Day 246: Pope

Day 246: Pope

On February 28, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI will officially step down as acting head of the Catholic church. He is the first pop to resign in over 600 years and has done so due to diminishing health. Today, for this reason, I have decided to take on a Pope theme. The process for electing a new Pope is as follows:

1. Ballots are announced to the world.
2. The ballots are counted and bound together and burned in a special stove erected in the Sistine Chapel, with the smoke escaping through a small chimney visible from St. Peter’s Square. If the smoke burns white, it signifies the reign of a new Pope.

For this reason, I have dressed up as the Sistine Chapel chimney with white smoke billowing from it.

Photo credit: Holmes

Chimney Costume: Homemade from Cardboard

White Smoke: Spider’s Web from Hot Dollar

Goldish Brown Leggings: Sportsgirl

Tan Ballet Flats: Wittner

Day 245: Pokémon

Day 245: Pokémon

On February 27, 1996, Pokémon Red and Green was released, the first Pokémon media franchise as a whole. In appreciation of this, today I have dressed as Pikachu who is the most notable Pokémon of the franchise. A big thanks goes to @martyPantaloons for letting me borrow his Pikachu onesie!

Photo credit: Holmes

 

Pikachu Onesie: Ebay (borrowed from @martyPantaloons)

Yellow Boots: Ruby Shoes

 

Day 244: Betty Hutton

Day 244: Betty Hutton

February 26 is Betty Hutton’s birthday, so I have decided to take on her most notable role of Annie Oakley from Annie Get Your Gun for todays costume. A big thanks to Smiffy’s for the donation of this super cute cowgirl outfit for today’s theme. Is it just me, or could I wear these tassel gloves in winter as a cute accessory?
Photo credit: Holmes

 

Tan Cowgirl Costume and Gloves: Smiffy’s

Cowboy Hat: Smiffy’s

Silver Western Guns: Hot Dollar

Tan Cowboy Boots: Target

 

 

Day 243: Lucha Libre

Day 243: Lucha Libre

Today I have decided to take on the user-suggested theme of Lucha Libre from Charlie. Lucha Libre is more informally known as Mexican wrestling. Many of you may have been introduced to it through the film Nacho Libre. Mexican wrestling is characterised by colourful, full face masks that are used to disguise the wrestlers and if removed signify the death of that character. Please note that the stuffing of my underwear for this costume caused my mother to burst into laughter for a solid 2 mins….I hope it has the same effect for you.

 

Photo credit: The Other Brother

 

Mexican Face Mask: Borrowed from @PatchworkDan

Red Cape: Urban Outfitters

Black and Gold Chevron Tights: Black Milk

Red Underwear: Target

Black Boots: Big W

 

 

 

Day 242: Oscars

Day 242: Oscars

February 24 is the date of the 2013 Oscars, which is why I have decided to take it on as my theme for today. Given all the amazing gowns that have walked the red carpet glory over the years, I have decided to dress in a outlandish, but definitely more iconic dress worn by Bjork in 2001, known as the Swan dress…for obviously reasons. Thanks go to my friend I’m a Scientist for letting me borrow her swan dress for this occasion that she made herself. If you would like to know how to make the Bjork swan dress, you can learn from a tutorial here.

 

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

 

Nude Singlet: Target

Swan Dress: Homemade by I’m a Scientist

Silver Sequin Heels: DSW

Brown Fringe Wig: Markets

 

 

Day 241: Golden Girls

Day 241: Golden Girls

Today my oldest friend (Emilioooo!) is having her birthday party, deep down I know she wanted it to be Golden Girls themed, but thought no-one would commit to the idea. As a birthday gift, today I have taken on a Golden Girls theme, dressing as Sophia, my favourite character. Sophia, played by Estelle Getty, was the wise-cracking mother of Dorothy (Bea Arthur) who always had the best lines. You can watch some of her best moments here. Happy Birthday darling! I tried to give you the ‘biggest gift’ – me! 😉

 

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

 

White Curly Wig: Dollar King

Big Glasses: Big W (with a chain sticky taped to them)

Teal Peter Pan Collar Dress: Vinnie’s (borrowed from I’m a Scientist!)

Black T-Bar Shoes: Big W

Pearl and Jewel Earrings: Klein’s (My Mother’s)

 

 

Day 240: George Washington Day

Day 240: George Washington Day

February 22 is George Washington Day. George Washington Day is celebrated on, you guessed it, his birthday. So I’ve decided to dress up as the US quarter coin that features Mr Washington as today’s costume. I almost had his exact profile, I’m not sure if this is something I should be proud of or not….

 

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

 

Quarter Coin Cutout Headpiece: Homemade from Cardboard and Digital Print

White Collar: White Material

Black Robe: My Brother’s Choir Robe

 

 

Day 239: Steve Jobs

Day 239: Steve Jobs

Today I have taken on the user suggested theme of Steve Jobs from Zoe. I was actually quite surprised with how well this one turned out. Note to anyone out there trying to get this look, it all came into place as soon as I peaked and extended my eyebrows.

 

Photo credit: Wayne Gretski

 

Bald Cap: Base Cap

Round Rimmed Glasses: Hot Dollar

Black Turtle Neck: Reserve (My Brother’s)

Baggy Jeans: Icebox (My Brother’s)

Sneakers: Nike

Silver Wedding Ring: Diva

 

 

Day 238: World Day of Social Justice

Day 238: World Day of Social Justice

February 20 is World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and between nations. It is a day created by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness and promote the principles of gender equality and the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. For this reason I have dressed as a suffragette. Suffragettes were members of women’s suffrage (right to vote) movements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

Photo credit: Dungog

 

Straw Hat: Vinnie’s

White Lace High-Neck Top: Sussan (My Mother’s)

White Long Skirt: Hotline (My Mother’s)

Beige Heels: ASOS

Pearls: Thailand Markets

Silver Stud Earrings: Thailand Markets

Suffragette Sign: Homemade from Cardboard

 

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Day 237: Kick Ass

Day 237: Kick Ass

Today I have taken on the user suggested theme of Kick Ass from Cilla. With that as my theme I have dressed up as Hit Girl – the young, smart ass vigilante who was trained by her father (played by Nick Cage) to be a costumed superhero/assassin.

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

Purple Wig: Ebay

Purple Faux Leather Jacket: Thrift Shop

Black Cape: The Reject Shop

Pink Taratn Skirt: Supre

Purple Opaque Tights: Kmart

Hit Girl Utility Belt: Homemade from Pink Paper

Black gloves: Hot Dollar

Samuri Sword: Hot Dollar

Black Leather Boots: Big W