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« on: April 07, 2014 08:37:32 AM »

The idea to dress up as a glittery purple cat hit me like a bolt of lightning, and before I knew it five of us were roving the French Quarter as a herd of cats.



We meowed, and scratched with our claws, and drank a ton of whiskey.



Originally the costume was going to be sleeveless (and therefore a little more roller disco), but I had to make several last-minute concessions to the weather. Fat Tuesday was about 40 and raining! So I added the mesh sleeves, and arm warmers, and had to wear layers underneath my sleek catsuit. Some of those bulges are a wool sweater, and I was wearing a jacket for most of the day. So apparently I didnt need to lay off the french fries.



The mask is puff paint and rhinestones on tulle. I really enjoyed this technique, and will play with it more (word to the wise: this took about 3 days to fully dry).



Can you believe the adorable pet tag?! My friends Maria and Patrick made one for everybody, and mine is being stamped with Sparklepussy.



I really like this costume, but having to bundle up and still try to stay inside made it a challenge to have fun. I did catch a golden coconut at Zulu, and good friends + whiskey will get you pretty far in life.

see more on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/sparklepussy-mardi-gras-2014/

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014 02:15:42 PM »

This is spectacularly fun! Awesome work!
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