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Topic: Tasharella, Queen of the Universe! (Pic chubby)  (Read 1673 times)
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« on: November 01, 2010 07:43:16 PM »

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I was browsing through Party Craft and found some bubblegum pink gogo boots. They became my costume inspiration. My favorite costume was made using silver strech lame and led's, and I really wanted to improve on the theme this year. I drew up some sketches with a mod sci-fi muse in mind. Barbarella, the B52's and the author's photos on the cover of Valley of the Dolls were what I had on my idea board.



  My helmet got lost in all of the, umm, excitement during the night. It was papier mache over a large balloon. I used spray adhesive to put down a layer of foil. The top was a corset style that I drafted the pattern for. The cups are just a gathered rectangle. I used some old bra cups for form and support. They tended to lay a bit funny because they were too big, but it worked out. I was really proud of the straps and the collar that closed with a jumbo hook and eye, I think they really came together well! I just traced a pair of leggings for the pants. The utility belt was reconned from an old jacket. There was a little zippered pocket for money and ID and a holster for my light-up bubble gun! The hood came about because my normal hair isn't the right style and color for the costume and the wig I wore during the day would've eventually driven me MAD! It also worked out perfectly with the helmet. It took about fifteen minutes and closes at the chin with another hook and eye. I really liked it, but I think it was a bit too, umm, futuristic for some people's tastes. The cape was super simple. Just a rectangle of the fabric held together by a light-up medallion.
Bewb detail! I know what it takes to win contests around here, teehee!





 I searched all over town but couldn't find the material that I'd worked with before and could only find this flimsy alligator type with a one way stretch. As you can see from the back shot (sorry for the VPL!) the fabric started running where my booty was apparently trying to bust out. This wasn't too much of a problem because of the cape that I had on, though.
 The gloves, boots and gun were the only things that I bought for the costume. All in all, it took about a month and a half to put together between school and work. Hubs didn't get off til eleven and by that time most people we saw out and about were a bit too sloshed to appreciate the work that went into it. I still had fun making it though, even if we did miss all of the contests!
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010 08:49:10 PM »

I love this outfit, especially the helmet and cap.

I definitely get the planet claire vibe from it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010 08:09:39 AM »

Great job! I bet you'll be reusing these items later on!
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