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Topic: T-Shirts become . . . Fishdress! Halloween Costume Extraordinaire.  (Read 7248 times)
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« on: October 29, 2009 12:08:05 AM »

This probably could go a lot of places, including Halloween costumes . . . BUT everything involved has been recycled, so it's a recon!

Inspired by an extreme case of procrastination, a "Fishnets" Halloween party theme, a serendipitously discovered small bag of pre-cut scraps, and the memory of making my Completely Awesome Parrot Wings, I created the FishDress!

It does, admittedly, also look like a BirdDress . . . but that's cool too! Smiley
All the scales are made with T-shirt scraps, layered over each other (starting from the bottom hem) and sewn onto a base: an old skirt lining, and a soon-won't-fit bra, both the same color, amazingly enough! (I'm wearing it over purple sweatpants, which are not a part of the look, fyi; don't worry.)

Here's a closeup of the skirt, so you can see the layered scales better:

It MAY be accompanied by some sort of waist-cincher belt, and/or fishnet stockings and gloves and knee-high Doc Martens (I might decide to be a goth fish -- a fish wearing fishnet, haha). We'll see. But at least I made myself a costume, goshdangit.

I'll try to post a picture of my Super Awesome Parrot Wings, cause they're really pretty great. I don't know where they came from inside my head, but they're made with the same technique: fabric scraps cut, laid out in a layered feather pattern and sewn onto a base fabric.

Enjoy! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009 01:52:27 AM »

This is totally brill! i love the colours, i love how genius you were in coming up with this, i love the layering. i cannot wait to see your parrot wings, too!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009 06:10:28 AM »

heh the idea of a fish wearing fishnets is quite fantastic. love the look!

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009 07:51:14 AM »

This is the direction I should have gone with my costume.  I'm going as a devil with a dress made out of flames.  However, instead of thinking, "Gee, what fabric doesn't ravel and is cheap and easy to work with?"  I thought, "I'm going to buy four yards of polyester chiffon and cut strips of flames out of it with a soldering iron, even though I have three tests the week before Halloween!"

Yeeeaaah.  You're smarter than me.

I also really, really want to see the parrot wings.  Just thinking about them has given me an idea: how awesome would it be to have a t-shirt with fabric wings sewn straight on to the back of the shirt, like an applique?
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009 09:26:47 AM »

I absolutely love it. You need to have fishnets in a fish outfit. It just works!!
Congrats chic, amazing job Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009 11:07:47 AM »

looks fantastic!

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