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Topic: Tubing on the River- Halloween Style??? HELP PLEASE!  (Read 586 times)
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southern5footer
« on: May 16, 2007 09:33:26 AM »

So, my boyfriend, myself and a bunch of friends are going to go recreationally tubing down the salt river in July.

It just so happens that the weekend we are going is "Halloween in July" and boyfriend and I think this sounds like a blast.

Being the craftster that I am, I would like to make absolutely wonderful costumes. They would need to be water safe and all that jazz.

And Ideas, tips, anything?

Every bit of information will be helpful and appreciated.
We both have swim suits, but I wouldn't be against making new ones or adding things to existing ones?

HELP! Smiley
http://www.saltrivertubing.com/
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007 10:59:08 AM »

Mermaid or Swamp creature are the first things that come to mind.  Not sure exactly how you would make them and have the water safe, but it sounds like fun.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007 01:20:05 PM »

ok, this instantly made me think of the project runway episode where they had to make swimsuits, and the winner reminded me of a grecian goddess... sooo lovely!

Anyway, I think that if you do make costumes that are water safe, you're not going to want them to be bulky anyway (it is july, after all!) so I was thinking that prehaps you could use bathing suit material (which they do sell at joann fabric, and I assume elsewhere) and make styleized bathingsuits... this may be really difficult w/o a stretch stitch funtion on your sewing machine, though! You could easily use the bathing suit material to make a costume that is, in all actuality, a bathing suit, just with something more costume like about it... prehaps a cute fairy costume made by attatching leaf shaped bits of fabric to the bottoms, and using a shiny fabric? or a witches costume, complete with lace up front?

or, prehaps you already have your suits, but you just don't know what to do with them to make them more... costumelike? Well, like I said before, you could attatch bathing suit material to them, or make a removable costume out of bathing suit material to go over them... or, my other idea, is to use tericloth (beach towel) and make costumes out of that... so, you hop out of the water, you're all wet and soggy, but no need for a towel, b/c your costume IS your towel... it makes me think back to when i was little, and had a terricloth robe that I would wear over my bathing suit when I ate lunch... same concept, just make it more costume like... plus then you can probably save money on fabric just by buying cheap towels!

whatever you decide, I want to see photos!
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southern5footer
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007 02:16:52 PM »

Those are great ideas. I like the idea of making leaves on my bathing suit! That could be fun!

*Note to self, make a trip to Joanns to see what options I have.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007 08:30:37 PM »

Water nymph. You could probably get some ideas from the costumes at trashy.com (<warning, adult content) As most of the costumes show skin, which would be good for july.
Such as the pixies: http://shop.trashy.com/index.php?s=bycatalog&id=521
A water bug might be cute.
Hancock fabrics has swim suit material, too. There is some sparkly stuff that might work.

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Spot on: http://shop.trashy.com/index.php?s=bycollection&collection_id=290 again not safe for work
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southern5footer
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007 11:11:09 PM »

Water nymph. You could probably get some ideas from the costumes at trashy.com (<warning, adult content) As most of the costumes show skin, which would be good for july.
Such as the pixies: http://shop.trashy.com/index.php?s=bycatalog&id=521
A water bug might be cute.
Hancock fabrics has swim suit material, too. There is some sparkly stuff that might work.

Edit:
Spot on: http://shop.trashy.com/index.php?s=bycollection&collection_id=290 again not safe for work

Such good Ideas. I now have motivation!!! YAY! Must start sketching ...
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