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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wacky (Quacky) Wednesday #8—Rubber Ducky, You’re the One


In case it’s been a few years since you’ve watched Sesame Street, the name of this costume references a song that Ernie sings to his rubber ducky while in the bath.
 
  
The idea for this week’s costume came about last week on a rainy day. Miraculously, I knew where the umbrella was, and after brushing the cobwebs off it, we opened it up. Our daughter looked so cute walking to school with it, like a cartoon duck. This image started turning the costume gears in my brain.
 



 
Rather than attempt to become a rubber ducky, I decided to use lots of ducks as decoration. I love yellow—it’s so cheerful—and duckies are quite fun, and it makes me happy to create something playful.

The first part of this costume to solidify in my mind was the hat. I haven’t been much of a hat wearer until my Wacky Wednesdays began. Now I can’t stop thinking of fun hat ideas. And when you think about it, a hat really announces your presence. It’s visible from a distance. Especially if it’s made of rubber ducks!

It was great fun making the ducks for my dress. Each is different. I created the hat, skirt and shirt from fabric I already had in my sewing stash, so the only thing I bought to bring this costume to life was $8 worth of rubber ducks.

 
Earrings, while a subtle addition, can bring a costume (or any outfit) from good to great. I created these duck earrings from oven bake clay I already had, and paint.
 


And don’t forget shoes. Just duct tape or hand sew something fun on top of shoes you already have for a temporary effect.




Thanks for stopping by to check out this week’s Wacky Wednesday. I’ll be back again soon with more fun!

Creator’s note: no duckies were harmed during the making of this costume.

14 comments:

  1. Flo is still my favorite so far, but the ducks are a very close second! Loved remembering Ernie's song. And hysterical "creator's note".

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  2. Fabulous (and flattering) dress. I'd totally wear those earrings--especially in MN where it is raining all the time!!

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  3. Thanks, Kimmy! So glad you liked it all...

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  4. That umbrella is so cute and it turned into an even cuter outfit! I love how you incorporated your inspiration into your blog. I find it fascinating to see what inspires someone to make something creative. You're ideas are so out of the box and "Wacky" and I love that you embrace it rather than stunt it. It definitely makes you stand out in a crowd.

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    1. Thanks, Ky! Like you, I want to do my own thing, and I hope everyone feels free to wear what they like...

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  5. Awesome!!!! Love your Rubber Ducky Creation!!! Soo fun!!!

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    1. L, thanks! It was a lot of fun. One 6-year-old at school said with astonishment, "Do you know that you have ducks on your head?" So, of course, I played along, looked surprised and said, "I DO??"

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  6. Hi Sarah: I am Jeanne W's sister in Vancouver, WA. She sent me this today and I want to thank you for giving me some smiles and giggles. You are so creative, I love it. We have lots of duckies here. Jude

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    1. Hi Jude! Wow, thank you for commenting. I am delighted that my wacky antics are reaching people far and wide. It's what gives me a boost: sharing the fun. There's lots more wackiness coming this summer so I hope you continue to check in with me!

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  7. Sarah, so creative as always
    Love Dad

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    1. Thanks, Dad! Yep, the ideas keep coming so as long as there's an Internet I'm going to keep posting all the fun...

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  8. So cute! Did you see the movie Paddington? The mom reminded me of you.

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  9. Thanks, Madeline. No, but now I'm curious and I need to find out who she is!

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