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« on: August 19, 2010 10:38:31 AM »

This was done for the fan expo in the spring, you have no idea how much attention you get when you're painted green  Cheesy
 
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That's me as an Orion in original series Starfleet duds. I didn't exactly adhere to canon, as I'd originally wanted to go full out as an Orion slave girl. Alas, it was April in Calgary and for those of you who know - effing freezing. The Starfleet outfit, which I made out of flannelette, was much better for not freezing off my little green bum.

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Driving down there. By the end of the day right around my neck under my chin was the most worn, but the paint on my hands held up surprisingly well.


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And me talking to my friend who was providing Stormtrooper security for the event.

Yay - it was a really fun day and I had a great time with the dress.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!



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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010 11:02:02 AM »

That dress is really cute.  Your body paint is awesome. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010 12:20:19 PM »

So what did you use to paint yourself?

I've been toying with the idea of dipping my hands and feet in fabric dye for an interesting look with costumes. I also once met a guy who colored himself with a blue Sharpie every day for a week (Burning Man!). Your look is much more uniform than his was!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010 05:27:17 PM »

See, guys, Star Wars and Star Trek can get along!   Tongue

Seriously, very awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010 08:33:27 AM »

You look great!

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010 10:51:54 PM »

Did you use a pattern for the dress? It's nice and structured, I've seen some that look kinda shapeless Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010 02:57:07 PM »

Wow - you look great (and not just 'cause you're green)!
What did you use for the paint? I tried grease paint once but even that sweated off (borg costume - very hot).
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010 07:45:11 PM »

You look awesome; I may be inspired to post some of myself painted green from last year.

Like everyone else, I'm gonna ask--what did you use?

I used alcohol based temp tattoo paint when I did it, but I wanted to be all over green for daaaays (which ended up being more like weeks). Oh, and I airbrushed it on.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010 09:36:10 AM »

It all sort of started because I inherited some vintage patterns from my grandmother. The shape and the style of one of the dress patterns was perfect, it just needed to be altered a bit (made shorter, arms expanded, neckline changed and so on).

The paint was just acrylic paint mixed with hand lotion and applied with paintbrushes. It was insanely basic, I would have loved to have access to something as high tech as an airbrush, probably would have gone on a lot smoother.

Thanks for all the lovely comments!

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010 12:20:58 PM »

I am not a star trek fan myself but you look great what sort of body paint did you use and can you tell me if there are anymore photos of yourself as an orion girl
thank you sean
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