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Topic: Murder Mystery Mayhem!! (IMG OBESSE!) :o  (Read 7626 times)
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« on: July 07, 2008 09:05:47 PM »

So I have been wanting to host a murder mystery for as long as i can remember, and i have been on holidays this last week and decided no more procrastination!!

I origionally thought of writing the murder game myself, but time ran away with me, and i didn't want to know the answer! also no one on craftster had pre-written clues to give me. So i borrowed a kit from a friend (now having played it, cant believe i thought i could write that!) so much intrigue!

So we decided to go on a very loosely 1920's theme (as per game) and we all dressed up in op shop finds. (the point was to be very over the top and glam)

so this is the dress i got for $9....thats right $9.00

I was trying to channel Ms Peacock from cluedo... It met all the requirements...floor length...green (this was my colour, we all chose differnet colours) ridiculous flouncy top....

and this is what i did to it! SHA-BAM

It was a very quick re-con, i had a blue chiffon dress i hadn't worn in 2 years, chucked that on over the top and tucked it up under the bust, then i went to spotlight and brought some cheap blue netting/tule for about $7. Cut it into an over skirt and gathered it at the back to make a bustle. sewed it all onto a ribbon, tied it around my waist! I had an old silver buckle lying around that i picked up at the salvos for about $2 years ago, i sewed some stretch lace/ribbon onto it to make a belt and hey presto! I'm ready to go. Total time took about 2 hours? not even.

image of the back so you can see the bustle.

i'm ready for my close-up...

I also made a hairband to wear with the dress, some silver beaded trim, feathers and some black stretchy elastic. combined with hot glue gun and slightly burned fingers....

ok....so enough of me! on to the party!

the girls
arnt we cute?? hehehe best boyfriend ever!!

the boys


Ok so thats all the main pics.....then i got a little arty so here are some more artistic shots from the evening!

hope you like! let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008 09:20:37 PM »

oh my gosh its GORGEOUS!!! I cant decide what I like more . . .the bustle or the headband.  The whole thing is spectacular!

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008 09:26:22 PM »

I LOVE that color!

I actually had an exboyfriend who wrote me an entire murder mystery from scratch for my birthday. It was Pride and Prejudice themed. They are so intense!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008 09:31:07 PM »

The dress is gorgeous. I love it.

I like the artistic shots. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 09:50:01 PM »

Fantastic! You have such great vision, and all your friends looked great too.

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008 04:10:28 AM »

Thankyou sooo much! it was a bit of a bang up job but we all had a really good time!

my camera was doing funny things too, it might be broken, it keeps on going blurry if you try and zoom in on something! this hasnt happened before! Sad

« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008 10:10:58 AM »

Very cute! I love the aqua dress by itself but am also a huge fan of the bustle.
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2008 08:04:11 PM »

This is amazing!! And beautiful. And inspiring. woa....

p.s. WHO dun-it?


« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008 08:19:37 PM »

wow.  everything looks great.  my fave part is the bustle!!  nice work!
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008 05:19:07 AM »

The dress looks fabulous!!! GREAT recon!!! And what a great idea for a party! I have always wanted to do a murder mystery, but I am certain there would not be any in my native language (only 1,5 million people speak it anyway). If I knew where to find a handbook or an already written one in English I would gladly translate it... Any recommendations? It looks like you had a great time!!!
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