Icelandic Pop sensation-first look

Added Oct 16, 2009

by ashchaser

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Every year I try to come up with a random, funny idea for my halloween costume, whether that be Karen O(no one recognized me because no one knew who she was in 2005), or static cling(from this site!) or even a pumpkin costume made for children cut up and worn as a vest, I always try to not be that slutty whatever character everyone else seems to have picked up at their local party city. Have you ever noticed how every single female costume, other than a nun(which is also slutty sometimes) is slutty, short skirt, fishnets, hooker boots, the works! Anywho, this year I went for something a bit more risk-ay, as in the Icelandic pop sensation BJORK!
I have always wanted to make this costume, and was so excited when the idea came to me again last month, yet I am very glad I started on it then because it is very time consuming! So far I have spent 4 days making a bodice, 33 rows of ruffles, cutting up a boa, reclaiming all the feathers from my cat, hot gluing the crap out of them, making 3 different swan necks, and now I am to the point where I just need to insert a zipper, finish the skirt, and make the swan head look somewhat realistic!

wow, what a task!
so yeah, here is the first picture of my dress, half finished and lacking the feathers, this was taken a few weeks ago with my phone, but don’t you worry- there will be many awesome pictures of the final piece, and hopefully I will look like bjork and win a few costume contests!

Material Notes

lots of stuff!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Other
Material
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Organza, Satin, Tulle

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    Oct 20, 2009, 10.59 PMby ashchaser

    Thank you everyone! I have just posted the finished version of my dress and I am sooo in love with it!

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    Oct 20, 2009, 10.20 PMby itsanotherani

    Win. I ’m in love with it.

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    Oct 18, 2009, 04.34 PMby lynaldine

    love this !, I want to see the final dress

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    Oct 17, 2009, 04.28 AMby emangel23

    I am so excited to see the final result! No matter what the fashion police say, Bjork’s swan dress was so amazing and innovative!

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    Oct 17, 2009, 03.37 AMby camilaustral

    can’t wait to see the final!!

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    Oct 16, 2009, 09.59 PMby Jodi Wade

    what a great idea! i love bjork’s swan dress

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    Oct 16, 2009, 04.23 PMby dorawarren

    i agree with you on the slutty costumes. for some i guess it is cool to tap into their alter ego, but i would prefer to be more funny than sexy (plus given that my trips to the gym aren’t as regular as they should be – covered is generally better anyways:)! i will be a giant smurfette this year (I am just shy of 6’). good job on the bjork costume – it is coming along well!

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    Oct 16, 2009, 03.52 PMby alden

    I am so excited to see the final project!

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