I’d like to dedicate this costume to my friend Jon who so closely resembles the character Ace Ventura from Ace Ventura Pet Detective that I believe he’s worn the costume several times to great success.
I’ll never forget seeing Ace Ventura Pet Detective with my friends way back in the 1990s.
It looked like such a stupid film I refused to pay to see it so a friend had to PAY FOR MY TICKET.
He was convinced that I would love the movie.
Of course I wound up loving the movie and the rest as they say is history.
Here’s my Ace Ventura, Pet Detective costume:
- Ace Ventura wig – $14.99 – $24.73
- Men’s white tank top – $7.00 – $17.13
- Hawaiian shirt – $9.27 – $30.90
- Black and red striped pants – $26.95 – $32.95 (tuck bell bottoms into boots)
- Stuffed parrot – $11.99
- Men’s black belt – $12.92
- Men’s black boots – $45.99
Now that I’m going to Sweden, I find myself in an unusual predicament.
I need to buy ANOTHER pair of black boots.
But not platform playa boots this time.
I need to get warm, winter boots that will keep my feet toasty in the frigid Swedish weather.
What a shame.
I have to shop for shoes.
So I found a few options.
All of which I like and which also look fuzzy and warm.
My final selection?
I imagine it’ll look nice with my new black faux fur puffy jacket.
I HOPE they’ll keep me warm.
Because a cold Michelle is a cranky Michelle.
Then again, warming me up could be kinda fun. . .
I’m working on a new Burning Man outfit, loosely inspired by THIS image:
I LOVE the large, colorful graphic sphinx swimsuit and literally SCOURED THE INTERNET looking for a similar lion swimsuit.
This was as close as I came, but sadly was years old and therefore sold out in all sizes.
I happened upon several swimsuits on Wish.com but we’ve already established how well Chinese clothes fit me (not at all).
So I was THRILLED when I finally stumbled across THIS lovely and colorful swimsuit on Poshmark in my size.
Throw on a pair of fishnet tights and my lovely black boots:
And you ALMOST have a completed look.
It needs something on top.
I’m thinking, given all the colors in the suit, that a flower crown will look nice and jungle appropriate out there on the playa:
One lion outfit done and ready to go to Burning Man.
P.S. Don’t forget, the WHOLE reason I am working with swimsuits is that I am trying to minimize my packing while maximizing clothing options.
If I can work up the courage to wear these outfits on the playa.
We shall see. . .
I like the idea of wearing bathing suits, onesies, and jumpsuits at Burning Man.
Spandex packs down so compact!
I got inspired when I spotted THIS picture on Instagram:
Sort of a den of little black bunnies, only not EXACTLY playa ready.
Remove the OTK black boots, add some shit stompers covered in playa dust and a pair of black fishnet tights.
Ditch the pleather mini dresses and add one plunging black bathing suit and you’ve got something more like what I’d imagine a black bunny would look like on the playa.
Then I came across THIS photo and I thought, “YAS! This is exactly what I need to add to the outfit. My harness!”
I brought it with me to Burning Man last year but never wore it.
And maybe, just maybe, I will wear my freaky spiked black leather collar.
I love it but when I wear it I can’t hug people because it pokes them.
Just a little costume I whipped up for Burning Man 2015: A Carnival of Mirrors…
I’ll be a wild and crazy ringleader / lion tamer….
Any suggestions or tips on costumes?
A few last minute additions:
A mirror ball bra –
A bull whip!
And a riding crop –
Wild, huh? Should make for a great costume!