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Peggy Proton

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© 2013 - 2020 MagpieLaughs

Original "Atom Punk" character created, made and worn by me. (Worn the first time in 2010)
2013 photoshoot by Minty and Minty Cheesecake Photography.


Peggy Proton's costume started life as a recreation I did of the "Astronettes" from the movie "Down With Love" (a tiny scene, blink and you'll miss it). All that's left of that outfit now are the skirt and gloves. I wanted to add a jetpack and eventually ended up redesigning her into my own retro space girl "Peggy Proton."


- silver hairband with sparkly spray painted styrofoam shapes on pipecleaner
- vintage long-line bra (about 1959-1962) which I covered over with blue and silver nylon-spandex fabric
- silver nylon-spandex belt with blue accents (those are craft foam covered with fabric, gives a bit of shape to the belt)
- blue nylon-spandex skirt with silver hoop hem and ring (clear vinyl piping from the hardware store, covered with silver fabric)
- store-bought silver elbow-length gloves, cut up and modified to cover Wonderflex cones; hems are more clear vinyl tubing covered with fabric.
- blue short shorts.
- Raygun, shoes and fishnets store-bought.
- sometimes I wear this with a blue '60s pageboy wig, but Minty and Minty did such a fabulous job of styling my hair I went with that for this photoshoot.


The jetpack lights up and is fantastic to wear at night, but it doesn't show up that well in these photos.

- jetpack is styrofoam, coated many times with modpodge and painted with acrylics. Bubble cylinders are spray bottles.
- Electronics for the jetpack done by DrHaggis: wiring for the lights into the bubble cylinders and under the fuel gauge, programming for the LED chaser lights across the top.
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Classic cool and beautiful artwork 
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!!!!   AMAZING.  i want! if you were closer to me id BEG you to let me rent it for a day lol!!
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Thank you so much! :D
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Awesome costume! You look great. :)
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Awww, thank you so much!
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Mission accomplished!
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Thank you! :)
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