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santacruzsugar
« on: November 01, 2008 11:28:29 AM »

This year, I'm finally with a guy who was willing to dress up as a pair (one of the many reasons he's a keeper for sure  Tongue ) but I didn't want to push my luck by asking him to be something non-manly like Prince Charming or anything that involved tights. We were invited to a costume party and I wanted a couple costume that not everyone else would have. We were also on a budget, so we were wanting something cheap. I looked online and didn't see any for Homer and Marge, and he was totally into it (he likes beer and donuts), so here is what we came up with!




His was really easy...just stuff some pillow batting under a collared shirt.


Mine took more effort. The dress is Simplicity 3797, slightly altered to fit my lack of boobs and make strapless. Its made from about 2 yards of bright green fabric I found at Joanne's for like, $2.00 a yard, plus it was on sale. The red flats are from Walmart for $9.00 and the beads I found on sale at Michael's for 2/$5.00. And the wig was the big part of the project.



Having no previous wig making experience, I was slighly stumped on how to create this, but I knew three things: it had to fit on my head, it had to be big, and it had to be blue.

It started off as this:

a chineese lampshade thing I found at the Goodwill for $2.00.
I had the boyfriend cut the top and bottom off and then I sewed the framework onto a beanie.

I then proceeded to sew rows of pillow batting around it.

Almost finished!

Ready for paint!

After a large amount of blue #24 (just like Marge used!) spray paint, I think it looks pretty damn good!



It even held up for dancing!


Thanks for looking!!!!

and in case you aren't familiar with these characters:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/Marge_Simpson.png
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/Homer_Simpson_2006.png



For more pictures with our costumes "in action", and because I don't want to take up all the picture hosting here, check out  my blog
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008 11:32:26 AM »

love, love, love them!!!  Did you make Spider-pig too???   That would have been a great idea for a purse!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008 11:39:42 AM »

That is fantastic!!!  I love it Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008 11:43:50 AM »

Doh, you make the perfect pair
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008 12:33:48 PM »

i think your hair is the best marge hair i have seen! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008 12:40:31 PM »

Whoah, that is the best hair ever.  You did such a great job!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008 02:12:11 PM »

 Grin Fantastic!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008 02:25:05 PM »

Okay, that wig is an engineering marvel! Well done!
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008 04:34:11 PM »

Dude!! This is so cool! It looked great on your blog but it's even better with the tutorial! You're so creative and just way too awesome! This beyond rocks and I am so voting for you! Grin

P.S. You're so lucky to have a bf that will do a couple's costume with you! Every year I beg Josh but he refuses.  Cry
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2008 04:46:56 PM »

Sweet wig!
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2008 06:07:10 PM »

wow, i love this : D
i was marge a year ago.



haha, i dyed my hair especially for it.
i made my own lime green dress too (:
and i painted some flats red haha.

but wow, i love your wig idea haha.
was is heavy?
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2008 06:41:10 PM »

wow, i love this : D
i was marge a year ago.

haha, i dyed my hair especially for it.
i made my own lime green dress too (:
and i painted some flats red haha.

but wow, i love your wig idea haha.
was is heavy?

Lovely Hairdo! And nice color too!
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2008 07:15:17 PM »

hahahaha, my mom was marge one year, but for her hair she just cut the sleeve off of a blue robe we had, yours is way more creative!
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2008 10:00:22 PM »

Super clever, I like the idea of using a thrift store lampshade.
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2008 10:21:13 PM »

Santacruzsugar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are just as cute as can be dear, and I love love love the wig!!!   Great job!!!!!

*hugs*

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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2008 09:19:31 AM »

Thanks guys!

My wig wasn't heavy at all, but i did get lots of people asking me that.

The only real problem I had with it was I didn't know my height clearance, and kept taking down decorations or tree limbs. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2008 05:59:22 AM »

Wow, I love your wig. 

It looks great. 
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2008 01:39:52 PM »

That is so creative with the hair!
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