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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / "Did you bring a giant jar I can catch you in too?" I'm a firefly! on: November 02, 2009 10:07:01 AM

I think I finally made a costume I love more than when I was Rainbow Brite. I definitely like it way more than last years dinosaur. I mean, how can you be sad when your butt glows!?

I made the wings, inspired by the Threadbanger video using pantyhose and coat hangers. The yellow glowing firefly butt is made of lots and lots of yellow tulle, some cheap yellow taffeta stuff, and an outer layer of a thicker yellow tulle that was glittery. I was glowing via some battery powered LED Christmas lights and 3 feet of electroluminescent wire. The EL wire was set to flash (I wish I had a video!) so the hem of the skirt really did blink like a firefly! The antennae is pipe cleaners, a headband, and foam balls that I covered in glitter.

My friends who threw the party are probably going to hate me forever, because I left glitter everywhere I went. Especially because my huge wings kept bumping into walls and doorways. Oops! Smiley
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Proof you can be a "sexy" anything... even a DINOSAUR! on: November 03, 2008 06:25:05 AM
My best friend and I always joke that a girl can be anything she wants for Halloween, as long as you wear high heals and put the word "sexy" in front of it (we've always had an inside joke about a "sexy apple", and then our friends ended up being the Fruit of the Loom fruit!) I love dinosaurs, so while thinking about what to be for Halloween one day I said "Well I could always just be a sexy dinosaur." Her response was simply "You are awesome", and it was decided. I went to JoAnn's Fabrics and found this amazing shiny glittery reptile fabric, and I instantly knew it was destiny... so after a few sketches, a few months (I start planning for Halloween early) of being intimidated by my lovely (but delicate) fabric, and a few days of cursing up a storm while it kept getting sucked into the sewing machine, my dream came true:

I made the front tie up sort of corset-style, but I've realized that in all the pictures I posed for I stood sideways to show off my spikes. If you squint, you can almost see it in this picture:

(that's my boyfriend, Dr. Horrible... I made his Stun Ray/Death Ray too)

By the way, this is my first post ever, although I've been lurking forever, so I'm super excited, although I've seen some costumes infinitely better than mine. Sorry that all I can do is link to pictures. Hopefully you check them out anyway! Happy Halloween Smiley

UPDATE: A friend put some of her pictures online so I'm linking to a few dinosaur action shots. Hopefully it works. Enjoy!

Dinosaur eating an apple:

Hear me roar:

With Bob Dylan (a good close up of the fabric):

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