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Topic: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist  (Read 2887 times)
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Yulu
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« on: November 05, 2008 12:50:17 AM »

I made the jumper from a long green stretchy cotton dress (freehand, mind you - they don't make patterns for long-legged jumpers) and a crab t-shirt my friend had made.
I cut and sewed the t-shirt into a half-shirt w/off-the-shoulder sleeves.
I dyed, glittered, and banded the hat - then put a circle of cardboard in it to make it stay flat.
I cut the wig and dyed the tips of the hair.




I also used makeup to make me look more Sri Lankan than Caucasian, but makeup is a completely different talent of mine.  (Ignore the super-white-by-comparison upper arms...  I wore a jacket all nite.)



The pink jacket in the last photo, I purchased based on M.I.A.'s signature "who cares if it matches" attitude and the shiny jacket she wears in the video for "Paper Planes"...   This costume was so much fun!  Smiley

There are two pics below are the real M.I.A. for reference...




Enjoy! Smiley
And if you've never listened to her music - please do... it's amazing.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 04:54:47 AM »

Great idea!! However, I totally envy your Mtv t-shirt.  I remember when cable first came out and Mtv was so popular among my friends and I...
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 08:03:55 AM »

wow you win for most unexpected/awesome costume reference this year (in my books anyway!) I love her, you did great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 08:10:49 AM »

she is soo cool. great costume!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008 08:51:54 AM »

That's so cool! I love M.I.A!
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008 09:42:33 AM »

fabulous!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008 04:38:58 PM »

This is one of my favorites.
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008 05:29:27 PM »

eee that's so awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008 09:35:19 PM »

kickass, i love her
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008 05:03:19 AM »

You definitely pulled off the look.  I love M.I.A. and think this is a really cooooool costume!
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