Glitter Rock Fantasy Costume

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by MaulWalker, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. MaulWalker

    MaulWalker Sr Member

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    I am working on a fantasy costume inspired by early 1970s glitter/glam rockers. I decided a need a wild pair of glasses - inspired by one of the glitter rockers of the time.

    The first challenge was to find the appropriate frames - which turned out to be harder than I thought. I finally found what I wanted.

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    Then to embellish them. Aluminum wire was too soft, so I tried memory wire. This is wire that is treated to retain a round shape. It comes in toe ring, finger ring, bracelet, and necklace size. I used necklace size that is silver plated. Memory wire is not sold by gauge and one piece was not wide enough, so I twisted two pieces together.

    I used aurora borealis crystal beads. Whatever creates the aurora borealis effect must be iron based, because water-based Gem-Tac glue caused light rusting inside the bead. So I used E-6000 to hold the beads in place. The same glue is used to hold the wires in the frame.

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    I might add another circle of wire and more beads, but I need to find the memory wire in extra large necklace size.

    Lynn
     
  2. iycis

    iycis Sr Member

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    I'm always impressed by your projects. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    Ps- Velvet Goldmine has fantastic glam costumes if you haven't seen it.
     
  3. MaulWalker

    MaulWalker Sr Member

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    I was not aware of Velvet Goldmine. But I see that the movie's central character is based on Bowie's Ziggy Stardust.

    My costume will contain elements of Ziggy, Elton John, and a little Gary Glitter. I'm having a lot of fun with it.

    Lynn
     

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