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Topic: Maxim Magazine (somewhat risque but not x-rated) **PIC HEAVY!!**  (Read 7393 times)
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« on: October 31, 2006 08:03:35 AM »

My friend Nancy had been begging me to dress up for Halloween with her. I really didn't want to, but I told her I'd make her costume. She said, "OK, what should I go as?" and I blurted out, "Well, last night as I went to sleep I had this brainstorm.... You could go as a magazine." A magazine? Specifically, a sexy magazine. Not quite porn... but hot.
Within ten minutes she was on the phone with everybody she knew spreading the word... talk about excited! So now I was in the spotlight... had to do a really good job.  Roll Eyes

I made her a black mini (just pinned the fabric around her, cut to fit and sewed), she chose pages out of some issues of Maxim Magazine, I sewed clear vinyl pockets for each page, and attached four to each side of the mini skirt. The pages were attached along the left edge and left free to be turned just like in a magazine. Each one has a little Velcro tab on the upper right backside corner to hold it to the skirt.

I reconned a t-shirt, removing the sleeves and cutting the front into a low scoop neck. I covered a Maxim cover in vinyl and sewed it onto the front of the shirt. I cut the back low and cut ties all the way down, about an inch and a half wide, for a sexy snug fit.

I made earrings,  cutting black M's from polymer clay, then painting it with silver sparkle nail polish after baking. I baked a wire hanging loop into the clay. I strung a black bead and two sparkly ones, added the M, and voila! matching earrings.

I macramed a black choker with three dangles. It ties in the back and the ends hang down... very sexy, actually... got a lot of comments.

A pair of black fishnets and some high heels and Nancy's costume was complete! She looked good. There were many younger, very cute girls at the party, but guess who got all the attention.  Grin Guys couldn't keep their eyes off her skirt; they just had to come up and turn the pages. (My friend is shy about talking to guys, and I thought if this didn't bring her out of her shell, nothing would. She shone. She had a great time. We won second prize with this costume, and some people took her picture at Denny's afterward. It was great. A definite, resounding success.)

Without further ado, the pics:
(My hubby took them, and we had problems with glare off the vinyl, so hopefully you can see the details okay.)







Hope you like it.  Grin

***EDITED TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: I had seen annrkey's porn skirt here at craftster some time back (Don't look, Ethel!!!-- corny seventies reference Tongue ), however it is constructed in a much different manner, it looks pleated and is made with packing tape, if I remember correctly. Thanks, annrkey!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006 10:42:05 AM »

That's so cool. I love the page-flippin' skirt. Good thing you posted a pic of it in action - I was having a hard time picturing it from the description!

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006 08:55:35 PM »

I love how the skirt "pages" fold out!  The back of the shirt is great with the ties.  I'm glad y'all had such a fun Halloween!

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2006 01:05:05 AM »

So did it help get her out of her shell?

I can't imagine how she managed not to speak to guys while they were fondling her skirt....

What a great way to get a shy girl out of her shell!

Also it's a great idea for a costume Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2006 07:44:37 PM »

Thanks for the props on my skirt!  Nice Job and great idea!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2006 09:18:08 AM »

So did it help get her out of her shell?

I can't imagine how she managed not to speak to guys while they were fondling her skirt....

What a great way to get a shy girl out of her shell!

Also it's a great idea for a costume Tongue

Yeah, actually! She's not the type to ever go home with some guy she met at a bar, but this week at work she talked to a really cute guy who thinks she's hot and is going dancing with him this weekend. W00t!!

Plus, she practically lives in jeans and has asked me to make her some minis. Yay! Single gals with fab legs *should* wear skirts.

(Plus, the ex-bf was at the party and reeeeeallllly regretted the 'ex' prefix. lolol)

All her workmates and family and friends were just floored with the costume. Also, there was a girl at the party who said she designs locally and she came up and complimented us on the design. It's so cool to have your craftiness vindicated with praise from strangers, don't you think?  Grin

« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2006 03:22:35 AM »

Well then it was a job especially well done then!
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