Monday, October 8, 2012

Let's Make A Deal! Peacock costume

 My husband had a conference in LA last week so I tagged along. #36 on my 40 by 40 list is to be a member of a live studio audience and so I got us tickets to Let's Make a Deal. 

While he was in his conference, I sat in our hotel room, watched bad Lifetime movies, and cut out and hot-glued a million peacock feathers. (I can not imagine what housekeeping thought I was doing).

I was inspired by this baby peacock costume from Shwin and Shwin
 In case you ever want to make one yourself you'll need:
5 yards of black tulle
5 yards of blue tulle
1/4 yards of blue and purple felt
1/2 yard of green felt. 

I just gathered the tulle into a tutu and then used green ribbon to tie each feather on.  

 It all cost well under $20 but was a little more time consuming than I thought it would be.  I got fake eyelashes for $4 at Target, which was everyone's favorite part of the costume.

We parked down the street from the studio and got to walk through a neighborhood by two schools.  I was a little embarrassed, but I figured people were used to it and several girls yelled out that they loved my eyelashes. Which is much nicer than most things teenagers could yell at you dressed like this.
 All those hot-glue burns paid off- we did manage to get on stage, which I am dying to tell everyone about, but we had to sign a confidentiality agreement.  It airs December 6, and then I will post all the juicy details.


My daughter wants to use it for Halloween, so now I just need to come up w/ something for the boys.

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Update:  Here's some pics from Halloween night:





You can read all about our Let's Make A Deal experience here.
To see where I link up or to add your party, please click here.
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28 comments:

  1. How FUN!!! Can't wait to watch and hear all about it! Awesome. Awesome.
    Love the costume!

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  2. Thats really awesome! Both the costume (I'm a costume designer) and the fact you got called down. Can't wait to read what happened - hmm maybe I'll try and remember to watch - remind us?

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    1. Thanks so much and I will remind you to set your DVR's.

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  3. I never watch that show...so please put a reminder on fb when it's closer, so that I can plan on it!!! Too fun!!!

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    1. Will do. I want as many people as possible to see us act like complete idiots on national tv:)

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  4. You two are way to cool . Love the costume.

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    1. I hope you still think we're cool after watching the episode, b/c I think we're gonna look like idiots:)

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  5. Awesome! You looked fabulous, what a great idea!!

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  6. I LOVE that last picture by the way...LOVE it!!

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    1. It's actually not real. We're against a green screen pretending we won a car. When the episode airs, I'm gonna try and do a screen capture.

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  7. Cute! I'm working on my daughter's peacock costume now. Love the Let's Make a Deal photo.

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    1. If you blog about it-please shoot me the link. I'd love to see it.

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  8. This is great! My daughter was just saying that she wanted to be a peacock for Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing....! Looks easier than I had visualized in my own little head....


    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/1/post/2012/10/vintage-style-wood-sign-fresh-vegetables.html

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    1. Easy, but a little time consuming. If she's little, you could whip it up in no time. Good luck!

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  9. This is SUCH A FUN POST!!!!! The last picture is priceless. Can't wait to hear all the details that you had to sign away to confidentiality! Must be juicy.....Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!
    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}

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    1. Thanks! We are dying to tell people what happened.

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  10. Sa-wweett outfit, and now TV - you go girl!

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    1. I never thought my network debut would be in a peacock outfit:)

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  11. What a fun idea! I may need to make one myself for a Halloween party. Thanks!

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  12. So cute!! And that's awesome! I love that show! http://moresisterstuff.blogspot.com/

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  13. ooh super cute!!! You look great in it and I'm sure it will be a great costume for your daughter.

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  14. How fun and great costume! Here's to hoping you won something awesome

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  15. OMG - that is amazing! I love the colors and the tulle. And I agree with those school girls - your eyelashes are awesome! I am hosting a Halloween Costume Contest on my blog and would love for you to enter! Grand prize is worth over $125!

    http://www.createcraftlove.com/2012/10/handmade-halloween-costume-party.html

    Hope to see you there!!

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  16. I can't wait to hear the whole story!! Meanwhile, your costume is absolutely fantastic!!

    Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party.
    Sharing your post on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/iGottaCreate
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  17. That is awesome - I can't believe you were on the show! I was going to be a peacock last year then we ended up bagging on the party we were supposed to go to so all the stuff is still sitting here :(

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    1. You should whip yours up and head out to LA-Wayne Brady loves a lady in a good peacock costume:)

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  18. I'm not surprised you got on stage with that outstanding costume Tara... well done. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week.

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