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« on: October 03, 2008 11:31:29 AM »

DONE! added shoulder pads. i used stiffened craft felt as an interfacing and just covered it with the same silver as the rest. i did the long arm warmer sleeves so it can also be sleeve-less if the lame gets me to hot....i still need to fix the extra fabric around the collar a bit so it lays better. sorry on the sh*tty makeup- this was just a fast trial run but here ya go!:

so far i made a wig, from 2 long auburn halloween wigs. i thought i'd jsut be able to cut one of the long wigs short (into the trademark bowie mullet) but once i did i discovered that halloween wigs are cheap and have huge gaps between the rows of "hair." so i cut the rows of hair off the mesh cap of another cheapy wig and sewed them in between the rows on the other. looks decent now!

now, about the body suit....i was hoping to make a silver lame bodysuit with a really deep v-neck, like down to my bellybutton (im super flat-chested so this can work with a bit o' tape Wink the only silver i could find that wasnt see-through was a 2-way stretch. its hard to wear because it is SKIN tight. and hottt. but thats ok, im in minneapolis, halloween is COLD. problem- im heasitant to put sleeves on it because it might jsut make it MORE ill fitting an hard to wear...

so craftsters, heres my question....is it ok without sleeves? should i add some sort of shoulder pads? a collar? how can i improve this?

(i WILL be painting the lightening bolt, and i have 4 inch, black, platform boots.)

<----eeee! i just covered my black platform boots in this red glitter foil that has an adhesive back (from joann's, scrapbook section, 99cents a sheet)
cept i couldnt do the buckles, too much hassel. ah well. and the best part is it peels off so i dont have to ruin my boots!

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008 11:37:02 AM »

That looks amazing! My vote is to screw the sleeves and stick with the version you already have - you'll need mobility in your arms in order to keep the fanboys at a safe distance.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008 11:39:32 AM »

I think it looks awesome as is but if you REALLY want to then add a collar.. though it might become more space man like than rockstarish?

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008 11:49:32 AM »

If you go for sleeves, little cap sleeves that stick out would totally fit the ziggy stardust/david bowie look.  A collar could be good, too. 

« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008 11:53:00 AM »

that rocks!  i'd say stick with no sleeves, but maybe add the shoulder pads to make it more spacey ... r the cap sleeves as soeone else had suggested!  great work!

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008 11:53:50 AM »

 Grin In awe of your awesomeness!!! A collar might be what you need - but honestly, it looks great as is  Kiss

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008 12:01:54 PM »

I have wanted to be ziggy stardust so bad but I never have the right costume idea. Your costume looks great. a collar would look nice

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008 12:02:32 PM »

It's awesome!  I made a Ziggy Costume last year for The ManFlesh and I think if you added a collar and/or some kind of quilted cap to the sleeve holes you'd have it nailed!  Excellent work on the wig.  He had to buy one online; it wasn't super expensive, but it came from Asia and cost like $20 to ship!

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008 12:08:15 PM »

oh my god i am in love with this. i want to be david bowie every day of my life, but sadly he is a skinny man and i am a curvy girl. i am jealous that you can be ziggy stardust. so awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008 12:14:38 PM »

this is so great
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