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Alexus1325
« on: November 03, 2009 11:54:49 PM »

Hope everyone had a happy Hallowe'en!

I happen to idolize strong female fictional characters Tongue My poor Xena Warrior Princess costume has seen at least 7 Hallowe'ens over the last 13 years I've had it, and I REALLY wanted something cool and unique for this year.

Enter a strong, moral, female warrior from an obscure 80s cartoon:

http://www.queermusicheritage.us/AUG2005/sheRa.gif

SHE-RA! THE PRINCESS OF POWER!

For those of you who are clueless as to who she is, she's He-Man's sister who was kidnapped and raised by Skeletor, except she turned to good after revelations about her past.

First I made a plan:



Then off to Fabricland! White jersey, yellow polyester with gold feather print, gold broadcloth, batting, interfacing, gold cord, gold sparkle ribbon, and two 2" gems came to about $32 Canadian.

The first thing I made (and screwed up) was the head wings. I was soooo proud, I showed the electrician for my building, the secretary in the shop downstairs, my superintendent Tongue I had to remake one of the wings, and the gem was originally silver (had to sandpaper off the backing and paint it red; same with the blue chest gem).



Then I adjusted BurdaStyle's Lydia into a tank top with a pointed front. The applique actually turned out really great and was way easier than I'd feared. The boob wings needed a tack half-way up to keep them from flopping. Notice the awesome feather print? Cheesy



I made an ovoid "circle" skirt for the bottom half and the belt is velcroed at the front of the dress so that it wouldn't shift around. I'm kinda sad I didn't have time to make bracers or spats. I made-do with butchered sandals tied to my feet with the gold cord.

What do you think, was my hair big enough???



Wish I had better pix, but I'm already half in the bag in those last ones and I wasn't about to take my camera to the bar Tongue I'm pretty disappointed that only about 4 people at the bar recognized my character ("No, for the umpteenth time, I'm not Sailor Moon"), so I guess 25 is old??? Which makes me question why 15 year olds are wearing retro 80s t-shirts...

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009 02:40:34 AM »

OMG!! that is fantastic, my dd was a big fan of She -Ra as well.She used to wear her costume all the time when she was 3 or 4. She turned 29 the other week & was so happy with the She -Ra dvd i bought her  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009 02:43:41 AM »

OMG... I linked this to My cousin she was named after She-ra.... LMAOO Katrina She-ra is her name spelled just like that lol
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009 06:26:55 AM »

This is great! I still love She-Ra and have always wanted to do a costume. You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009 10:10:50 AM »

Nice job.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009 11:42:03 AM »

I'm pretty disappointed that only about 4 people at the bar recognized my character ("No, for the umpteenth time, I'm not Sailor Moon"), so I guess 25 is old??? Which makes me question why 15 year olds are wearing retro 80s t-shirts...

I love your costume, especially your headband. I wonder about 15 year olds wearing retro 80s shirts now too. I know many 80s cartoons are getting revamped and I'm sure their are kids that are discovering the originals. Plus, don't forget, you were in a bar. They may have been too drunk to think back to the 80s. Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009 03:08:30 PM »

Totally feel ya there!  i feel old all the time...i saw a kid with a ziggy stardust shirt on and i said "dude i love david bowie!"  and he was like "who??"

i almost hit mahself in the face...

but your costume is amazing...and they should just feel left out for missing our sweet 80s cartoons! 
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009 06:06:25 PM »

Love it! great job, you look terrific.
I recognized you even though i didn't watch the show myself, my littlest sibling did  Tongue. let's just say i'm a bit older than 25...
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009 07:35:04 PM »

Awesome! I loved she-ra. You should add the red cape next year Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2009 10:19:49 PM »

Dude.
If She-ra wasn't my idol, you totally could be.
Love it.
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