So my best friend recently was the stage manager for our schools production of Frankenstein the Musical. We were the first ever highschool to perform it, so it was kind of a huge deal. For publicity, they printed 5,000 (apperently it was cheapest for this many...) postcards with the date and time of all the shows, ticket prices etc. However, because most people are jerks, the cards ended up EVERYWHERE. Halls, parking lots, cafeteria, classrooms, football stadium. I had a running tally of how many were littering our student parking lot...
Exhibit A: The Cards
Anyway, two weeks after the show closed I found a random pile of 25 cards under a random desk behind me in Biology. Sneakily I grabbed the stack and shoved them in my backpack. I had been thinking of a congradulations present for her, since I made her one when she student-directed a play last year (a scrapbook). Then I waited for inspiration to hit...
WHAM! It hit me. And so was born the FrankenBag:
Exhibit B: The Bag
Constructed with duct tape, packing tape, and the postcards, this one of the kind bag will be the envy of everyone in the theatre department. It had a reienforced bottom that is strong enough for textbooks (trust me, I checked) and is made of exactly 25 cards (approx 3''x5''). In total it took 1 roll of black duct tape and about a roll of clear packing tape plus 2.5 hours of work. The handles are cards cut in half and the sides are creased to make it smaller. Between the cards and tape is a layer of thick but flexible posterboard and the bottom is tape and two layers of rigid matboard. Total cost: less than $5
11:27 The Creature's Limbs are being assembled.
12:02 It grows late, my laboratory is littered with pieces of my creation
12:30 The creature makes a frial attempt to stand; needs support
12:38 The creature makes its second attempt to stand on its own.
12:46 The Belly of the Beast
The Creature's joints (AKA side creases)
The creatures arms (handles)
Comments and critiques welcome. This is my first duct tape-ish bag, so I played it by ear...
Oh and please ignore the dirty room that is in the background of EVERY picture. I'm a slob when it comes to crafting...