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Coolest Flamingo Costume 5

by Catherine
(Oxford, OH, USA)

Flamingo Costume

Flamingo Costume

Firstly for this flamingo costume, I covered a tube top (nylon/spandex blend) in light pink feathers using a mix of fabric glue and super glue (60/40 ratio). I had to do 2 layers to cover the whole shirt well enough to look like a bird.

Then, I took a pair of underwear, nylon/spandex blend, and glued light pink feathers at the top with bright pink feathers covering the bottom. Next, I taped bright pink feathers to a pink bra so that I did not ruin the bra. The tape stayed for the most part, but I would recommend gluing them if you do not mind ruining a bra.

Next, I cut small wings out of cardboard from shoe boxes and covered them with bright pink feathers. I stapled old pink bra straps to the center of the back of the wings, adjusting them to the shortest bra strap setting in order to create a loop for my arms to go through. (Another alternative is to use very thin elastic instead of the bra straps.) Make sure to use 4-5 staples, stapling them as hard as you can. Next, I took a one inch fabric headband and glued bright pink feathers to it.

I completed my costume by wearing pink tights, heels, and bracelets.

TIP: Glue makes shirt/underwear stiff, so they lose their original stretchiness once it dries. I would recommend putting a zipper in the shirt because I had to have a friend pull it over my arms and head in order to get it on.

Tube Top: Guess Jeans: $30
Underwear: Victoria's Secret: $10
Bra: Victoria's Secret: $45
Tights: Express Fashion: $17.50
Feathers: Hobby Lobby: 8 Packs of Pink Feathers @ $3/pack
Cardboard: From old shoe boxes so the wings aren't too heavy
Fabric Glue: Wall Mart: $5
Super Glue: Wall Mart: $6
Headband: Claire's Accessories: $5
Bracelets: Claire's Accessories: $8
Heels: Macy's: $70

In addition to my costume, I wore specific makeup from MAC. First, I applied "Fafi Blush" to my eyelids and into my crease to get the bright pink effect. Then, I added a glitter eye shadow "Helium" to my brow, followed by "Blacktrack Fluidline" eyeliner. Next, I glued on fake eyelashes for a more dramatic eye effect, which can be purchased at any MAC store for about $15. They are also sold at drug stores. Mascara is optional. I wore "Pink Poodle Lipgloss" on my lips, which ended up being my favorite part of my makeup. Apply liberally for pictures.

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