You may have seen from an earlier post on making the mohawk headpiece for my Austin Carnaval costume
. I found this braided metallic mesh tubing at Jo-Ann Fabrics:
…and decided to add fringes to the back of the mohawk:
Beyond that, it was on to making the rest of my “Road Warrior in White” costume:
I made a fingerless glove, with straps made from fold-over elastic.
I also made a small purse to carry my phone and keys and credit cards.
And of course, apocalypse would not look the same without huge “football shoulder pads”. Here’s the back view of shoulder pads, on dress form:
…and with chains added:
And voilà! Here are my posed “studio” pics of completed costume:
And here are my Carnaval “action” pics:
Performance by the Austin Samba School’s troupes:
Samba dance troupe
With masked purple woman
With couple in red/yellow
With people who made their own costume
With “cowboy” couple
With woman in purple/green costume with fascinator
With couple also all in white
With “firemen” and woman in red; pouch has been moved to front
With other “road warriors”
With yet another hot celebrant
With yet another woman in red
With a whole bunch of “insects”!
One “occupational hazard” of getting up close and personal with other people to take pics with them is that you end up wearing their glitters! 🙂