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« on: December 02, 2008 09:51:52 PM »



I made the apron and cap out of bleached muslin and much help and guidance from GraceOblivious and her post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280005.0 .  I made the buckles and their straps out of foam core, aluminum foil and vinyl and the pom poms from a cheapo plastic table cloth from the dollar store and some cloth tape.  All of this stuff was laying around the house so this was a no-cost project.  Didn't realize how the dog's leash and the camera might further de-authenticate my look.  Oops.

Closer view of the cap. 

This is one of the few times I didn't read all the directions carefully before beginning and I messed up the cap because of it.  Luckily, it's just a goofy costume and no one noticed. I know it looks like my team lost, but the event hadn't even started so I don't know what that sad face is about.



"Ok Mistress T, but why?" Well, The ManFlesh's pals have an event 'most every Thanksgiving called the Turkey Trot which is a series of "athletic" events completed by teams of 2 all the while they're wearing latex gloves of beer under their chins like turkey wattles.  Yes, they're a "bunch of yahoos who like to drink" and yes, it's fun and funny as heck.  That said I'm not athletic, nor am I "athletic" so I decided to be a pilgrim cheerleader.  Any excuse for a costume.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008 10:13:56 PM »

 Cheesy

I can't decide if the best part of your post is the description of the "Turkey Trot" wattles, or this line:

.... so I decided to be a pilgrim cheerleader.  Any excuse for a costume.

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008 11:40:10 PM »

 Grin Just plain awesome.  Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008 12:06:07 AM »

hehehehehehehehehehehehe! can't stop laughing.......
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008 02:26:55 AM »

I would actually love Thanksgiving if I had friends/family members who were that enthusiastic about having fun. I was laughing like crazy when I saw the first picture because the idea of a cheerleading pilgrim is just ridiculous, but after knowing the reasoning behind it, it's even funnier!
You better have something good to show us for Christmas too  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008 03:47:07 AM »

Looks marvelous and oh so much fun!  Love how you took the pilgrim girl costume idea and made it so uniquely your own.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008 03:56:37 AM »

Where do I sign up for next year!  How much more fun that would be than hangin' with Auntie Mabel over dried out turkey!

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008 07:43:28 AM »

Cheesy

I can't decide if the best part of your post is the description of the "Turkey Trot" wattles, or this line:

.... so I decided to be a pilgrim cheerleader.  Any excuse for a costume.

QB

The best part is dinner after!  Well, and maybe the Bloody Mary's before...
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Pilgrim Cheerleader Plain and Tall.  Hahaha!  Thanks!

hehehehehehehehehehehehe! can't stop laughing.......

I giggled a lot making and wearing it! 
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008 07:51:06 AM »

I would actually love Thanksgiving if I had friends/family members who were that enthusiastic about having fun. I was laughing like crazy when I saw the first picture because the idea of a cheerleading pilgrim is just ridiculous, but after knowing the reasoning behind it, it's even funnier!
You better have something good to show us for Christmas too  Grin

Well, my family came, but it wasn't their holiday.  It saved me from having to go to 2 dinners!  I wish I had something for xmas, but I think it's just going to be a red shirt that I didn't make.  Sad

Looks marvelous and oh so much fun!  Love how you took the pilgrim girl costume idea and made it so uniquely your own.

Well, it never would've happened w/o blatantly stealing from you!  My pom poms were pretty lame, but I thought "these people were starving, so I'm sure their pom poms were even more lame."  If I had to do it again and wanted to spend any money, I think turkey feather feather dusters would've been the ticket for the pom poms.   Grin

Where do I sign up for next year!  How much more fun that would be than hangin' with Auntie Mabel over dried out turkey!

LMAO

Nice thing is that these friends are foodies and vintners, so the food was great (deep fried, brined turkeys) and plenitful (eventually)!
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008 12:45:02 PM »

Do I remember your mentioning that your co-adventurers for Thanksgiving add another event each year? (in addition to the three legged race and the cranberry spitting contest, I think you mentioned, I didn't go back to look)

What was the new event this year?

The rest of us have been puzzling over what kind of sporting events you can do with a wattle of beer tucked under your chin.....at least I have  Roll Eyes

I'm sure you were the best pilgrim cheerleader ever! Love the buckles and the pom poms especially.
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