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The Mad Hatters Wife
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Challenge: Tim Burton (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Nov 20, 2011
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2011



[Dec. 1st, 2011 07:39:55 PM]

Wow! I thought this might do pretty well but an 8!!! I can hardly believe it has held up this long. I kept waiting for it to drop and it never did. I am guessing the high score is partly due to the low number of entries but I will take it! Currently I am at 8.110 just a couple hours before roll over hopefully the vote scrubber won't get to it and I will keep it.

This one was a fun one for me. My kids and I really like Tim Burtons version of Alice in Wonderland, in fact two of my kids wanted to dress up as characters from that movie for Halloween this year. This isn't my Halloween costume I made it specifically for this challenge. The wig was a left over Halloween devil wig I taped it to my hat to make it stand up, I also cut bits off of it to make the eyebrows. The coat and teacup were thrift store finds. I actually painted the scarf it was white with colored dots and I painted the black on. The hat was made from poster board covered in scraps of fabric and lace. I made the pins from clay painted gold. And my make-up I had to make myself as well since Halloween is over it's hard to find face paint (I tried) So if you ever need to make your own white face paint in a pinch, mix shortening, flour and a bit of white acrylic paint, and ta dah! you have face paint. The background was just a plain piece of green fabric but it was wrinkled a bit and made a cool effect when I photographed it. So I guess wrinkles in backdrops are not always bad.

Thanks for all the great comments, and if you haven't already guessed this is me. Kind of freaky, but my kids thought it was great, even my 4 year old. They must be used to me dressing up in weird outfits for challenges by now.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 34
Avg (all users): 8.1007
Avg (commenters): 8.7857
Avg (participants): 7.3000
Avg (non-participants): 8.2248
Views since voting: 7000
Views during voting: 747
Votes: 149
Comments: 55
Favorites: 14 (view)


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12/06/2011 06:20:38 PM
Congratulations Jenn! I think you must be the world's most fun mother!
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12/05/2011 01:22:17 AM
So well done!....Congrats on a awesome image/score and Blue!
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12/04/2011 12:42:26 PM
Yep, you did it again. This is really great.
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12/04/2011 08:20:16 AM
Exceptional!!! Well executed and well captured.
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12/04/2011 06:36:39 AM
THIS WOULD LOOK AMAZING AS A HUGE CANVAS PRINT ON ANYONE'S WALL AWESOME

I GAVE IT A 10 MY ONLY 10 IN FACT

SO PLEASED IT REACHED A 8, AS ALL THE WORK YOU DID AND THEN PHOTOGRAPHED YOURSELF WAS WORTH IT

WELL DONE XOX

CONGRATULATIONS FROM SHEZ
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12/03/2011 12:47:39 PM
congrats on your blue. Very deserved!
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12/02/2011 07:34:22 PM
What a fantastic image! I would love to see this poster size! Great use of makeup, props and lighting. You nailed it!
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12/02/2011 06:09:38 PM
I gave this a 10 and it's worth every bit of it - I'm in awe of the craftsmanship and creative expression in this amazing image. This is a wonderful depiction, it's definitely a fav of mine as is Tim Burton's wonderful movie.

Congratulations ten times over!!!!
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12/02/2011 05:43:40 PM
What 2 people gave this a 3? Great image and it fits the topic to a t!
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12/02/2011 04:54:48 PM
What a great entry! I love the hard work and detail you put into this photo. I'm glad there are people here that can compete with 21.gif gyaban around here, otherwise he might get too bored :)
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12/02/2011 04:53:58 PM
A truly creative costume and an absolutely perfect shot!
I would say on a scale of 1 to 10 its a 15!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!
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12/02/2011 03:27:30 PM
Yes, it's true the image quality isn't what it should be for an 8+ score. I thought the same thing myself. I am truly surprised by the score. Just goes to show you just never know what the voters are going to think and what they will overlook when the subject is right. Anyway serves me right, now I get to look at this photo of myself every time I go to my profile page ;)
12/02/2011 03:05:19 PM
The amount of detail in this to go and exactly match the poster is incredible. The image quality is not where I would like to see it especially for an 8+ score, but your hard work and your facial expression are what won the crowd over. Big congratulations, DPC wife, I mean Jenn ;)
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12/02/2011 02:40:13 PM
I'm surprised by your score given the flaws in the image. That said, the wardrobe and makeup are great. Your work in those areas and your unambiguous approach to the challenge theme clearly fueled your success. Congrats.
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12/02/2011 02:37:23 PM
Wow! Not only a great shot but well deserved after all the work you put into it. One of my favorite characters! Or was it the Red Queen?
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12/02/2011 01:21:01 PM
Amazing creativity! And wow - what an astronomical score! Congrats!
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12/02/2011 12:55:27 PM
9 from me and this image captivates the viewer and I just cant stop staring. Its like Im looking at the inside of a very cluttered room... through those eyes. Well done and you certainly deserved the Blue here as well as 8+!!!
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12/02/2011 11:47:53 AM
Jenn...you are FABULOUS! 9 from me and my favorite image in this challenge! Wow...congratulations to you!
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12/02/2011 11:24:03 AM
Had to be really,Congratulations great work in all departments.
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12/02/2011 10:29:41 AM
Great details in that costume, congrats on your ribbon :)
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12/02/2011 09:31:24 AM
Absolutely, insanely great costume and makeup! And huge congrats on ribboning over the mighty Christophe, that's an accomplishment in itself :-)
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12/02/2011 09:30:56 AM
Congrats on your Blue and great score it is perfect!!!
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12/02/2011 09:24:30 AM
Brilliant costume and make up Jenn. Congratulations on the blue ribbon and especially the 8+ score.
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12/02/2011 09:15:03 AM
Wow this wonderful. Great score very well deserved.
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12/02/2011 07:38:18 AM
Blown away. No one can compete with stuff this good. the attention to detail is amazing. Super job.
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12/02/2011 06:21:59 AM
whoa!!! Look at that distribution!! The most common vote was a 10!

Huge congrats on the PB, the 8, and the blue!
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12/02/2011 06:21:33 AM
Welcome to this Page You should submit this one to 1x
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12/02/2011 05:19:43 AM
Congrats, Jenn! What a score!
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12/02/2011 02:26:15 AM
Congratulations Jenn! Your hard work surely paid off :-)
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12/02/2011 01:12:47 AM
Fabulous image. Fabulous score. Well done Jen.

(Who sold that girl those flashes!!!)
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12/02/2011 01:06:42 AM
8.1 Yeah. Congrats, Jenn!
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12/02/2011 12:44:46 AM
Holy crap Jen! :-) another run of the mill studio portrait? :-P
Fabulous!

The high score was due to the quality of the image. Its flawless!

Message edited by author 2011-12-02 00:52:10.
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12/02/2011 12:36:54 AM
Congrats, I knew this would be a winner...

I just want to know where on earth you got all the props for this set up???
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12/02/2011 12:14:19 AM
Unbelievable!
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12/02/2011 12:11:04 AM
From white on white to this. What a contrast. Congrats with not only the blue but the wonderful score too. Now this is a picture to have on your profile page! Well done and please keep it up
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12/02/2011 12:05:47 AM
Told ya so! Great one!! Congrats again!!
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12/02/2011 12:04:56 AM
I knew that was you! And one of my 10's, also! Great job! 8+, woooo!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2011 09:24:50 PM
this just makes me smile. great use of saturation and theme
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11/28/2011 07:48:54 PM
Oh my! That is EXUBERANT! Love the details on the fingers. Awesome styling/makeup
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11/28/2011 05:43:20 PM
Wowsers! This sure pops, just love it :-)
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11/27/2011 07:08:00 AM
Processing great and real nice interpretation of the challenge
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11/26/2011 12:24:04 PM
Well played, this works
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11/26/2011 08:46:24 AM
WOW That is fabulous.
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11/25/2011 09:07:26 PM
Wonderful image, the eyes are captivating. 10
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11/25/2011 01:47:52 PM
Not looking mad enough.
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11/25/2011 11:38:06 AM
Could well be the winner I guess,super stuff.
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11/25/2011 10:21:44 AM
OMG... Thought I'd already seen the winner... but no this one takes it! Congrats in advance!
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11/25/2011 10:19:43 AM
Excellent makeup and costume. Gorgeously lit! 10
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11/25/2011 10:04:30 AM
Brilliant makeup, costume and portrait, awesome work
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11/25/2011 09:07:57 AM
Fabulous 10!!! My hat is off to you!!
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11/25/2011 08:53:40 AM
Those eyes!!! Very nice work and great colours.
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11/25/2011 06:26:58 AM
I can see a lot of work has gone into this; good job!
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11/25/2011 03:26:41 AM
Oh my god! Just perfect! If only i could vote for this challenge...
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11/25/2011 02:55:38 AM
such extravaganza and a great effort involved here, must have taken ages, well done.
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11/25/2011 12:17:29 AM
WOW! Perfection recreation, love the eyes!
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