I was lying in bed, watching Katy Perry’s “California Girls” video (again) and drooling over how adorable Katy looks partying in candy land when, the scene with the Cupcake Bra came on and suddenly a light went off: “I WANT A CUPCAKE BRA! I NEED TO MAKE THAT! I’M GOING TO DO IT FOR HALLOWEEN!”. So, that’s what I did and I have the photos to prove it.
1.My biggest challenge here was figuring out how to make the cupcake boobs. I don’t even bake so, I knew this was going to be interesting. On Friday afternoon, I bought some modeling clay, some plastic bowls and some sprinkles.
I decided this wasn’t going to work. I stomped around a bit saying “FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! What am I going to do?!” but then, I gave myself a pep talk: “Simone, you’re handy! Remember when you learned how to do all that cool stuff around the house so that you’d stop sleeping with your male friends who were always offering to help you put together your Ikea furniture? YOU CAN DO THIS!”
While I waited for the “icing” to dry I took a trip down to the Gaybourhood to buy myself a blue wig and some false eyelash glue.
6. I ended up going with the raspberry organic juice berries. They were softer and less pointy than the Swedish Berries. I crazy glued those babies on…and voila! CANDY NIPPLES!
7. The trickiest part of this whole process was figuring out how to attach the cupcakes onto the bra. Originally I was just going to crazy glue them on but then I realized I didn’t want to wreck a perfectly good bra. Instead, I crazy glued some strips of blue ribbon onto the back of the plates and sewed the edges onto the bra. There has to be a better way to do this. I just didn’t figure it out in time.
The rest of the costume consisted of a pair of denim daisy dukes cut from an old pair of skinny Levis (I was originally going to spray them with glue glitter but decided not to just in case I wanted to wear them again – don’t judge!) , candy jewelery and a pair of pink glittery high heels (a drag queen somewhere is jealous.)
FYI. Adding on this much extra boob is…an experience. If you forget you’re wearing them and turn suddenly, there is a good chance you’ll knock someone’s drink out of their hand (true story) and forget about trying to hug your friends! Overall the costume held up well and the only major set-back was when I realized I’d lost one of my candy nipples mid-through the night.
This wasn’t the easiest costume and it wasn’t the cheapest (at $34.95, the wig was the biggest investment) but I had so much fun making and wearing it that I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the night.
When the DJ played “California Girls” I jumped up on one of the dancing platforms, grabbed my boobs and sprayed the crowd with whipped cream.
I’m totally kidding. I haven’t figured out how to do that yet. Maybe next year.
Happy (belated) Halloween!
What did you dress up as? What’s your favorite costume that you’ve worn?