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« on: November 05, 2010 07:16:12 AM »

it's a MERBEAR!

I was sitting around a bonfire at my friend's house and had my boyfriend's chicago bears blanket wrapped around my legs.  A girl I didn't know kept calling me mermaid because of the way the blanket made my legs look like a tail.  I said, "nope, i'm a merbear!" (on account that it was a bears blanket).  Hence the idea for merbear was born!

I bought a couple yards of the darker brown fleece, a yard of the light brown (shoulda just bought half a yard), drew a couple o sketches and voila!  I made cute wee gloves with some extra fabric.  I had on aqua coloured tights that I pinned on a bunch of felt to look like coral and seaweed and a fishy swimming around, so that my legs were the ocean floor.

The only problem was that people didn't even look at my legs when they saw me, they just asked if I was a bear or a mouse...grrrr!!!  But once I pointed out that I was a merbear people thought it was purty funny Smiley

what I though was really frikken funny was my best friend's costume, Sexy Weird Al!!!  She's so stinken hilarious!!!  Last year she went as Sexy Abe Lincoln!





here you can kinda see the little gloves I made


a closeup of the makeup (I also made the scarf!  took me almost a year and half to finish....not because it was hard, but because i'm lazy!!)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2010 07:18:19 AM by bubba*tink » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010 07:29:34 AM »

Lovelovelovelooooove this idea!
It turned out super cute, how did you get the tail to stay up?
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010 07:36:30 AM »

That is a great costume!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010 08:11:07 AM »

tail is tied to her wrist.

very clean production and the makeup is nice an subtle. makes me i wish i had a model to dress up (sigh)  sexy weird al is disturbing and hilarious.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010 09:07:59 AM »

thanks guys!! 

Yep, the tail is tied to my wrist with fishing line. 

I didn't have any real face paint so I just dabbed my wee paint brush in water and used eyeshadow.  It stayed on pretty well.
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010 09:57:04 AM »

This is so awesome! I love everything about it! Your makeup is adorable.
Oh and sexy Weird Al is pretty great too Smiley
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I post things like this in my blog too!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010 07:59:41 PM »

I love how you did the tights! That's a great idea.
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