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Topic: Retro Bumblebee  (Read 3060 times)
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twiterpert
« on: September 14, 2010 06:14:01 PM »

I kept thinking I would be able to upload the pictures from Halloween, when my beehive looked fab, but alas, it looks like it's not to be. Enjoy the little I have.

go-go [goh-goh]  adjective Informal
1. full of energy, vitality, or daring


What's more energetic than a bumblebee?



This wasn't really that difficult, but it was time consuming. I used S3833 as a base, then went ape. Took out the front seam, made a mock-up, drew all over said mock-up, then chopped it up.



Which means each of those bits needed to be cut out again and sewn to the other bits. I ended up with nearly fifty seams on this. And only seven of them were straight.

Ring was found on Etsy, go-go boots were purchased online, shirt and tights were from the closet. My hair was 'beehived' up in five ropes with yarn twisted in. Lifted right out of the pages of Martha Stewart's Halloween magazine, which I think is where the whole idea came from. Wings were made with hangers and nylons, mostly held together with safety pins as I made the frames then forgot to attach the harness and nylons until I was nearly out the door.



Odd, walking-up-a-hill picture, but it sort of shows you how the wings and 'hive looked.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010 06:55:45 PM »

cute!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010 07:51:01 PM »

Man, I like this! At first I was thinking, "It takes a brave, thin person to wear horizontal stripes." But it's actually a really flattering dress (not that you need a flattering dress!  Tongue). I think having black at the top and the bottom was a really smart idea.  Love, love, love it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010 07:56:04 PM »

This is awesome! I want one so bad!!! It looks so great on you and I love how it goes with your hair and boots!
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010 08:27:53 PM »

Great idea!  Not going to lie, jealous you came up with such a great costume.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010 06:13:04 PM »

Love!
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010 07:40:25 PM »

so cute!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010 10:18:46 PM »

This is one of the best costume ideas I have seen in a while. Finally, a cute costume that's not skimpy.

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010 04:04:47 PM »

Thank you all so much!

Skimpy is not an option for me here in Michigan; I value my limbs too much to sacrifice them to frostbite! Though, even if lived in the Bahamas, it would probably look the same Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2010 04:52:42 PM »

Hope you do mind if I totally steal this!  I'm so tired of skimpy costumes - not to mention too old - and I think this is perfect.  I do think I am going to add a black fur shrug and a tiara though.  I will be the queen bee....
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