Hand painted t-shirt

We had a Gospel gig that called for a costume. The theme was ‘The Night the Toys had a Party’. What even is that theme right! After thinking (not very hard for not very long) I decided the most obvious and easiest thing to do was a teddy bear. It almost felt natural y’know. 

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Ears and brown maxi skirt purchased I decided I wanted a teddy print t-shirt. No-one was prepared to sell it to me. Drat. DIY to the rescue then. I took inspiration from all the crazy animal prints that have been about the high street and these some internet DIY’s from here and here.Image

I gathered supplies, I’m all about the metallics so I mixed some gold and bronze to give a hybrid metallic monster. After googling for an image and hodging it a bit I decided on the final image and drew it with a thick line on printer paper. I used the picture as a sort of template to paint each image over (I put it under a single layer of the t-shirt and it was easy to see.) I freehanded the word ‘bear’ all over to make it that bit more obvious then let it dry and ironed it so it was set. 

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This is the only full length costume photo I have, I am with my co-chair who is dressed as action man! When else can you get away with toy based cross dressing than uni right? 

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