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« on: June 30, 2010 03:44:06 PM »

So really want to make a Halloween costume out of my prom dress, but I don't know what. I don't really want to do much to the actual dress, if anything at all. And Prom queen and princess are too obvious. I was think butterfly or fairy, but they seem obvious too. I would appreciate any suggestions you have. Here's the link to see the dress: [url]http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/Ink_A_Dink/DSC03284.jpg/[url]
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010 07:15:44 PM »

Holy crap, that is the PERFECT fabric for a blue morpho butterfly!

http://www.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=blue+morpho&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=_OsrTJ_WFsHpnQejpaHUCQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQsAQwAA

You can make it really sassy and adorable by taking out the entire underlayer, wearing a pair of dark brownshorts or underskirt for modesty, and use that huge swathe of underskirt fabric to make your wings.

I liked the idea so much I photoshopped you an example:



There are TONNES of tutes and examples of how to do wings around the interwebs, so you should be fine there. If it was me, I'd go buy a couple yards of heavy gauge wire from the hardware store (say, 10 gauge) to make the frame, and then cut a top and bottom for each wing and handsew the pieces together around the wire frame (maybe machine sewing the outer edges to save time). Then, in keeping with your preferred regional variety of morpho, you can use some watered down acrylic paint in dark brown around the edges of the wings, mimicking the actual patterning of a blue morpho.

I think it'll be the wing details and the make-up/accessories that will really make or break the costume.

I had fun with my JASC Paint Shop Pro 9, anyways Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 11:56:11 PM »

Hmm...I like your idea. I'll definitely keep it in mind. Thanks!
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