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Behind-the-Scenes: Dance of the Red Death

Last year, Bethany Griffin’s Masque of the Red Death had an atmospheric and gorgeous jacket, worthy of Bethany’s sexy and creepy re-imagining of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story. So this year, the Greenwillow art department faced the challenge of recreating that moody, beautiful atmosphere for the sequel (and conclusion), Dance of the Red Death.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek of the photo shoot with photographer Ali Smith, to see how it all came together!


Art director Paul Zakris makes sure our model has the right “emotionally tortured Poe girl” fashion.



We couldn’t resist trying this dress. Look at all the sparkles!



Unfortunately, it was, perhaps, not the most flattering silhouette. But check out the shoes!



Paul and designer Sammy Yuen watch as Ali shoots the photo.

After dozens–if not hundreds–of photos and three different costume changes, we finally found the winner…


Ok, ok. Here’s the real jacket. The perfect complement to Masque, wouldn’t you agree?


Dance of the Red Death comes out later this spring! To tide you over, Bethany wrote a short novella called Glitter and Doomwhich will be available as an ebook on March 26.

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