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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Monster costume help. on: October 02, 2010 08:34:48 AM
This is my first topic/post I've made in quite awhile, but I didn't know where else to ask. Anyway...

In mid-December, I'm going to a GLBTIQ under-age dance party. It's theme is 'Monster Ball'(like lady gaga's concert, but it's actually just a monster theme, although I've been told lady gaga stuff is fine too). I'm having a real hard time coming up with monster ideas, especially ones that can be worn in summer(I'm in Australia, if you were wondering.). It starts in the afternoon, and ends at night, and it's usually pretty hot inside in winter, let alone summer. So heaps of fake fur is definitely out, which is awful because most monster costumes I've thought of would essentially be a one piece fake fur suit. I think the main problem I'm having with this theme is what defines a 'monster'?
Anyway, I'm pretty much looking for ideas for a monster costume that a) can be worn in summer, and in the heat of a dance party. I don't want to faint from heatstroke! Cheesy b) allows enough movement to be able to dance. c) will win me the best costume of the night, or a least a bit of appreciation.

These are my ideas so far:
Brain slug hat + normal clothes.
Flying spaghetti monster(this would be really hard to pull off though, especially making it heat-friendly)
Generic monster(one of those monster hats(how adorable are they?!), and a playsuit or dress to match. I'm kinda liking this idea at the moment).
News paper dress. Example 1 Example 2(although this one isn't actually made of newspaper) Example 3. A papier-mch mask OR do make-up with newspaper eyelashes. If this turned out really cheap, I might get contacts too. The most obvious downside to this one though, is movement. If I made it fairly loose then it might not be a problem, but I don't want to sit down and tear my dress!  Shocked
Weeping angel. This tutorial is pretty much what I'd use if I did this one. It seems to cover everything, and I adore the pantyhose idea. Brilliant. I would definitely make the wing smaller, or easier to remove, though.
Rubber glove dress. This is a bit more gaga, like the newspaper dress, and is inspired by the ones right here on Craftster
Mummy. Shorts + tank OR playsuit covered with distresses torn fabric. Mummy face paint. (I think this one would be pretty easy to make look effective).
Vampire teeth dress/skirt/top.
Rainbow monster. Rainbow face paint, maybe rainbow blood coming from mouth. I already have rainbow shoes & a rainbow tie-dye top that I made a while back. Rainbow faux fur accessories(like legwarmers and cuffs or something). Rainbow monster mask + antennae. (this one might be a bit over the top and tacky...)

Things you should probably know:
I finished up a three month long special effects make-up course a few weeks ago, so I'm pretty confident with gore based make-up. I'm also willing to do other make-up, or face painting. I'm pretty good at working from pictures of make-up and getting them right with practice.

I'm plus-sized, and I don't like showing my mid-section. I'm not extremely overweight, but I still am. I'm most comfortable wearing dresses and skirts a bit above my knees, although I'm happy to go shorter with shorts. I don't really like going longer than that though. I'm also cool with low-cut tops, especially when it's hot, because they don't trap in heat.

I'll probably do a lot of this at school, because I can use the supplies they have. My art classes are very small, so I have my teacher there to help out with sewing that I can't get my head around. If what I decide to make is a big project though, I will work on it at home as well - no problem.

I have a max. budget of AUD$70. I don't really want to be spending that much on one night, so that is my absolute maximum.

I have two and a half months to do this in, so I'm hoping to use that amount of time to come up with something amazing! Have at me with your ideas(or help me choose one of mine)!
2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / [ACCEPTED] Front Page Blankness on: May 18, 2008 12:24:04 AM
OK, you know that gigantic white spot of blankness on the front page(I know you know what I'm talking about)? Well, I've been thinking that it would be a good spot to put an ad, or a few small ones. It's just that every time I see it, it really bugs me, and it might be a good way for craftster to make a little extra money too. Smiley

I don't mean to offend anyone or anything, and I'm sorry if there's already a topic like this.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Organizing While In Second Swap? on: November 12, 2007 12:41:16 AM
I want to organize a swap, but I'm currently in my second swap, can I post sign-ups as long as by the time they end I have finished my second swap? I've posted in the New Swap Theme Ideas board, and people are quite anxious to start soon, so I'd like to start organizing soon.

Any replies are most appreciated Smiley
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / A Swap for the Mentally Disturbed on: November 01, 2007 07:42:48 AM
So, I'm pretty sure that everyone has seen the "I Have A Disease" swaps going 'round, so, why don't we have one for the mentally challenged/ill/problematic/etc.? Some examples of what would make you qualify are: depression, bipolar, autism and so on. I personally have Asperger syndrome(mild autism), and I'm on anti-anxiety tablets. So, what do you all think? If there's a bit of interest, I can organize in about two months Smiley
5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Melbourne Glass Fusing/Soap Making Shops? on: October 22, 2007 07:59:13 PM
It seems as if I've been searching for Glass fusing and Soap making supply shops for an eternity Sad, so I've finally decided to ask for help from all you geniuses here at Craftster Smiley So, does anyone know where any Glass fusing and Soap making supply shops are? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated Grin

Thanks in advance,
                          Karma Chick
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bed Sheets Into A Bag! on: August 15, 2007 02:53:46 AM
Yep, you guessed it, I made a bag out of bed sheets!
The tutorial I used is here.
I did a few extra pockets 'cause I'm great but you don't have to put any on if don't want to Smiley
So enough yabbering on, here's the pics:
The bag:

The bag with the flap open:

The bag with the flap open, so you can see the pockets:

The strap:

The back of the bag:

Sorry about the picture quality, I had to use a camera that's attached to the top of my laptop, so there was basically a lot of silliness going on  Roll Eyes

Thanks for looking Smiley

Oh yeah, and I got the sheets from the Op-shop (the second-hand store)
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