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« on: September 24, 2007 08:10:51 PM »

So this year for Halloween I plan on being Ruby Rohd from the Fifth Element. You know, the guy Chris Tucker plays? I want to do the leopard suit version(http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/9121/lecinquimelmentruby2ro.jpg).

I bought a 1xl sized leopard print long sleeved dress from Goodwill, and I plan on turning it into a jumpsuit. The dress buttons down the front and has more than enough fabric to play with.

I want people to be able to recognize me, unlike my costume from my Superhero Birthday Party when I was Darkwing Duck. Everyone thought I was Carmen Sandiego because I ran out of time to make a beak. Oh well...

Does anyone have any suggestions about how to make the dress into a one piece pants suit? Or ideas on how to make the wig? Right now I am thinking of taking a blond hairnet and weaving yarn through it and then sewing a toilet paper tube covered in yarn on the front. It might work... I hope.

So this isn't all text (sorry I couldn't post the actual pictures, I havn't posted 10 times yet..):
Me as Darkwing Duck

and me again as Darkwing and my boyfriend as Artie the Strongest Man in the World (From Pete and Pete...)
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007 01:45:05 PM »

I'm really not sure about your costume for this year, but your DARKWING DUCK costume was awesome!!

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007 03:29:42 PM »

I'm assuming the leopard dress swallows you right now, right?

(btw-- Darkwing Duck-- AWESOME!)

You'll want to use krappy fabric to make a test-run on the collar...and my guess is that you'll have to have buckram or heavy-duty interfacing to get it to stand up like that.
You may also want to find a similar leopard print to use as the lining for the underside of the collar to keep as much of the original fabric free for use on the visible parts since the collar's so ridiculously tall.
I'd let out the front center and back center seams, and pin together slack pattern's legs and cut based on that.

As for the wig, you've got a good idea. You may also want to consider getting a blond (platinum) afro wig and trimming it down to about 1 inch in length all round. To make the swirl, pick up some platinum blonde KK (kanekalon, #613) hair  (like this: http://www.doctoredlocks.com/store/kk_jumbo.html ) from an ethnic hair shop or Doctored Locks.
Take a wad of hair, fold it over your fingers and secure it with a rubberband to make a loop, stitch it onto the wig, and then tease the hell out of it.
Then tease more. Then hairspray. Then Tease. Then use a hairdryer to melt and set the fibers a little.

You may also want to ask on the http://www.cosplay.com or http://hair.extra-muffins.com/ boards.

Good luck!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007 09:23:48 PM »

I totally would have known your were Darkwing Duck. Sadly, I have no suggestions for this years costume.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007 12:44:42 PM »

Your Darkwing Duck costume was awesome. Your costume this year? Will probably be awesome. I have no suggestions, other than: rock on. you are awesome.

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