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My next party is down in Philadelphia next month: 22 Thousand Beats Under the Sea. I want to be an angler fish. Mostly because i get to have a light on my head, obviously.

Can I make this sexy, comfortable and fun? yes.

What do you guys think? I can pretty much be anything my little heart desires, the recommended costumes are as follows: Pirate, Aquatic, Sci-Fi, Snork, Atlantean, Amphibian, Robot, Mayan, Alien, Merfolk, Siren, Tentacled, Astronaut, Egyptian, Mariner, GlamTech, Pornj.

hmmmm. gotta keep the mental butters churning.

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I am probably going to do a few GlamTech posts, so here is the second! For all of you bunnies out of the loop, this was a fundraiser for Disorient- an NYC based burning man theme camp. I was fortunate enough to help my friend Amanda set up her art installation at the venue pre-event, and I got to bounce around and help with other odds and ends. The work that goes into these parties is absolutely mind blowing. I have only been in this community for a short time, but I am constantly amazed at the sheer amount of creativity, drive and talent that these people possess. So – here is to everyone that made this weekend possible – cheers. Love you guys.

Pre-event set up! if you look to the far left of the photo you can see the cool PVC/UV reactive installation that Amanda created and I helped assemble. It wasn’t the smoothest process, but we had a great time doing it and it turned out awesome. Damn Christmas lights.

Here is a photo that my buddy Jan snapped of the mayhem! Thanks for the great bracelet <3

The theme was ‘Magician’ so i went as the bunny that got pulled out of a hat.

this sequence of me dancing may be blurry, bit it epitomizes my night! so so so fun! Stay tuned for more updates. And thanks josh for the costume photos <3

So I got this in the mail today, straight from japan. I suppose I fancy myself some sort of harajuku girl. I mean, why not?

And want to know the the best part about it? (aside from the dusty rose color, awesome quality and flowing curls..) The pig-tails are REMOVABLE HAIR FALLS! awesome-sauce.

This post is image heavy and I saved the best picture for last!

Joshua and I have been slaving away all weekend, making all sorts of wonderful things. Here are some quick shots of my costume…

You may ask, What am I? Well. I am a space & time traveling bunny that got pulled out of a magicians hat. Duh.

Satin pornj cape with light pink faux fur, tassel closure, light weight fleece lining and pretty trim. with little peekaboo hearts on the inside.

Pink leggies, they match the fur around the hood. The trim matches my booty shorts, halter top and armies.

Here is the whole situation… wowzas.

Removable feather, bell and tinsel at the end of the ties on the halter top!

Bow-tie that I made for Joshua

Mask that Joshua made for me!

Heres a little sneak peak of the whole situation :)

…fuzzy, glamourous utility belt!

Here is a photo of belt #1 & belt #2. My friends with an eye for detail will notice the differences! Its like one of the annoying games from the newspaper where you have to pick out the subtle changes between two images.

I made another (very similar) belt for Joshua. As you can see by the two photos above, On the 2.0 version I added heart detailing on the outside of the pockets and another clip on the back of the belt. The pockets are also a bit bigger to accommodate his massive smart phone, its pretty much a genius phone. I also figured out the eyelets so the closure is much cleaner and resilient.

Here are some photos of the process and the final product! I really improved upon my design and I can’t wait to make some more for my friends :-) Who wants one??

I really like the raw edges, it makes it look much more organic and fun. I suppose I will start to play around a bit with trimming and such.

The belt is actually an upcycled nylon strap from a backpack ‘upholstered’ in material to match our costumes.

Blog Readers: Post a comment with your favorite colors and a little explanation of why you would love one of these belts! I will pick three names out of a hat and whip some of these up for a couple of my lucky followers :)

…i spent the afternoon making this:

Its a belt. With two removable pockets, a corseted closure and a little hook for hanging all sorts of things.

The pockets have cute little heart detailing and snap closure!

I really, rrreeaaalllyyy like it :)

Nylon straps make the pockets super durable and appropriate for 24 hours of mayhem in NYC.

Why did I make this, super shiny and fuzzy, functional (yet sexy) belt?

Its for a costume! (duh)

Sorry I took a couple days off. I have been busy on my quest for world domination. What does this quest involve? Mostly sewing, crafting, working, planning epic parties, partying at epic parties and studying.

Yesterday I went to Lorraine Fabrics in Pawtucket, RI. It was my first time shopping at a privately owned textile shop. I walked in, my jaw hit the floor and I had to steady myself on the rack of stretch velour to avoid passing out into the bin of faux fur. This place is effing amazing. Two floors of pure creative awesomesauce. The second floor is filled with discount fabric, EVERYTHING up there is only $1.99 a yard. I am talking thousands and thousands of amazing fabrics.

Why was I in this magical land of material bliss? I am heading to Philadelphia on Friday for the best night of my life.

The ‘theme’ is sort of …. “carnivale, freak/side show, steam, misunderstood circus, and early 19th century French pauper’s ball.” Initiate: operation bustle. I was going to document the making of this garment, however I made it up as I went along and I don’t have a personal photographer. If I ever make another bustle I will be sure to share the process with you guys.

That pile of black fluff on the right side of the photo is the bustle. I suppose I am not the most organized crafter in the world. My house looks like some sort of feather and tulle filled bomb exploded all over it’s interior.

Here is the waistband. The lace trim really makes it. It also hid all of my “seamingly” perfect stitching (haha wink wink, I am so witty).

I decided that I wanted to make the front corset at my pelvis. It came out quite well. I am a bit concerned that the fabric is not strong enough to support the lacing..I am going to try and reinforce it tonight without ruining the garment.

Here it is folks! As for the corset…. I am usually insistent on personally making all of the individual items of my costumes. However, I found this handmade PVC corset on Etsy and I could not pass it up. Every once in a while it feels  great to be able to support a fellow crafter. I am going to rock the shit out of this thing.

I really like the wide waist band. It is extremely flattering and looks rad with the corset. The bustle is made out of lace, tulle and feathers.

I am going to make heart shaped pasties out of that same material and a little coverup out of the lace that is sewn into the bustle. See you at Heartburn <3 <3

I will be getting down with my bad self tomorrow night. You can find me go-go dancing my little heart out at the “Elektrick AVEalanche: Disco Wonderland” event..  My buddies over at Viral Sound and Elektrick AVE asked me to help and I answered with a resounding, YES. ‘Help’, aka, do what I normally do, except on some sort of raised platform/bar/stage…. I like it.

Anyway.. here are my three outfit choices.

  1. Kitty cat with vinyl under-bust corset
  2. Rainbow wonderland gear
  3. Cookie party monster.

Comment and let me know what you like best! I will post a photo tomorrow with my outfit of choice.

<3 get your rage-face on, this is happening. oh and get there early, its going to sell out.

So I am between semesters at the moment, enjoying a nice lull in the typical chaos of my life. A week from today I will start an internship and dominate my last semester of school. This little break in the action has done wonders for my creativity, I went to NYC for a weekend and came back on a mad-costuming tear.

So here is my latest and greatest creation: a fusion between cookie monster and party monster.

I got this really cool fabric at Savers for super cheap (you can read all about it here) and I decided that it was totally cookie monster fur. I made leggies, a little skirt, a bikini top and a hood.

The eyes snap off, I am going to make little ears so I can be a blue kitty as well.

…If you are going to be a superstar DJ, there are three simple rules you need to remember: Number One: You can always rely the Studio 54 compilation set. They’re premixed! They last for hours. And Number Two: Madonna. Always works. And Number Three: When all else fails, play techno! It’s nondescript, nonrecognizable, and everyone will think you’re *so* cutting edge.

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