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Thursday, March 10, 2011

'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Collage Purse

For anyone who has ever gone to see a production of Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS) in a theater AND dressed up (or dressed down as the case may be), you know it can be hard to find a place to put essentials like money and ID and whatever else you need. As I result I found an idea posted on cutout + keep for a collage handbag. I ended up making two of them (one for me and an extra for 'just in case' or for a friend). (RHPS Collage Bag.)

I started with an interior sheet of my own doodles and movie references with a couple of my own lipstick prints. (Hey, it is Rocky Horror after all. I wanted it to stick to the theme all the way.) On the opposite side I made a collage of from old advertising and hand outs from shows I had attended from Rocky Horror with Mod Podge to give a nice glossy surface. I was able to create something fun and fitting to go along any of the things I've been known to wear to showings.

Using old page protectors (I had a couple with torn holes) to cover the collage decorated sheets, I sewed up the edges with black and red thread to form an envelope style purse. To add a little flash I added glitter inside the clear page protectors, secured inside after sewing. With bits of Velcro as closures, the clutches were completed and ready for any Rocky Horror outing. (Frankenfurter, where are you?)
I believe that sometimes if you can't find the perfect accessory, you might just have to make it yourself.

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