Gaga strikes again

February 8, 2010 at 7:33 pm (General costuming) (, , , , , , )

There’s a problem with this picture. No, it’s not the fact that this is the second blog that I’ve posted today within a four hour period. The problem is the fact that I try to do so much within a small period of time or rather all at once. I can’t seem to keep my mind from all the creative ventures I want to make or rather need to make right this second. Especially if I have the skills to do so.

My latest small and hopefully quick projects are inspired by who else but the Lady Gaga herself:

Introducing my spin on the disco bra and the hair bow that, believe it or not, was around even before Gaga popped up onto the pop music scene.

The fact of the matter is that I was actually inspired by this yarn fall tutorial I found while perusing the ultimate guide to fake hair: I was thinking about making actual falls using the technique but thought it might be cuter/ simpler if I made a bow.

The instructions are self-explanatory and the pictures really help. Most would use this technique on their real hair since it’s a lot cheaper than buying loose hair and spending hours backcombing for dreads. Besides my school book store sells loose hair by the packet for about $1 and I have some yarn I bought up in New York for $1 that I found out I couldn’t crochet [I left my knitting needles back home]. It’s what I get for being in a serious amigurumi phase.

I was ecstatic to know that on Facebook, because nothing is truly official until it’s on FB, there was an event: National Lady Gaga Day. You could only imagine the monster fit I found myself in. However due to homework and the last minute finding out I wasn’t able to pull together an outfit. The main facet however was the shiny disco bra. In my fabric stash I found these sparkly lame fabric: a silvery one with round sparkles, black with diamond shaped sparkles, stretchy lime green with small round sparkles. I couldn’t decide which so I found two bras that have lost their appeal and are a bit too small [damn you freshman 15!] I’m pretty sure I’m going to extended the side straps with elastic and use foam to reshape the cups of the black and pink brassiere.

Both projects will be handsewn.


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