Added Oct 16, 2009
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!
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