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Topic: Not just any penguin....THE PENGUIN!  (Read 1791 times)
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Tallaslint
« on: November 08, 2012 02:46:15 PM »

I had a really hard time thinking of a female character to dress up for this Halloween, so instead, I decided to do a genderswapped version of my favorite Batman villain...

The Penguin!

...but not the Batman Returns, sewer-dwelling, flippered, face-biting movie version.  The classy gangster comic version.



I sewed the tailcoat (using this pattern), the gold vest (from Simplicity 4079) , the pinstripe A-line skirt (without a pattern), and the bow tie (from this pattern).  I already happened to have the perfect blouse, so I didn't have to worry about that.  

I also added the purple bias tape to the top hat, and I made the gunbrella using a cheap Halloween Tommy-gun toy and a black umbrella.

I unfortunately did not get very many great photos, but I wanted to show the vest, since it's mostly covered in the other photos...so pardon the mirror shot...


Also, gunbrella...I had fun making this. I had take apart the toy gun, and then make the umbrella handle actually fit inside the toy gun.  My friend and I tried to make it so that pulling the trigger opened the unbrella, unfortunately, the trigger just didn't have enough leverage.


And here's the reference photo I roughly based my costume on....
« Last Edit: November 08, 2012 11:30:43 PM by Tallaslint » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012 02:51:03 PM »

This is pretty rocking awesome. You make a totally hot Penguin.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012 08:55:48 PM »

Super rad! You did such a great job!
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