Monday, 11 June 2012

Branding, Baby!

I'd put aside a large chunk of yesterday for working on new costume projects, but was thwarted by the fact that none of the stuff I'd ordered had turned up yet*

So instead, I decided to try a slightly different slant on costuming, and work on an idea I had a while back, right around the time that 'Unmata' branded tops started sprouting like mushrooms in other dancers' practice wardrobes.

As regular readers (do I have any?) will know, I dance in a troupe called 'Women of Mass Distraction', who specialise in belly dance with a bit of a rock and metal twist. And like all dancers, we never have enough practice wear, or bags to carry it in.

Thus, with the assistance of two pots of fabric paint, a cereal box and a craft knife. WMD branded clothing was conceived!

The lettering is a free font off t'interweb, traced from the computer screen (life would be so much easier if I had a printer) onto some card. The silhouette is traced from a google image search; I enlarged the hips, belly and boobs to make her look a little more like an average dancer rather than a supermodel, and simplified the costume because my cutting skills are limited!

Not bad for an afternoon's work, methinks.

*Everything I was waiting for fell through the letterbox as I was typing this. Serendipity, huh?


  1. Nice work there!

    I really should try stencilling again. I haven't done it since I stencilled grapevines all around my bedroom wall, about 20 years ago!

  2. Choice! I need to play less Bubble Shooter and do more productive things with my time...

  3. Aw, thank you ladies!

    I think the last time I tried stencilling was in primary school!

  4. Oooh, are they for the sole use of WMD, or will you be selling? (Just because I have dozens of bags doesn't mean I can't buy new ones)