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Topic: "Did you bring a giant jar I can catch you in too?" I'm a firefly!  (Read 5237 times)
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neens
« on: November 02, 2009 10:07:01 AM »



I think I finally made a costume I love more than when I was Rainbow Brite. I definitely like it way more than last years dinosaur. I mean, how can you be sad when your butt glows!?

I made the wings, inspired by the Threadbanger video using pantyhose and coat hangers. The yellow glowing firefly butt is made of lots and lots of yellow tulle, some cheap yellow taffeta stuff, and an outer layer of a thicker yellow tulle that was glittery. I was glowing via some battery powered LED Christmas lights and 3 feet of electroluminescent wire. The EL wire was set to flash (I wish I had a video!) so the hem of the skirt really did blink like a firefly! The antennae is pipe cleaners, a headband, and foam balls that I covered in glitter.

My friends who threw the party are probably going to hate me forever, because I left glitter everywhere I went. Especially because my huge wings kept bumping into walls and doorways. Oops! Smiley
« Last Edit: November 03, 2009 09:36:46 AM by neens - Reason: To post photo properly :) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
RikkiTikki
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 10:11:10 AM »

Very cute idea.  love it!
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neens
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009 07:20:34 AM »

Thanks Smiley I'm really proud of it. I wish I had a good photo of the front, but the back is the most fun part so oh well!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 03:47:55 PM »

That's pretty leet! Serious props for the glowy wire Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009 07:23:03 PM »

Great idea! Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009 08:16:42 AM »

How cute! I wish my butt was that radiant. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009 05:55:09 PM »

Your butt glows!!! LOL. I LOVE it!
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009 06:27:53 PM »

Love this!
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010 05:17:27 PM »

"How can you be sad when your butt glows!"^^LOVE IT^^
Also, I was rainbow Brite one year also!
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010 12:07:12 AM »

This is amazing. Fo. Reals.
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