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« on: February 08, 2011 06:45:16 PM »

Every year in Austin we have an awesome Carnaval event modeled after the one in Rio, but it's done with Austin flare. It's at in indoor amphitheater and they bring in bands and dancers from all over the place and it's so much fun! A lot of people start making costumes months in advance, and I'm no exception. This year I did molded and painted leather masks for myself, my hubby, my friend, and her g/f. I made my costume and also did my friend's costume. I made the pants, cape, mask, and corset that she's wearing. For mine I made the skirt (looks much cooler in better light), the leather and feathers back-piece, the leather and buckled arm bands, and   Her costume was supposed to have pasties with it was well but she chickened out last minute and went covered. Unfortunately the camera battery that showed charged when we checked it was actually very close to dead, so we only got a few unremarkable pictures.

All of us together:

My costume front:

and back:

My makeup and cool feather extensions:

My friend's costume (Someone had just stolen her cellphone and she was in a horrible mood):


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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011 07:09:35 PM »

I wouldn't have had the balls to wear that costume lol. It looks so freakin awesome though! All of the costumes do! Good job!

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011 08:58:24 PM »

i agree ... you look smokin, but you must have some balls! Good on you!

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011 11:02:16 PM »

Thanks! It's really not as brave as it looks. About 1/3 to 1/2 of the people there are just as scantily clad if not more. One of the most popular "costumes" is body paint and a thong.

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011 06:14:34 AM »

You made both those corsets?  Lovely!  The one you're wearing could easily be worn for a steampunk look too.  Wonderful job
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011 04:58:05 PM »

Love the costume. ow did you attach the feather thing on your back?
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