Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Make your Own Flip Flop Dress

Mitzy’s Flip Flop Frock from Priscilla Queen of the DesertFabulous

For: Crafty guys and gals who want a costume that stands out“There is nothing like a new frock to brighten your day.” Mitzy’s flip-flop dress is one of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s most iconic outfits, from both the film and Broadway musical.

Entering any costume contests? With this look, you’re sure to be a shoe-in (sorry, we couldn’t resist)!

To get Mitzy’s fashion-forward look, you’ll need:

-A black dress (strapless or with spaghetti straps, with a hem above the knees)

-Brightly-colored flip-flops (if you don’t want to use real flip-flops, pedicure slippers work great for this costume; you can also make your own out of craft foam sheets)

-Something to connect the flip-flops (needle and strong thread, loose leaf rings, etc.)-Material (cord, ribbon, chain, etc.) to make your dress straps

-Bubblegum pink wig

How To: This costume will require some skill! You’re going to make a flip-flop dress to wear over your black dress (see Mitzy’s photo for reference).

First, make the vertical flip-flop panels (each panel will use 3 flip-flops). Next, you’re going to connect the panels to form the dress. Finally, attach your shoulder straps.Make sure that you make the dress loose enough that you can easily put it on over your head. If you like, leave two of the flip-flops at the top unconnected, and then connect them after the dress is on.

Make sure that the flip-flop dress fits over your black dress comfortably.Don’t be shy with your makeup! You might want to practice applying this look a few times before the big night.

Bonus: If you really want to get into character, try talking in an Australian accent all evening!