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« on: November 01, 2009 09:17:43 PM »

I've always wanted to do an entire stage production in black and white, especially since seeing Pleasantville. I decided that my Halloween costume would suffice, and suggested that my boyfriend and I should be Lucy & Ricky for Halloween. He couldn't make it up this year though (long distance relationship Sad) so I went solo as Lucy.

By the time these pics were taken, my makeup had begun to wear off a bit, but it's the basic idea. I can't believe I actually dyed my hair black for this! I'm beginning to wonder if it was a mistake, haha. First time ever dying my hair... usually it's a light/medium brown.

My mom and aunt helped me make the dress, I made the earrings and did my hair and makeup. The arm coverings were made from tights (I wanted lighter but this was the only shade gray they had)... and the gloves, belt, purse and shoes (which aren't visible except very slightly in one pic) were thrifted.

(basically only posting that for the visible shoe. Wink)

Sans gloves, at work, with Dexter the Pirate Dog. Hard to work with those gloves on, especially when they're too small for your hands! (This and the next shot were taken when I first dressed up on Friday and used a video tut for the hair, which failed miserably. My hair was way too thick and I had to half-arse it at the last minute by shoving as many combs and bobby pins into it as I could).

Playing the role of the housewife, also sans gloves. Mmmm, apple danish and homemade marshmallows, with a generous helping of chocolate bars and gummy candies! Eat up, kids! (Is it weird that our office is above a dentist? Wink)

And a closeup from when I got home on Saturday night, after a fundraising party where I got hit on by a 60 year old man who had just been humping a Wheaties box, as well as by a guy who told me he thought I looked drunk and easy, which was a feat, considering I'm a virgin who doesn't drink, hahaha. He then proceeded to tell me he was "in pretty good shape" and gave me his business card, what a winner!

*cough* So anyway, hope you enjoyed my little rambles along with the pics. C&C are always appreciated! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 09:53:53 PM »

Cute and creative!  Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 10:29:28 PM »

Great idea!  Looks awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009 10:36:41 PM »

You are awesome!! I can't think of anything more original than being a black & white character actually in black & white!

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 04:58:50 AM »

What a unique idea.

Great job.

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009 05:25:37 AM »

this is amazing. i love it. genius.

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 06:26:18 AM »

really cute idea. looks great!

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009 07:15:23 AM »

I love this idea!! You did a great job with the whole costume!

« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009 08:22:20 AM »

Love it! I could tell from the thumbnail pic who you were, and I squeed Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009 08:59:31 AM »

Haha, I LOVE this! You chose the perfect fabric for the dress, and along with the hair, makeup, and VERY Lucy-like expression, this really looks like watching a black and white TV. I'm very inspired for next year. Awesome job; very creative!
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009 10:54:51 AM »

This is such a cool idea! Tongue
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2009 11:56:03 AM »

Thank you all so much! It was definitely a fun costume, and probably one of the most labour intensive I've done (right up there with the Captain Jack Sparrow costume from a few years back) ...if only for the fact that the pattern was actually vintage, and despite doing a trial run which fit like a glove, refused to fit properly until my aunt got ahold of it!

Talk about a run on sentence, phew!

I wish the makeup had stayed a little bolder, but overall I was really happy with how it all came together. Smiley I'm also really happy I chose the fabric I did for the dress; I originally wanted black and white polka dots and looked *everywhere* for it. I couldn't find any. My coworker called me one day out of the blue to tell me she found some, and I bombed down to the fabric store to get it... and changed my mind on the spot! Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2009 12:40:26 PM »

Awesome! I've always wanted to do a black and white costume!

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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2009 04:07:11 PM »

That is a really great idea. Executed fantastic! It's such a bummer your man couldn't make it. That would've been amazing. I'm sorry you got all those creepers.

« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2009 12:34:58 AM »

this is probably the most amazing thing i've seen a while!  haha i also love i love lucy and pleasantville!  and that costume is just genius!
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2009 06:17:04 AM »

A very unique idea, and well executed! Too bad you got hot on by dirty old men! Embarrassed
You picked a costume that wasn't revealing, and you still got unwanted attention. Some people are just rude that way.

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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2009 11:39:02 AM »

i love how u made yourself black and white too!  how genuine!

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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2009 01:34:06 PM »

Thanks all!

Honestly, being hit on in that costume was the weirdest feeling. I don't think I've ever really been hit on in my life. Am I only attractive when I'm completely covered up in black and white? Wink *giggle* So weird.

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