Yeah, I read a web site that said that the typical Paris Opera capes of those eras could be Green, Blue, Purple or Maroon, all of which would be a crushed velvet. I used Metallic Jade Green from Testors for the colour and then dullcoated it.
Appropriately pasty-faced, and the green is a nice hat tip to the squarebox color scheme (even if you didn't mean it that way). I've seen the usual red lining, also black, gold and a satiny silver-white I went for years ago that didn't quite work. First time for green!
Can't tell from the pic, how'd you get the mottled granite look on the rocks?
Good work - I'm a sucker for new twists on old favs!
The rocks were all done using spray paint. I spray on a base coat of primer, covered by a gloss grey and then by a very plugged up gloss black spray bomb. Sometimes I might spray some silver over the whole thing, just to add the final glittler.