Thistleheart & Dark Bloom

Bound to the dark, longing for the light

From the Garden of the Elves, Dark Bloom emerges, filled with a hunger for innocent souls, she disguises herself as a flower nymph to hunt her prey. She spots the beautiful nymph, Thistleheart, in an idyllic field and a dance begins. Dark Bloom tricks Thistleheart to give away her soul. An empty shell, Thistleheart stumbles away and eventually makes her way to the Garden of Elves; her new home., and starts her descent into the madness of eternal hunger.

 

This tale was shot in August 2017 and May 2018. Another instalment featuring Dark Bloom is planned for 2020.

Thistleheart is portrayed by Ariellah E. S.

Dark Bloom is portrayed by Nadja S. J.

 

The Costumes

Dark Bloom

This gown consists of a corset bodice with a mesh neckline and sleeves. The skirt is made with quilted lining for extra thickness to support the weight of the hundreds of flowers that have been added to it. The dress is also embellished with “insect” wings.

The headpiece is a crescent shaped crown with beads in the front; It is covered in flowers.

Thistleheart

This character has two gowns. The first is a hand dyed teal dupioni silk dress embellished with about 2000 Swarovski crystals. The neckline and hips have thistle inspired shapes. The skirt is made of layers of tulle and silk chiffon. The headpieces are made with artificial thistles and Swarovski beads.

The second gown is made with silver grey dupioni silk and silver lace appliqués. It has an overskirt in grey tulle and a skirt in silver lace fabric. The costume also has two additional add-on elements and those are a black neckpiece with lace appliqués, and an underbust corset with a “shredded” tulle skirt. Both of these are embellished with “insect” wings. These wings are actually made from acetate paper and iridescent film.

© Sabrina Nielsen Photography