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Topic: "Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy!" Miss Frizzle! [img heavy]  (Read 27115 times)
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chaylebelle
« on: November 01, 2009 01:20:26 PM »

In my awkward pubescent years, I had a classmate who would make fun of my hair and call me Miss Frizzle because I hadn't yet figured out my hair would curl and it made this big poofy mass around my head.  (Having big thick glasses didn't help me much either!)  This Halloween, I decided to pay homage to myself at age 12 and to one of my very favorite elementary tv shows.



The dress was a recon from Goodwill I bought for $3 with sleeves that were supposed to be 3/4, a skirt that nearly reached my ankles, and shoulder pads comparable to ones a football player would wear:



I took out the pads, cut off the sleeves (the leftover fabric from when I took out the shoulder pads was just enough to make short sleeves) and hemmed the dress.  Then I painted it with moons, planets, a rocket ship, an astronaut, etc.
The shoe stars and earrings were made with wood cutouts painted yellow and glittered.  For the former I glued bobby pins to the back and pinned them on my shoes for the latter I used a screwdriver to make a hole and put in a fish hook earring,

Front:




Back:



(The hem isn't really that wonky, I took the pic from a weird angle.)

I also brought Liz along!
« Last Edit: November 01, 2009 01:23:50 PM by chaylebelle » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 01:29:45 PM »

LOVE!  This is adorable!!  This would be so sweet for an elementary school teacher to wear.  LOVED these books and the tv show.  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 01:37:32 PM »

Thats so awesome!!! I loved this show when I was a kid
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009 01:40:41 PM »

I LOVE It!! I am a teacher and would rock this to school, the kids would love it! Save it, it may come in handy in the future~
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009 02:14:07 PM »

That looks totally cute.  But what show was it?  I don't remember that character?
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009 02:27:09 PM »

What a perfect costume - very creative re-use of the dress. Nicely done - and lots of detail. How long did it take you?
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009 02:57:32 PM »

How creative! I like it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009 03:11:01 PM »

That looks totally cute.  But what show was it?  I don't remember that character?
The show is called The Magic School Bus & it's about a teacher with a magic bus that takes her students on fantastic field trips like into outer space, inside the human body, etc.  We used to watch it all the time as elementary school kids in the 90's.  I had to jog a few people's memories when I went out!

What a perfect costume - very creative re-use of the dress. Nicely done - and lots of detail. How long did it take you?
Thanks!  It really wasn't incredibly time consuming... I would've appliqued the decorations but I'm right in the middle of nursing exams at the moment, so that definitely didn't happen.  All I really had to do was hem the skirt, arm holes, and neck line.  The paint took the longest time because I had to let it dry overnight, and the star accessories took probably 10 minutes max.  I'd say work time would be maybe 3 hours total though. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009 05:23:37 PM »

AHA!  I was thinking Magic School Bus, but I couldn't be sure because I only ever saw the commercials! 
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009 05:39:03 PM »

OMG, I love "The Magic School Bus"!!  Your costume is just too cute, too cool, and so original!  Way to go!!
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