A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 304,856
Currently Running With Scissors:
707 Guests and 34 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: The Frizz  (Read 3173 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
GoldfishGirl
Offline Offline

Posts: 1106
Joined: 19-Feb-2005

Amorphous Big Red Monster


View Profile WWW
« on: July 22, 2010 12:23:43 PM »

I am a member of a theatrical honor society at my school, Campus Players. For our end-of-the-year banquet, we always have two options: dress formally and look all slick, or dress to match the theme. Since all of my high school semi-formal dresses don't fit anymore, and I am a desperately poor college student, I opted to go for the latter. The theme was "Literature" (broad, I know). I went with Mrs. Frizzle because it could be thrifted and altered (again, broke-as-the-ten-commandments student), I'm a biology major, I love her, and I already had the red, unmanageable hair.


I started with a denim wrap dress I had bought for a mission trip. I bleached jellyfish on the main part of the skirt and sand-dollars and starfish on the hem. First, I used a bleach pen, then (when that ran out after like, two jellies) some Soft-Scrub with bleach. I waited for it to dry and then threw it in the dryer to even things out.

Liz was made from a green teeshirt I stole took from the laundry room (it had been there for a month, it was time to go) and was hand-stitched as I watched Law and Order and tried to not freak out about my Microbiology final (that also went fine). She's stuffed with scraps of teeshirt, dryer lint, and some cut-up socks (also taken from the laundry room). She has little fabric paint eyes, one of them ran a little so she looks... Unique. I am aware that she looks nothing like a chameleon. I safety pinned her to my dress. Everyone (and I mean everyone) molested this poor little stuffed animal (I didn't tell them about the lint or the socks).


The fish-earrings were found under a couch and given to me at the beginning of the school year. The shoes were bought on super-clearance at the evil empire for 75 cents. And as for the hair, well, that's all me, baby.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Wists:  http://www.wists.com/goldfishgirl

I'm always up for Personal Swaps! I can knit and sew. What can you do? Let's trade!
jennilocker
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010 12:59:08 PM »

That is the coolest dress ever!!  Love the lizard and the hair too!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010 01:38:42 PM »

That's adorable!  Great work on the bleaching!!  My kids love the Magic School Bus books, so they'd think this was great! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
amalgam
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010 03:22:52 PM »

THIS ROCKS! (For real, I clicked the button). I knew who you were just from looking at the picture. This looks amazing. Good call on not telling people about the lint and socks. And yes, the evil empire is evil, but you can't beat 75 cents for a pair of sandals. Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

fluffybaka
Offline Offline

Posts: 1422
Joined: 17-Jan-2007

The Lil Hippies are taking over!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010 03:36:22 PM »

I love this!  Miss Frizzle was one of my favorite cartoon characters as a kid.  I may have to start designing a dress for Halloween now.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.CraftyHippy.etsy.com
Eco-friendly items, patterns, hippies, and more.

I'm on Ravelry, too!
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephanie-horn
Fontiua
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010 12:38:30 PM »

You are my hero
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Creating something from nothing is the most theraputic thing in this world for my soul.
Scribble Kitty
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010 07:49:30 PM »

This is so awesome. Thrifty crafts like this feel so rewarding, and you look great.

If only you had a small bus with you, like the ones in Playskool sets...

Also, improvisational stuffing FTW.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
TheBeldam
Offline Offline

Posts: 133
Joined: 28-Feb-2010

Wait! I'm confused.


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2010 09:20:16 PM »

I <3 Mrs. Frizzle!!! Great Costume!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

But why is the rum gone?
RuuSuu
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010 10:45:24 AM »

 WOW. You are like, the embodiment of my childhood! I LOVE IT!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Rockondotcom.tumblr.com
Comm. Design Major, Plays a lot of WoW, and spends all day looking at Cats on the internet.
Feel free to Message me Smiley
mahvelousmeat
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010 10:53:19 PM »

That is amazing. I *LOVED* The Magic Schoolbus as a kid!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

.bella.luna., my new crafting blog!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Basketball Handicapping Bets Tips
Sports Betting Tips
How to Play Blackjack
Understanding Craps Terminology
Basketball Handicapping Bets
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.