of seeing a human become the mystical being they can be by wearing her works. Of all the folk I know, she is the one that brings that sense of the ethereal, the other worldly, and the transformative into the costuming world.


Congratulations to Firefly-Path!

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Danielle McKay
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My name is Danielle McKay and I am the Director of Community Relations. The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our DeviantArt community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am sorry to be so late on this, as I have been off platform for a while, but a huge THANK YOU for the membership!  I appreciate it so very much!
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure! Your work is amazing and I hope this encourages you to share more :)
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EvieDoodles Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Danie! :cake: :party: :happybounce:


(This is FizzyPinkBubbles by the way, I decided to make a fresh start!) :paranoid:
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SparkelyKitten Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll donate all the rest of my points to you!



EDIT: I ONLY HAVE 2
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birthdays Featured By Owner 2 days ago
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologize that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Birthdays Team
This birthday greeting was brought to you by: KoudelkaW
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mirrorkills Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dani, in your position as Director of Community Relation, I would like to request that one of your gallery directors (are they still a thing?) PLEASE take a look at the stock gallery and please attempt to clean it up. I'm not even talking about bad quality stock; which there is in abundance. I'm talking about things which clearly aren't stock. I'm talking screenshots, png cutouts of "renders", of kpop musicians; hell even adverts for all sorts of Indian sites, dating, dentist, ect. It's disappointing what slides through days. Please do something, do anything. 
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
We (as a whole) are aware of the problem, it exists in several areas and there are solutions in the works. Don't give up yet :heart:
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mirrorkills Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do hope so. Ty for the reply.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hold me to it :hug:
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libelle Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
happy birthday :aww:

concert hall by libelle
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