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Topic: Jack's got style, a nightmare before christmas inspired outfit  (Read 12544 times)
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« on: June 23, 2009 10:26:01 AM »

During finals when I got overly frustrated with my drawing final I decided just to doodle. I like to draw clothing and I came up with this idea. Sorry for the bad scan, half of the picture didn't show up Sad
Anyway. My idea was to take famous characters for inspiration and make their outfits wearable. Like something fashionable that you can wear in public.

This is the result:

A better picture of the shirt? I used the ruffle idea from the coffee date dress on Burda style and just attatched white fabric to an old shirt I have. I don't think it looks very good under this vest so if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them Smiley

I don't have a very good picture of the back, sometimes the self timer on camera's don't always work for me. Anyway, on the shoulders and on the back you can see where I hand stitched it. I wanted the vest to look frayed and old and handstitched together. I also purposely used white to stitch everything together.

the skirt, I handsewed a small spiderweb in the corner pocket and have a small plastic spider that I attached to hang from it.

A better pic of the spiderweb

This is what the jeans looked like before, they were a dollar and I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with them.

This is what I use to close the front of the vest, it's a small bat made from recycled #6 plastic

Once I have more material this is what I'm hoping to work on in the future. A Gir hoodie style dress and a black and white sally dress.

Anyway, please let me know what you think! Is it wearable? Do you like it? Does it look unplanned or silly? Do you have any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009 10:54:33 AM »

This is amazaing! I love the idea of taking inspiration from existing characters; and Nightmare before xmas is in right now. Got for it! You'll look amazing. Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009 11:37:04 AM »

I love your idea!
I adore what you did for the vest, like how you put the little bat thing on there too.
And I love the spider web on the skirt.
You totes inspired me to recreate characters costumes into more wearable pieces.
Awesome job!

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009 11:50:43 AM »

This rocks!  Cheesy It's a good idea, and you did an amazing job!
Personally I like the shirt under the vest, but that's just my opinion.  Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009 01:32:14 PM »

I love the concept, and the outfit looks great!  Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009 02:32:54 PM »

I think you did a great job Smiley
The spider web and spider are such a cute touch!

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009 04:08:40 PM »

Fantastic job!

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009 05:38:43 PM »

This is rockin', I love it!  Does the spider bother your leg?  I think it would mine.  I love the little hand stitched web.  I would have never thought of this, which is what I love about craftster -- all these creative people having so many good ideas, and I get to see them all!
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009 06:07:25 PM »

Thanks guys for all of your lovely comments!

When the spider bothers me I just put him into my pocket or safetypin him to my skirt.

« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009 11:26:16 AM »

I LOVE the spider! what a cute idea. The whole outfit is very random but adorable.

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