Day 307: Poison Ivy

Day 307: Poison Ivy

Today I am taking on the user-suggested theme of Poison Ivy by Fernanda. I thought it appropriate that I take on this theme the day after Uma Thurman’s birthday as she played the role of Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin. Man, that was a terrible film.

 

Photo credit: Holmes

 

Red Long Wig: Ebay (Borrowed from Dungog)

Green Tube Dress: Dreamgirl (Borrowed from Cassie)

Green Opaque Tights: American Apparel

Green High Heels: ASOS

Ivy Plants: Hot Dollar

 

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Day 306: Uma Thurman

Day 306: Uma Thurman

Today is Uma Thurman’s birthday. Uma has starred in many films taking on many roles, but none more career-defining than her role in the Quentin Tarantino film, Pulp Fiction. It is this character – Mia Wallace – that I take on today, in her post-overdose, adrenaline syringe get-up.

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

Black Bob Wig: Hot Dollar

White Shirt: Pierre Cardin (My Brother’s)

Black Pants: Valleygirl

Syringe: Hot Dollar

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Day 304: Jedward (The Loop)

Day 304: Jedward (The Loop)

Today I am lucky enough to be on The Loop on Channel Eleven. Today’s theme was chosen by the audience of The Loop via a poll on their Facebook page. The options were Mid-Meltdown Britney Spears, Kimbra, Freddie Mercury and Jedward. It was a landslide win by Jedward.

Jedward are an Irish pop duo  made up of identical twins John and Edward Grimes. They first appeared on The X Factor in 2009, coming in sixth, but then went on to compete in Eurovision TWICE. So with today’s costume, I’ve copied their wax dummy style with their classic quiff hairstyle and red suit.

Then as fate would have it Jedward were in the country this week, so The Loop team arranged it so that I got to meet the boys dressed up as them. They were LOVELY and approved my attempt at achieving their look and gave my costume a 9/10 and a 10/10.

 

Photo credit: Kimbra’s sister

 

Teased Blonde Wig: Ebay

Red Jacket: Jack London (My Brother’s)

Red Vest: Helm (My Brother’s)

White Long Sleeve Shirt: Regent Street (My Brother’s)

Black Tie: Ben Sherman (My Brother’s)

Red Skinny Jeans: Flying Monkey

Black Sequin Shoes: Big W

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Day 303: Joseph Ducreux/ Archaic Rap (MEME Week)

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Today is the final day of MEME Week on Theme Me. I feel that I could almost go on forever re-creating these, but the fun had to end some day, and that day is today. So for my final MEME costume of the week, I have re-created the Joseph Ducreux Archaic Rap MEME. Joseph Ducreux was an eighteenth century French artist known for his unorthodox style of portrait paintings. One of his paintings, Self-portrait of the Artist in the Guise of a Mockingbird, has inspired a series of MEME’s  where archaic reinterpretation of popular rap lyrics are superimposed over the original artwork. My favourite is the Get Low version. I didn’t know the background of this MEME until I researched it today, and it’s only made me love it more, I can’t believe how ahead of his time he was. This one goes out to you Joey.

 

Photo credit: Wayne Gretski

 

Baroque Style White Wig: Smiffy’s

Black French Style Hat: Carnival and Toy Warehouse

White Puffy Shirt: Ebay (Borrowed from I’m a Scientist)

Brown Jacket: Numero Uno (Borrowed from my Mother)

Black Pants: Valleygirl

Black Hair Ribbon: Spotlight

Cane: Homemade Cut up Carboard

 

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Day 302: Chubby Bubbles (MEME Week)

Day 302: Chubby Bubbles (MEME Week)

Today for MEME week I take on the Chubby Bubbles MEME. Chubby Bubbles Girl is a photoshop meme based on a photograph of a girl running through a yard with a bubble maker in her hand. I cannot tell you how many times my brother and I tried to capture bubbles in this photo, that’s half an hour that we’ll never get back. Regardless I think I captured her spirit in the end, and I hope you do too.

 

Photo credit: Holmes

 

Blonde Wig: Hot Dollar

Yellow Raincoat: Big W

White Dress: Mink Pink

White Frilly Socks: Best and Less

White Sneakers: Big W

Bubble Mixture: Hot Dollar

 

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Day 301: Texts from Hillary (MEME Week)

Day 301: Texts from Hillary (MEME Week)

For the fourth day of MEME Week I’ve decided to take on one of the most powerful women in the world – Hillary Clinton – in the Tumblr famous meme – Texts from Hillary. The blog was created by Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe who both work in public relations in Washington, D.C. On April 4th, 2012, the first image was posted to the Tumblr featuring Clinton’s photo paired with one of Obama texting. Within two days, the post received 9094 notes. A couple of my favourite versions of the meme have featured Mark Zuckerberg and Meryl Streep.

Photo credit:  Wayne Gretski

Blonde Wig: Sparty’s

Sunglasses: Hot Dollar

Black Top: Cotton On

Black Jacket: Zara

Black Pants: Valleygirl

Teal Beaded Necklace: DIVA

Teal Earrings: Markets in Tasmania

Teal and Gold Brooch: Homemade from Paper

Black Patent Heels: Wittner

Phone: iPhone Covered in Blue Paper

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Day 300: This Is Sparta 300 (MEME Week)

Day 300: This Is Sparta 300 (MEME Week)

Today is the 300th day of my year-long challenge to dress up in a theme everyday. Ridiculous. Who ever thought that I’d last this long? (I did, haters did not) The funny thing is that I feel as if it’s gone really quickly. People ask me all the time if I’ll miss it when I’m done, I always say I won’t and that I’ll finally be able to get some sleep, but I guess I won’t really know until I’m done in 65 days time.

In the midst of MEME Week on this 300th day I have taken on a duel theme of 300 and MEME to re-create the the 300 film This is Spartaaaaaaaaa! meme.

 

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

 

Black Wig (Worn Backwards): Sparty’s

Man’s Chest Piece: Homemade Painted Cardboard

Red Cape: Hot Dollar

Tan Belt: Supre

Gold Wristbands: Delta’s Dazzling Costumes

Tan Boob Tube: Sportsgirl

Brown Boxers (Folded into Underwear): All Sorts (My Brother’s)

Shield and Machete Sword: Hot Dollar

Black Thongs: Havaianas

 

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Day 299: McKayla Is Not Impressed (MEME Week)

Day 299: McKayla Is Not Impressed (MEME Week)

For the second day of MEME week, I have decided to take on the McKayla Is Not Impressed MEME. The MEME is an image of McKayla Marmoney after she won the silver medal in the vault finals. Maroney was photographed on the medal podium while giving a brief look of disappointment with her lips pursed to the side. The image then sparked the blog: McKayla Is Not Impressed where McKayla’s image has been Photoshopped into various impressive places and situations, e.g. on top of the Great Wall of China and with the iPhone 5.

Chances are McKayla will not be impressed with my costume today.

Photo credit: Kimbra’s Sister

Grey Jacket: Bershka (with Print Out Badges and Patches)

Black Singlet Top: H&M

Black Leggings: Cotton On

Silver Sneakers: Nike

Silver Medal: Homemade from Print Outs

Fake Flowers: Hot Dollar

White Scrunchie Hair Tie: Hot Dollar

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Day 298: Antoine Dodson (MEME Week)

Day 298: Antoine Dodson (MEME Week)

Today is the first day of MEME week. Over the past couple of years internet memes have risen to great popularity as a way of communicating humour and parodying current events. A meme is defined as an element of a culture or behaviour that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation. With this as my underlying theme for the week, today I have dressed as Antoine Dodson who rose to fame in 2010 when he gave an interview on a local television program outlining the events of a home intrusion and attempted rape of his sister, Kelly Dodson. The interview became an Internet sensation and resulted in an Auto-Tuned song by The Gregory Brothers that has sold thousands of copies on iTunes and appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 list. You can watch the original news story and listen to the auto-tune track here. Get ready to hide yo kids and hide yo wife, coz I’m costuming every meme out here!

 

Photo credit: Holmes

 

Red Bandana: Hot Dollar

Black Afro Wig: Hot Dollar

Black Singlet: Bonds (My Brother’s)

Black Jeans: River Island  (My Brother’s)

Blue Boxer Shorts: All Sorts  (My Brother’s)

Black Sneakers: Converse

 

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