He-man Costume

This He-man costume is yet another last-minute DIY costume creating dream. I’ve made the armour using aluminium foil, cardboard and paint. Couple the armour with a blonde wig and red shorts (rather than underwear because #thick) and you’re done.   Photo credit: Frosted Tips   Blonde Bob Wig: Hot Dollar Armour: Homemade with with aluminium foil,…

Prince, Purple Rain, Tribute Costume

  A week ago today the great musician and humanitarian Prince passed away. I was lucky enough to grow up being influenced by his music because I had older brothers. For this reason I could not miss the opportunity to pay tribute to him in the best way that I can, costume. I tried to…

Adam Maitland from Beetlejuice Costume

I loved Beetlejuice as a kid! So today I have taken on Adam Maitland from Beetlejuice where they have their monster/scary stretchy faces. The mask was made with just folded paper on top of a cap, so I’m pretty stoked with how well it turned out on such a dodgy concept. Photo credit: Noodle Noo…

Day 352: 80’s Movie

Today I take on another user-suggested theme – 80’s movie. There were SOOOOOO many good options here – I could do a John Hughes film like Breakfast Club or Pretty in Pink… hang on, nope, already done those. A John Carpenter film like Big Trouble in Little China? Nope, that one too. So then I thought,…

Day 333: E.T.

On the 26th of May, 1982, E.T. premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Steven Spielberg’s film about a lonely boy befriending an extraterrestrial from outer space was a childhood favourite – as it was for many. So with this as my theme today, I have chosen to dress as Elliott as he heroically escapes from the government with E.T, to get…

Day 203: John Carpenter

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…

Day 198: Pretty In Pink

Today I thought I would take on a user suggested theme. Belinda has suggested that I take on Pretty in Pink, so I have decided to dress as the main character Andie (Molly Ringwald). As you can see from the main image, I have attempted to re-create the look as seen in one of the…

Day 8: Joey Jeremiah

If you were a kid growing up in the 90’s in Australia, then there is a high probability that you have watched Degrassi Junior High. A teen drama that followed the lives of a group of students in junior high tackling adult issues. That, or you saw the remake they did a couple of years ago that…

Day 4: Canada Day

The 1st of July is Canada Day. So what better way to spend it then dressed up as my favourite fictional Canadian character: Robin Scherbatsky…or rather, Robin Sparkles. For anyone who isn’t an avid fan of How I Met Your Mother, Robin Sparkles is the teen-aged Robin Scherbatsky’s alter ego which she used during her time as a…