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Topic: There's no excuse for panne velvet...unless you're a Drag Queen.  (Read 7701 times)
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« on: October 21, 2008 11:54:01 AM »

My good friend Ginger Minge had a last minute pageant to attend last night with a presentation theme of 'Carnivale.' She had a long-sleeved, high-necked panne velvet A-line that wasn't being used for anything so we decided to Mirandarize it...Carmen Miranda that is.  One week, 20 yards of netting, 8 feather boas and a whole lot of fake fruit later and I came up with this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/SeptemberOctober2008065.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/SeptemberOctober20080712.jpg
You can see the polka dot lining and matching shoe clips in this one

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/SeptemberOctober20080662.jpg
The back

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/SeptemberOctober2008056.jpg
The headdress was reconstructed from a wide-brimmed beach hat that I cut apart and embellished heavily.
The grapes on her shoulders were velcroed on so that she could take them off and throw them to the judges.


By the way...SHE WON! I saw the judges sheets and costumes got top marks across the board. OF course, Ginger is also insanely talented. We were all so proud.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/SeptemberOctober2008096.jpg

We celebrated at an all night diner afterwards and everybody got to try on the crown.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/SeptemberOctober2008107.jpg

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008 12:00:49 PM »

I jsut had to comment that your friend looks fabulous in the outfit. Very glamorous!
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008 12:22:28 PM »

Aaaa! That would be the best project EVER!
I wish I had a drag queen friend!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008 12:24:53 PM »

Whoa! Super awesome!  I love the use of boas, no wonder she won! I can't wait to see more of your creations!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008 12:52:19 PM »

You are a great friend, (she owes you!) Fantastic outfit-totally Miranda. Using boas for a trim is genius, and she REALLY pulled the whole thing off.
btw-that crown is HUGE!
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008 01:17:48 PM »

Magnificent. The boas were an awesome idea.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008 02:32:42 PM »

Wow, super sexy-o-rama!


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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008 02:36:51 PM »

this is absolutely FABULOUS  Shocked
the use of boas is so clever, and the detachable fruit inspired Wink

she looks gorgeous Wink
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008 02:37:25 PM »

WOW! Your friend looks absolutely fabulous - you really rocked the costume and your friend rocked the presentation! Brava!
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008 03:49:52 PM »

That's so cool, It only took a week to make that? I expected something that complicated would take much longer. Smooth work!
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