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« on: October 29, 2006 01:59:18 AM »

So, I live in Australia and Halloween isn't a big deal - so basically I've never made a costume! But this isn't for Halloween: every year my university has a "sex fetish" party where you go as your favourite fetish. Er... best if you don't read into that too much. Anyway, this year I went as a dominatrix, and it's always full of the typical schoolgirls and nurses costumes that take no thought whatsoever. But I saw this firefighter costume and thought "$120 - get ****ed!", and that maybe I could somehow make it myself...

So... what do you reckon? How do I even BEGIN? I haven't found a pattern I could base it on, other than to do a basic long-sleeved dress, lower the neckline, shorten the skirt...! Also any suggestions on where I should look for material?? I have a LONG time to get this organised (over 6 months) because I want it to be perfect: although we're MEANT to look slutty I don't want to go too overboard... (Also, anyone reckon the fire-engine red will clash too badly with my red hair - or should I don a blonde wig... haha)

Thanks in advance guys!

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2006 11:20:33 AM »

What if you started with an oversized long sleeve shirt and then reconstruced it. You could paint the yellow stripes and other bits on. I know that there are tutorials here about changing the neck line and adding a collar. As for the hair, red hair is sexy hair so go for it.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2006 01:15:08 PM »

if you don't want it to clash with your hair, you could make the dress actual firefighter uniform colors. i believe they are khaki and yellow? or sometimes brown and yellow, or even black and yellow.


you could make a fire fighter colored skirt (the khaki, black or whatev) with the reflective tape as a border on the hem. then wear a dark blue tee (or maybe white, i usually see dark blue, my bf's dad is a firefighter) and then red suspenders and the firefighters cap.

I dunno, just a thought, if you can't find anything else.

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006 02:33:30 AM »

Hmm, I'm better at making things from scratch than reconstructing, plus in Australia op shops aren't overly cheap (you can pay the same for a shirt from an op shop than one from a new store), whereas I can material much cheaper...

I'll probably stick with the fire-engine red.. Not sure I could make khaki and yellow look too sexy! Smiley Thanks heaps for looking though!

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2006 08:03:12 AM »

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=123346.100 page 11  jenuine  made her own costume. I think it looks pretty sexy to me
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2006 11:14:20 PM »

In Australia firefighters wear black/navy uniforms with the reflective green stripe, or you could go as a rural firefighter which is the fluro orange (and surely would up support of rural fire services Tongue), then instead of the hat you could make a beer carton cowboy hat and put the tape on that...  You could get the PVC from Spotlight or Lincraft if thats what you wanted to make it out of.  For the refelective tape, you could try bike or camping stores and maybe hardware stores but I'm not really sure.
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