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« on: October 15, 2008 12:06:54 AM »

Hiii everyone:)
im in such a pickle
and since ur all so crafty i could really use some advice

well i really have been planning on going as a rockabilly bride of Frankenstein for a while now. something along these lines...


but not too exact

and i have mostly everything planned out, simple black v neck, fishnets, open toe shoes and capris

but i wanna make a really cool kickass rockabilly vest
i already have a teeny denim vest i made by cutting the sleeves off of one of the jean jackets that come mid rise but for the life of me i dont noe what to put on the back

should it be bride of Frankenstein related so ppl "get" the costume? or will the stitches on my body be enuff?
bcuz if i dont need it ill just sew a bunch of old band patches n stuff on it but i really want ppl to understand the costume

« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008 08:47:27 AM »

Since rockabilly is all biker and leather (and btw if you can get a leather vest/jacket at the thrift store it would be supper cool) how about a big applique on the back of the jacket, (you can make it out of felt). I really like the heart w/ wings and a knife that your picture is sporting upfront, and on the sash it could say "mrs. frankenstein"
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008 01:09:30 PM »

that sounds like a really good idea:) thanks! if i dont have it on the vest ill definitely have it on me, im going to have a tattoo drawn on my chest or cleavage that looks like its been stitched on haha its gunna be a heart saying "Frankie/Franky"
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008 02:45:05 PM »

You both sound like you're talking more about punk than rockabilly...  For punk, definitely go with the denim and leather, studs, and band tees and patches.  (The Frankie tattoo is awesome, and would work with both!)  For rockabilly, you'd want skintight capris or hot pants with a tight shirt (channel Bettie Page and Elvis), or else a vintage, 50's inspired swing dress.  Rockabilly is more vintage country kitsch and pin-up, while punk is more hardcore black and denim.  Either way, it'll be an awesome costume.  I'd definitely rock a large wedding ring, Frankie inspired (maybe a polyclay heart?  Like, anatomical heart...to show how he gave you his, well, y'know), the tattoo, once again, is fantastic.  Also, if you have dark hair, and do the two white streaks, even if it's not the classic beehive updo, and do your makeup well, I think people will know exactly who you are.  Sounds awesome!

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