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« on: November 20, 2007 10:32:44 PM »

SO a year ago when I saw MCR's Helena video I instantly fell in love with Helena's dress! I searched and searched for hours online each day about a month before Halloween looking for a dress similar to it or the same exact one, but sadly no luck. I read many blogs, searched through websites and I even contacted the designer herself to see if I could get my hands on a dress! The good news about that was I was able to purchase a dress from the designer, but the bad news was it would cost $250 to be made so that was Definately out of the question. After hours of researching and more sleepless nights I had an idea! I then thought to myself "What if I just made the dress instead?" and BEHOLD! My idea came to life! I found an old black dress that I had never worn hanging in my closet that I had never worn. It was silk black but it had straps on it, very thick straps. I frowned looking at the dress until I realized that I could convert the dress into a strapless one! Once I did that I bought some tulle, netting, red silk fabric and other goodies to create my dress and thus, after many hours of labor, I had created THEE Helena dress! Here is the dress that I created! P.s. The pictures are not great quality and I appologize for that! These pictures were taken with a webcam that was a little out of focus. I fully intend to take pics with a REAL digital camera and not a stupidwebcam!

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007 12:19:58 AM »

Thats a great job! I feel you on the search for that dress. I had to try and get the same one for my daughter for her formal last year. She HAD TO HAVE IT. At least you figured out who the designer was, I didn't. And my daughter settled for a store dress. Sad I love seeing how the young "crowd" (for lack of a "politically correct word") is taking this whole DIY thing to the next level! Awesome work.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007 08:14:15 AM »

Great job ! and way better than paying 250$ for a dress you prolly wont wear more than a few times .. it looks really pretty what I can see ..I cant wait to see the more clear pics ... also ( not being a MCR fan ) I dont know the dress "Helena" that you are referencing too .. would it be possible to add a link to the VIDEO or a still of the Dress ... ( Im impatient so Ill prolly look it up myself ) but for everyone .. that my be to lazy to look it up .. a link would be very handy .. any like I said great job !

 sorry for the rambling lol Wink

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007 05:00:54 PM »

Paulinerose: Yes, kids these days do go to extremes to make something, but yes DIY is very popular now and it's a much affordable method. I was almost willing to go out and buy a plain black strapless dress for about $100 and then spend $250 just to have it altered and made the way I wanted it. Thank goodness for DIY!

ViolentJayne: Oh yes I am so proud of myself for making this dress myself instead of spending a whole lot of money, but luckily since the dress still fits I have worn it for the past two Halloweens since I have made it! I love it and I probably could never part with it. But soon enough I shall have clearer pictures up and as for the video, here's a link to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcwweoJDkV0
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2007 04:20:49 PM »

wow- congrats. i am in owe of ur skills Tongue
for the rest of us who can't even think of taking on such a project on our own could you maybe post the designer?
when i saw it in the vid i was like "OMG! GRAD DRESSS!!!!!" and i still realllly want it Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2007 06:50:32 PM »

Yeah, i'd be great if you could post the name of the designer and how to contact her.

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2007 08:14:17 PM »

eehh great job i want one
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2007 09:30:16 PM »

Pretty! A great way to save $$$.  Wink

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2007 08:22:40 AM »

Honestly, I don't like MCR, however that video happens to be an exception. I love the video. It's ridiculous, and Helena's dress and corpse-like dancing is creepy and awesome. =) Good job on the dress; looks like it was hard to pull off and you definitely did.

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2007 02:36:07 AM »

Thanks guy so much! *blushes* I am just beaming with excitement from all the love from everyone! hehe anyways the Designer's name is Renee and you can go to this website here: http://www.kinkychinky.org
I contacted her through e-mail and thats how I asked about the dress and what not. there should be a part on that page that says contact me or something similar and just e-mail her and she will give you more info! Also, she has some other cool stuff that she has designed on her site, you might want to have a look at that as well! again thanks guys I appreciate all the love!
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