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Topic: Roller Derby Girl Costume...gone SERIOUSLY serious BAD (img big un...and gross)  (Read 33418 times)
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« on: November 18, 2007 10:14:18 PM »

[weak stomachs need not scroll down too far]

I crafted the hell out of my costume, then the doctor got to craft the hell out of my ankle.

I stenciled the front and back. Roller Mama.  Miss Arthura T. 13. (here is the back: )) Reconned the whole thing. Skirt from a satin bed ruffle.  nice white leather skates FREE, frikkin, FREE from craigslist.  I had practiced.

We set out with the four sprouts.  Went up and around the block.  I was doing fashionably well.  Four houses from home.  Sprouts whining to get there.  One last house. I skated up onto the slightly sloped driveway. hit a pebble, perhaps. lost balance. foot turned to the outside, leg, well, not so much.  lets just say it was dangling.

BUT...but, all my fellow crafters, I would have made you proud.  calmly, i tell the spouse, i broke my ankle. no, its prolly just twisted. no, really, i heard it snap, i return.  please get me some water and something to splint it with.  he panicked. i remained cool. cucumberish, even.  somehow.
He returns with the car, and a glass of water, and no splint.  did i mention the foot dangled.  so what's a craftster to do?
i removed my elbow pads and fastened them around my ankle and shored it up from ther bottom with one of the knee pads.  on my own thank you very much.

i didnt start crying until we got there and they took some fat old lady back there who was complaining about being hungry who had a little bitty old twisted ankle. HA! 

so.  3 days in the hospital. surgery. plates. pins. screws. staples. lots of staples    nice, huh?
hey at least i have an interesting story!
and a pretty pink cast!

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007 10:19:51 PM »

Oh good god. Poor girl! I hope you're feelin' better.

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007 10:25:53 PM »

oh my goodness.. seriously my mouth was open when I saw your ankle..poor thing!! hope you are recovering well  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007 10:29:10 PM »

im so sorry to hear that! i recently had an acident too, but i just took off about a layer of skin from 2 inches above my knee to halfway down my leg. i was in bali and it was 40 degrees celcius!
i hope your better soon!
at least you looked cool!

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007 10:37:15 PM »

IM SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT!!! i hope your feeling better.
that was a gnarly break.
You looked good though!!
and the fact that you remained calm through it is amazing to me.
when i split my head open and had to get stitches i freaked out so bad i didnt even know what to do. I didnt even decide to call my mom and tell her til thirty minutes later when it wouldnt stop bleeding!!

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007 10:45:19 PM »

Tough as nails, you are!  My goodness, you could be a real derby girl with your attitude and fortitude.  The menfolk are strange creatures, aren't they?  They'll fend off a saber-toothed tiger, but ask 'em for a splint and you're left to craft your own out of the materials at hand!  Silly boys! 
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2007 10:45:58 PM »

Ouch!!!   Shocked  Talk about suffering for your art!  I hope you feel better and heal quickly.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2007 10:47:31 PM »

omg... o.o that sucks, very much. Amazing how the body can be so strong, but a little fall and break it! You're amazing for not screaming... I cry from paper cuts lol

lol I know popped my knee cap out of socket and torn some tendons by just sitting down on a low bed... ended me in a whole leg cast for 3 weeks. lame!

But atleast you have a very pretty pink cast you can decorate! Yay!

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2007 11:33:48 PM »

Wow, you're hardcore.  The real shame is that you had such a bad experience, or I would say you should be in roller derby for real.  You're obviously one hell of a tough woman!
The costume is great, anyway.  I especially enjoy the hair rollers and the "roller mama" t-shirt.  Is that a stencil?
I guess this is the med-geek in me, but I can't deny also being fairly impressed with the way your doctor ran a bolt up through your medial malleolus to make a supporting crosspiece and shore up the fibula Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007 12:18:45 AM »

JESUS CHRIST!!! The distances we go for craftiness?!?!?! More power to you and I hope you feel better! Smiley
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