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3781  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Major Margarita: The Happy Hour Heroine (Adult Pinewood Derby Costume) on: July 25, 2011 05:02:37 PM
What the what! Super, insanely, unbearably jealous! That event sounds AMAZING! Off to be depressed that I don't get to have that kind of fun....and add this to the "holy crap, what am I going to be for Halloween" ideas list.

Why, thank you!  Mine is technically a uniform, but yours would be a costume.  Wink
3782  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Major Margarita: The Happy Hour Heroine (Adult Pinewood Derby Costume) on: July 25, 2011 07:08:42 AM
Well I think your actual super-power is Detail Dynamatrix! I love it all.
Bet your belly took a few spins throughout the day, huh?
And I'm certain the laundry catastrophe must have driven you to drink cuz, you know, you could have totally worn that dress again!

Thank you!  I think you are the Detail Bynamatrix with your Terrific Tailoring Talents!

This is just too damn good for words.  Thanks for posting.

Aw, shucks, Bascom!  No shovel necessary here.
3783  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Major Margarita: The Happy Hour Heroine (Adult Pinewood Derby Costume) on: July 24, 2011 03:01:13 PM
Thanks so much!  I do wish I'd had time to do some kind of headpiece, but I didn't. 

Even before it was ruined, I couldn't think of another time to wear it so I doubt I'll go through the expense and effort to remake it.  I will probably use the same pattern to make my Halloween costume, though.
3784  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Major Margarita: The Happy Hour Heroine (Adult Pinewood Derby Costume) on: July 24, 2011 10:48:38 AM
Thanks!  I had great fun with it!  A word of warning, your margaritas start tasting like plastic after a couple of hours, so it's best to not fill the guns completely, then empty (into mouths) and refill throughout your event.  Wink
3785  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Major Margarita: The Happy Hour Heroine (Adult Pinewood Derby Costume) on: July 24, 2011 10:36:31 AM
For the last 4 years I've participated in an Adult Pinewood Derby.  In addition to making cars using the official boyscout kit (but usually not with the official boy scout rules) we make dioramas, wear costumes, eat, drink and smack talk.   Especially drink and smack talk.

This year we had a new host and a Derby Theme: Super heroes and Super Villians.  I had decided previously to this that my fantasy super power would be "being able to make it 5 o'clock where ever I was" and from there I built my character: Major Margarita: The Happy Hour Heroine...

who, with her sidekicks Private Label: The Hooch Pooch & General Garnish: Olive Dog, fights for your right to party!

(My sidekicks were unable to attend the event as they were dealing with a mixer emergency on the other side of town).

The dirty (martini) details:
A reconstructed child's pro-wrestler belt toy from the dollar store for the belt.  Repainted a less chrome-y steel & silver color, an Always 5 Oh! Clock with spinning clock hand, sparkle vinyl, black vinyl...

and on the other side a holster for the Sunset Gun (see below).

Turns out that a US Army Major's insignia is an oak leaf, but since that wouldn't fit my theme I chose a lime wedge for the chest detail insignia.  The cocktail swords were removable just in case some Overtime Overlord needed a stab.

I added gauntlets with agave cactus patches

I picked up a couple of water weapons at the dollar store

that I repainted, then filled with margaritas which I shared with the other derby racers.

(Left: Sunset Gun and Right: Make It A Triple, which mounted on my left wrist (there are 3 holes that margaritas shoot out of)

What you can barely see is that there is matching green garter on my left thigh with a pocket for a mini-flask.  Here's an action shot of Major Margarita taking a good luck swig at the beginning of her first race.

COSTUME CATASTROPHE: I didn't have time to get pics of me posed in my costume before the race, so I thought I'd get back into it and shoot some the next day.  It was SOOO hot/sweaty in that dress (made of swimming suit fabric) AND my weapons leaked margarita all over it that I decided to wash it first.  The color was RUINED!  The hole thing lost a lot of the green and sparkliness and where my belt was it lost ALL the green.  Now it's the uniform of a washed up has-been of a super hero.   Cry  Luckily, there was no shortage of photographers (some actual pros) at the party.  The top photo is by Daniel Root (http://www.danielrootphotography.com/#) who took portraits of us all and I can't wait to see the rest!

My car (seen above): Quittin' Time Bar Cart is posted here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386228.0

Past years:
2010, Egyptian War Chariot: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355463.0
2009, Slogo the Driving Slug: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315638.0
2008, Vampire Scouts: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260397.0
3786  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Quittin' Time Bar Cart - 2011 Adult Pinewood Derby Car on: July 19, 2011 08:03:33 AM
Amazing.  Your posts make me really want to get this started where I live.  I love your details, and that it has its own little world to reside in.

Thanks!  It is soooo much fun!  I've heard that in many places the Cub Scout organization (BSA) will rent out their track.  This year we followed the original Cub Scout rules for weight and propulsion, but in other years we've not which is also fun.
3787  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Quittin' Time Bar Cart - 2011 Adult Pinewood Derby Car on: July 18, 2011 07:53:13 PM
This year's Adult Pinewood Derby had a Superheros & Supervillians theme.  I had decided that my fantasy super power would be being able to make it 5 o'clock pm anywhere.  I was Major Margarita, The Happy Hour Heroine.  My first car literally crumbled in the building process and at the last minute I had to start from scratch with a different idea altogether.  Thus I present Quittin' Time, the Bar Cart Pinewood Derby Car - coming to an awful workplace parking lot near you!

Lots of detail shots:

She raced w/o her cocktail parasol awnings, which is how she raced.

A look inside where Happy Hour begins:

The signage, note it's ALWAYS 5 o'clock at Quittin Time

Posted hours of operation:

My cars generally come in the slowest 2 or 3 and I embrace that.

The obligatory shot of my assistant, Betty, helping with the photoshoot.

My past cars:
2010 Egyptian War Chariot https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355463.0
2009 Slogo the Driving Slug https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355463.0
2008 Vampire Scouts https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260397.0
3788  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pink Elephants?!? on: July 17, 2011 06:19:50 PM
Soooo adorable and smile-inducing!  And now I have an inspiration starting point for the giraffe that I picked up at Micheal's last week!
3789  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Little Scotty Dogs on: July 04, 2011 07:22:57 PM
What mischievous beasts!  Another super cute stitch, pretty lady! 
3790  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Doxie Club House Sign - kEEp oUt gREat DAneS on: July 04, 2011 12:29:26 PM
Haha!  What fun!  So cute and classy at the same time.    This reminds me of the time I had a box with the lid cut off on 2 sides that the cats took over and on the flap I wrote with my left hand "Kat Klub - No dogs!"  I didn't have a dog at the time, but I did have a frequent visitor dog.
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