My second Space Girl costume. Like the first one, I was going for a retro-future asthetic (AKA: How people in the 1950's-60's invisioned the future.)
I started out with a reject silver thrift store dress. I sewed the copper shoulder piece from scratch, and then velcroed it into the base dress (Couldn't permantly attach it without making it a giant pain to get in and out of.) Bought the two different kinds of copper fabric from the Red Tag section of JoAnns. I also used some foam stuff from the craft section as interfacing to keep it extra firm, which solved the biggest problem I had with my first Space Girl costume.
I started out with a boring pair of thrift store shoes. I added the large metal buttons and copper cuffs. I flared these cuffs differently from the last ones, giving them each four points with large metal beads attached. I also spray painted the heels metallic copper, though you can't make it out very well in these photos.
I made two hair clips using four antique electron vacuum tubes. The three across the top of Lauren's head are the main clip. The smaller tube in the back was it's own separate clip. I then wrapped her hair around the tubes, completely hiding the clip base, then bobbypinned it all in place.
Made from another vacuum tube. I bent all the pins over, added two metal loops, and ran it through a thick chain I had laying around.
Just some giant sunglasses I got at the local swap meet. I gojoed and spray painted them silver, then antiqued the silver with black paint.
Working electrical toy guns that I purchased in the toy district of LA. I took them apart, gojoed the plastic, and gave them MUCH better paint jobs. Not nearly as cool as my normal Ray guns, but these DO light up and make noise... so they work out rather well as prop pieces.
This was made for Riverside's 2010 Prom in Space, which was a costume event. As one of the featured artists, I received two free tickets. My cousin Lauren wanted to go, so I made this costume up at the last minute for her, done all in one afternoon the day before the event. It turned out a hundred times better than the first costume I made (Which I wore myself) even though I had a ton of time to prepare that one. I think I work better under pressure.
Model: Lauren Deal
More photos of both costumes can be found here:[link]
Accessories of costume#1 can be found here:[link]
The Ray Guns can be found here: [link]