Day 361: Joss Whedon

Day 361: Joss Whedon

June 23 is Joss Whedon’s birthday. Joss is one of my favourite writer/director/creators. It all started with Buffy, The Vampire Slayer…movie, yes, there was a movie, and I loved it and it was written by Joss Whedon. Then when I got older and heard they were making it into a TV series I was ecstatic and the fandom has continued since then for the series, Angel, Firefly and of course Toy Story. Which brings me to my choice of costume today as Mr Potato Head from the film written by, yes you guessed it, Joss Whedon.


Photo credit: Holmes


Mr Potato Head Cut-Out and Pieces: Homemade from Cardboard with Velcro Pieces so that you can move the pieces around

Black Bowler Hat: Carnival and Toy Warehouse

Brown Leggings: Cotton On

Blue Boots:  Ruby Shoes


Theme Me Finale Party!


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Day 346: Dilbert

Day 346: Dilbert

On June 8, 1957, Scott Adams was born. Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, a cartoon that satirises the white-collar office space. So today I have dressed as the title character from the comic – Dilbert.


Photo credit: Billy Rubin


Dilbert Head: Homemade from Cardboard and Texta

White Short Sleeve Shirt: Crossroad

Black and Red Tie: Base Warehouse (with Chicken w‚ÄŹire to give it shape)

Black Pants: D-Crypt (My Brother’s)

Black Leather Shoes: Fabiani (My Brother’s)


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Day 316: Speed Racer

Day 316: Speed Racer

On May 9, 2008, the Speed Racer film was released. For this reason, today I take on Speed Racer as my theme, but have opted to dress in the style of the main character, Speed , from the original cartoon series.


Photo credit: Ness


Racing Helmet: Bicycle Helmet covered in White plastic Bags

Red Scarf: Hot Dollar

Blue Polo Top: Big W 

White Pants: Vinnie’s

Yellow Gloves: Dish-washing Gloves


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Day 258: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Day 258: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Today I am taking on the¬†user-suggested theme of Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutles from Daniel, wearing the costume of the red ninja¬†turtle¬†–¬†Raphael.

Cowabunga dudes!


Photo credit: The Stephanacci Sequence


Teenage Mutant Ninja¬†Turtles¬†Body Piece and Mask: Child’s Ninja Turtle Costume Cut in Half (Borrowed from K-Bear)

Green Opaque Tights: American Apparel (Borrowed from K-Bear)

Sai: Homemade from Aluminium Foil and Red Ribbon

Nude Underwear: Victoria’s Secret

Red Elbow Pads and Knee Pads: Ribbon and Coloured Paper

Black Ballet Flats: Witchery


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Day 254: Sci-Fi Convention and International Women’s Day

Day 254: Sci-Fi Convention and International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is also the first day/night of Secret Garden Festival which has been themed Sci-Fi Convention. So I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and dress up as She-Ra. (I later that night WON Female best-dressed as judged by the crowds applause. One of my proudest moments!)

She-Ra: Princess of Power is the twin sister of He-Man and has incredible strength, was fast-moving and had the ability to communicate mentally. She-Ra’s primary weapon was the Sword of Protection. This sword was almost indestructible and had the ability to deflect bolts of energy, both magical and technological, as well as to project beams of energy from the stone in its center. It also allowed her to transform from Princess Adora (her alias) to She-Ra. She-Ra was a powerful woman who influenced and inspired young girls around the world, so she was a perfect fit for these two themes! Fingers crossed one day a live-action film is made so that she can be introduced to a new generation of girls.

Also, I’d like to thank Delta’s Dazzling Costumes, and especially Lisa, who searched multiple times through their stocks, mid-warehouse-move, so that she could find this costume and help 7-year-old Mary live out her dream of being She-Ra.

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

Secret Garden photos courtesy of Tim Da-Rin and Future Historical Photography. Check out his site to see all of his amazing and ethereal photos of the festival.


Blonde Wig: Carnival and Party Warehouse

She-Ra costume: Delta’s Dazzling Costumes

Sword: Hot Dollar



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Day 206: Katey Sagal

Day 206: Katey Sagal

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.


Photo credit: Billy Rubin


Purple Tinsel Wig: Borrowed from MW

White Tank Top: Target

Black Pants: Dangerfield

Black Leather Boots: Big W

One Eye and Gun: Made from Cardboard

Wristband: Made from Aluminium Foil