- wrapping paper
- shower curtains
- toilet paper
- condoms (a la 'abc party' on tumblr)
- beer boxes or other boxes in general
- playing cards
- CDs (lord knows they have no other purpose now)
- twister mats
- hula skirts
- shopping bags/gift bags (the less flimsy and transparent, the better for the other party-goers)
- candy wrappers
- or for the truly un-creative: drapes, bedsheets, and blankets
There were some very cool inventions, not the least of which was the two hostesses, dressed in matching dark grey pillow cases (of a classy length to be sure) and large fleshy fake ears. House elves! As the official after-party cleaners, it makes perfect sense. And as we all know, if you give a house elf a piece of clothing, they're free. So don't give them any clothing.
And for my outfit. I borrowed some supplies from work to make this monstrosity. The first step was using a hole punch to make holes in one side of each lid (I cringe at the thought of counting them but I will guess around 70?). You may recognize these lids from your grande iced coffee with three extra espresso shots or vanilla bean frappuccino with chocolate chips. :)
Beautiful but back-breaking
After that came the top portion, made of pastry bags. Makes me look like I rolled around in trash, but hey, that's the point, right?
before I cut the sweetheart neckline :)
And for the finished product:
I will offer word to the wise that it was not a smart idea to tape the lower portion of the skirt right to my leggings, because going to the bathroom two drinks later was quite a challenge. Not even to mention the subway ride. But that's the price you pay. I definitely don't regret it. So how much do you think someone would pay for this? Let's start the bidding!
And when I got home around 3, I had patience for nothing but the scissors.
I can rebuild it if someone wants to pay me! Seriously!