i made my own cake topper
details behind cut
this was my inspiration. i looked up the company that makes these and they start at $500 and take at least 4 months. i wanted one though, so i just did it myself. theirs are totally cute though and if i was recklessly wealthy i would have bought one.
it took about 4 trips to jo-anns and hobby lobby
and the first thing i did was make little bodies. eep we are so nakked.
ed is a powerlifter, so i made him look a little more beefy
and then i made little clothing
but doing all the little detail work was the most fun, aside from superglueing my fingers together and burning the crap out of my thumb with the hot glue gun
(^nina garcia would not be amused by that seam)
here's us for reference
the suit was made by wrapping black velvet ribbon around the body and stitching in place, and then the lapels were added seperately.
the goatee is made with little tiny orange twigs individually superglued on with tweezers.
my dress is made from the alteration scraps of my actual wedding gown:
and i put a layer of beige felt under to puff it out and make it less see-though, so i wouldn't have to add the 5000 layers of fluff that are in my actual dress ;p
i think the materials total ran me about $25 and it took me maybe 9 hours spread over 3 nights. but i work slow and watch tv and really futzed with it to make it look just like i wanted. less is more.
now i just need a cake!! :D