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« on: October 27, 2007 04:48:47 PM »

This year I have been inspired to step out of my safe costume bubble and dress "scary" for once.

My costume idea was inspired by the So You Think You Can Dance 2006 top twenty group dance choreographed by Wade Robinson to Roisin Murhpy's "Ramalama Bang Bang".

For the video, go here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=uQHonPdx7OQ

For the best photo I can find, go here: http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7951/175/1600/DSCF2608.10.jpg

Anyways, for my costume I am repeating Roethke's corset pattern from last year with some great black patterned fabric and trim I bought at Walmart. Under that I'm hoping to find a top, a shawl, some boots and some skirts at Value Village or Giant Tiger. I'll get some white or gray tights (I'm hoping to keep my costume in shades of black and white... maybe with a dull red somewhere in there), maybe find a lace fan somewhere (costume shop, anyone?), my mom has some black opera-length gloves, and I'll get some white and gray makeup to make myself look undead.

Thanks in advance, and I'll post pics of m progress as soon as I can!

EDIT: Was home for the weekend and got some pieces of my costume together.

My mom's boots... pretty much perfect. If only they were black.

My mom's opera gloves... she gave me the okay to distress them, but I don't want to, they're so nice. I'm going to use the lace to make a Victorian-esque choker and add some beads to it.



Roughly the whole thing:

Mirror shot (sorry)

Shot of the underbust corset and skirts:

The corset:


Tights (I love these so much):

Bottom half:

Some shots of my makeup and wig. The makeup is Ben Nye translucent powder and purple matte stuff... I did the makeup myself... that's the second time I've done it. I like it. The wig came from a costume store in Winnipeg.

And me at the party:

I had to lace the corset by myself, which is why it was uneven, but I don't really mind, I only wore it for one night.

Anyway, I got lots of compliments on it... what do you think?

Dom: "This guy was a nightmare to work with, the Balrog. He had a huge trailer, never came out, never bought a round when we went to the bar, do you remember?"

Billy: "Very rude."
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007 09:18:08 PM »

That is too awesome. I love your wig! It's very Victorian, lol.

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 07:55:49 PM »

i adore it.
only thing i would change is the white tank top under the corset...
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 09:31:33 PM »

Fun! Fab tights; I used to have some like those. Great corset, too--very pretty print. Super super cool. Smiley
I would probably wear something besides a white tank top too, though. It's way to cleeeean, for one! And you're, you know, dead. Also, plain ribbed tanks in white just scream modern. Some nonribbed cream ones work, now and then.
Also, while I like your wig because it is adequately messy is not particularly victorian which is okay but just sayin' because it isn't, although at first i thought it was a powdered white type wig (very not victorian) but it's actually blonde, so, whew. You rule, though!
I especially like the layered, ripped up skirts.
Did you dance while you wore this? I hope you did.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007 12:20:49 PM »

Yeah, I tried to find something else to wear under the corset, but wasn't able to. Plus I was wearing it to a bar, for one night, only. I don't really mind that my costume isn't 100% accurate... it's not very accurate at all, but it really got the mood and image that I was going for, so I was very happy with how it turned out.

Glad you like it!

Dom: "This guy was a nightmare to work with, the Balrog. He had a huge trailer, never came out, never bought a round when we went to the bar, do you remember?"

Billy: "Very rude."
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