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« on: October 29, 2004 04:24:24 PM »

Wow. It's my first posting on craftster. Eeek.

I feel a bit self-conscious because I've seen a lot of sexy, beautiful costumes here, but my Halloween costume was so funny (and crafty!) this year that I just had to post it. (My work party was yesterday, so I've already done it. Smiley

Last year, I was Wayne Gretzsky for Halloween. I enjoyed wearing my skates all day so much that I wanted to be "wheeled" again this year. I drive a MINI Cooper, so everyone suggested that I come as a MINI. Not only did I dress as a MINI, I dressed as my *own* MINI -- down to the personalized plates!

If you live in the SF Bay Area, you may have seen (or will see) me around. There are a ton of MINIs here, but only one with the plates "I AM MINI" and subsequent plate holder "HEAR ME ROAR."

I bought a red dress at the thrift store and cut off a white shirt to be the white top. I made the headlights and MINI emblem with silver lame and used Photoshop to create the plate, which I ironed on to white fabric. I sewed all of that onto the dress, put on my skates and voila! I am MINI, hear me roar!

Here's a long shot of the whole ensemble:

Here's a closer shot (so you can read the plate holder):

I must admit, I'm particularly proud of free-handing the MINI emblem:

Oh, yeah... and here's a shot of my actual car... not a bad likeness. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2004 04:33:28 PM »

I love MINIs so much it's not even funny. That is an awesome idea.

Nothing beats going to Denny's at 10 pm with Becoming The Archetype and sharing a milkshake with Seth. Nope, nothing.
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2004 04:36:29 PM »

sweet!  Smiley

might i suggest some windshield wipers where your belt would go?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2004 04:44:14 PM »

That is so freaking awesome..very very very crafty...


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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2004 05:01:27 PM »

that is the most clever costume I've ever seen!  I WILL get a Mini one of these days!!

Take a peek!

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2004 05:46:26 PM »

Oh my GOD, I love it. And am especially jealous that you actually have a Mini Cooper. I, like ChemicalsMyDear, love Mini Coopers more than words can express. I squeal and point at one every time I see one...even if I happen to be driving. It's a dangerous obsession.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2004 05:15:30 AM »

that's cute! both your costume and your car. =]
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