So I didn’t grow up under a rock, but I never saw this album cover until recently.
I think it is so clever, and so ridiculous that it has inspired my Halloween costume this year.
I’m going to a party, with a contest. I’m sure I won’t win, but I made myself a costume in The Biz’s honor anyway. If for nothing else, I find it terribly amusing.
It basically consists of me wearing a decorated sweatshirt in an effort to look larger than I am. I photographed my process for you. This was in case you want to do the same for yourself. My key ingredient (besides a flesh colored sweatshirt) was iron-on adhesive I bought on a roll from JoAnn Fabrics. It is a genius product.
Here I drew on paper, with pen, my designs.
Here’s the iron-on paper adhered to black flannel. I have traced all my feather parts.
I’m tracing the arm band.
I am cutting the parts out.
I am ironing them on.
This is a close up of the arm band and head dress.
This is the almost finished product. I am going to make feathers to hang off the armband, and also to hang from the drawchord on the hood. Oh, this hood has no chord? What kind of a design is that? Good thing I am prepared with chord of my own.
Here are the feathers I made on their own.
The adhesive seems to work well, but I sewed these to provide reinforcement. I actually sewed the chest patch down too.
So here is the finished product, the sweatshirt anyway. It is complete with the extra feathers I made. I’m not sure I look exactly like Biz Markie, but I know I get an “A” for effort.
And I also have a cool new sweatshirt. Stay tuned for the rest of the costume in my post-Halloween post, maybe Monday. I’m making Phil a costume too. That one will be my secret.
Have a great weekend!
One thought on “Make the Music with Your Mouth Biz….”
Oh my gosh BIZ MARKIE!!! His song will be playing in my head all day! “you! you got what I need! But you say he’s just a friend, but you say he’s just a friend!”
Your humor rocks girl!
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