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Only 31 more days till Halloween!

 
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 11:58 am
Almost done with the costume, I think.

Tried to take some pics, they didn't really work out but give an idea.

The main Mother Nature crown thing, front view (looks cool on, with the flower on one side and the snake on the other):

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/frontviewdesk.jpg

Side view:
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/sideview.jpg

Top view (clockwise from mouse: seahorse, spider, flower, snake, pearl, crow, butterfly, and rose leaves throughout -- I bought the mouse, had the rest of it):
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/topview2.jpg

Other side view (only way the seahorse is visible):
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/mouse.jpg

Basket (sozlet's idea when I was trying to figure out what to do with the chipmunk):
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/basket.jpg

She'll wear her (waist-length now) hair down, very wavy.

Also have a peacock feather I haven't quite figured out how to integrate yet, and scads more bugs.

The base dress is a long princess-seamed column (fits so well! $8! yes!), I was planning on adding a tulle outer layer and making it more puffy and adding bugs and stuff to the tulle, but actually I like how it looks with the simple column and then big hair and big crown.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 12:01 pm
@jcboy,
I guess it's time for you to start sewing and glueing and stapling ...

Why no trick or treating? what trick does Antonio have planned?
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 12:51 pm
@sozobe,
Wow!

That looks amazing, soz! Nice work.

I've almost got Mo's costume put together but haven't started "zombifying" it yet so it just looks like a clown costume at this point.

I'll snap some quick pics!
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 01:00 pm
@boomerang,
Thanks!

It was fun. Still have to finish hemming the dress, then I think I might be done depending on whether I'm going to do the whole fur-trimmed stole thing. My sewing machine is not working (I'm hemming by hand, bah), and she has a new green jacket that would work just fine IMO.

The skull doesn't have anything to do with anything btw, just used it to prop up the crown + show how the front part works.

I also sprinkled leftover glitter from last year's supernova costume all over everything, not sure if I'll keep it or not.

The dress is a shimmery taffeta with a blue warp and a lime-green weft, so it looks medium-green most of the time but can turn blue or bright green, perfect right?

Looking forward to your pics!

(I so need a decent camera. My Blackberry does its best, but it's a Blackberry.)
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 01:20 pm
@sozobe,
I know you don't post photos of sozlet but I hope I get a chance to see the whole thing put together (hint, hint). You always make her the coolest stuff.

Here's the explanation for Mo's...

The skeleton suit goes under the clown suit, that way bones will show through after we shred the outer costume.

The clown pants are women's pajama pants that I sewed side bits into so they would be huge around and I made the cummerbund out of duct tape. The top is some Goodwill weirdness. I'm going to rip a sleeve off so that he has one bone arm and then I'll make his candy carrier out of the sleeve with a fake hand sewn on.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/IMGP2861_zpsf2153c7a.jpg

I already talked about making the mask but here it is:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/IMGP2863_zpsdb4b2df3.jpg

I don't know why they're coming up sideways... I rotated them in photobucket
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 01:22 pm
@boomerang,
Aweeeessssooommme!

The mask especially.

I'm fond of the duct-tape cummerbund as well.

I'll definitely get you a pic of the whole thing put together.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 04:26 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

I guess it's time for you to start sewing and glueing and stapling ...

Why no trick or treating? what trick does Antonio have planned?


His daddy doesn’t like the idea of him getting candy from strangers.

I’ve never sewed anything before Smile

Antonio wants to be a zombie, I was thinking of cutting up some old clothes. One of the girls in Anthony’s salon said she would do his make-up. He’s going to a kids Halloween party, its decorated all scary and stuff, parents bring the treats and the kids just play and have fun.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 20 Oct, 2012 11:23 am
I started zombifying the costume and we had a try on today. It's looking pretty good! I love it that when the skeleton costume is on underneath that it gets this weird bloated look -- that wasn't planned for.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/tryon1_zps337e479a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/tryon2_zps0e5c4d28.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 20 Oct, 2012 12:08 pm
@boomerang,
LOVE the costume and how Mo looks in it.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 20 Oct, 2012 01:24 pm
@boomerang,
They should totally incorporate a zombie clown into The Walking Dead.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 20 Oct, 2012 02:30 pm
Thanks, osso! I have a few more tweaks to make but it should all be ready by Halloween. Mo's pretty psyched about it.

I'd love to see what the Walking Dead makeup/costume people would come up with for a zombie clown. I'm sure it would be terrifying!
Enzo
 
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Reply Sat 20 Oct, 2012 04:45 pm
@boomerang,
I suppose the stranger you look, the easier it is to get some.
In the end Halloween is the best excuse to get sick on sugar.

For Halloween, i'm gonna dress up as slender man and do the robot dance on the streets and steal candy from those who least expect it. he he he he
└(°u°)┘┌(°u°)┘┌(°u°)┐└(°u°)┐
No I kid, but the prospect of it is tempting just as long as no one calls the cops.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 22 Oct, 2012 12:36 am
@boomerang,
U r a good artist, boomer.





David
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Mon 22 Oct, 2012 01:25 pm
@boomerang,
Excellent! (Soz too)
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 22 Oct, 2012 01:38 pm
@boomerang,
Creeeepy!

Nicely done.

We were out of town for the first party of the season, next one is on Friday, I need to actually finish hemming. Bright orange cast off on Wednesday, woo! (It could be mother-naturized but easier without it.)
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Oct, 2012 10:07 am
Finished hemming!

Now on to the fine-tuning. Just made these earrings:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/earrings.jpg

(The green stone is actual malachite.)

I was going to make a necklace too but I think I'll do body art instead (tendrils and vines with green eyeliner pencil).

Big gap left -- SHOES. She has Converse sneakers, she has fake Uggs, she has soccer cleats. Those are currently the only shoes she has that fit. None of them seem quite the thing.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Oct, 2012 10:14 am
@sozobe,
Aand, it's currently 73 and sunny, why why why couldn't it be Halloween today? That would be really great.

Just checked the forecast for the 31st, high of 48 and a low of 28. UGH. Have to figure out what she's going to do for warmth.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Oct, 2012 10:22 am
@sozobe,
Yay, I still have the vintage persian lamb cape thing (I was worried I'd gotten rid of it), should fit her now. It will be nice and warm. It's a lot of black which kind of counteracts the green, but I should be able to do something about that. Sew leaves on it here and there, something.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 11:09 am
@sozobe,
Those are wearable beyond Halloween! Very nice!

I'm betting the whole costume is great. Is it all ready for the party tonight?

Our weather has been very touch and go so I'm just hoping for the best for Halloween.
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 31 Oct, 2012 09:11 am
I would love Halloween a lot more if I had a paint ball gun. Cool
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