Celebrity costume conundrum
January 5, 2011 8:43 PM Subscribe
A friend of my partner has decided to have a celebrity-theme fancy dress party for her birthday. Help me – a short, round, very non-celebrity looking lady – come up with some sort of costume.
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So one of my partner’s friends has decided to celebrate her birthday with a dress-up party where everyone comes as a celebrity. And I’m really stumped for a costume.
Complications: I have a bad back and knees, so anything requiring shoes with any heel at all is out. (I spend my day in orthotics and without them I’m in quite a lot of pain).
It’ll be March in the Australian Outback. The aircon at the venue is not great, so it’ll be reallllly hot. Tempting as it is to source a Dorothy the Dinosaur costume, or similar, from somewhere, it’d be verry uncomfortable.
Can’t go as something with my partner. He’s already organised a celebrity pair costume with a buddy. I’m fine with that, but it’s not helping me find something to wear!
Saving graces: I do have a while to source something and will be visiting two large (Australian) cities a couple of times before the party. I’m OK with shopping online. And I’m pretty handy with needle/thread/glue/makeup etc. Although I don’t have a sewing machine at the moment.
Vital stats: girl, 5’4, 180lb, big boobs, apple shaped tummy, wavy brunette bob with a fringe.
Aim: I’d like to look nice, rather than ridiculous. And I’d prefer not to wear something I’ll be tugging/adjusting all night or that’s super constricting or embarrassingly revealing.
Wah! Metafilter, what on earth am I going to wear?