So we always do weird/ time-consuming stuff for Halloween, and we're getting started. Sozlet wants to be a zombie. I have this old lace shirt that I bought at a garage sale at some point and is pretty beat-up. I won't be using it for anything else, so it's the starting point for the zombie costume. She likes the idea of being of an era, not just a random collection of clothes. I can sew pretty much whatever around this shirt.
Not a great pic, I can get a better one if need be:
I'm thinking 1920's-1930's?
I have some "antique" silk saris that have been dragged through Calcutta gutters and can be put to good use, if appropriate. Not sure if it would be appropriate though.
The costume should be for a woman of the era, not a girl her age (8). It'll get beat up if I start from new, then she'll have pale skin, darkened eyes, and leaves in her hair. Plus maybe a suppurating wound or rotting flesh, we don't know yet how scary we want to be.
Starting with the clothes.