Monday, October 14, 2013

DIY Carnival Costume #2

 
 
Because apparently I have too much time on my hands I decided to make my own costume for Miami carnival.  Once again I didn’t draft a sketch, I just had a vision of what I wanted in my mind and went with trial and error. The first DIY I used a bra and panty, this go round I used a bathing suit and of course a shit load of Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. 
 
Excuse the cheesy mirror pix and jacked up hair. I didn’t actually plan on sharing these pix when I took em, they were for my own reference so I would remember what the costume needed while I was out shopping.  If I had been thinking I woulda cleaned off the  counters and ish or got my daughter to snap the pix for me.   Anyway, the bra was hand beaded but the belt is "bling on a roll".

I planned on going with a tiara, but then decided to find a pink hat instead. 
Link to Belt DIY blog
 
I initially put a beaded fringe on the belt, but wasn’t feeling it and instead got a roll of leather cord, cut it and made leather fringe for the belt. 


The DIY costume is complete with some DIY carnival boots.  I initially spray painted the boots pink, but didn’t like the color and put on another layer of gold glitter paint, then glued left over stones in random places.  Nothing fancy!  And thats is Ta-Da!!!
 
*UPDATE - the shoulder piece*
 I glued the 3 types of feathers above to a black satin ribbon. One string of ribbon glued in the front of the feathes and another string of ribbon glued to the back of the feathers. I then glued some decorative items to the front.  The ribbon was long enough to be tied behind my neck & tied to the front of my bikini top.

8 comments:

  1. Unnu wear it well. Much respect and very creative. Enjoy. P..S. We have the same mix. Panamanian, Jamaican, and Costa Rican but I have a Splash a Cuban and Creole. Anyway, looks great. Lookin forward to more pics. One love.

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    1. Khan, I updated the blog with the answer to your question. Cant believe I left that part out. Thanks!

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  3. Hi I was wondering how can you do carnival and not be in a band ? Because I would love to make my own costume for carnival.

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    1. A big carnival you cant "storm a band" smaller carnivals with weak security its no problem. You pay the band for a costume, drinks and food. Other than that, they don't really care who is dancing along side the truck.

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  4. I love it your soo creative i love my culture carnival is very important to me and my family btw what is the goldpiece around your waist called ive been looking for that for the longest

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    1. Here is another blog were I show how the belt was made. http://www.angelapanama.com/2014/06/diy-carnival-costume-atlanta-carnival.html or you can try Hais-Trimming-Inc (on facebook) they sell the belts already made.

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  5. Where do you get your feathers from?

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