what's a flapper?

Updated on Nov 01, 2008
self-made dress - tights - Nine West shoes - self-made accessories - yard sale a
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The entire math department at my school dressed up as the guy from Juno. I saw a girl in the hallways dressed as a rejection letter from Yale (ooh, scary). There were countless Jokers, superheroes and slutty nurses, and even two Sarah Palins. As for me… well, apparently a lot of people didn’t know what a flapper was. But I provided lots of entertainment by dancing around and making the fringes move (ie. 3rd picture.)

I made the dress out of an old t-shirt and a reel of tape from a video cassette, which turned out better than I thought and made this cool swishy effect when I walked. The only problem was that the tape got all crinkled and bent after a day of repeatedly sitting down and standing up, so the dress is now perfectly untouched in the front and completely ruined in the back. Kind of like a mullet, except in reverse and not nearly as nauseating.

COMMENTS (45)

Alexstardew
Alexstardew on October 18
Like it a lot - all black definitely works well here.
avdagazr
avdagazr on July 25
love this style!
lolitalove
lolitalove on May 07
These are great pics! Nice combination too:)
poorandweird
poorandweird on February 01
not to sound like a total creep but i love your headband ... what did you make it out of ?
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth (@themartiantide) on February 01
thanks, it's just made of extra t-shirt material from the dress. and don't worry, that's not creepy at all!
birdy
birdy on November 22
amazing truly amazing!!! what a brilliant idea!
GirlAboutTown
GirlAboutTown on November 19
i love this so much! you are so creative! you are my total inspiration!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth (@themartiantide) on November 19
yay thank you! and a very belated happy halloween to you as well :)
CalamityJem
CalamityJem on November 09
How outrageously creative...you ROCK babe!
scenestealer
scenestealer on November 05
Wowwww!!! Self-made?! I envy you for that talent!
popartlove
popartlove on November 04
loovee the whole outfit! i was wondering what the shiny material was, wow video cassette! great job : )
chocofusion
chocofusion on November 03
wow that's soo great. rejection letter from yale.............. too scary to think about. where r u applying to?
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth (@themartiantide) on November 06
aaah i really have no idea! i'd like to do something visual arts/fashion/communications/graphic design based. or something like that.
chocofusion
chocofusion on November 05
omg . i'm a junior tooo! i'm thinking some sort of science major. u?
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth (@themartiantide) on November 03
nowhere yet, i'm a junior! haha i don't even want to think about that yet :(
yourenotthatcool
yourenotthatcool on November 02
ahh! i was a flapper too! but i love how you made yours i bought mine at some costume stores :| yours is definitely cooler and it looks way better!
_stylorectic
_stylorectic on November 02
wow, you must be really patient.came out really really nice.respect.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 02
favorited! i am speechless. you are so innovative and creative i bow down to your talent!
jesuiiis
jesuiiis on November 02
so cool!
smak
smak on November 02
this is awesome!
holliegolightly
holliegolightly on November 02
Ahhh that is soo cute and absolutley fun looking. I love how it moves in that last picture.
keely5
keely5 on November 02
shame on them for not recognising a fabulous flapper! everything about this outfit is perfect 10/10!
pixienish
pixienish on November 02
i love flapper dresses ! lovely :)
anggina
anggina on November 02
what a super dress!!
LCND
LCND on November 02
selfmade?me like! so shine!
hippiehoppie
hippiehoppie on November 02
if i had your dress, id probably shake non-stop! pretty.
monaby
monaby on November 02
WOW I wish I could make something like this! You look great in it too.
Kalin
Kalin on November 01
Love this. Beautiful costume! It could be worn any day of the year.
twentyeight
twentyeight on November 01
this is GENIUS! i love it so much. did it take a long time to make? i like your make up too!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth (@themartiantide) on November 03
thanks! yeah it took a verrrry long time. but at least it's the kind of work you can do in front of the TV ;)
mabellie
mabellie on November 01
:Domgg that's sooo cooool..I <3rs IT!!!..hahaha..
Haylilly
Haylilly on November 01
OMGGG this is brilliant!!! love it
jenesaisquoi
jenesaisquoi on November 01
haha so cute!
fayeangelica
fayeangelica on November 01
Very cool idea! Love your costume and your boots are lovely!
megz29_29
megz29_29 on November 01
one of my friends went as a flapper! I love the dress!
PaulaVillage
PaulaVillage on November 01
woowww cool baby i love the dress !!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 01
Favorite!!! Im in love with the dress!!!!
sare
sare on November 01
this is incredible. i love the dress, even more since it's recycled.
bettie_bettie
bettie_bettie on November 01
woww. you are really creative!
bluewasabi
bluewasabi on November 01
awesome idea and the effect is unreal :D nice n shiny eheh
plastikneon
plastikneon on November 01
Love the dress! You look amazing
dress
dress on November 01
If it weren't so flimsy or shiny, I wouldn't have been able to tell if your dress was home made or not. But that flapper idea is far better than the Joker costumes.
fashrash
fashrash on November 01
that dress is so so so amazing i love how it's reflective and the fringes curl out. you are so talented i can't for the life of my diy something to wear. i love the 20s and drop waists x
xelayu
xelayu on November 01
that dress is fantastic :D !!!
faa
faa on November 01
i can't believe some people have not heard of flapper! oh well, you are so so creative to make this by yourself! amazing!
Minimaliste
Minimaliste on November 01
brilliant <3
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on November 01
wohoo!! this is fierce! i love et
geenie
geenie on November 01
tape? how creative! i wonder how long it took you, i wanted to be a flapper too but i heard there were a lot of flappers this year ;p
amoedo
amoedo on November 01
you queen!
elzabth
elzabth on November 01
a-maaaa-zing. seriouslyy
jetaime
jetaime on November 01
oh wow, oh wow, I adore your dress + how can people not have heard of flappers?! (:
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