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Duct Tape Browncoat

POSTED BY: TOLEDO932
UPDATED: Friday, July 11, 2008 13:25
SHORT URL: http://goo.gl/4kfjl
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Saturday, June 14, 2008 2:05 PM

TOLEDO932


As a Browncoat duct tape enthusiast with a competitive streak and need for scholarship money, I decided to enter the “Stuck at Prom” contest sponsored by the company that makes Duck Tape. In this contest, high school students from all over the country create prom outfits using duct tape. Ten finalists are selected from all of the entries, and online voting determines the winner. To demonstrate my devotion to Firefly, I created my duct tape ensemble inspired by Mal’s tux and Kaylee’s dress from Shindig. These outfits made it into the top ten.

I used over 20 rolls of duct tape, and had to overcome laws of physics (all those ruffles are heavy!) as well as wear the outfit in Phoenix summer temperatures exceeding 107 degrees.

Here is where I am looking for the support of my fellow Browncoats. The winner of the contest is determined by online voting. Simply, the prom outfit with the most votes wins. If you would like to show the world that Firefly rules, here is one more way you can do it: go to http://www.stuckatprom.com/contests/prom/entries_finalist.asp . You will probably recognize Kaylee’s dress and Mal’s tux in my photo, number 4239. You may cast one vote per day from now until June 29th, so vote early and vote often! Pass the word to others and let’s see if we can show that Firefly has real “sticking” power!



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Saturday, June 14, 2008 2:14 PM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


I voted!

Once a lurker, always a lurker.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008 2:16 PM

RALLEM


Brings new meaning to the phase peel her clothes off.



http://swyzzlestyx.com/index.html

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Saturday, June 14, 2008 5:11 PM

ANONYMOUS1


Toledo932,

Shiny!

Your news made the front page of Whedonesque!
http://whedonesque.com/comments/16608

I didn't know there was pink Duct Tape.

Do you have to register to have your vote count?


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Saturday, June 14, 2008 6:15 PM

FLORALBUNNY


I registered because I thought it was the
only way to get my vote to count.

Mighty clever, some of those outfits.

We had at least one local couple in this
thing last year.

Looks like fun!

bun
Frisky Browncoat
bastards taped my turtle

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Saturday, June 14, 2008 6:40 PM

JLIN


I voted, so cool!!!

Thank Universal for airing Firefly in HD at
http://universalhd.com/Firefly/

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Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:34 PM

NETSOLO


Wait... hold on... go back... rewind... that's DUCT TAPE??? WOW!

Completely blown away, absolutely unbelievable. Great work!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 2:38 AM

DARKFLY


AWESOME, voted

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http://www.myspace.com/darkfly7
Knightfly on Xfire, www.xfire.com/profile/knightfly/
Want pics, vids, ringtones,ect releated to Serenity and Firefly...
http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=26986

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 3:07 AM

SLAYERFAN1975


I had no idea there were different colors! Learn something new everyday!
I voted!

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We're deep in space, on the corner of no and where.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 7:13 AM

CRUSTACEANFREAK


You know I already voted. Remember folks! We can vote once every day!

-Mr. Freak

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 8:03 AM

TOSABROWNCOAT


I voted.
Those outfits absolutly amazing, you have a gift with duck tape.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:47 AM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


I voted again!

Once a lurker, always a lurker.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:51 AM

TOLEDO932


Thank you all so much for your votes! I really appreciate the support. It is so gratifying to see that my two favorite things combined and being successful!

And to answer some questions, unfortunately yes you do have to register to vote. Sorry. But on the bright side, you don't have to give areal address!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 10:29 AM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


Quote:

Originally posted by Toledo932:
And to answer some questions, unfortunately yes you do have to register to vote. Sorry. But on the bright side, you don't have to give areal address!



Or, apparently, any real information at all. I put in gibberish for my name, and it let me register with no problems.

Once a lurker, always a lurker.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:55 PM

BORIS


Wo! as a textiles junkie, I bow down to your efforts! and I voted for you. good luck!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:58 PM

REDLESLIE


Shiny!
Literally.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 2:29 PM

PAISLEY


Voted, and promoted to my Facebook friends and my BC Meetup group. Hope you win!!!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 3:52 PM

ANONYMOUS1


Voted!




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Sunday, June 15, 2008 5:18 PM

FAITHLOVESPURPLE


that is seriously one of the shiniest things I've seen in awhile awesome! Must've taken *forever*

--Faith

"I can't get it right...get it right...since I met you."

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 5:56 PM

JLIN


Posted a link of the MySpace firefly groups for you! I hope you win!



Thank Universal for airing Firefly in HD at
http://universalhd.com/Firefly/

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 6:46 PM

TOLEDO932


Again, thank you all so much for your support! The support of the Browncoat community will never cease to amaze!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:35 PM

DARKRAIN


Hi!! Good luck at winning!!
Those clothes look great!! Pink D Tape..!?!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 10:13 PM

EMMARIGBY


Not only have I voted, I shall try to remember to continue to vote once a day until the drawing. After all if the browncoats pull out all the stops to win an online popularity contest they can surely do the same to support a comrade in arms! 'Specially such a deserving one!

___________________
Hissssssssss!

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Monday, June 16, 2008 2:48 AM

ARTCAT81


yup, you can vote once per day, I have now voted twice :)

Browncoats are the shiniest folks in the 'verse
www.texasartcat.com/bluesun.html <--my bluesunshop

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Monday, June 16, 2008 3:33 AM

JLIN


I set up an acct for my home and my work e-mail so now I can vote twice a day!!! I really hope you win.


Thank Universal for airing Firefly in HD at
http://universalhd.com/Firefly/

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Monday, June 16, 2008 4:21 AM

OUT2THEBLACK


Got my Vote(s) !

You should also re-post this request in the
" Vote For Firefly at TV Vote " thread...

Ask RayCheetah if he'll help you spread the signal , and remind folk to vote for you along with their regular voting schedule...

Admittedly , it's only possible to vote for you once a day , but if enough folk do it , it would be a big 'win' !

Thanks for representing for us ! Good work !

You should email Firefly costume designer Shawna Trpcic a photo of your work with a link to the contest...I'm sure she'd enjoy seeing this...

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Monday, June 16, 2008 4:29 AM

WASHNWEAR


Kinda wish I had somehow stumbled across the photo before reading your post, just so I could enjoy that feeling of "Hey, now - wait JUST a minute..."

Tres shiny - consider my vote - for today - cast!

It was like that when we got here!

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Monday, June 16, 2008 6:00 AM

TRAEVYNN


Shiny! That looks absolutely fantastic and it got my vote for certain! Good luck!

~~~~~
Seattle's Serenity Forever/Equality Now!-a CSTS event - June 22, 2008 -- www.seattlebrowncoats.org


"...I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me."

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Monday, June 16, 2008 11:49 AM

TUJIAOZUO


Best one out of the whole lot.

I voted

Your Indian Pirate Lord,
Ash

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Monday, June 16, 2008 12:39 PM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


Voted again!

Once a lurker, always a lurker.

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Monday, June 16, 2008 1:00 PM

TRAVELER


The Red Green show should see this.

What thet do with duct tape is probably against the law in most of the 50 states.

You can get pink Duct tape?


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Monday, June 16, 2008 1:44 PM

VEXEM


Well, I'm gonna vote for the chap as much as possible and I'm trying to get some non-Browncoats to vote too, but without a big showing from the Browncoats, I think our Shindig couple is humped. The data will be clearer in another day or two, but it appears our candidate is getting maybe 200 votes/day. The current leaders seem to be getting 2,500+ votes/day. Based on some googling I think the leaders are from Chicago and therefore possibly from a big 4,000+ student high school. Considering the TV_Vote things only draws 1,000 votes/day and you can vote a dozen times/day there things look grim. Our comrade needs a massive mobilization of Browncoats for the next two weeks.

Perhaps you could post a YouTube video to help promote yourself?

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Monday, June 16, 2008 3:43 PM

TOSABROWNCOAT


I voted again and got a non- browncoat too as well.

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Monday, June 16, 2008 3:45 PM

VETERAN

Don't squat with your spurs on.


up to 483. Best of luck.

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Monday, June 16, 2008 4:48 PM

ANONYMOUS1


Voted today too.

Votes: 494

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Monday, June 16, 2008 6:03 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Oops, I did it again...third vote
Was 497 when I left.
We need more/faster.

bun
Frisky Browncoat
vote early and often
bring a friend -- or twelve

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Monday, June 16, 2008 7:53 PM

VEXEM


Young Browncoat trying to win a scholarship for Shindig inspired outfits made of Duck (duct) Tape - http://www.stuckatprom.com/contests/prom/entries_finalist.asp - Entry 4239
Currently 7th place of 10; 147 new votes, needs 1,027 for a scholarship, 7,564 to catch the leader. Voting ends at the end of June. You can vote daily after signing up.

More regular updates will probably be posted in this thread:
http://boards.nbcuni.com/universalHD/index.php?showtopic=1164&view=get
newpost

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 2:58 AM

COMPANION1985


Voted... tho being in the UK I had to guess somewhere I could live in the US... Wish I could make my wedding dress out of duck tape... :-)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 3:56 AM

WASHNWEAR


One more vote cast...and 5 more Duck Tape points. Eventually I need to find out how to utilize THAT wealth.

523 as of 9:00 a.m.CDT.

It was like that when we got here!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:22 AM

WATERLAND


I voted. Shiny job!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:43 AM

EMMARIGBY


Voted again. Spreading the word amongst friends and family!

___________________
Hissssssssss!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 8:28 AM

JLIN


I voted!

Thank Universal for airing Firefly in HD at
http://universalhd.com/Firefly/

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 8:38 AM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Any chance you'd like to make a tutorial about your efforts?


---
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
-- Charlie Brown
www.thatcostumegirl.com
www.thatweirdgirl.com

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:22 AM

TOLEDO932


Man, i love the Browncoats. I'm gone for barely over a day, and already the number of posts seems to have doubled. Thank you all so much!

As for answering your questions, i will do my best.

Vexem
Quote:

Perhaps you could post a YouTube video to help promote yourself?


I have an interview with the local news tomorrow, and plan to post that to youtube. And of course, I will mention Firefly.

THATWEIRDGIRL
Quote:

Any chance you'd like to make a tutorial about your efforts?


Sure, I'd be glad to. I can't promise when, though. Publicizing myself is taking most of my time these days.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 3:35 PM

ANONYMOUS1


Voted today.

Votes: 584

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:37 PM

FLORALBUNNY


I put up vote #590 a minute or two ago.
Bump!!

bun
Frisky Browncoat
it was on fire when i lay down on it

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:51 PM

TKPHOENIX


Voted - 592
Closing in on 5th place

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 6:13 PM

VEXEM


Currently 6th of 10 (+1); 90 new votes, needs 1,642 for a scholarship, 8,829 to catch the leader. 5th place is very doable, beyond that things get really tough.

I'm still spreading the word - don't seem to be helping much does it :-(

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 2:29 AM

EMMARIGBY


Bump 'n vote.

___________________
Hissssssssss!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:01 AM

ARTCAT81


Vote 620 here

Browncoats are the shiniest folks in the 'verse
www.texasartcat.com/bluesun.html <--my bluesunshop

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