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alerixon1
« on: September 05, 2007 01:08:12 PM »

I want to be a witch burning at the stake this year, but I need a bit of help getting there. For the fire I was thinking some small lights, battery small fans and light fabric / tissue paper around the base of my fake wood pile. Any suggestions for this?
Also I would lovelovelove to have some smoke. I was thinking maybe a tube around the bottom of the woodpile, similar to a very low hoop skirt, with holes poked and some dry ice. Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007 05:22:00 PM »

i think its a wonderful idea...  as for ideas.... i dont know...

i would just dress up like a witch with a big wooden post tied to me (making it hard to walk/sit down) with a singged bottom of my skirt..

but, you sound like you want to go more hightech.. which is wicked...

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007 10:53:37 PM »

    'Tis a brilliant idea!  So if I were trying to accomplish this, I'd use a full skirt, maybe one of the medieval designs, and sew perforated plastic tubing to the hem, through which (witch, heh-heh) I'd run fog juice.  Then I'd attach "kindling" to the hem to hide the tubing.  You could run your red LED lights around the tubing too for that toasty witch glow.

    Please post pics when you've done this, I'm dying to see how it turns out!

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 03:23:49 PM »

What?  How is that bad taste?  Whatever...

I love this idea! 
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007 03:35:38 PM »

I hate to say it...but that idea is very offensive to people who consider themselves Wiccan or Pagan... Nice to see some creativity...but this is akin to dressing up like a holocaust victim...

I understand if you disagree, and I'm not trying to be rude, but if someone came to my door or to my school wearing this, I would be very upset.... maybe think of something else...
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2007 03:50:45 PM »

some people need a better sense of humor. people dress up as witches anyway as ugly green women with warts, whats different about burning them? and its in history (salem witch trials), so why not? people dress up as presidents all the time.

i say go for it. AND take pictures! lots of em.

oh, and i agree with everyones ideas.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007 06:51:24 AM »

Guys, please stay on topic Smiley

I can understand that there are varying opinions on this issue, but this topic isn't the place to discuss them. If you would like to tell alerixon1 something privately about why you don't agree or do agree, please keep it to PMs.
Otherwise, if you have ideas for her -- post away. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2007 03:30:41 PM »

First thought, I was kind of sqeemish (I'm Pagan) then thought about it....

I think it is a very unique and thought provoking idea!  I think fire/tissue/fan/lighting  might make it a cheesy looking costume (not the way I would go)-- But the dry ice idea is brilliant!  Just a smoldering hem... or a smoldering post... it could get some really serious discussion started.  Depends on where you would wear it, though.  I think if you went for a too cheesy look, it could be really offensive (not for school, places of business).

It might be easier to have a lined pocket (or several) for the dry ice-- like on the OUTSIDE of whatever you are wearing.  But, I don't know how safe dry ice or fog juice would be if it got on you, fell on the dance floor, or gets on your dog.
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2007 04:45:58 PM »

I think the tubing idea is brilliant - I have used 3/8" polyethylene tubing for hoops before.  With a connector and a containment system for the dry ice...  Yeah, that could be pretty great.  If the container were on the front, not the back, you wouldn't have to worry about ice burns when you sat, because the hoop would push forward.

This makes me wish I were going as Joan of Arc for H'ween.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2007 07:48:34 PM »

I saw this fire skirt on instructables that would work.

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