Pretty in Pink

Updated on Nov 02, 2011
This is an entry to I Die for DIY Costume Contest sponsored by Chictopia.
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marimarimari 's Thoughts:

Pretty In Pink is definitely my favourite Molly Ringwald film, and I’ve always wanted to pay homage to the ultimate monstrosity/amazingness that was Andie Walsh’s prom dress.

If, like me, you were simultaneously horrified and fascinated at the Frankenstein mess of a dress that Andie reveals at the end of the film – then you will know how much satisfaction I felt when I sewed that final stitch – knowing that come Halloween, I too, would be PRETTY IN PINK.

Of course, I needed Andie’s partner in crime – so naturally roped in my bff to play the role of Duckie. He did some DIY of his own – cutting an Elvis wig down to Duckie’s original curly quiff, and making his arm patch with some felt.

I made the dress out of the cheapest material I could find ($1 a metre, heeeyyy), and some lace to match. I also made some faux pearl earrings (details, details). Upon further inspection and costume research, I learned that both Andie and I have two piercings on our left ear which is an obvious indication that this costume was meant to be!

Surprisingly, this mess of a dress took longer to make than I expected – so let’s give credit to the incredible fashion designer/fashion icon that was Andie Walsh.

Comments (17)

kitkat96ster
*bless
kitkat96ster
Yesss! God blessb
cclarissaa
cclarissaa on August 26
this would be such a cute idea to use for an actual prom!
missastronaut
missastronaut on November 13
OHMAIGOSH u guys are toooo adorableeeee:D
DejaVuAffair
DejaVuAffair on November 04
Ahaa this is actually amazing! I can't believe you got the dress down so perfectly. And your Duckie is just as adorable as the original. =]
thestylishsoul
thestylishsoul on November 03
adorable rendition!
compulsions
compulsions on November 03
So so good
TamQuoia
TamQuoia on November 03
i love this
LULU1975
LULU1975 on November 03
Hi Mari, I work with your mom!!! Great outfits :))) You got my vote Lucy
monlop
monlop on November 03
amazing!
LestaLatin
LestaLatin on November 02
cute;))
decimalshoes
decimalshoes on November 02
cute :D
anonymours
anonymours on November 02
very cute
corinney
corinney (@corinney7) on November 02
This is awesome!
nangi
nangi on November 02
wow. voted
marimarimari
marimarimari on November 02
Thanks so much!
eyelinerdiner
eyelinerdiner on November 02
this is great!
marimarimari
marimarimari on November 02
Thank you!
madamushroom
madamushroom on November 02
OMG PERFECT!!! You guys are so dead on! Check out my couples outfit too it's pretty cute but not this epic! Gives us a vote if you likes it. <3
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