Silly Dress Ups? Don’t mind if I do!!

Hey there.. thought I’d share some of my latest silly dress up shenanigans with you..

I do some work as a DJ. “Steampunk DJ Omega” is the name I go by and it allows me to attend all sorts of wierd and wonderful parties I probably wouldn’t go to otherwise. It also gives me an excuse to play some very silly and fun dress-up games..

Three gigs I have done in the last few months, all with dress ups.. 

First up, the “Pirates of the Yarribean” cruise.. 


 I used to run an 18th century maritime history themed historical re-enactment group, and we were ALL about the historical accuracy.. this? this has NOTHING to do with that. Pure, ridiculous hollywood pirate here, with the wench-corset and all.

Was a fun night.

Next up.. I DJ’d the afterparty for the Melbourne Zombie Shuffle.. it’s an excuse for thousands of people (there were 6K people there this year!) to dress up like zombies and shamble through the city for no good reason other than it’s fun to dress up like a zombie and shamble through the city..

I didn’t want to be a lame “looks like beetlejuice” kind of zombie, so I went all out with the latex and the fake blood, trying to create a horrifying oozy face wound. From the horrified exclamations of those around me I can only assume I succeeded in this mission. Check it out:

[img_assist|nid=175|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=453|height=604]I sent this picture in a text message to my parents, along with a note saying “Hey! Check out my zombie makeup! Braaaaains!!”


I thought they’d get a laugh out of it – but instead I got a phone call from a very worried father and mother saying they thought I had been in some sort of horrific car accident. 

I did ask them why on earth they thought if I HAD been in a car accident I would A) take a picture of my facial injuries and B) text it to them.. they didn’t have an explanation but they were very glad that I was okay.

This party was lots of fun, Due to an unreliable sound guy (is there any other kind? Mostly, no.) I was DJ’ing from behind the bar for a while.. having plugged my equipment into the PA system of the venue, there being no other speakers available.. I could see everyone coming up to the bar, but they couldn’t see me.

There were a group of SUPER annoying girls there though. They were all very thin, with lots of hair extentions and orange skin from spray tans.. they were jostling each other and saying (you can imagine your own bogan/valley girl accent here) “Get out of my way you fat bitch! You’re obese!” “No, YOU’RE Obese!” “No, you are!” as they pinched one another, giggling all the while.. 

They were all very, very thin. I emerged from the corner of the bar to check the sound levels and they all froze.. in horror.. I smiled.

Now I admit the makeup IS pretty scary, but I don’t think that’s ALL they were horrified at. 

Later they were saying to me “You’re the DJ?!!!” totally unbelieving. Yes, ladies, I am. 

Last but not least, I was very pleased to be the DJ for STEAMPUMP!, a steampunk themed party held at the Donkey Wheell House. I went all out for this one..

[img_assist|nid=176|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=481|height=720]I like how this turned out. Of course I made the mistake of leaving the venue to grab some snacks right as the football crowd was pouring out of Southern Cross Station (big city train station).

When you dare to go out into the streets while being FAT, you get heckled sometimes. When you dare to go out dressed totally crazy, well.. yeah.

A group of football hoons had a loud conversation behind me. One said “Look! Its a stripper!” another replied “Nah, she is too fat.. she looks like.. A NAZI!!!” 

A Nazi Stripper. Oooo-kay.

I turned around, waved at them, laughed, and kept going..

The night went very well, everyone liked what I played. 

And no “mean girls” or footy crowd hecklers are going to stop me dressing up silly and having fun :)





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  • nitrojane

    Good on ya, dude!

  • f.awesome.t

    Looks amazing! Where did you get the dress for the Steampunk look in the last picture? x

  • Omega

    I've been making historical costumes for years. This one isn't really what you could call historical though. Although I usually make things from scratch, this one I bought some pieces from a Japanese retailer… I had to make extensive alterations to it (which is why I'm not telling you who exactly, no need for them to get publicity).. it wound up being just as much work (probably more) than just making it myself. All's well that ends well, though! :)

  • ErinAree

    The last look is FABULOUS!

  • f.awesome.t

    Thanks for the reply! It looks v. v. Mrs Lovett!! I'm dressing up as her for my 21st so I am hoping to find something… but it looks like I'm going to have to make one… or get it made. :S I'm terrible at sewing. Alas! Thanks :)

  • domandlauren

    hahaha i swear i know which girls you mean – we were at the shuffle doing our thing behind the most annoying and frustrating group of girls, they stopped at every camera whether the camera person wanted them to or not! As they were walking away from a group of cameras they were discussing that their awesomeness (and the fact that all these photos were being taken of them!) was based on the fact they are makeup students (and obviously awesome). Two then turned around, saw my partners face and screamed (my partner looked awesome always does and has no makeup experience) that moment for us made the shuffle this year!! :)

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