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« on: October 11, 2005 09:49:24 PM »

I'm really pale with dark hair, so I thought it would be cute to go as a porcelain doll. The thing is, I'm worried people will think I'm doing the EGL thing. As much as I love EGL, I want to make the costume clear, so I need some ideas.

I "borrowed" a dress, gauzy nightgown, and tan petticoat from the theater costume closet (I've made a few dozen pieces for them.. they owe me). The dress is a really thin, crinkled fabric with green stripes and orange flowers, puffy sleeves with cuffs, and loops for lacing up the front. It's adorable, but it's too tight on top (I'm a D cup), and the skirt is too narrow, so I'm going to add gauzy panels to the skirt and tan panels down the sides of the dress (Under the arms.. nobody I know will notice or care), then attach the bottom edge of the tan petticoat to the underside.

I'll probably add short ruffle socks (over pantyhose.. not THAT comfortable with my legs) and tan ballet flats. Then I'll do my makeup with extra blush and matching lipstick, false eyelashes, and lots of matte powder.

Any ideas to make the costume more doll-like?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005 10:06:06 PM »

What about some kind of stand.  All my porcelain dolls are displayed on doll stands,can't really figure out how to do it for a costume though.

....Just a thought.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005 10:17:11 PM »

Excellent ideas, all of them! I wish I could do a stand. That would really get the point across!

I'll probably wear ribbons in my hair, and maybe bloomers with lace trim. Oh, and curls! Yes to curls! If I can get my hair to hold them, that is.

I want gloves and a parisol now.. I'll have to see what I can do!
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2005 07:10:04 AM »

I have to ask, what's "the EGL thing"?
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2005 07:57:42 AM »

yeah, I think makeup is key. Do your lipstick in a tiny rosebud, much smaller than your real lips, and big circles of blush on your face. You can even draw little raggedy ann eyelashes if you want: http://www.internationalwig.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/lcimages/raggedyann.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2005 12:14:04 PM »

EGL is elegent gothic lolita. It's adorable, but becoming pretty recognizable here. That's why I'd rather not be mistaken for a (I shudder at the word, misspelled for emphasis) "poser".

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2005 09:05:03 PM »

Based on your avatar picture, I think you have a perfect doll face! You'll look awesome. I hope you post pictures when you have the costume/makeup all together!
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005 10:04:43 PM »

Maybe stupid but you could attach a price tag to you

the carbboard one with a string loop kind not the sticker kind
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005 10:47:46 PM »

Hey, I think the price tag is a cool idea. Like on the cuff of the dress.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2005 11:09:11 PM »

Ohhdarling: Thanks for the compliment! People tell me I look like a little girl all the time, so I thought I'd play it up. Heh.

I really like the price tag idea, too. I'll have to see what I can do with it.
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