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« on: October 31, 2006 06:39:53 AM »

i've become pretty obsessed with katamari.  i decided it'd be the perfect halloween costume for me.  i tried searching on here for ideas of how to go about it.  i found this cute costume:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60237.0

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i decided to go about it a little differently, and i gathered up:

2 bucket-like containers (free)
1 thin stick of wood (free)
2 sponges ($1)
2 meters of bright green material ($2)
a few pieces of felt ($1)
an inch of mesh (10 cents)
1/4 inch of green for the stripes (50 cents)
the boxes from my ddr game (thin cardboard) (free)
a pompom i had kicking around (free)
duct tape (colored, 3 rolls) ($3)
lots of toys, etc that were old (free)
old newspapers (free)
old bright purple pants (free)

i taped the stick inside of the buckets.  i covered the open ends of the buckets with cardboard and made an apparatis with the sponges so that they'd stay close to my head.  this photo might explain better:




i covered the whole thing with the bright green material.  i made sort of a "slip cover" for it, all of it hand sewn.  it fit perfectly!  i made the felt face and hand sewed it on.  the eyes are mesh so i can see through, and i cut some of the green material so it'd be easier to breath through the felt.  i poked 2 holes in the top to set in my antenna (which is cardboard covered in felt, with a pompom attached)  it might be a little too big, but i think it's cute.  the green stripes were just sewn into a tube, turned inside out & attached at the bottom.



i made a VERY simple shirt and pair of mitts.  i wanted the shirt to look sort of flared out, like a dress.   these were sewn with a machine.  the pants that you're going to see, i owned for some reason (i know, they're hideous!)



for the ball i gathered a bunch of newspaper, taped it together.  added more, taped on top, etc.. until i had a large ball.  i made the knobs of the katamari by bunching up paper.  i covered the ball in black duct tape and the knobs in bright blue.  i taped on a bunch of weird stuff.  i love it so much!  haha.  before (rolling up my boyfriend) and after decoration!!





sooo here is the whole thing in action!

playing guitar hero:


rolling things up:


being cute:


watching FRIENDS porn:


kissing the boy:


YAYYYYYYYYYY!!   Grin





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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006 08:28:16 AM »

oh my goodness. i love it!
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006 09:26:20 AM »

hooray! katamari is the best! great costume!
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2006 11:41:50 AM »

 Shocked OH MY GOD!!!  You went as the Prince complete with Katamari!!!  You're so awesome.  I'm forwarding this to my lil' brother...it's one of his favorite video games.  Absolutely LOVE it!!!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2006 01:45:04 PM »

I don't know who Katamari is but I loove the costume.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006 12:38:34 AM »

AWW. I love that you have the little ball too! Cute!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006 12:46:01 AM »

aww lovely
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006 11:33:47 AM »

Wow - this is really cool. Now you just need one of your cousins to hang out with.  Wink

Awesome job
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006 08:38:13 PM »

lol... awesome! my boyf and i talked about getting a group of people and dressing up like the prince and his cousins. well done!
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2006 01:19:04 PM »

yay for guitar hero! oh, and cool costume too  Cheesy
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