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28 Aug 2012 - 04:4190055
Gaga Metal dress from Paparazzi filmclip
Any ideas on a pattern or ideas to make the dolce and gabbana metal dress Lady Gaga wore at the end of the Paparazzi filmclip????:


28 Aug 2012 - 06:3790056
Is there any chance you could link us a picture of the dress you are referring to? Then we can go from there


28 Aug 2012 - 07:1890058
here is the link

ladygagapicturesscrapbook.blogspot.com


28 Aug 2012 - 09:0190061
How to make Lady Gaga's Paparazzi metal dress?


Forgive me for embedding your image for you - it's easier for reference.

I think I'd begin by finding a suitable form fitting dress, in black or silver - after a bit of research it looks like it's just a modified tulip skirt, so that might be a way into the 'shape' of the costume. Religion has a 'tulip wrap shirt dress' here but getting hold of one for the pattern might be difficult.

As for material - well I was going to say formed foam for the skirt, but it depends how much work you want to put in. I would use foam, seal it and all the rest, but use mirror film for the actual coating. Not sure how you'd go about it - my friend has recently used mirror film on his Spiderman lenses, and it looks fantastic (just to give you an idea of finish):



I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration. I know it can be difficult when you know what you want, but not how to make it!


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Last edited by LewaKyser (28 Aug 2012 - 09:04)
28 Aug 2012 - 10:1990065
I agree with what LewaKyser has mentioned. Foam for the bottom part of the skirt would be really effective.

Another option would be to use Silver PVC fabrics or Metal effect leatherette. It won't give as shiny finish as the chrome vinyl roll but it can be sewn which I always found easier than working with foam when I was beginning. You could also make the body of the dress from this fabric. As an alternative to foam for the 'Tulip base' you could create wire frame out of craft wire.

Good luck - its a really awesome dress


28 Aug 2012 - 12:0590067
thanks guys- I'll take all that on board and give it a try. I'll post a pic if it turns out okay but I have until November to make it thank goodness


28 Aug 2012 - 14:0590072
Quote piegirl:
thanks guys- I'll take all that on board and give it a try. I'll post a pic if it turns out okay but I have until November to make it thank goodness


Best of luck! Beginning these things is always harder than when you have something to work with.

If you have any other puzzles to do with it until November, there's usually an Islander that'll help.

While I'm at it, I just found an eBay seller that might sell the metallic leatherette you need for £5.99 a metre: here.

Hope we get some piccies soon


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29 Aug 2012 - 01:3690115
I look forward to seeing your progress


04 Sep 2012 - 03:1790441
think I'll start with kwik sew 3166 for top of dress - it's the right shape



Last edited by piegirl (04 Sep 2012 - 03:19)
04 Sep 2012 - 08:2290449
This one? Pattern (Link is potentially not safe for work due to cartoon ladies in their knickers.)

It looks good, though bear in mind that pattern also includes wiring for the cups so you might need to go to Dunelm Mill or somewhere for the wires.


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28 Nov 2012 - 13:0094499
Gaga metal dress


This is the finished product.


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