Monday, August 2, 2010

Outfit: Attack of the 50 Ft. Andi

Saturday night I went to a friend’s 21st birthday party – the theme was ‘Monsters and Aliens’. I spent some time trying to think of a costume that fit the theme and was still at least somewhat vintage…most of the classic era alien or monster films I’ve seen are about male monsters and/or aliens or ones with rather elaborate costumes. After a few ideas (of which I shall share further down the post) I decided I would go with the 50 Ft. Woman (I have to admit that I haven't seen this film, yet, though...oops!):

As you can see she is wearing a bathing suit...I love bathing suits and don't mind the idea of wearing one but the middle of Winter isn't exactly the ideal time to do so. I decided to go with something 50s casual and got my mum to make a pair of black capris...

Attack of the 50 Ft. Andi
I still can't decide whether my costume was very clever or just lazy!

Some detail shots:

Attack of the 50 Ft. Andi

Attack of the 50 Ft. Andi

Attack of the 50 Ft. Andi

Attack of the 50 Ft. Andi

Oh, and here's a shot of my date for the night...

I know he's not very 50s but what's a girl to do? I also realised that the scale is very strange as the soldiers are tiny in comparison to him. Oops!

And, just for fun, a few of the other ideas I had, but rejected:

Magenta, from Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is my all time favourite film.

Alta from Forbidden Planet (not Robby)

or one of the Cat-Women of the Moon, but I wasn't sure if anyone would get it.

Unfortunately, I didn't stay very long as I was feeling unwell but these things happen!

Oh, and a few extra things:

-I've bought a domain name, so the blog is now at, but all links with the previous URL should re-directed here.
-You can probably see that I have my first ever sponsored ad up on the site. I was contacted by Lady K Loves and I really like what she has in her store so I decided I would accept. I'm thinking about maybe taking other ads but I want to write up a little about it.
-Also, as you may notice, my blog lists have disappeared...I'm working on getting them back together but this is a good opportunity for anyone who links to me to let me know as I've been meaning to link back to quite a few of you! I would also like to rearrange my blog a bit, I think, but that's nothing for anyone else to worry about. Edited to add: I have started to fix the blog lists, but please don't be offended if I used to link to you and don't now as I can't remember what was on there before!

Andi B. Goode


  1. Not lazy at all, it's genius!! I love the little miniatures attached to your outfit!

  2. Amazing, love it! The little things are a wonderful touch – love the hellicopter hair clip! I think it's very clever!

    And congratulations on the sponsors! :D

  3. Esme and the Lane Way: Thank-you =D I had about ten bobby pins holding that in lol And thanks again!

  4. woah that is some hot date!!! haha. you are adorable.

  5. I giggled when I saw the little stuff tied to your clothes...that is a great idea!

  6. What a brilliant idea !!! very fun !!

  7. That is such a cute costume! I think it's a very clever idea :)


  8. Clever, definitely! I totally wouldn't have got the cat women!

    I'm linking to you!

  9. Very creative! I especially love the helicopter in your hair. Great touch.

  10. I love the outfit, the little military figures are genius!

    I love Lady K. She is responsible for me owning a pencil skirt that actualyl fits my hips!

  11. That is the cutest costume! I'm especially loving that helicopter fascinator. :)

  12. Haha I love the army men! I think it's a ripping costume.

    I've always wanted to dress up as Magenta! I used to have the hair but now would need a wig...

  13. Justice Pirate: Wasn't he? ;] Hehe, thanks!
    Kim: Thanks! =D Glad you thought so...
    The Big Mama Introspection: Thanks!
    Kate: Thanks. I'm glad it seemed to have worked so well!
    Franca: Thank-you. No, I didn't think it was a popular enough film, perhaps. And hurrah! Am linking to you, too.
    Raquelle: Thanks! =D And thanks again for responding on twitter when I wasn't sure about the pants.
    Retro Chick: Hehe, thanks. Oh, neat! That's always a good thing to have.
    Sarah: Thank-you =] Yes, I quite like that too hehe ;]
    harbourmaster: Thanks, hun! Yes, I've wanted to for a while but it's the hair...

  14. What a cute & clever idea! You look awesome!Congrats on the sponsor:)
    Did you get your heyday pants yet?
    Just out of interest,in case you didn't know Vivien of Holloway has an Australian agent.Christine ,Vivien's sister has a shop in Melbourne but you can order anything by email,she has whatever is on Viviens site.
    I just thought you might like to know that:)

  15. Mrs Cleaver: Thanks! =D Oh, yes, I read that on the site but I DO keep forgetting about it. Hehe. Thanks.
    Straight Talking Mama: Thank-you =]

  16. What a great idea, although I havent heard of the 50fd woman, your idea with all the minitures is great!


  17. bahahahaha you crack me up! i love the toys stuck to you, you look awesome!

  18. Great idea - love the helicopter in the hair!

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

  19. I think it was absolutely clever. Love the helicopter in your hair! Magenta would have been a lot of fun, too. My husband always wants me to be magenta. He shares your love for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

  20. Love the helicopter! you have sucha great smile andi! now go watch the 50 ft woman, its great :-)

  21. Rose: Thanks =] It's not available on DVD in Australia...but it's a bit of a cult sci-fi film!
    Phebe: Haha, thanks! =D
    Charlotte: Thank-you =]
    Rebecca Jean: Hurrah, thanks! Hehe, really? That makes me happy ;]
    The Long & Winding Bobbin: Thank-you =] I would but it's not available on DVD and I can't do the whole download thing =[

  22. I think it was inspired! I love the ken doll date - tee hee!
    I am also on the verge of a tidy up (or more like, do it in the first place) so lets swop, since we do follow. I could be interested in sponsoring you so let me know what you decide!

  23. Shona: Thanks! =D He was a last minute addition hee ;] Ooh, thanks - I'll send you an email. =]

  24. Oh Andi, this is adorable! You're so creative!

    Visit my blog : )

  25. What a challenging theme for a party! I love your outift, pretty but with humour. The helicopter is adorable...

    I of course link to you on my blog, after all your blog is one of my favorites! =)
    Btw, sorry for the delay in answering comments and the lack of posts during July. It was vacation time here in the northern hemisphere, but now I've found my way back to blog-land =)

  26. Awesome! I want to go to a theme-party

  27. Erika: Yes, it was a little. And thank-you. Ooh, I'm linking back to you now! And don't worry about it =D Glad you're back, though.
    Betty Lou: Come to Adelaide and we can have one! Or I'll come to Sweden hehe

  28. I love that "details"!! Just great! I would love to see a remake with you in the main part.. :")

  29. Frl. Irene Palfry: Thanks. Hehe, I'm not sure that my acting skills are quite as good as my costume idea skills but thanks hehe ;]
    Bess: Thank-you! =D

  30. That is the cutest outfit. Very clever! Haha. :)
    I link to you normally but I'm also organizing my link page at the moment, so it isn't on my blog right now.
    And your date is very dashing. I never did have any boy barbies, all my girls had to marry each other or a stuffed animal. :(

  31. Kir: Thank-you very much =D Oh, neat. I'll make sure to link back to you when I've got the time. Haha. That's OK, anyway. Hehe.


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