On January 21 2011 NBC announced that they had ordered a pilot of Wonder Woman, after shooting a pilot and much speculation NBC announced in May that it would not be picking the project up for a series. This seems to happen a lot with the Wonder Woman franchise *cough* Joss Whedon movie. In the hopes that Wonder Woman will once again grace our screens once more today I take on the Wonder Woman theme and costume.
Underworld Awakening was released on January 19 last year. For some reason when I was doing my planning for the week I had this down as a release date of January 20 (today). A day late or not, Underworld is my theme for today and I have decided to dress up as Kate Beckinsale’s character Selene.
January 19 is Katey Sagal’s birthday. I know Katey best for her role as Peggy in Married with Children, but thought that a Leela costume would be funnier so went with that. Hopefully I was right, if not, feel free to voice your opinions in the comment section below.
January 18 is Winnie the Pooh day as this is the day A.A. Milne’s, the creater, was born in 1882. With the theme of Winnie the Pooh I’ve decided to dress up as Owl…mostly because I already had an owl onesie. Don’t worry, the costume Gods punished me by making this day the hottest day in Australian history- 45 degrees Celsius. The onsie is made of fleece… you can call me a lot of things, uncommitted to this challenge is not one of them.
Photo credit: Ziggy (thanks for braving the hellish weather!)
January 16 is John Carpenter’s birthday. As a child I grew up watching (and re-watching) John Carpenter films, namely Big Trouble in Little China. When my brothers and I would have to hang up the washing, at the end when the basket was empty, one of us would ALWAYS put the basket on top of our heads and spin it to become rain/thunder/lightning from the film. Rather than do that (it doesn’t come off as well when you’re a grown up) I have decided to dress as the lead character – John Burton.
January 15 is one of three emancipation days of respect which honours the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. So today rather than dress as Martin Luther King, I wouldn’t do it justice, I’ve decided to dress up as another great celebrity humanitarian – Princess Diana.
I have chosen to dress as Diana in what was dubbed as the ‘revenge’ dress. Diana wore this dress on the same day that her ex-husband Prince Charles admitted to marital infidelities to a Vanity fair dinner at the Serpentine Gallery.
The Australian Open beings today, so I thought I would take on a tennis themed day and dress as the infamous John McEnroe. Why you ask? His afro would make him the funniest tennis player to dress up as, that’s why. And yes, I know that I’m using a badminton racket, not a tennis for this costume, but the old school rackets look more like badminton ones compared to the new tennis ones these days. Please also note that this costume is brought to you almost entirely by my brothers wardrobe #siblingwin
January 13 is Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ birthday. Growing up I can honestly say that no female character on television effected my personality as much as Elaine from Seinfeld did, so of course that is who I have decided to dress up as today. To this day I am still in awe of how someone could choreograph a dance as bad as the Elaine dance, I mean it is hard to make up a bad dance. Kudos Julia, kudos.
Today I take on another users suggestion; rhiannac xxxx suggested that I take on the theme of Pippi Longstocking. As many would know the crux of this outfit is in Pippi’s red hair, to achieve the ‘stick out’ angle of the ponytails, I wrapped the hair around bent coat-hanger wire.
Photo credit: Billy Rubin
Red Wig: Borrowed from Dungog
Black Ribbon: Hot Dollar
Blue Long Sleeve Top: Cotton On
Red Play Dress: Supre (with pinned material patches)