On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America so today I take on Florida as my theme. When I think of Florida, I automatically think of the episode of The Simpsons where Marge has a gambling problem and Homer has to help Lisa make her Florida state costume for school. It turns out so bad that she is chosen out, with Ralph, to win a prize for obviously having made their costume without the help of their parents.
Photo credit: Holmes
Floreda outfit: Homemade from an Old Iron Board Padding with Cardboard Letters, Orange Fruit Magnet and Masking Tape
On February 4, 2004, Facebook was founded. Like it or not, Facebook has changed the way that people interact with their social circles, in honour of that fundamental social interaction I have decided to dress up as my Facebook page. Please note that all, but the cover photo and a few images, is an exact replica of my Facebook page as it now stands. It took me over 3 hours. Given the way that Facebook always likes to change it’s layout, I wonder how long this costume will be a representation of Facebook.
Photo credit: Billy Rubin
Facebook Page: Homemade (Cardboard, Paint, Paper)
Striped Black and White Top: H&M
Floral Headpiece: Homemade (Fake Flowers from Hot Dollar)
February 3rd is Rocket Day in New Zealand. Run by the New Zealand Rocket Association, it is a day for people to show off the rockets they have built – big and small. So today I have decided to dress as a rocket ship and have made the costume myself using cardboard, aluminium foil and cellophane.
Ariel, doing her best to raise the profile of redheads everywhere
I just want to be part of your world
Oh Prince Eric, you dreamboat
Whole Ariel costume
Homemade mermaid tail
For the final day of Disney week I have decided to end off with a bang and take on my favourite Disney film of all time – The Little Mermaid. Many people have requested separate to Disney week that I dress as Ariel, so essentially I have hit two birds with one stone.
Photo Credit: Holmes
Red Wig: Borrowed from Dungog
Purple Bandeau Top: Purple Material from Spotlight fitted to a Strapless Bra
Green Sequin Fish Tail: Handmade Skirt with Fins from Material from Spotlight