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Topic: "Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!" - Ms. Frizzle (Magic School Bus)  (Read 14227 times)
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Tallaslint
« on: October 31, 2011 10:48:03 AM »

The Frizz from The Magic School Bus!



Here’s my Halloween costume this year.  It was a big hit at the Halloween Party I went to on Friday! Everybody came up to me and told me about how Magic School Bus was their favorite show/books as a kid, or how all they knew about science came from the Magic School Bus!   I wish I could get my hair to poof more like the Frizz....It used to be super poofy when I was back in Humid ol' Illinois, but Montana is so dry!

Anyhow, I found a few yards of the planetary fabric fairly cheap on eBay, and once I saw it, I know I had to be The Frizz!  I made the dress based off of Simplicity 3673, and added the purple Peter Pan collar.  




To give it some poof I made the petticoat (based off of the tutorial at this site
http://sugardale.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-make-petticoat.html).  The little shoe rockets I just made out of clay and attached to my dress shoes.

But I am especially proud of the Saturn earrings.  They’re just wooden beads painted gold.  I drilled a hole, put the copper wire through, and wrapped it around like the rings of Saturn!  I like them enough that I will probably wear them anytime, not just with the costume.  

And no Frizzle is complete without the Magic School Bus (Shrunk to purse size of course, using the shrinker-scope).  I just kind of winged this one.  A little bit of math, googley eyes, some acrylic paint for the bus details, and some quilt batting, and I made a decent bus-shaped purse!

Essentially, Liz is the only thing I didn’t make (I found her online).

And of course - The Real Frizz!




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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011 10:54:04 AM »

It's all great - you look fantastic!  Love those earrings - clever, clever girl!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011 10:56:24 AM »

I Love this fabric, I have it too and made my daughter a skirt.  I love that it is 3D, too!  Great dress!
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011 10:57:49 AM »

amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011 10:59:48 AM »

this was my all time favorite show as a kid! Nicely done love it!!! I must know did you make Liz? If not where did you find him my daughter wanted one last Christmas and I could not find one
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011 11:03:24 AM »

Yay Frizzle! Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011 11:07:30 AM »

You. Look. AWESOME!
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011 11:12:58 AM »

What a wonderful costume idea! Very original and executed perfectly.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011 11:24:27 AM »

good job! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2011 11:54:24 AM »

this was my all time favorite show as a kid! Nicely done love it!!! I must know did you make Liz? If not where did you find him my daughter wanted one last Christmas and I could not find one

I did not make Liz, I have zero experience making plushes, so I decided to buy one instead of attempt one this Halloween.

I found it on eBay for $10-$15 and figured that it was worth it, considering how much I love Magic School Bus anyways!
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2011 04:40:41 PM »

I love it--especially your attention to detail!
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2011 06:08:39 PM »

You thought of everything!  So perfect - I knew immediately what I was looking at.  Grin
The show is on Qubo now, and my son is just starting to watch it.  I love how what is old is new again.
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2011 08:14:06 PM »

This is so great!
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2011 06:04:06 AM »

You thought of everything!  So perfect - I knew immediately what I was looking at.  Grin
The show is on Qubo now, and my son is just starting to watch it.  I love how what is old is new again.

I'm glad to hear the show is still on the air!  Magic School Bus and Bill Nye The Science Guy were staples of children's science education.  The world was lacking something without at least one of them airing on children's television!
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2011 06:15:48 AM »

I want to steal your idea for next year. This is awesome!
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2011 07:02:52 AM »

I love the shoes, so cute!
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2011 07:06:07 AM »

so original!!  I love it!
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2011 01:31:18 PM »

Well done! I especially love the bus and those earrings are really cute.
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2011 01:41:24 PM »

Love it!! Thats an awesome costume! Great job!
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2011 01:44:10 PM »

Oh my goodness, I love this! I used to love the Magic School Bus when I was younger... actually, it's still pretty rad. Great job!
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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2011 02:01:25 PM »

You, madam, are fantastic! I love all the details that went into this outfit! The bus purse is magnificent. Do you plan on using it outside of Halloween? I LOVE the Magic School Bus, and my dream is to be a teacher like Ms. Frizzle someday (minus the shrinking, time-bending, etc.). I pressed "THIS ROCKS" and added it to my favorite projects. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2011 03:45:21 PM »

So cool!!!  Grin The kiddos and I love The Magic School Bus.
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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2011 05:16:43 PM »

I love all your accessories. 
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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2011 04:28:11 PM »

This is beyond awesome!!! Love it!
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« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2011 07:04:37 PM »

Wonderful!
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Awesome job! Love it!!  Grin
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