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OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS => Halloween Costumes => Topic started by: Yulu on November 05, 2008 12:50:17 AM



Title: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: Yulu on November 05, 2008 12:50:17 AM
I made the jumper from a long green stretchy cotton dress (freehand, mind you - they don't make patterns for long-legged jumpers) and a crab t-shirt my friend had made.
I cut and sewed the t-shirt into a half-shirt w/off-the-shoulder sleeves.
I dyed, glittered, and banded the hat - then put a circle of cardboard in it to make it stay flat.
I cut the wig and dyed the tips of the hair.




I also used makeup to make me look more Sri Lankan than Caucasian, but makeup is a completely different talent of mine.  (Ignore the super-white-by-comparison upper arms...  I wore a jacket all nite.)



The pink jacket in the last photo, I purchased based on M.I.A.'s signature "who cares if it matches" attitude and the shiny jacket she wears in the video for "Paper Planes"...   This costume was so much fun!  :)

There are two pics below are the real M.I.A. for reference...




Enjoy! :)
And if you've never listened to her music - please do... it's amazing.


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: The Platypus Project on November 05, 2008 04:54:47 AM
Great idea!! However, I totally envy your Mtv t-shirt.  I remember when cable first came out and Mtv was so popular among my friends and I...


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: acidtrix on November 05, 2008 08:03:55 AM
wow you win for most unexpected/awesome costume reference this year (in my books anyway!) I love her, you did great!


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: TexasThistle on November 05, 2008 08:10:49 AM
she is soo cool. great costume!


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: Ninja_Poo on November 05, 2008 08:51:54 AM
That's so cool! I love M.I.A!


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: MinorPunk56 on November 05, 2008 09:42:33 AM
fabulous!


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: horrorbot on November 05, 2008 04:38:58 PM
This is one of my favorites.


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: MollyMillions on November 05, 2008 05:29:27 PM
eee that's so awesome!


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: ohyouprettythings on November 05, 2008 09:35:19 PM
kickass, i love her


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: mcook72677 on November 06, 2008 05:03:19 AM
You definitely pulled off the look.  I love M.I.A. and think this is a really cooooool costume!


Title: Re: M.I.A. - the british-born Sri Lankan musician/artist
Post by: Yulu on November 06, 2008 11:36:18 PM
Thanks for the compliments!  I don't really care if people vote for my costume or not cos it was just too much fun to not post it... also, I was Hoping people here would know who she is - cos I didn't encounter a lot of people who did when I went out :)

I got to walk around all nite using a british accent (which I love doing anyway) and using weird slang and quoting lyrics.

I felt horrible cutting off that mtv shirt, but I've worn it twice (over tanks) already since I edited it.

salut!!
-yulu