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Topic: FUNGITRON! The giant, glowing, dancing mushroom!  (Read 5862 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2009 04:50:39 PM »

I WANNA BE A MUSHROOM!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2009 06:29:21 AM »

Thanks for all the comments! It was a lot of fun to make!

For the cap I covered half of an exercise ball with plastic wrap and then put paper mache over that, about 5 layers. Then I marked out where the spots would go and cut that out of the dome, and I reinforced those holes with cardboard rings. Then I blew balloons into the holes and covered them with paper mache from the inside. I covered the outside of the cap with the red sequin fabric and added in the white disks, which were cut out of milk cartons and just taped on.

The gills were made by cutting out a donut shape out of cardboard, with the inside hole shaped to fit my head. I added shirred silver sequin fabric and then a couple layers of a pearlized toile. Then I hot glued it inside the dome and added an elastic strap to keep the hat from blowing off. There is a cardboard support coming from the top of the dome that rests on the top of my head.

The bodysuit was basically the same pattern I've been making (this is my fourth suit now) but it is lined with Spandex, which makes it so much more comfortable and flattering. It really all was very easy, and the only expense was the fabric. I think the whole thing cost about $30.

As much fun as it's been to wear for Halloween, I really can't wait to wear it at Burning Man next year! I think it will also come out for Mardi Gras.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2009 03:01:52 PM »

Total AWESOMENESS

You made a fantastic, origional costume that I wish I could wear hehe

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