Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jeudi Warrior Princess

After the belt projects, I played around with weaving sheets of tabs in various patterns coming up with, my favorite, the scale look. One triangle shaped piece jokingly became a can tab string bikini top, but you're crazy if you think I'm sharing that pic! The next project made out of can tabs was a hat for my daughter. She loves pink! As any 4 yr. old girl at the time would. I happened to find some pink fuzzy soft fleece fabric strips in the clearance at Hobby Lobby. So, we made the following hat:

soda can tab hat front

soda can tab hat back

It's surprisingly stretchy, light and comfortable. Of course, she just had to have a costume to wear with it. She was, and is, into Xena of all characters. Below are pics of our progress to the current costume.

Can Tab Dress with Hat - front 1

Can Tab Dress with Hat - back

Can Tab Dress with Hat - front 2

And, here is the latest add-ons to her outfit that will hopefully be worn to TRF this year weather permitting.

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We added a sword, whip, cape and a few other accessories she picked out. The whip is a whole other homemade project I will explain in a separate post.

Breakdown of cost:

Can tabs = FREE (technically, they made money cuz we recycled some of the cans)
Pink Fleece = $2 (large package of strips on clearance)
Belt for hanging weapons = $1 (thift store)
Sword = $1 (dollar store)
Green Dress = $17 (new)
Green/Black Cape = $1.50 (thrift store)
Whip = $2 ($1 each for bundle of green rope and duct tape, pencil was free)
Armbands/Jewels = $1 each arm (from clearance jewery finds)
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Total = $25.50

8 comments:

  1. Wow, I wouldn't have had to be a tomboy if I knew I could look that mean and girly at the same time. Too cool.

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  2. LOL! I think she's a budding actress on my hands. You should have seen her as Moaning Myrtle from HP. She kept a pouty face the whole night and won 1st prize more for her performance than the costume. :D

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  3. OMG!!!!!! Hi Tiffany

    I found you through Lisa Vollrath's site.
    This outfit is totally AMAZING. What a lucky little girl.

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  4. I would love to see a show/movie about her going on a mission and kicking some ass.
    -Lina

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  5. I'm sure she'd be happy to film one for us. LOL! She's our little actress. Always pretending to be somebody. She's just now starting to get a little shy.

    Mieljolie

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  6. Hola me gusta la ropa . como podria hacer ara comnprarlo soy de Lima Peru, lo deseo para mi hija

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    1. Gracias. Lo siento, pero la ropa y el sombrero no están en venta.

      (Thanks. I'm sorry, but the clothes and hat aren't for sale.)

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  7. Deseo comprarlo, como podria hacer para que me lo envien a Lima Peru ,

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