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February 17, 2011

Condom Fashion Show Part 1

A few months ago a member of my roller derby league posted information about a fashion show being held by her work place that was calling for submissions. She works for Bethany Place, a local non-profit AIDS service organization. They focus on promoting wellness and aiding those living with HIV/AIDS in our area. They are a really great organization and I joined a small group of girls interested in working together to make an outfit for their fund-raising fashion show.

We were given around 400 condoms in assorted colors to assemble into a wearable garment that would not only be worn on the runway the night of the fashion show, but also travel to other fashion shows to continue spreading awareness once the night was over. We decided to create a roller derby outfit and submit it in the nightlife category. Here are some progress photos:

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We decided on two pieces: a corset and tutu. We used elastic, tulle and interfacing to create a base and then used the condoms to build from there. It was my first time using grommets in a garment. So thankful no one saw them up close!

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I have practice tonight, but I'll post part two soon with our pics of the finished outfit and all of the other entries. I was really impressed with a number of them!

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