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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cute as a Button

I had a pretty tough weekend mental-health wise, but I still wanted to share my costume from Friday night. Friday was my school's Last Class Bash and it was a tonne of fun. My campus is alcohol-free, so LCB is one of three opportunities to get drunk and dance with your classmates (aside from, y'know, every weekend at the local club). The theme was "Imma B" so everyone was supposed to dress up as something that started with the letter B. There were a lot of creative and fun costumes. With the help of my friend Nicole I decided to go as a button, because buttons are cute! (Also probably because I love hearing "you're cute as a button!"). I made two buttons from cardboard (which is ridiculously difficult to cut), painted them with acrylic craft paint, painted them with gel medium to make them shiny, and then used hot glue and yarn to make it look sewn and attach it to myself. There was another button in the back and it was attached sandwich-board style. I definitely should have used something stronger than yarn though, my costume broke multiple times and I had to use some ribbon from balloons to fix it. Still, I was really happy with my costume.

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button 008

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Black t-shirt - B.U.M. Equipment size 3X
Black mini skirt - Ricki's size 18
Purple tights - Addition Elle size 3X
Black flats - Payless size 11
Hair pins - buttons glued to bobby pins with hot glue


  1. That's a great idea for a costume!


  2. That's a good theme to have. I hope you had fun.. love your button hair clips..so cute! x

  3. You are too cute. (as a button)

    I'm sorry to hear about the rough mental health week, I've had those, and nothing helps me feel better like a nice relaxing night doing nothing but 'me' things.

    Feel better xx

  4. very cute and creative! I especially love the buttons in your hair :)

  5. You are as cute as a button! I think my favourite part is the hair pins :)

  6. loving the hair and all the cute buttons!

    Mele, Australia


  7. You are definitely as cute as a button!

  8. the hair pins are darling! what a great DIY.

  9. Your hair is looking rather beautiful as are you :) x


  10. You are definitely cute as a button! Great costume, and I love the buttons in your hair.

  11. Such a great idea!!! I especially love the buttons in the hair! Too Cute!