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Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Added Jun 20, 2011

by tungufoss

Gardabaer, Iceland






Some years ago I was rummaging through the internet and came across these fierce illustrated tights. I can’t for the life of me remember where I stumbled upon it, but the concept is tattooed in my mind. It depicted a small revolver tucked away in a garter belt, kept to the side. So this is no way original (like all of my creations it is “borrowed” or shamelessly stolen). It was simple and oh-so-great. This is my version.

Using google image search for old fashioned revolvers and tracing paper I made a fairly eye-pleasing simple pistol that would make Joan Crawford ca. Johnny Guitar period proud to wear! If memory serves me correctly the pistol was just below the knee, however, once I started placing the pattern I found thigh high was the only way to go. Then I could still use the leggings for normal wear and pack my pistol away from the world.

Material Notes

T-shirt pen, Solid color opaque tights/leggings (higher the den the better)




Garment Type
Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Punk, Romantic

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    Jun 29, 2011, 06.20 AMby zawann

    it’s a copy of the french trade mark “les queues de sardine” i have the real one !!!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 10.16 AMby mariposa21

    haha I couldn’t tell what it was at first, but thats so clever!!

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    Jun 24, 2011, 03.07 PMby thaliya

    i think i would bead it on some leggings and add an elastic ribbon as the garter belt just to make it more going out for night time. very cool idea.

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      Jun 24, 2011, 07.22 PMby tungufoss

      Yeah, that would be great twist to it. :)

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      Mar 15, 2012, 12.12 AMby Fiedlerin

      Fabulous idea

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    Jun 21, 2011, 07.32 PMby Pumpi

    yeah that’s a great and funny idea!

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    Jun 21, 2011, 01.20 AMby nehozack

    what a funny and cute idea – though I can’t say I would wear them, I know plenty of people who would rock this look!

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