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« on: November 06, 2008 07:56:57 PM »

I got inspired by Elizabeth128 last year and took her Black Dahlia costume and ran with it! Sorry for the picture quality...They were all taken with the timer function while my camera perched on the TV.

Here is me hamming it up in my costume pre-dead makeup:
Front and Back Views:

Blowing Kisses and Having fun!:

And post mortem:

(my favorite part is how the stitches look like they're fighting against gravity to keep my face together Wink )
For the slash marks, I used a line of red lip liner extending straight out from the corners of my mouth when it was open. I lined the red with white eye liner on top and bottom. I took black eye liner and drew straight down the center. Then I took black liquid eyeliner and deepened the cuts/ drew the stitched. Finally, I took black eyeshadow and created the illusion that the stitches were pulling at my mouth. I used black shadow in varying thicknesses to do my "deadface."

I drafted the pattern for my dress on my own, but based it on this discontinues Simplicity Pattern:

I'm pretty pleased with how it came out-- it was my first pattern draft.

My "dahlia" is actually 5 silk chrysanthemums hot glued together, because I couldn't find a dahlia ANYWHERE!
you can kind of see it better here:

I'm really pleased with how it turned out! Only about 5 people knew who I was, but that's enough Wink

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008 08:12:41 PM »

wow, the second I saw the thumbnail I KNEW you were the Black Dahlia! Great job! Love your dress and hair and you did a fab job on the gruesome makeup!

I have paint all over my fingers and fabric all over the floor. Yeah it was a good day!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008 08:19:56 PM »

Fantastic! It wasn't until I read how you created your slashes that I realized that your makeup wasn't three dimensional. What a wonderful illusion! And, of course, excellent job on the kicking dress!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008 08:29:51 PM »


i'm especially in love with your hair in the last picture.

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008 08:46:25 PM »

your make up is AMAZING! I thought you used the 3d glue kind of stuff that they use on stage and in movies! All I can say is wow! And wonderful wonderful costume!

i'm especially in love with your hair in the last picture.
And I completely agree!!

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008 09:08:27 PM »

Thanks, everyone! I've never had a gross/scary/icky costume before, so I just sort of made the scars up as I went along. Thanks for the nice comments about them looking 3-D!

The last picture was taken a different night, after my hair had been in the curlers longer, so I look a little more put together. Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008 09:55:21 PM »

very classy. love the lips paired iwth the hair and dress.

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008 07:42:53 AM »

I just want to mention that I love your hair!

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