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« on: October 05, 2007 01:45:24 PM »

i love the beatles and i thought it would be fun to dress up like lucy in the sky with diamonds.

i was thinking simple blue dress with stars and diamonds on it and make tissue paper "flowers of yellow and green" and pin them on, and a "newspaper taxi" to wear like a hat and somehow make sunglasses to look like "kaleidoscope eyes"

any ideas on how to make the "kaleidoscope eyes", other accessories, or how to make the costume more recognizable?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007 03:03:48 PM »

for the kaleidescope eyes you could always get a pair of lennon style glasses,
they have stain glass cheap-o kits that you can buy at any craft store.
they come with a black, puff style paint that u outline the shaped u want with
then colored paint thats translucent and fills in between the black lines
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007 05:15:15 PM »

I think a "Hi My Name is: Lucy" tag on your shirt would be litteral and funny ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007 02:35:48 PM »

for the glasses i found some huge perfectly round pink sunglasses and im going to remove the silver backing from fake jewels and glue them on the lenses
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007 02:55:49 PM »

hmm you already have the newspaper taxi as a hat but what about adding something fluffy for clouds so you have "...with your head in the clouds"

The name tag idea is great!
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007 06:24:31 PM »

That is a genius costume idea. I like the name tag idea.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007 07:55:51 AM »

hmm...i don't really have any good ideas, but let me know how it works out for you. my name is actually Lucy and this could be a sa-weet costume for next year...hehe
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007 10:28:15 PM »

Oh, I went as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds my senior year of high school!

Here's what I did: sky blue pants and long sleeve tee to start with.  Then I cut out clouds of white felt and sewed them all over.  Then I got little star-shaped rhinestone things and attached them to little pins and pinned them all over everything.  And I made a couple into earrings too.  Then I got the most hideous fake "ice" I could find - horrible plastic "diamond" rings and stuff.  And a tiara.  And then I got a curly red wig ala Lucille Ball for the "Lucy" part of the costume.  And some crazy rainbow fake eyelashes for the girl with kaleidoscope eyes.  I think that was everything I had.

I'm guessing most people at my school didn't get it, but I didn't necessarily expect them to.  Especially when you figure that the rest of the girls were of course dressed in the usual sort of costume these days - sexy nurse!  Sexy army girl!  Sexy convict!  Sexy fairy!  Sexy eskimo (I swear I saw that costume this year)!

When I first got to school for the dance, I ran into one of my friends in the hallway - another big Beatles fan - and said "whaddya think, can you guess?" and she immediately said "Lucy in the sky with diamonds!!!!"  So apparently the costume was a success at least with other Beatles fans!
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007 07:08:16 PM »

you should make the flowers out of cellophane not tissue paper...
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