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« on: August 12, 2008 11:12:40 AM »

So this year for halloween I tihnk I'm going to dress up as Alex From a clockwork orange. I was just wondering if anyone had any good ideas for a girl version? I want it to look hot, but not too trashy.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008 09:39:59 PM »

Oh!  I did this last year, it was really really really cute!  Unfortunately I don't have any good pictures of it Sad   I spent so much time working on other people's costumes last year, that I didn't really have time to do my own.  Luckily, Alex was a pretty easy costume.   I bought a pair of perfect fake eyelashes that had both tops and bottoms, but the bottoms were kind of spiky.  For obvious reasons I just used one of the bottoms Cheesy  I did make the mistake of wearing too much eye makeup which ultimately took away the look of the one eyelash strip though.  Spirit Halloween had a bowler hat that was inexpensive and perfect.  I found some white costume vinyl at Jo-Anne's and made just a basic circle skirt out of it.  I actually really really love that skirt and have been looking for another reason to wear it since then.  I gave the skirt a nice waistband since I'd be wearing my shirt tucked in.  I wore that with back seam fishnets and knee high combat boots.  I searched and searched but could not come up with white suspenders anywhere, so I settled for black ones that I got for like $6 at Wal-Mart in the men's section.  Also at Wal-Mart, I got a fitted white button up shirt.  Then came my absolute favorite part of the costume... the eyeballs on the sleeves!  I kept putting it off and putting it off and I ended up doing them about 10 minutes before the party I was attending, but they still worked out great.  I took two squishy eyeballs and cut them in half with scissors.  Instead of gluing the eyeballs on, I ended up taking a needle and some black thread and sort of stitching x's around them.  I intended to paint the design around the eyeballs, but since I was doing it right before I left, I settled for dipping a q-tip in fake blood and sort of painting around them with that.  The end result was quite gruesome and I was really proud of it.  I actually wore that shirt again not in costume just because I loved the eyeballs.  Actually, I could dig it out and take a picture.  Perhaps I'll do that sometime soon. 

Oh, and I didn't have a cane because I was desperate to obtain a REAL sword cane.  Unfortunately I waited too long and all of the places around here that sell them didn't have one when I went looking Sad  I did get a fake sword cane at Halloween USA and I intended to paint it so that it would be more costume appropriate, but I never had the time. 

Sorry for the rambles, I'm never good at getting my thoughts in order before I type them out Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008 09:39:20 PM »

A friend, my husband and I did this costume for a Villain themed party in April.  I'm on the far right.

And here's one of me alone  ...I couldn't find bowler hats for a decent price but did find blue ones that had a fake flowers and a rainbow bands on them for much cheaper.  I removed the band and flower and painted the hats black with acrylic paint, took about 2 coats.  I used ribbon to replace the band around the hats.  I had an old Fredrick's of Hollywood corset that I removed the cups from and attached suspenders I won on ebay.  The button up I already had and I made the skirt from some material in my stash.  I used a croquet mallet as a weapon cause I already had one from my Alice in Murderland costume.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008 03:03:43 AM »

Oh how awesome! Haha great job on them! Looks great
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008 10:20:38 AM »

That looks freaken amazing Shocked!!!! You did such a good job!
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008 12:42:28 PM »

Oh how awesome! Haha great job on them! Looks great

thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008 12:42:46 PM »

That looks freaken amazing Shocked!!!! You did such a good job!

thankx!
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008 12:19:48 PM »

I've got two ACO costumes.
This one was for a Midnight show my friend and I decided to dress up for about 2 or 3 years ago

not exactly feminine  Roll Eyes

this was for Halloween 2 years ago, my original idea involved a white miniskirt and white fishnets, but I didn't want to be too slutty so i went with the capris and tall boots.


I didn't bother with codpieces, mostly because they're expensive and it's hard to find the style they wear in the movie, but whatever you do, don't forget the eyeballs on the cuffs! (If you are trying to look like Alex specifically)
out of all the ACO costumes I've seen that's the detail that gets left out the most, and it's so cool looking!
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008 10:42:53 PM »

I've got two ACO costumes.
This one was for a Midnight show my friend and I decided to dress up for about 2 or 3 years ago
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not exactly feminine  Roll Eyes

Nice touch with the moloko droogs.

I've done an Alex costume is high school but most people had no clue what i actually was.
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2008 04:27:39 PM »

I did this last year.




I made the skirt from a dress I bought for 1!
I also cut the collar off a small men's shirt.  The cane (which does have a 'knife' inside) started life as a plastic scythe (sp?).  I ended up drawing the lashes on one eye with eyeliner because I couldn't get the hang of my falsies and wrecked them with the glue Sad
You can't see there, but I had on white stockings and suspender belt. Tongue
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