Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The time we became total betties!

So Kandy and I met some time ago (like 9 years ago or something) and I think pretty much from the moment we became friends we said we would one day dress as Cher and Dionne and yeah it took this long to do it, but when we did it we did it well (even if I do say so myself!).

We made a pact that 2013 would be the year (we may have said 2012 would be the year but after some half hearted attempts at looking for the perfect plaid we gave up). But then some friends of ours were hosting a 12 hour teen movie marathon, if this wasn't the perfect event to dress up then I don't what is.

We got to work on sourcing the fabric (and it was suprisingly easy I don't know what happened last year) and got to work.

Kandy opted for buying a pattern to make her jacket and skirt combo, I on the other hand decided to use my three days at college studying fashion to make up a skirt and jacket, it turned out well if a little ill fitting.


Kandy skinned a collie for her back pack and I went shopping with Dr Seuss, I mean she got some faux fur and I went crazy with a sheet of plastic and a glue gun and of course down the market they still sell flower bobbles for £1, IT IS THE 90s!


I got a wig and we DIY'd some hair extensions for Kandy, we already own knee socks (obvs) and luckily the pound shop do still sell fake flip phones (they also sell fake Blackberry's!). Once we got the right shade of slightly shimmery yet nude lipstick for Kandy we were set.

We had so much fun dressed as Cher and Dionne (sadly my nose hole closed up a few years ago and so my nose ring wouldn't stay on, but then maybe my allergies were just acting up).

My friend Katie decided to come as Tai and the set was complete. We posed for pictures and made mini videos of us spouting quotes in bad American accents. THE NIGHT WAS SO FUN!

I have since searched sites for Jeep rental places as I am trying to convince Kandy to hire one for the day and we can drive around and totally pause at stop signs!!!

3 comments:

Chelsea Childress said...

I am in love with this! My best friend and I have been wanting to do this for halloween, but we have had little luck even finding plaid skirts. I think we are going to have to make ours too. I love what you guys did!! You look amazing.

Chelsea Childress said...

I am in love with this! My best friend and I have been wanting to do this for halloween, but we have had little luck even finding plaid skirts. I think we are going to have to make ours too. I love what you guys did!! You look amazing.

Flora Bannerman said...

Hey this is great! I'm doing this for fancy dress with one of my friends in May and have been looking for Cher's yellow tartan outfit (or similar pieces) everywhere and haven't seen any as good as this one! I was wondering if you would be willing to sell it? If not I understand, just thought I'd ask. Cheers, Flora