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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wacky Wednesday #81—Dominoes

 
 


Do dominoes make you think of necklaces? Me, too! Months ago I imagined a funny outfit themed around the classic game of dominoes. The contrast between the black and white appealed to me. The silliness of wearing a game on my head and body (obviously) appealed to me, too. Plus, most people recognize dominoes (and probably played with them at some point), which adds nostalgia to this theme. Did you know that this beloved game dates back to Italy during the 18th century? Chinese dominoes may have been around since 1120 CE.

 

Some of the dominoes I’m wearing are not real. I made them from foam core and paint. The dominoes on my head piece are real—but they are smaller than the usual size—a travel set? The tiny dominoes I made for my sunglasses are made from flexible, lightweight foam and paint. Because I had most of my supplies already, my only cost for this costume was for the real dominoes (bought gently used): $ 2.




 
 

Game night, anyone?

10 comments:

  1. Man, so stoked I got to see this one in person today! Pics don't do it justiiiiice. You're the funnest mom ever!

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    1. Kim, you are so sweet. Thank you, friend!

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  2. Dominoes! So fun!! We love to play them at our house, or stack them, or line them up...

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    1. Hi Adri, thanks. I thought people might like this one...

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  3. Definitely one of your best! Especially loved the glasses, headpiece & earrings!!

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    1. Debby, thank you. I always appreciate your enthusiasm...

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  4. You ARE the funniest Mom ever :-) So cute and creative. Dominoes don't really remind me of necklaces but they do look like yummy cookies to me, in my kid-brain...

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  5. Great idea! How about a game of Scrabble?

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    1. Scrabble is a different animal from dominoes. But both are good for the brain!

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