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Topic: pink and purple pride outfit!! (complete with the marvelous WIG!)  (Read 28945 times)
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« on: June 28, 2005 01:26:21 AM »

here's my entry.... i'm so excited about it!

the wig is made of variegated wool sewn onto lingerie elastic that created a form once it was on my head. i love how crimped it looks. it's really comfy, but seeing as it's 98% wool, it's probably gonna be really hot to wear!

the outfit consists of the wig, a dyed slip for a top (i could have made it fancier, but i didn't think the outfit really needed anything else! i left it long so that it can be worn by itself too.), a mini skirt, and a polkadot petticoat. i think the slip would look really cute layered with a black slip to wear as a dress, and the petticoat would be cute over pants, or under a circle skirt.

i think i like this outfit better without the skirt though. the petticoat is 7 and a half yards around the bottom ruffle, it took forever to gather!

i never ever wear colours like this, but i wear a lot of pink accessories, like the hair clips, necklace, earring, fishnets and false eyelashes, so they fit perfectly! and i dyed the purple knee highs specifically for this outfit, to wear under the fishnets. i think i'm going to wear it for the pride parade, once i get some pink shoes. i've never had my pride outfit ready this far in advance before! 

and as for what i used......

the most wonderful wool. it came in a big bag of 5 skiens, with 3 skiens of purple cotton. i used about a skien and a half of the multicoloured wool, and less than one skien of the purple. so now i have lots left over to crochet with!

a big sheer polka ikea curtain that i got for really cheap since it had a few stains. nothing that purple dye couldn't fix! and it dyed so nicely, the polka dots are so bright. i still have more than half left, i might dye it red or bright pink.

a punjabi suit, probably a men's, considering the fabric, despite the colour. women's suits are usually silkier. i only ended up using the bottom, and i like the outfit better without the skirt i made of it!


a slip dyed purple as well. i forgot to take a picture, but it was just a regular white slip.

$9.50 total!

which is pretty good for a wig, dress/top, skirt and a petticoat. not to mention all of the leftovers!
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2005 02:35:30 AM »

You've been busy, but you've done fine!!!
It looks great!

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2005 02:46:19 AM »

Oh boy!

Is that the prettiest Pride ensemble I've ever seen, or what? Yes it is. Well, it is certainly up there on my top 5. Cheesy
I'm especially loving the wig.

You should visit Stockholm in August and show off that beautimous outfit a second time.

Have fun Pridin'!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2005 07:17:02 AM »

Now that is what I'm talkin about! That is the coolest wig ever!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005 09:45:48 AM »

oh that's so fab. *sniffle* another reminder that I had to miss the pride parade this year....Oh well, at least you'll look too fab at yours!

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005 12:48:25 PM »

wow you should post some kind of tutorial for that wig, it is so cute!!  I have so much yarn going to waste, that could be wig-ified.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2005 02:33:55 PM »

cute!  Smiley Reminds me of Betsey Johnson, sorta. Really great job.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2005 05:10:56 PM »

AAAH! I love it. Its freakin adorable. I was hoping you'd enter because I knew you'd make something fabulous Grin

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2005 05:46:34 PM »

wow that is amazing! I am so impressed with your dying the fabrics! They look fabulous! I want to dye some things but am afraid to do it! I alwayxs worry about screwing it up! I love the colour combo you did too and the wig well I just can't believe you put all of this together for under ten bucks!  I think your wig is quite a unique accessory to your outfit!
I once made a raggedy anne wig with red yarn like yours but the colors of the yarn you used are so vibrant and really really work together!

« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2005 05:52:07 PM »

this is awesome! the wig reminds me of the rainbow brite wig my mom made me out of yarn when I was three. hehe my mom was so proud of that wig because most people screwed it up and she got tons of compliments!

great job, this is awesome.
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