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« on: November 03, 2008 07:39:07 PM »

We decided to be Juno and Paulie Bleeker for Hallowe'en, because JUNO was such a great movie. It ended up being a ton of work!

My partner got a wig, then cut and styled it to look like Juno's hair. We then masked a white tee with painter's tape and spray-painted the orange stripes on, because we couldn't find the right shirt anywhere.

Here's US in the movie poster (special thanks to my father in law, Bill!)



And for comparison, Here's a reference shot, the original movie poster:



For my Bleeker sweatshirt, I used an iron-on transfer to create the logo. Shorts were purchased after a great deal of searching. The headband and wristbands were a helluva lotta work! We made them from felt, but they didn't look good cuz they weren't fuzzy, so we put leftover felt through the coffee grinder until it made fuzz, then meticulously glued it all over the bands. Totally worked out!

Here's another original reference shot (this is the scene we based our actual outfits off of (except Juno went with the striped shirt cuz it was more recognizable):



And here we are!



New info I forgot to mention: we also sewed Juno's belly especially, using an old tee and stuffing, to get the shape perfect. My "Juno" wore her costume all Hallowe'en day, doing errands, and people kept thinking she is actually pregnant! She got some dirty looks cuz she's a smoker, too!  Undecided

And for fun, a shot of "Juno" and "Bleeker" (us again) playing our guitars.



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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008 07:46:38 PM »

That is pretty cool!  I haven't seen the movie, but from the pictures you guys look a lot like them.  Awsome.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 07:56:24 PM »

That's so awesome. I loved Juno.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 08:16:42 PM »

I love this!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008 06:08:44 AM »

Sooooooooooooooooo cool.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008 08:26:54 AM »

Fanfriggintastic!!  Grin I loved that movie and when I saw the thumbnail on the homepage I, for a minute I thought it was from the movie!  Wow, you guys are awesome!
Great pic with the guitars, again, right out of the movie!!

Well done!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008 08:28:03 AM »

Haha!  That's fantastic!
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008 08:43:36 AM »

Bleeker is the Boss!  He is the cheese to my macaroni.  I love those costumes!
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008 10:14:42 AM »

That's great!!!
two of my friends did the same thing this year and it was such a hit!

GREAT JOB Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008 12:49:51 PM »

I loved that movie!  It goes in my top 5!  And your costumes go in my top 5 too!  Love it!
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