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Not bad for a Monday

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I took the day off work to spend some time working on Promdemonium decorations.



A recipe for a great Monday morning: Johnny Cash on the record player, adorable rats on my shoulders, a full mug of coffee and yards and yards of colourful bunting


Juniper and Potato were obviously a huge help with the decorations.



Those triangles were once bedsheets or bits of fabric relegated to the bottom of my craft bins, now they're going to help dress up the NAC on April 9.

Killer Shoe Mod

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While I still might not be able to decide on which dress to wear to Promdemonium, I've got the shoes all figured out.

I picked up these heels on sale at Sears for $17.99.

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They weren't quite prom-worthy as is, so I broke out the power tools. I proceeded to attack the shoes with a cordless drill and some spikes from Rock Junction.



I now run the risk of impaling someone on the dance floor, but it's totally worth it.

after

What to wear?

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Since the majority of decorations for Promdemonium 2011 are being made from repurposed materials, I've had to spend a good chuck of time poking through thrift stores, looking for supplies. Naturally, while shopping for possible decor I couldn't help but also check out possible prom outfits.

So now I've got a problem because I've gone and bought no fewer than 3 dresses to wear to Promdemonium.

I actually got 4 dresses if you count the pink one I bought this summer, but I've now got other plans for that one
Chris won't have any trouble picking out what he's going to wear because we found him a fantastic vintage tuxedo with velvet lapels.

I still can't believe it was only $13

PROMtastic

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As you may recall, I lovePromdemonium.

I wouldn't have believed that it was possible to get more excited about "Ottawa’s radical, community-oriented, gender-bending, bike-loving, enviro-humping, queer-diggin, slow dancing, big dress wearing prom," but now that I'm on the decorations committee I'm practically bursting with enthusiasm.

to do list and prototype
The whole decorations committee is so ethusiastic that we've taken on a huge list of projects that should make this year's Prom really memorable. In keeping with the spirit of Promdemonium, everything will be upcycled and utterly awesome.
One important element will be the lighting made from vintage prom wear. To make it happen, we will need to get our hands on a bunch of floor lamps. I've already posted ads on Craigslist and a few other sites, but if you happen to know of anyone with some unwanted lamps in the Ottawa area, please send them my way!

Currently obsessed with: The End of the World, and Pinterest

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photo by Sampsel Preston
Chris and I have both been sick for the past few weeks, so we haven't done much beyond sitting on the couch watching post-apocalyptic movies. Maybe it stems from the zombie movie marathon we hosted on New Year's day, but lately I've had an appetite for movies about the end of the world. On the list of the movies we've watched in the last two weeks: Tank Girl, Mad Max (all 3 - although the second is by far the best), Waterworld, The Road, Cherry 2000, Hell Comes to FrogtownCyborg and Cyborg 2 (not nearly as good as the first one despite having Angelina Jolie in it).

One thing most of these movies have in common is fantastic fashion. The movie costumes have got me fantasizing about future outfits worthy of Burning Man's Death Guild or a killer post-apocalyptic party. Having recently signed up for pinterest, obviously I started a pin board to save all my favourite inspiration for dieselpunk disaster wear.

photo by Shannon Cottrel

Living down…

Pearl Jam

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For a Pearl Jam fan.

The photo is also showing off our new-to-us turntable courtesy of freecycle.