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I'm a porcupine-inspired space pirate. YAAAR!!!
This was a last-minute addition to my outfit for a photoshoot last year with the amazingly talented Paula Burr.

I wanted to do something different with my standard black PVC underbust corset, and I had already added some spikes to my 7" platform boots. So, I decided to continue the spike theme!

I took the corset, turned it inside out and measured an equal distance between the places I wanted spikes. I did them evenly alongside one of the steel bones in front, on each side. There are a total of 12 1" screw back metal spikes - and since I was in a hurry and feeling rather Mac Guyver that day, I simply took the corset, a wooden drawing board, a nail and a hammer outside and... hammered the nail through where each of the marks were. It was the quickest way I could think of to get through all those heavy layers!

Then, I wanted an eyepatch. I didn't have an eyepatch to pattern it from, so I just took some scrap latex and cut out an approximate shape. I tried it over an eye, and it basically worked - I hemmed all along the edges to make it look more finished, and then I had to glue in some heavy cotton inside to reinforce the spike, otherwise it was too heavy. Then I measured and cut some 1/4" black elastic, sewed it on, and... viola!

I'm a porcupine-influenced space pirate. YAAAR.

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Nikki S.
Nikki S. · Oakland, California, US · 9 projects
You have inspired me this morninr
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects
im going to make this artwork to my black corset..thanks!
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 15 projects
We drool over your sexy spikiness
Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
thats pretty sweet
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
Love the whole thing! If i had those spikes id put them on everything. lol

I especially love ur backpack tho. O.O
Stormy · 10 projects
Want. Very much.
Noelia Citialin
Noelia Citialin · Bakersfield, California, US · 7 projects
Love the spikes. One of my favorite additions to outfits too.
Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Loving the whole look. I had to wear an eye patch when I was a teenager, unfortunatly I had also knocked out my two front teeth. Very apealing.....not. I just walked round asking if anyone had seen my parrot! Lol.
Fantastic idea and not too far away from what I wear Happy
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow awesome love it!!!
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
forgot to mention that I wish I could carry that off but I am just too darn cute for it
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