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Topic: TENT PICS! it's a dress that's made out of a parachute...that's actually a tent  (Read 31488 times)
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« on: December 05, 2008 06:47:40 AM »

confusing enough for you?
ok....... so...... let's call me a very tired and sick art kid who just finished her final for her sculpture studio. and this was it. I decided to make a dress that could turn into a tent, so I went to my local military surplus store and bought myself a handy-dandy parachute! (Let me just say, art kids+parachute=amazing. We took it into one of the crit rooms and spent an hour throwing it up into the air and then jumping under it and making a big tent. I know you did it in elementary gym class too, so you know what's up) Anyways, after the mayhem I ended up cutting it apart and making a dress.... that turns into a tent. I don't have any pictures of it up [yet] but It does work and it's awesome.

In the meantime you can enjoy my photoshoot with my bffffff who was kind enough to stand in a field in 28 degree weather at eight in the morning wearing little more than a parachute.

So yesterday we FINALLY got back out and shot the dress up. Because I desperately needed it for my portfolio. Plus it's been freakishly warm here in Virginia, so I figured WHY NOT! So here's a progression of the dress going UP!

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008 07:03:09 AM »

This is bloody brilliant! And your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!! Definitely hitting this rocks because it does!!!

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008 07:06:34 AM »

I waaaaaaaaaaaaaant!

Gorgeous! Fantastic work!

Your friend is brave and strong too lol...28degrees?! Buh!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008 07:34:20 AM »

Awesome!! It's the perfect dress for a formal event followed by a camping trip. Cheesy I definitely wouldn't have guessed it turns into a tent by just looking at it. It's really pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008 07:35:41 AM »

Stunning. The splashes of orange are so lovely!

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008 07:41:35 AM »

Stunning!! I Love the colors and and I really like how the top unzips like that. I would totally wear it and be fabulous everywhere I went   Grin
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2008 07:55:02 AM »

so so amazing and ethereal.  i love this!


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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008 08:08:00 AM »

It's beautiful!


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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008 09:02:08 AM »

Love the dress and the concept! And the photos are beautiful! Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008 09:27:55 AM »

I love it.  It's so gorgeous.  It makes me really jealous cause we had a parachute in our basement, that only my mom knew was there.  She gave it away in a white elephant gift party.  I wanted to craft with it so bad. Cry
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