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Topic: I ripped up my prom dress....FOR THE HONOR OF GREYSKULL!!!  (Read 30263 times)
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« on: November 06, 2009 08:57:06 PM »

I am sooo excited about my costume this year....SHE-RA!!! YAY! 
anyway, it took me a week to figure out what to be because i have no money to spend on silly things like a costume so i only had the fabric i had at home Sad  i wanted so badly to have a Starfleet uniform!  but then i found my prom dress that had been sitting in my closet for almost 4 years now, scrunched in a lonely ball, sad Sad this is my first reeealll recon (i usually just do minor changes for fit and stuff)

It only took me 2 days, yay.  oh, and ps, dont worry, i didnt like my prom dress.  it was 20 dollars 3 days before prom...it was all that was left.  my mom was going to make it, but she had some personal stuff to deal with. 

Here's how i did it!  first i ripped the bodice from the skirts to take the 2 layers of tulle off.  then i ripped out the zipper and flipped the bodice inside out so the outside of the dress was all the same fabric and put the zipper back in.  then i hemmed it.  pretty simple!
For all the gold stuff i just used some brown felt-backed vinyl i had laying around and spray painted it gold.  then i used a lot of hot glue, lolz!


..my arm bracer things are held on with packing tape, and the headband is held together with staples....classy, i know.

Here's a before pic:

and a little closer:

i spent most of the night running around trying to fly so my cape would look cool, lolz

ignore my stupid face..

i wore it to Freakfest on State St. in Madison...w00t!  but only 2 people recognized me Sad  one girl wanted her picture with me Smiley

YAY thanks for looking!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009 09:09:50 PM »

I didn't recognize it either, but it's so cute! I like the before and the after, but you look so much happier in the after. Good job!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009 09:15:45 PM »

This is awesome!

« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009 11:13:49 PM »

What a great recon!!!  I gotta say this though, I had to reread this post cuz I just glanced and the pictures and immediately that OMG its Anne Hathaway.  Especially the before of the prom dress!!
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009 05:37:59 AM »

You look AMAZING!  My little boys (ages 6 and 4) would have recognized you.  They found two ancient He-Man books at a garage sale over the summer and now they're huge fans.  Great job.  You look lovely in the prom dress, but the She-Ra costume is so much cooler.   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009 05:48:14 AM »

That is so awesome! I love She-Ra. so much so that when I was little, I named the family cat Aurora....but my dad always called her Hair-bag. oh, nostalgia....You did a great job, and you DO look like Anne Hathaway!

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009 05:53:29 AM »

Rock on!  She-ra is fan-freaking-tastic.  What a wonderful concept for a costume!   BTW it was a perfectly lovely prom dress, BUT it makes a great She-ra costume! 

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009 08:25:51 AM »

I totally knew it was She-Ra from the thumbnail. Good job! The little details like the arm braceers and such really cinch it. Grin

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2009 08:27:55 AM »

Not to mention that the gold boots are the perfect accessory after the arm thingies!
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2009 11:34:55 AM »

Thanks guys!! 

wow! i look like Anne Hathaway?! I've been told that like twice, ever....im not sure i totally see it, but THANKS! she's gorgeous!

McJulie-O:  the boots are my favorite part!  they were black, i havent worn then in 5 years.  after i painted them , i showed my mom and she screamed "YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A HOOKER!!" lolz!!  but i think they just make me look evem moooooar like She-ra!
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