fighter pilot aces
So I technically didn't make these costumes, but since it was an event that involved me dressing up, I thought I would include pictures on my site.
It all started when my college's student programming had a late night bowling night where they rented out a local bowling alley. Since it's close to halloween, they had a costume contest. But since I'm no good at bowling, and I'm not one to let a costume opportunity pass, I figured why not dress up to make it fun? And for once, my roommates agreed. The only problem was that the theme they picked was very strange. It was mascots. As in actual team mascots. Seeing as we didn't have giant foam costumes to dress in (nor did we really want to, it would be too hard to bowl in) we decided to get creative. We started looking through one of my roommate's college basketball team books for mascots. We decided to see how we could make this theme fun. We decided on the Aces, and we were thinking about making cards out of cardboard, but then I had the idea to be airplane pilot aces. Even though that's not technically a mascot, the name was the same and we wanted to do something fun. So our plot to become aces a la Top Gun began.
After a few trips to Goodwill, Bartz's and my home to borrow my brothers' and dad's leather coats we had our costumes. The costumes were pretty basic, we wore white shirts and khaki or brown pants with leather jackets.
I bought some off white cotton material to make the scarves out of, and we borrowed my brother's aviator glasses. We bought a pair of aviator goggles at Bartz's Party Store. So even though the only thing I actually made on these costumes were the scarves, I put together most of the costumes (not that it was that hard, these costumes were pretty easy) I thought I would include pictures.