A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,825
Currently Running With Scissors:
553 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: ziggy stardust costume *NOW COMPLETE*  (Read 42092 times)
Tags for this thread: halloween_costume , costume , costume_idea  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: October 03, 2008 11:31:29 AM »

DONE! added shoulder pads. i used stiffened craft felt as an interfacing and just covered it with the same silver as the rest. i did the long arm warmer sleeves so it can also be sleeve-less if the lame gets me to hot....i still need to fix the extra fabric around the collar a bit so it lays better. sorry on the sh*tty makeup- this was just a fast trial run but here ya go!:

so far i made a wig, from 2 long auburn halloween wigs. i thought i'd jsut be able to cut one of the long wigs short (into the trademark bowie mullet) but once i did i discovered that halloween wigs are cheap and have huge gaps between the rows of "hair." so i cut the rows of hair off the mesh cap of another cheapy wig and sewed them in between the rows on the other. looks decent now!

now, about the body suit....i was hoping to make a silver lame bodysuit with a really deep v-neck, like down to my bellybutton (im super flat-chested so this can work with a bit o' tape Wink the only silver i could find that wasnt see-through was a 2-way stretch. its hard to wear because it is SKIN tight. and hottt. but thats ok, im in minneapolis, halloween is COLD. problem- im heasitant to put sleeves on it because it might jsut make it MORE ill fitting an hard to wear...

so craftsters, heres my question....is it ok without sleeves? should i add some sort of shoulder pads? a collar? how can i improve this?

(i WILL be painting the lightening bolt, and i have 4 inch, black, platform boots.)

<----eeee! i just covered my black platform boots in this red glitter foil that has an adhesive back (from joann's, scrapbook section, 99cents a sheet)
cept i couldnt do the buckles, too much hassel. ah well. and the best part is it peels off so i dont have to ruin my boots!

« Last Edit: October 21, 2008 10:23:39 AM by alli.illektro » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008 11:37:02 AM »

That looks amazing! My vote is to screw the sleeves and stick with the version you already have - you'll need mobility in your arms in order to keep the fanboys at a safe distance.
Monisaurus the Crafty Dinosaur
Offline Offline

Posts: 1150
Joined: 18-Jun-2005

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008 11:39:32 AM »

I think it looks awesome as is but if you REALLY want to then add a collar.. though it might become more space man like than rockstarish?

Make Love - Not Horcruxes
cinnamon teal
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008 11:49:32 AM »

If you go for sleeves, little cap sleeves that stick out would totally fit the ziggy stardust/david bowie look.  A collar could be good, too. 

« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008 11:53:00 AM »

that rocks!  i'd say stick with no sleeves, but maybe add the shoulder pads to make it more spacey ... r the cap sleeves as soeone else had suggested!  great work!

Life, liberty and the pursuit of craftiness.
Offline Offline

Posts: 3254
Joined: 16-Sep-2007

Gotta go - kids chewed thru their straps...

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008 11:53:50 AM »

 Grin In awe of your awesomeness!!! A collar might be what you need - but honestly, it looks great as is  Kiss

Come check out my etsy shop - vintage, eco-friendly and all kinds of crafty goodness Smiley

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."
1 Cor. 13:4
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008 12:01:54 PM »

I have wanted to be ziggy stardust so bad but I never have the right costume idea. Your costume looks great. a collar would look nice

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5068
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008 12:02:32 PM »

It's awesome!  I made a Ziggy Costume last year for The ManFlesh and I think if you added a collar and/or some kind of quilted cap to the sleeve holes you'd have it nailed!  Excellent work on the wig.  He had to buy one online; it wasn't super expensive, but it came from Asia and cost like $20 to ship!

My blog, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/themistresst
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BubbleOffPlumb & http://www.etsy.com/shop/GreatBigBeautifulDog

2013 Projects Completed: 61
'14: 42 (at least)
'15: 54
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008 12:08:15 PM »

oh my god i am in love with this. i want to be david bowie every day of my life, but sadly he is a skinny man and i am a curvy girl. i am jealous that you can be ziggy stardust. so awesome.
Jailbait Rock n' Roll
Offline Offline

Posts: 1058
Joined: 20-Jul-2007

Crafting is in my blood! Just not in my geneology.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008 12:14:38 PM »

this is so great
kick booty

(To The Tune of "The Llama Song")Here's a needle, there's a needle, and some yarn between the needles, cast on, knit, purl, always knitting, knitty, knitty, purl.

Proud new owner of a Baby Lock 400!  Any advice for the newbie? PM
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Write a Short Story
How to Write Rhyme
How to Improve Your Handwriting
Ross Floate on Using Twitter to Exercise Creative Writing Skills
Round About the Earth Book Trailer
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Cupcake Party
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Needle Minder
The Legacy of Bob Ross

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.