plastic bag grunge swan

Updated on Apr 08, 2009
dress - stockings - savers gloves - accessories
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I had the most fun last night!
My faculty at uni (Arts) had its annual harbour cruise last night, and the theme was ‘Anything But Clothes.’
Being me, I wanted to make something over the top, so I made this dress out of white plastic bags!! It didn’t take too much effort- I just tied the handles to a long strip of material and tied it around my waist. I used maybe around… 30ish plastic bags to make this dress :D
The top part was made out of plastic bags and tissue paper, the waist sash was also tissue paper and the flowers in my hair are made of tissues! I originally had 3 flowers but someone stole one off my hair last night :O

Anyway.. the booze cruise was fun…. but I forgot to put my memory card in my camera so I could only take about 10 photos! :( There were some people with great outfits, like people wearing balloons, heaps of rubber gloves, magazine pages, aprons, bark, enviro-bags, and even branches and leaves :P Most people were really creative! But I wonder why some people go to events like this and don’t bother to dress up- it’s not that hard to even make a skirt using a garbage bag or newspaper!

Anyway.. the booze cruise was fun…. but I forgot to put my memory card in my camera so I could only take about 10 photos! :( There were some people with great outfits, like people wearing balloons, heaps of rubber gloves, magazine pages, aprons, bark, enviro-bags, and even branches and leaves :P Most people were really creative! But I wonder why some people go to events like this and don’t bother to dress up- it’s not that hard to even make a skirt using a garbage bag or newspaper!It’s so fun wearing this dress because it’s all puffy and rustle-y!!! :P But it did get hot wearing it hehe.
Oh and btw… I didn’t actually wear these heels last night, I wore flats :P and I didn’t wear the gloves either :P

Anyway.. the booze cruise was fun…. but I forgot to put my memory card in my camera so I could only take about 10 photos! :( There were some people with great outfits, like people wearing balloons, heaps of rubber gloves, magazine pages, aprons, bark, enviro-bags, and even branches and leaves :P Most people were really creative! But I wonder why some people go to events like this and don’t bother to dress up- it’s not that hard to even make a skirt using a garbage bag or newspaper!It’s so fun wearing this dress because it’s all puffy and rustle-y!!! :P But it did get hot wearing it hehe.
Oh and btw… I didn’t actually wear these heels last night, I wore flats :P and I didn’t wear the gloves either :PIf anyone wants to know how to make a dress like this for an event or something, or how to make those tissue flowers just ask :D

Anyway.. the booze cruise was fun…. but I forgot to put my memory card in my camera so I could only take about 10 photos! :( There were some people with great outfits, like people wearing balloons, heaps of rubber gloves, magazine pages, aprons, bark, enviro-bags, and even branches and leaves :P Most people were really creative! But I wonder why some people go to events like this and don’t bother to dress up- it’s not that hard to even make a skirt using a garbage bag or newspaper!It’s so fun wearing this dress because it’s all puffy and rustle-y!!! :P But it did get hot wearing it hehe.
Oh and btw… I didn’t actually wear these heels last night, I wore flats :P and I didn’t wear the gloves either :PIf anyone wants to know how to make a dress like this for an event or something, or how to make those tissue flowers just ask :DHope you like the dress!
<3 wensi

Comments (28)

verucasalt22
verucasalt22 on March 08
ah this is super cool!! :D incredibly creative. i love it!
the_ed
the_ed on March 08
Impressive! Who knew plastic bags could make such a pretty dress? Back in choir @ HS, we should have made our dresses out of black garbage bags because they looked & fit just like them, lol!
sandym
sandym on July 06
creative!
coldlight
coldlight on July 08
thanks, it was fun to make :)
elec_tric
elec_tric on May 13
AMAZING!! :)
melmo
melmo on April 25
oh wow. you look so good in plastic bags :D wonderful.
coldlight
coldlight on April 28
thanks very much!! it was fun to make :)
schmetterlinq
schmetterlinq on April 25
i would marry in this outfit HAHA
coldlight
coldlight on April 28
hehe thanks!! glad you think it's good enough to! :P
ecimarkuci
ecimarkuci on April 21
oh dear im in love with this outfit seriously..
coldlight
coldlight on April 28
hehe thank you!!!
cams
cams on April 14
Oh man, this is serious. I love it so much I'm gonna add this to faves :)
coldlight
coldlight on April 14
haha thanks! glad you like it :D
_Madenn
_Madenn on April 13
that is so cool! kind of reminds me of lolita fashion, love it!
Vivi_T
Vivi_T on April 13
Super pretty! Looks so classy and high-end :) Very Creative, it blew me away that you came up with it!
coldlight
coldlight on April 13
thanks dear :D
Sheiqs
Sheiqs on April 12
Wow! for a second there I actually believed it was some sort of couture high end type of dress! you sure are creative! ;} keep at it.
coldlight
coldlight on April 13
oh thanks!! i'm glad it looks believable enough to be a real dress hehe
DigitalLove
DigitalLove on April 10
:O I was thinking...there's something unique about this dress. I'd never have guessed it was made out of plastic bags on first glance haha! You look so pretty as usual :)
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks! :D it's funny how it almost looks like fabric in the pics.. 'anything but clothes' is a great theme, it's so exciting seeing what people came up with :D
Haylilly
Haylilly on April 10
OH MY GOD u are amazing!!! this is one of the sweetest dresses i have seen, let alone the sweetest 'garbage' dress i have seen!! just amazing. i think it is beyond perfection. the skirt part is layered which is fantastic. i bet it took ages to make, right? it sounds simple but must take alot of effort! well done!
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
aww thanks so much haylilly!! events where you have to make a creative costume don't come very often so I wanted to make something dramatic... and it really didn't take that much effort! just a lot of plastic bags! :P I had to cut the bottoms and handles open, then tie the handles so the bags overlapped onto a strip of material. So it wasn't very difficult... just repetitive! :P
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on April 09
wow you look like a pretty little ballerina!
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks! that's the look i was going for :)
momondathemojojojo
momondathemojojojo on April 09
great gown
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks!!! :)
chica0770
chica0770 on April 09
nice job! :)
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
why thank you :]
Annabu
Annabu on April 09
cool swan!! :)
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
hehe thank you very much!
whatwerock
whatwerock on April 09
Amazing!
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thank you :) x
gladys_c
gladys_c on April 09
i like the dress!! you're so creative!!
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
hehe thanks! i wanted to make something special for the event :)
gogosushi
gogosushi on April 09
great dress. you look so pretty x
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks for the compliment dear :)
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on April 09
this is so awesome! I totally thought it was a normal fabric dress at first haha:) it looks totally cute on you:)
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks :P i wonder if people would have known it was plastic bags if i hadn't said so!? :)
CherryBlossomGirl
CherryBlossomGirl on April 09
you look like a fairy princess. well done :)
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
oh thank you!!!
mirb
mirb on April 08
gorgeous dress :)
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks again for always commenting! x
cocorosa
cocorosa on April 08
ohhh love this!! love the volume :) xoxo
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks :P i had to cut the bottom of the plastic bags open otherwise it would be too puffy! hehe
micchie
micchie on April 08
you look soo cute
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks micchie :)
ishayshaixa
ishayshaixa on April 08
soo adorable :)
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
hehe thank you
calivintage
calivintage on April 08
that is amazing!!!! you must have had the coolest not-clothes look there!
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
thanks! :P some people had really great outfits... wish i had taken more photos!!
Blueberry
Blueberry on April 08
YOu look so cute!-)
coldlight
coldlight on April 11
oh thanks !!
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