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Katy Perry’s Stretch Latex Outfits

When Katy Perry’s first single started hitting radios, it did not seem like she would cannonball, practically overnight, into a pop sensation. Through the last couple of successful years, she has formed an identity on the stage, and she has a strong reputation of putting on a fun and entertaining performance. Much of this has to do with her costumes/outfits. katy perry latex

Many of Perry’s recent photos of her concerts show her in pastel, candy-coated dresses, made possible by stretch latex. The fabric holds so well with the “Willy Wonka” theme Perry is known for. A tight fabric, it is worn to show off Perry’s body, while promoting innocent images of chocolate-chip cookies, cupcakes, polka dots, bubble gum, and peppermint candies. Each dress looks like it came out of the gingerbread house in “Hansel and Gretel.”

Stretch latex looks like vinyl, but each word basically compensates of the other. Some of Perry’s outfits have a matte exterior, but the dismal coat agrees with muted colors like baby pink, lavender, and turquoise. Outfits like the ones where she is dressed as a peppermint stick or the American flag utilize the shinier, glossier finishes. It’s also used in Katy’s sexier outfits, accentuating her figure.

katy paerry simpsons latexThere is no doubt that Katy Perry brings all types of flavors on and off stage. Her lyrics are risqué, her voice is distinct, and now her multilayered appearances are a trademark. Outfitted with “The Simpson’s” family or “The Smurfs” on her latex and/or vinyl guises, Perry stands out among some other celebrated pop divas.

For people interested in copying Perry’s famous style, maybe for Halloween or a costume party in February, the materials used are inexpensive and easy to find in supply. Most of the dresses are of similar design, which looks simple enough to replicate. Katy Perry has definitely brought a cartoon atmosphere to the mainstream music scene. From a patriotic gal to a weird space character, Katy Perry knows how to mix fun, sexy, and youth to create something original for people to observe and enjoy.



October 4, 2012 Posted Under Uncategorized

Stretch Latex Fabric Fashion

The classic pin-up girl look is still an elegant and beautiful style for women to wear. Along with the hair is the fashion; dresses, bathing suits, mini-skirts, etc. Thanks to certain materials, the pin-up girl can be restructured and formed to fit in with the current time. Cotton is now replaced with stretch latex, which actually makes for a pretty picture. 

The picture I’m focusing on is of a young woman who bears the makeup and hairdo of a pin-up chick. Her dress, or what seems to be a dress, is made from latex. Its color and pattern incorporate a 50s nautical theme. The finish is glossy, and makes the latex appear transparent.

latex nurse outfitStretch latex produces some of the neatest leggings seen, and there is so much do with it. Neon colored latex take leggings back to the 80s, and black brings out a mysterious side. The in between, like metallic, glittered, glossed, and printed, add something individual, maybe personal. They’re easy to move and groove in, as celebrity pop stars have shown.

Women like Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Lady Gaga have performed and made statements in a more obscure way. What’s interesting is not only what their costumes and clothes look like, but what they are made out of. Latex has furthered its purpose here. Now, fashion runways are being cat walked down by models wearing abstract tutu-like outfits, complete with stretch latex. Some of the leggings are so tight, it like they were painted on. But it shows how resourceful and imaginative some fashion can be, like a form of art.

metallic purple latex leggings


September 23, 2012 Posted Under Uncategorized

Fashion ideas for latex sheeting

latex design.Latex sheeting is sheets of latex fabric sold by the linear yard on fabric websites and in fabric stores.  Latex sheeting is the perfect item for the do-it-yourself crowd who want the latex look without the latex price.  Many latex fashions are expensive, because it takes time and skill to be able to properly piece together a latex outfit, especially one that is form fitting.  Latex sheeting offers a variety of choices when it comes to designing from home to wardrobe.

One of the best ways to learn how to use latex sheeting is to grab up the book Making Latex Clothes by Sian-Kate Mooney.  This latex how-to shows how to create some of the quintessential latex fashions from latex dresses to latex leggings.  All these designs incorporate latex sheeting in order to create the looks that are in the book.  Latex sheeting is just like any other fabric where it can be cut, measured, and sewn together to make many different types of latex clothing.

One item that would be great to make that is highly fashionable this year is a pair of latex leggings.  Since latex sheeting generally comes in black or red, there will be many uses for these homemade leggings.  You can take pride in knowing that you have completed making your own latex clothing that is extremely fashionable.  All you need it the proper yardage for your size, some sewing materials, and not to mention a sewing machine.

Latex box pleats example

Latex box pleats example

Latex sheeting, unlike other fabrics does not tear or rip, that is not saying that you do not need to be careful as holes are noticeable.  Another great clothing item that is easy to make is a latex skirt.  Choosing any latex color that is available you can transform your closet full of skirts into a closet full of sexy, fun, and confident latex skirts.  Just like with leather, black latex sheeting is great for creating that biker chic style, and the perfect way is to create a cute skirt whether it be a mini for the daring, a pencil for the business woman, or a long elegant skirt for the model in you.

latex sheet for bedding

latex sheet for bedding

Latex bedding is another great use for latex sheeting.  Yards of latex sheeting are the basic elements of latex bedding.  You can take latex sheeting and cut out the yardage needed to fit the size of your bed, and then cut out some lengths of matching latex sheeting strips in order to create trims.

For the fitted sheet, all you need is some latex sheeting and some elastic to sew at the bunch ends and along the sides to a great stretch to fit across your bed.  Latex sheeting is a great accent to a room for pleasure or simply to those who enjoy the feel of latex, not to mention it will keep you warm during the winter time.

Other great latex sheeting homemade options are: personalized handmade latex undergarments, latex gloves, latex garter belts, latex faux flowers, and much more (specific instructions can be found online).  All of these listed latex design options do not require a great amount of latex, thus can be made without causing too much waist.  Latex garter belts only require a few strips of latex sheeting that are big enough to fit around your leg, while latex gloves only require a small square of latex sheeting to complete the main pattern for the latex gloves.

More interesting are the latex faux flowers which can be a great personal touch to party décor, condolences, and even as thank you gifts.  These personalized faux flowers are a low maintenance way to brighten up any room, and they are very easy to make, but will take some patience and some time.  This is a great way to relax or make a fun project for kids where their imaginations can stretch far and allow them to create beautiful pieces of any size, shape, or color.

Latex sheeting is extremely versatile in its ability to be made into just about everything from clothing to household items.  Latex sheeting is one way to go to hand make something that you do not have to fear will tear easily, and is a great material for learners.  The next time you’re in the market for some fabric, pick up some latex sheeting and see what you can create. Just remember, any of these ideas have easy to follow instructions available online or in latex how-to books.

December 14, 2010 Posted Under Uncategorized
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