4.30.2015

star spangled man with a plan



A few weeks ago I found this great little jacket at a Banana Republic outlet, perfect basic for spring, right?

Silly me, I can't have basics. 

A couple hours after buying the jacket, it all just hit me at once: Captain America, Swaroski crystals, glitter. It needed to happen. 

To the craft store we went, and I started on it right away. I referenced a collection of old WWII Captain America comics, so we have boy Bucky Barnes, and the original uniform for Cap. I did a few figural sketches, but other than that, I just kind of went with it, unplanned. 

I wish I could have conveyed how sparkly it really is, there's pink glitter all over my house (sorry kitties), and I used some legit Swarovski crystals and brass Tiffany settings. We do high class tacky over at Vixen Vintage. 

I found a pin at Disneyland last week (more on that later) that fits perfectly on the lapel, can't wait to wear my new jacket to see Age of Ultron

Marvel skirt c/o Munster Madness

Black top c/o Stop Staring

Petticoat c/o Doris Petticoats


30 comments:

Izzy said...

That jacket is just the coolest thins. So well painted! I love it <3

The Quirky Queer

Jenni Vento said...

This is SO cool!

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Eccentric Owl said...

Oh I love what you did with the jacket! And it's PERFECT with that skirt. I made a Marvel skirt with similar (or possibly the same?) fabric, but mine is nowhere near as full and gorgeous as yours. This post made me realize I need to do two things -- embellish a jacket, and make a fuller nerdy skirt.

Also, the "silly me, I can't have basics!" made me laugh -- I'm so bad at getting basics. My basics are usually patterned anyway.

I adore your pink hair.
xo
Kristina
www.eccentricowl.com

Rachael // Paraders said...

You're like, the genius of all geniuses. This is SO SO SO SO good. I want a twin jacket.

xo Rachael / The Paraders

Jade Sheldon said...

Holy smokes it looks AMAZING!

The Lady Nerd said...

Woooooow! What a whimsical idea. I'm in awe over your skills of making over that jacket. I can't draw on fabric to save me life, so my hat is off to you.

j e f said...

I know it is Captain America, but the whole look feels somehow Manga-esque! Great colors!

norafinds said...

You make a badass super heroine!

Madison McQuary said...

Oh my!! This is perfection!! I love everything about this look and sooooooo perfect for Age of Ultron:) I also really want your pin (hehe).
-Madison
www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

Melody said...

A-FUCKING-MAZING.

Seriously.

This gives me all the feels and all the wants and I love it. You did the most amazing job!

Melody
www.bourbonandbras.blogspot.com

Caramel Latte Kiss said...

That jacket is insane and wonderful! I love the skirt too.

christina snellgrove said...

Wonderful jacket! Beautifully painted, well done!

practicalgirl said...

Fab. All of it.

DressUpNotDown said...

This jacket is crazy wonderful!!! And the outfit is over-the-top perfection. YOU are my hero!

JJ
www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

Zorah said...

Love the Jacket! Captain America is my favorite so of course I'm obsessed with your jacket. It's fabulous you've got some serious skills.



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Jessica Cangiano said...

100% - nay, 110% - pure fabulousness (and epic creativity)!

♥ Jessica

Bonita Vear said...

That jacket is total Marvel awesomeness, and I love how it looks with your skirt. It's just *squee* fangirl level 2,001!

It's a really beautifully crafted piece, you did such a great job with it. And I'm totally feeling the "Silly me, I can't have basics" line, because I feel that way every time I get dressed! A basic outfit? What's that?? :D ❤

xox,
bonita of Lavender & Twill

Fashioned by Pluche said...

My oh my, what a work has must gone in to it... BUT IT LOOKS AMAZING. Well done!

Love,
Dominique

Wendy Ratcliffe said...

Brilliant, simply brilliant idea! I would never have thought to do something like that, it suits the style of the jacket perfectly, I'm so sending this to a friend of mine who is comic crazy! Thank you for sharing!

Katarina Lopez said...

Hello! Does anyone know what style skirt this is? Completely in love!! Also, that jacket is swoon worthy. Xx

SassySisterVintage said...

Fabulous!!!!!

Roli said...

Amazing work, that jacket is just rocking!

Vivi Cherry said...

Tão linda demais <3
Beijos
Casa Cherry

Maria Vanessa said...

I absolutely love this outfit. I am a fan of marvel comics and the hair. Specifically, I like Rogue from X-men. Anyway, I appreciate the post and the pictures that go with it.
Contact me back when you can. I will also email you shortly!

vanessaespina@gmail.com

nicky.watkinson said...

This is SO COOL!!! Well done on the painting, I would be way too scared that I would do it wrong! I just came across your blog on twitter, excited to see what else you've done! P.S. your hair is fantastic :)
www.lajoiedelivres.com

Mimi said...

My 16 year old daughter is in a fever of longing over this jacket! I feel a DIY coming on, but goodness only knows how I'll replicate this beauty! You did a fantastic job. Mimi x

Vintage Jewelry Girl said...

Absolutely 100% love it from head to toe!

MelanieAllett said...

the jacket is amazing. love the skirt too.

Andrea W said...

LOVE it!