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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Rainbow brite! on: November 05, 2009 04:57:32 PM
Last hallowe'en, I was busy costuming Hamlet, and had no time to make a costume of my own. Boo! So I wound up wearing something out of the costume closet, and moping around on craftster looking at everyone else's costumes.  

When I saw <a href="https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278538.0">this post</a>, I decided, in November of 2008, that I would be rainbow brite this year.

The internet is full of terrible rainbow brite costumes.  My pet peeves were tiny belts with skinny straps, and strange puffy shoulders that look nothing like rainbow brite's.  And don't get me started on the sluttiness of them!  Mine is a shirt & a circle skirt that I managed to mess up but bring to a point in the centre.

I made a nice wide belt by drafting an abbreviated underbust corset, and attaching nice wide straps to it.  The belt is closed with velcro at the back, and the rainbow (the bottom colour should be green, but my green inexplicably disappeared) is made with the same polar fleece as the sleeves and boots.  I made a lot of contrasts in the fabric (fake velvet, polar fleece, shiny something) because I was trying to keep it inexpensive and cartoony.  I made every inch of it except the stupid wig, which was the only one i could afford that could be put in a ponytail.  

Unfortunately, I don't have many pics of the damn thing, because my partner had the most impossible to maneuver costume on earth.  Here's arguably the worst photo of me on the internet, stolen off facebook, which shows more detail of the shirt.  The stand-up shoulders were created using interfacing with fabric glued on both sides, then sewn to the belt straps.  

And just for fun, here's the my partner's costume:

I love him because of how into hallowe'en he is.  What you can't see is the fact that the front panel lights up when he talks, and all the lights flash.  There's a youtube vid of it in action:
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Rainbow Bright, a Burning woman, and a Dark Fairy oh my! 3 halloween costumes on: November 14, 2008 09:30:55 AM
you totally rock my socks.
 the burning woman dress is brilliant, those flames rock and the "burnt" hem is a nice touch. 
plus you've totally inspired me to be rainbow bright next year (my favourite 80s cartoon Smiley )  that costume is 100% better than those slutty rainbow dresses i've seen online.  how did you make the boots?
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / mighty boosh costumes! on: November 05, 2008 07:33:48 AM

the moon mask is made out of plaster, modeling paste, silicone, and foam.  unfortunately he broke the strap being silly just minutes before this picture.  the shirt is a black turtleneck painted with acrylic paint with sequins stuck on.  what you can't tell from this pic is that there is white makeup stuck in his eyelashes Smiley

old greg stunk of spray paint all night because of the silver jacket.  the only thing not hand made is the shirt.

crack fox freaked the heck out of my cats.  you'll notice the needles for hands-- that's a rat stuck on them.  the only thing not hand made is the nose. 
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yummy Yummy Pillows! - birds, birdcages, dots, circles and more on: April 14, 2008 09:21:47 PM
that birdcage fabric is the cutest print i've ever seen!  where did you get it?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Embroidered Jellyfish Bubble Skirt on: April 14, 2008 09:17:26 PM
this totally rocks my universe.  there seriously aren't sufficient superlatives.

this may be a stupid question, but is this clothing as art, or art as clothing?  i mean, could someone wear this or would all the lovely dangly bits get all tangled (they look to be just loose floss, non?)?
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Glass and solder picture pendants on: April 13, 2008 10:37:51 AM
are the pictures made of paper?  is it safe to put solder over paper? 
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Jeans Recon...Sorta on: April 13, 2008 10:03:18 AM
a jeans recon without the silly triangle thingy! wicked.  did you just cut it off?
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: First freezer paper stencil... on: April 12, 2008 06:01:30 PM
the first thing i thought was fabric medium too.  great image, did you design it yourself?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: First Sewing Project on: April 09, 2008 07:55:41 AM
the gathered bust is sooo gorgeous!  did you just gather a flat bottomed piece upwards?  my first attempt (other than gr 7 home-ec boxer shorts) was significantly less attractive than this. 
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Little Red Riding Hood on: April 09, 2008 12:04:34 AM
holy shoes!

the hood is lovely, very sexy red ridinghood.
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