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Friday, March 02, 2007

TRIBE Behaving Badly.....

And they say TRIBE is the "boring" and "stush" band!!


Bloggers Album

Check out the photobucket album of all you bloggers I spotted for Carnival as well as photos from those who sent me pics. Feel free to email me your Carnival photos an I will add it to the album.

Do it yourself boots

Upon my suggestion Afro Chic made her way to Jomo at Piccadilly to purchase her Carnival boots and decorated them herself. Personally I think she did an awesome job, the boots originally cost approximately $140.00 so it is a very good deal for the creatively inclined and from all accounts the boots were very comfortable. This might be an option for me next year!

The following is Afro Chic's detailed instructions on decorating boots on your own, you can also visit her blog for more information on her "fab" boots :

1. I first sprayed the boots with Elmer's Adhesive Spray. You can get the spray at Samaroo's.The instructions on the tin say lightly spray. Ignore that. Spray it until you see the boots get a little lighter in colour.

Undecorated Boots

2. Wait about 10-15 minutes until it feels tacky to the touch and then add your glitter.

3. Wait another 15 or so minutes for the glitter then shake off any excess.If you don't have the coverage you want (I did mine lightly) you can always spray it over and add more.

Boots with glitter

4. Using a hot glue gun you can then add the 'embellishments'. I used the wrist, arm band and leg piece from my costume and just added it strategically.

I would suggest that the area you are going to use the hot glue gun on, have as little glitter as possible, to ensure that it sticks to the boots properly and doesn't fall off on the road.So while spraying the area to add glitter to, keep that in mind.

5. And that's it. Voila...perfect boots for the road!

p.s. I walked with my UHU glue on Tuesday to fix any 'mishaps'. ;)
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