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krissykat
« on: September 05, 2007 02:25:07 AM »

I'm trying to brainstorm ways to include an oversized, bloodied butcher knife (plastic) into my costume without having to carry it. My first thought was to make a garter "holster" for it, but the knife is going to be too big, and my skirt too long for that to work.

I think I wanted an excuse to wear my devil horns with a beehive so the costume I planned around that 'do is sort of an "evil housewife" or "housewife from hell". I'm going to be wearing a full dress or skirt with a crinoline and a bloodstained half apron. I'd like the blade to remain exposed so a regular pocket isn't ideal. I'm also trying to add a small bottle of "poison" in a pocket on the apron. 

I'm probably just thinking about it too hard, but I'm stumped for now. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007 02:27:42 AM »

When I was Peter Pan I made a holster for a rubber knife.  I basically tied a leather strap to the knife, and stuck the other end of the strap to a belt that I could wear.

You could do the same thing with the poison bottle, just tie it to your belt.  Or even make it a necklace if it's smalll enough!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007 02:03:42 AM »

Sounds cool. Thanks for the suggestions!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007 08:34:09 AM »

here's my bloody butcher - he carried that same bloody cleaver tucked into the apron ties - you can see the end on the far left, he wasn't done slaughtering when the picture was taken
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007 08:42:52 AM »

If you're not averse to cutting into the apron, you could also cut two parallel holes the right size to slip the knife through (two holes so the majority of the knife is still visible).  Some adjustment of the holes may be necessary to keep the knife from sliding through though, maybe hooks and eyes to make the hole too small for the handle to slip through?
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2007 02:01:07 AM »

Thanks guys.  Smiley

here's my bloody butcher - he carried that same bloody cleaver tucked into the apron ties - you can see the end on the far left, he wasn't done slaughtering when the picture was taken
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/pixing/kill.jpg

Too cute. He looks so into it! That would probably be the easiest thing to do, huh?

If you're not averse to cutting into the apron, you could also cut two parallel holes the right size to slip the knife through (two holes so the majority of the knife is still visible).  Some adjustment of the holes may be necessary to keep the knife from sliding through though, maybe hooks and eyes to make the hole too small for the handle to slip through?
Yeah, the apron's just going to be cheap broadcloth so that sounds like it's worth a try. Maybe reinforce them like huge buttonholes. The blade is tapered so if I made them just the right size it might stay there pretty well. Some sticky velcro would probably help too.  Or I could even sew on some strips of ribbon or fabric to do the same thing (some nice bows would be pretty funny).
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2007 11:07:50 PM »

how about i knife throwers assistant? with an apple on your head...or a target on you......but the knife thrower obviously missed...
and you got stabbed...

kinda like this:
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2007 04:45:44 PM »

last year i was Alice from that twisted alice in wonderland game. so i had to have an oversized knife, but didn't want to have to carry around a stupid piece of plastic all night, so i made a giant knife shaped clutch/purse, with wrist strap...i don't have pictures of it, but i made it out of black and silvery vinyl. it worked pretty well and killed two birds with one stone.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007 05:45:15 PM »

how about i knife throwers assistant? with an apple on your head...or a target on you......but the knife thrower obviously missed...
and you got stabbed...

kinda like this http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/rickshawpresents/00937_TINA_THE_TARGET.jpg
That's so cute! I love it.

last year i was Alice from that twisted alice in wonderland game. so i had to have an oversized knife, but didn't want to have to carry around a stupid piece of plastic all night, so i made a giant knife shaped clutch/purse, with wrist strap...i don't have pictures of it, but i made it out of black and silvery vinyl. it worked pretty well and killed two birds with one stone.
I love that idea. I've been trying to figure out a purse too. I've got some red glitter vinyl that I could sew on for blood stains. I'll have to check the fabric store for some silver.

In the meantime, I bought a knife with a different shaped handle that'll make putting it on the apron much easier.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/krissy-kat/knife.jpg
Mine has a bad ass skull on the top of the handle. A tab like the one I drew on in paint should keep it on since it has that "ridge" on the bottom of the handle. The fake blood inside the blade is lame, so I think I'll try painting the blade silver and painting on some blood stains.
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