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Blurred Lines Costume

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This blurred lines group costume makes for the perfect Halloween costume: sexy + topical. You can make each costume in a matter of hours.  I've provided printable patterns in PDF form. The patterns are for a size 2-4, but you can adjust them to fit your size. I will explain how in this Instructable.

There are many ways bring this music video to life. Some other costume ideas include:
  • Couples Costume: Robin Thicke + Model
  • 6 Person Group Costume: The whole cast of the video
  • Mens Group: all the men from the video
Special thanks to Amanda and Brie for helping model the costumes!!!!!

Link to music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSU
 
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Step 1: Plastic Outfit Materials

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In the next step I will go into details on what you specifically need for each costume. This step is just general materials for making the plastic outfits.

(note: this is the amount of material needed to make all 3 costumes)
  • 3 yards of 12 gauge clear vinyl fabric - you can find this at most fabric stores. It usually comes in rolls and is used for covering tables.
  • 1/2 yard of twill tape + 5 large safety pins (only needed for 1 of the costumes - see next step)
  • 1 long white zipper with metal teeth (only needed for 1 of the costumes - see next step)
  • hand sewing needle
  • white sewing thread
  • printer + printer paper for printing patterns

Step 2: Inspiration

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I probably watched this music video 15 times to get a good feel for the costumes. I took lots of screen captures to understand how the plastic costumes come together.

You don't need to stress about following the costumes 100%. A loose interpretation of the outfits will still make great costumes.
fasc236 months ago
Niiiice
zcassell6 months ago
The didn't wear clothes in blurred lines, the costume just requires being naked
theTransistor6 months ago
Whew! Is it hot in here, or is it just... you? ;) ITA on the hair, too.
M.C. Langer6 months ago
VERY COOL!!! In other news, I LOVE YOUR NEW HAIRDO, CARLEY!!!! :-)
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