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Never to old to dream: From Fur Trapper to Faux Fur Designer

Nov 05, 2018
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Faux Fur Designer: My costume actually represents my journey to becoming a fashion designer in my early 60s as well as the focus of my Fall outerwear designs which uses awesome faux fur jacket I used one of my original patterns to make the jacket out of African mud cloth … roughed up the edges to give a worn look. I then attached strips of various faux fur to represent pelts.  I took it to a fun level by felting (needle punching wooly locks) to totally transform a rubber mask into a bearded beat up alter ego. (I love showing up at my favorite places where no one can figure out who I am.) I made matching hairy mittens to disguise my hands.  I  put a pair of shoes inside a larger men’s boots to gain height and added a padded belly. Of course … it’s then all about taking on the persona and having fun.

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