Monday, October 29, 2012

A Dandy Superhero

This past weekend we were invited to a costume party. It's always a wonderful time and the hostess puts a ton of creative energy into her decorations and refreshments. As I set to the task of planning my costume, I wanted it to be up to the standards of our wonderful hostess, Jackie.

To begin, I had an amazing "green lantern" t-shirt that I wanted to use as the basis of my costume.
However, I needed a few "extras" to make the costume come to life. I envisioned my superhero in the throws of tossing off his street clothes and transforming into Green Lantern. So I added a white dress shirt, dark wash skinny fit jeans and shiny patent leather shoes. I also wanted to add a tie, but I wanted it to be full of motion and energy. So I thought what better way to create motion in my tie than with wire.
I quickly realized floral wire was not going to be strong enough, so I grabbed two wire hangers and began straightening the wire and feeding it through my tie...tucking the ends of the wire behind the lining of the tie. (use a wire cutter to get the right length of wire)
Once the wire was fed through the tie, I began shaping it to resemble a tie flying in the wind.
Once my tie was done, I assembled my costume and added my superhero mask and green lantern ring and...

"In brightest day and blackest night
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might
beware my power: Green Lantern's light!"


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