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« on: October 26, 2008 07:47:05 PM »

Haha bad pun, sorry, I couldn't help myself.

The campus bar recently hosted an Anything but Clothes event where best costume won $500. I decided to make a dress out a novel, figuring it would be pretty $500 worthy if executed properly. I lost to mostly-naked boys...I guess drunks appreciate nudity more than hard work! Anyways...

The book I sacrificed, along with a boob-in-progress. I bought it at a used book store and it had that nice yellow colour.


The skirt was made of several pieces like this stapled together.


The front!


The back!


My roommate's coffee filter dress, inspired by htking's http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=269921.0


And, cause we're cute:


The top survived the night fairly well, considering it was a long one. Unfortunately, the skirt got ripped to shreds.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008 08:11:46 PM »

what a clever idea, and the result is lovely
it's super cool!

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008 11:00:15 PM »

Very nice! I actually went to one of those parties last night. I had actually gone dressed up as Dr. Girlfriend because I thought we were leaving to an actual Halloween party...I made my friend some beer armor and quickly grew jealous. A tutu consisting of a beer box and shredded playboy pages was quickly created, with a pinafore top made with the centerfold, with the boobies centered over my boobies, of course.

Yours and your friends dresses easily surpassed anything at our party... The girls that showed up apparently took this as "anything but clothes, but not much of anything" and we got to look at beer bellies all night.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008 06:53:16 PM »

man im gonna have to throw one of these parties just so i can wear paper too.

and your dress is by far my favorite paper dress ever.
i woulda given you the 500 bucks FERSHER
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008 11:06:40 AM »

too cute! 
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008 01:10:36 PM »

Awesome idea. You should read Imajica. Your thrift store book find happens to be a freaking rad read too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008 06:36:37 PM »

Thank you guys!

Awesome idea. You should read Imajica. Your thrift store book find happens to be a freaking rad read too.
hahaha...I started reading it on bus on the way home from the store, and almost thought twice about ripping it up because it was getting interesting. I do have the last 4/5 intact..

Yours and your friends dresses easily surpassed anything at our party... The girls that showed up apparently took this as "anything but clothes, but not much of anything" and we got to look at beer bellies all night.  Undecided
Oh definitely. I know how you feel.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008 10:53:32 PM »

those are both awesome ! it sounds like such a fun party ! and you guys look way to cute in that last pic .. I love it Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008 10:07:31 AM »

Ha, at least people could "read" your "body language" pretty easily. Yes, I know, that was very lame.

I love your costume. I'm an English major and I love to read so I think your costume is awesome as hell!!
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