Retro Yellow and Black Ms. Pac-Man Dress with Fruit Pattern and Pink Bow

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My beloved husband Brian requested a dress based on Ms. Pac-Man, and because I so often dismiss his ideas for paper doll outfits in a rather cursory fashion (and you would too, if you heard them) I thought it would be nice to indulge him a little.

We used to spend a lot of time at an arcade called Pinball Pete’s, back when we were in college and I lived on that side of Ann Arbor. Brian was pretty good at Ms. Pac-Man, and I liked to watch him escape the little ghosts. He was awfully cute when he wasn’t quite fast enough and got caught! He doesn’t play much anymore, now that we are stolid and serious adults (well, really rather that we live on the other side of town now), but you still can’t bring it up without him mentioning that the pretzel is counted as a fruit in Ms. Pac-Man. So of course, the pretzel duly makes its appearance in my dress.

For some reason I felt a sort of retro, fake-50’s feel would suit the theme, but now that the dress is done and I have no intention whatsoever of starting over, I wonder if perhaps an 80’s theme would have been better? Pretzel-covered leg-warmers? … Yeah, maybe not.

No one has quite won the contest yet… Just be glad I didn’t ask for the year, too!
What day is my wedding anniversary?
Post your guess in the comments! Again, the rules:
1) If you’ve already won this year, please don’t enter.
2) One guess per person per day.
3) If no one gets the exact date by 9:00 PM EST, June 9th, I’ll pick the closest guess.
4) I’ll give one hint each day the contest goes on.
– Yesterday’s hint: It was in the summer.
– Today’s hint: The day is an odd number.

32 thoughts on “Retro Yellow and Black Ms. Pac-Man Dress with Fruit Pattern and Pink Bow

  1. Cute! I’ll have to show this to my mom. She recently informed me that the first time she tried to play Pac-Man she held the controller upside down. I love my mom XD
    Um… July 13th?

  2. PROTIP: it’s Ms. Pac-Man. Even though she and Pac-Man start having kids by the third intermission, their marital status is left up to the imagination.

  3. funny, i just googled your name and in the search box it actually said “liana kerr” & “Liana kerr paper dolls”! Yay, you made it to google!
    love your work by the way, found it a few months a go, never stopped looking at them =D

  4. It amuses me that Brian had to correct everyone on the marital status of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man. That is totally something I would do.

  5. June the First. One of my parents(‘s?) two wedding anniversaries.
    Love the dress by the way

  6. how do you draw people? could you do a tutorial on it? also, where do you get the colorless blender?

  7. I’m heading to the village Anaktuvuk Pass today and will be back on Monday.I’ll catch up on your entries as soon as I get back. Good Luck on the contest everyone! :)

  8. So, I’ve been learning about immigration to Ellis Island lately. Do you think that you could do like a traditional dress that someone would have worn coming to Ellis island?

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