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« on: May 05, 2006 02:21:28 PM »

Why these jeans came about....
1. because of a strange fascination with the human heart
2. because i love punk rock
3. it was a brainchild of an assignment i had for one of my numerous art classes
4. i'm kind of tired of people that call themselves punk and don't follow the #1 punk rock ethic: Do it yourself.

so basically i took a pair of jeans and painted a human heart on the thigh using watered down acrylic paint.  i then cut it out and re-attached it with saftey pins. i used other safety pins to construct the bondage straps on the back.

shot of the front



shot of the back (sorry for the strange angle)



close up of the heart

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006 03:23:44 PM »

Looks cool.  What are the straps made of?  They're hard to see.  :-/
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006 03:40:29 PM »

I hate the whole Hot Topic/manufactured punk thing, too.  It drives me absolutely insane. 
Those pants kill!  How many safety pins did it take to make the straps?
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006 03:44:34 PM »

OMG I AGREE!! this world is full of wannabe punk rockers who THINK they kno punk becuz they wear all black and some studs! it bugs me to no end! but i love those pants....very original good job

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006 04:43:04 PM »

thanks for the comments! it took about 600 safety pins, total
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2006 04:52:21 PM »

I love the bondage pants! I've had my fair share of rants over manufactured images (mostly goth and punk) I hate how kids can just go to a store and think they are "punk" or "goth" because they spent over $200 at hot topic on shoddy clothes.... but that's got nothing to do with the pants...

600 safety pins? Wow! Did you clamp them shut? I tend to forget and end up with a safety pin stuck in my thigh or what-not. The pants are awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006 06:14:56 PM »

they aren't clamped. i just try very hard to not sit on them  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2006 07:19:06 PM »

I live on the beach and it cracks me up these rich doctors kids who act like they never get what they want and they cry to themselves listening to Hawthorne heights or something in they're daddies mustang. yet they make fun or my bleached out painted jeans.  Huh who knows maybe someday they'll see the real world. (Or maybe its us who doesn't see it) oh I'm thinking too hard for this late at night.
I love the pants especially the heart. And I am just in awe of the bravery required to wear them. (stabbing ones self with pins strikes too much fear into my little sole.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2006 09:50:35 PM »

I have a friend who thought she was *so punk* until I told her that if she was really punk, 1) she wouldn't claim to be, 2) she wouldn't listen to Fall Out Boy, and 3) she wouldn't be disgusted by thrift stores, too lazy to make something for herself, and willing to spend $200 of her mom's money at Hot Topic. So yeah, now she thinks she's emo instead. *laughs*

I'm definitely not punk, but I appreciate what you've done. I especially like the heart on the leg.
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2006 12:35:44 PM »

Those are very cool (and i'm not really keen on bondage clothing myself). I also like that you've used a real heart rather than one of those pathetic emo girly ones. It's a very nice touch Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2006 06:24:53 PM »

i love the safety pin straps!!  they look awesome.
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2006 06:28:17 PM »

I like the pants too, but I mostly wanted to say that your subject line cracked me up and I want to be your friend.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2006 11:19:26 AM »

I love those they are amazing. And i completly agree with you all about kids buying mainstream Hot Topic clothes and think that their punk or goth... They really don't get it. I'd love to see a close-up of the straps!
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2006 05:37:36 AM »

I have a friend who thought she was *so punk* until I told her that if she was really punk, 1) she wouldn't claim to be, 2) she wouldn't listen to Fall Out Boy, and 3) she wouldn't be disgusted by thrift stores, too lazy to make something for herself, and willing to spend $200 of her mom's money at Hot Topic. So yeah, now she thinks she's emo instead. *laughs*

I'm definitely not punk, but I appreciate what you've done. I especially like the heart on the leg.

I don't really understand why people have to label. I mean I know people do it all the time. But it gets old. And as for the people who claim to be? Let them do what they want. It's their choice. Be mad about it if you want to but you don't know them. So regardless of that small amount of hypocricy that they probably have that's pretty judgemental.
I don't call myself anything. I do what I want. Wear what I want. Listen to what I want. And hang out with whoever I like. Even if they're the girls that shop at hot topic non-stop. AND. Not all of them call themselves punk...I'd know.

REGARDLESS: This is an amaing idea. What were the straps made out of? I have quite a handfull of d-rings and clips for straps that a friend gave me after trashing her really, really old bondage pants...but I don't really know what I want to use them for yet. I LOVE the heart. I mean I am a bit of a girly with the cutsey hearts but the human heart is way more amazing. I mean come on. It's what keeps us alive...I love how you cut the heart out and re-pinned it. But you MIGHT want to clamp those with some pliers or somethin. Cuz I had a saftey pin in one of my pants...The strap that held the d-ring in had broken and I wasn't at home...and I sat on it...and I had it almost all the way in my bum. That sucked.

I really do like the whole concept of these pants. Have you, though, considered adding a little more on? If you did, what would you put on it? I need advice for a pair of my own pants that I don't wear much!
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2006 02:08:33 PM »

I have a friend who thought she was *so punk* until I told her that if she was really punk, 1) she wouldn't claim to be, 2) she wouldn't listen to Fall Out Boy, and 3) she wouldn't be disgusted by thrift stores, too lazy to make something for herself, and willing to spend $200 of her mom's money at Hot Topic. So yeah, now she thinks she's emo instead. *laughs*

I'm definitely not punk, but I appreciate what you've done. I especially like the heart on the leg.

this is not for being a jerk, but come on! punk has nothing to do with either clothes or music.. If a person is rebelious enough and has the right oppiniens he or she is punk... but theres a style that are inspired by the clothes the real punks were wearing back then when they excisted (cous they dont anymore.. now they're just rebelluos Wink ) and I love that style! and their music too actually.. but I dont like the oppinions ...teenage rebels always cracks me up.. long live stupidity  : ) 

BUT I love the pants! It must hurt a LOT to sit down... and the whole "this is a REAL heart.. not a romantisized symbol of lwe" thing is just GREAT!the heart is just to pump blood around, it cant feel a thing : )
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2006 02:43:33 PM »

I LOVE THEM!
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2006 04:44:01 PM »

I have a friend who thought she was *so punk* until I told her that if she was really punk, 1) she wouldn't claim to be, 2) she wouldn't listen to Fall Out Boy, and 3) she wouldn't be disgusted by thrift stores, too lazy to make something for herself, and willing to spend $200 of her mom's money at Hot Topic. So yeah, now she thinks she's emo instead. *laughs*

I'm definitely not punk, but I appreciate what you've done. I especially like the heart on the leg.

:::::HIGH FIVE:::: amen, sista!



Okay so I like the real-heart thing. Very cute. It reminded me that my science teacher in high school had a bumper sticker that said I <3 Science but the heart was a "real" heart. I thought you might appreciate that. Anyway, you should post a pic of a close up of the strap. I am wondering how you made 'em.

I don't really understand why people have to label. I mean I know people do it all the time. But it gets old. And as for the people who claim to be? Let them do what they want. It's their choice. Be mad about it if you want to but you don't know them. So regardless of that small amount of hypocricy that they probably have that's pretty judgemental.
I don't call myself anything. I do what I want. Wear what I want. Listen to what I want. And hang out with whoever I like. Even if they're the girls that shop at hot topic non-stop. AND. Not all of them call themselves punk...I'd know.

REGARDLESS: This is an amaing idea. What were the straps made out of? I have quite a handfull of d-rings and clips for straps that a friend gave me after trashing her really, really old bondage pants...but I don't really know what I want to use them for yet. I LOVE the heart. I mean I am a bit of a girly with the cutsey hearts but the human heart is way more amazing. I mean come on. It's what keeps us alive...I love how you cut the heart out and re-pinned it. But you MIGHT want to clamp those with some pliers or somethin. Cuz I had a saftey pin in one of my pants...The strap that held the d-ring in had broken and I wasn't at home...and I sat on it...and I had it almost all the way in my bum. That sucked.

I really do like the whole concept of these pants. Have you, though, considered adding a little more on? If you did, what would you put on it? I need advice for a pair of my own pants that I don't wear much!
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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2006 08:21:06 PM »

that heart is AMAZING

i love it
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2006 08:56:42 PM »

Those straps..so beyond cool. Awesome job!
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2006 09:40:45 PM »

 those are so cool! i also love the heart on them. it adds a very interesting touch!
 
 i was going to get involved in the conversation, but i think im going to keep my mouth shut  Roll Eyes lol
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2006 05:29:55 AM »

those are so cool! i also love the heart on them. it adds a very interesting touch!
 
 i was going to get involved in the conversation, but i think im going to keep my mouth shut  Roll Eyes lol

That's probably a good idea. You might have people disliking you if you get involved. But I don't care. I hate labels. They're so pointless. And so is judging.
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2006 03:04:11 PM »

 lol. besides, i always say what i dont mean and i think maybe this isnt my time to open my mouth.
 i do think that what you said is really cool though  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2006 03:41:08 PM »

wow! those pants are amzaing!

what did you make the straps out of?
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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2006 08:34:08 AM »

I have a friend who thought she was *so punk* until I told her that if she was really punk, 1) she wouldn't claim to be, 2) she wouldn't listen to Fall Out Boy, and 3) she wouldn't be disgusted by thrift stores, too lazy to make something for herself, and willing to spend $200 of her mom's money at Hot Topic. So yeah, now she thinks she's emo instead. *laughs*

I'm definitely not punk, but I appreciate what you've done. I especially like the heart on the leg.

I don't really understand why people have to label. I mean I know people do it all the time. But it gets old. And as for the people who claim to be? Let them do what they want. It's their choice. Be mad about it if you want to but you don't know them. So regardless of that small amount of hypocricy that they probably have that's pretty judgemental.
I don't call myself anything. I do what I want. Wear what I want. Listen to what I want. And hang out with whoever I like. Even if they're the girls that shop at hot topic non-stop. AND. Not all of them call themselves punk...I'd know.

REGARDLESS: This is an amaing idea.

Thank you. I agree.
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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2006 09:41:30 AM »

I'm quite amused by the conversation here. I have no problem with people shopping at stores like hot topic. I don't do that myself but I would rather make stuff to wear or get cheap stuff and do a recon. I do think it is a bit silly that some people will go and spend alot of money on crap clothing. I don't really have a grudge with people buying it but I do have a bit of a grudge with the companies making the clothing. Clothing used to only look used and ripped but now most companies have taken that as an excuse to actually make really cheap clothing that won't last long.

Well that's really all I have to say about all this stuff...

oh and that people who listen to certain bands are not "punk" or something. Punk is a way of life not what you wear or what music you listen to. Or at least it used to be


I do love the pants though!!!
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« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2006 10:34:44 AM »

o  i have strap thingies like that. aren't those the jeans from pacsun>
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« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2006 09:59:46 AM »

I have a friend who thought she was *so punk* until I told her that if she was really punk, 1) she wouldn't claim to be, 2) she wouldn't listen to Fall Out Boy, and 3) she wouldn't be disgusted by thrift stores, too lazy to make something for herself, and willing to spend $200 of her mom's money at Hot Topic. So yeah, now she thinks she's emo instead. *laughs*

I'm definitely not punk, but I appreciate what you've done. I especially like the heart on the leg.

I don't really understand why people have to label. I mean I know people do it all the time. But it gets old. And as for the people who claim to be? Let them do what they want. It's their choice. Be mad about it if you want to but you don't know them. So regardless of that small amount of hypocricy that they probably have that's pretty judgemental.
I don't call myself anything. I do what I want. Wear what I want. Listen to what I want. And hang out with whoever I like. Even if they're the girls that shop at hot topic non-stop. AND. Not all of them call themselves punk...I'd know.

REGARDLESS: This is an amaing idea.

Thank you. I agree.

I'm glad someone does. I don't think labelling people is fair. If they want to label themselves then sure..let them, I guess. But it's not anyone's place to label anyone else. But Seriously this conversation is getting pretty off topic of the pants themselves. ENJOY THE AWESOME NESS OF THEM!
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« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2006 10:05:19 AM »

love the safety pins!
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« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2006 01:38:41 PM »

when i posted this i had no idea of the discussion that was going to ensue! of course, i couldn't agree more about how it doesn't affect anyone else if someone chooses to label themselves one way or another...but it's annoying to have people completely misinterpret what those terms actually mean. it's almost like  misinterpriting a religion... It's not just about music, and it's definitely not about clothes... It's about doing things for yourself, and not relying on society or anyone else's opinions. which is why i love craftster...because it screams of punk ethos. and so with that said, thanks to everyone for the comments!!! the straps are 100% saftey pins, for all those who asked...about 600 total. i havent had any injuries wearing them so far, so i probably won't clamp them.
and if i had to add to them...i don't know. i probably wouldn't. or i might paint on some arteries and veins in the background. hmm.
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2006 01:00:05 AM »

Alright, I know this topic is now officially old news, but I've been away from the computer for awhile and came back to see that everyone was taking what I wrote waywayway out of context.

I really don't even know how y'all misunderstood me, but whatever, I'll explain. I am against labels! That's kind of the point! This girl really is my friend, one of my best friends, and I'm upset that she labels herself. I don't even believe punks or emo kids really exist, and I don't think she should degrade herself by trying to mimic a specific clique (which makes her a follower, something she claims to be against). I was not "being a jerk" or "labelling people," and I hate these whole stupid discussions because people always take offense. If you don't label yourself, I'm not talking about you! We are all just people -- hopefully individuals -- after all.
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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2006 11:06:02 AM »

i love them pants they are very cute..
i agree with the whole 'im a punk..im gloth..whatever' thing...its pointless..be you and just you. i hate when people ask me what i am..i always have to go with..depends what day and mood im in lol...i will say i love the clothes at hottopic..but spending all that money is stupid...when i wasent so good at making clothes i would buy things here and there from there but now i just go there mostly for ideas and  i will flip a pair of pants inside out to see how its made or take pics then make it myself lol..the only things i really buy from there anymore is harry potter stuff...only place i really know that has it always not just when the movies are out lol..
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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2006 10:32:00 AM »

This might sound really stupid, but is "hot topic" an expensive or a cheap store?
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« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2006 09:10:37 AM »

Jokke, it's pretty expensive, and though most of the clothes are pretty cool, hardly worth it, quality- wise.
Now, because that's what the post is about, I have to say, these pants are kick ass, I esp love the bondage straps, but I have had far too much bad luck with safety pins ending up in my ass just walking down the hallway (and that's just from my purse.)
As per the whole Labels conversation going on here, I have to say that as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't really matter what you think of yourself as, as long as you don't force a label onto anyone else. If you can label yourself punk (which in my book is just someone who's independent of everything, including others' opinions) or whatever else you want to call it without using it to compare yourself to someone else, then go ahead. I, for one, have been labeled "that one wierd chick" most of my life, and that's just how I like it- I don't allow people to confine me to a "group", though I do sort of accidentally stick to a certain type of person when I meet people and choose friends, but I try to stay open minded. Also, I have nothing I love more than being crafty, and most of the clothes I own that get those delicious wierd looks from people, I made myself, though when I can afford it, I do shop at hot topic, not because I'm trying to be a certian person, just because I like some of the clothes there that match my wardrobe. I guess I'm just trying to say, along the lines of what a couple others here have said, that it doesn't matter if you want to label yourself if you don't mind limiting yourself, but it's just not okay to label someone else. And I took the scenic route in explaining it. Whatev.
Great pants, I ended up embroidering a human heart on my guitar strap last night. Thanks A bunch for sharing. 
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« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2006 10:14:30 AM »

This might sound really stupid, but is "hot topic" an expensive or a cheap store?


its expensive..and really not worth it...any pants i ever got from there fell apart pretty quick..or faded faster then anything ive ever owned...so if you can make it your better off. you can go too www.hottopic.com and check it out if you want to see the prices..there up there tho.
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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2006 12:32:53 PM »

This might sound really stupid, but is "hot topic" an expensive or a cheap store?


its expensive..and really not worth it...any pants i ever got from there fell apart pretty quick..or faded faster then anything ive ever owned...so if you can make it your better off. you can go too www.hottopic.com and check it out if you want to see the prices..there up there tho.

Thankyou ^^ !

boy those prices are.. normal? haha thats what stuff cost in Denmark xD gee now I know why I dont get new clothes that often.. other people think its expensive too... hm.. if you think people who buy stuff in hot topic is stupid then you must think danes are maniacs... But thanks for the link and all ^^ !
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