I saw this today and thought it would be pretty easy to make. What I THINK it is, is basically a long rectangle, with a hood, but I'm looking for your insight as well. Anyone know of a patter for this somewhere? They call it a poncho, but when I look up poncho patters, it's all the triangular shaped ones. If you can be of help, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
In other news, from everything you've written here it's pretty apparent you're a rather awesome person. Just remember that.
Thanks! I do tend to get down on myself sometimes, but I try really hard to be a good person, to be nice to everyone, to not be a judgmental person, to give everyone a chance, etc etc etc, and getting the same in return makes me feel like an awesome person. As for the boots, if I can't find anything in the thrift shops, or somethng to borrow from a friend, I'm just going to wear some black boots with buckles that I currently own (and am currently wearing). I can't afford to buy anything, and I don't get paid until ACTUAL Halloween, and still need to pay for drinks on Saturday! As for the amazing arms part, I actually made him flex for me the other day so I could take a picture on my phone, it's not my screensaver. And I'm finding out every day how amazing this dude is, and how a man is SUPPOSED to treat a woman.
I just want to thank everyone who replied to this post. I am feeling much better, and actually have plans with a new boy for Halloween. I could go on and on about how amazing he is, but I won't. I will say that he climbs trees for a living therefore has really amazing arms. and he's wonderful and sweet. ANYWAY. Thanks for the kind words, and the ideas and suggestions. I'm going to be a Zombie Hunter. Black boots (looking for lace up doc martin type boots but having a hell of a time finding some in my size and price range), high white socks, torn and dirty and bloody, big bloody gash on my right thigh over a tattoo i have of a camera, a knife, machette, and three guns. Gray tank ripped dirty and bloody, bruises, leather jacket. Any other ideas to spice it up? I was thinking about making a logo for my shirt, possibly just a Z with a line through it, or something to that effect. My cousin is coming with and she's being a zombie, so it works well.
Haha yah, I'm not on here very often, so I completely forgot that people on here aren't jerks. Dia de los muertos skeleton is a very cool idea, but that's what two friends were last year, and I have a feeling that, in my area, people will be dressing up as this a lot.
I've got the Risky Business costume put together, and if I feel the urge, I may try to make the creepy or dead or whatever doll, voodoo maybe.. not sure. But it's good to have a back up plan.
I have to say, I wasn't expecting as much love as I got. I was expecting to be yelled at! But I guess that's just where I'm at emotionally right now.. haha. Anyway, thanks for the ideas, I think I figured out two super easy (albeit NOT at all crafty) costumes. Risky Business Mia Wallace
Super easy. All I'd REALLY have to buy is sunglasses for RB and a shirt for MW.
But now the voodoo doll and creepy doll ideas are sounding more interesting. We shall see!
So, I've recently been through a fairly big breakup. It has left me sort of unsure about myself. I know it was the right choice, but things have been rough. I'm usually the one who has their costume picked out months before Halloween, and I've started working on it by now. Not this year. I've been too pre-occupied with other things. And throw in a move for good measure, dealing with an apartment that has mice, no heat now, and trying to make ends meet... and discovering the people I called "friends", well... you get the idea. For Halloween I'm going with a friend to his brother's band's first show, at a bar I've never been to, and hanging out with people I don't really know very well. Outside of my comfort zone for sure. I have a few ideas, but feel like they all fall short of what I'm normally capable of. I don't want to wear a wig, or have makeup on my body, and I can't do heels.
Some of my ideas: Bad ass chick (dilemma here is that I don't want people thinking I'm trying to be Lara Croft) Creepy doll voodoo doll where's waldo zombie something (but i'm not great at fake wounds etc.)
This is the first year EVER that I've felt like, Screw dressing up for Halloween.
Last year I was Vulcan, for my birthday costume party I was Poison Ivy. I have a certain level of costume to live up to. Nothing seems to be really grabbing me. I feel like my brain isn't working properly at the moment.
I know this sounds like just another one of those "OMG I'M NOT CREATIVE ENOUGH TO THINK OF MY OWN COSTUME" but I assure you that I am. I always have an amazing costume idea. Next year I'm going to be Borg Queen (been saying this for years but it never works out, I have all the pieces for the head part)
I think it's what I've been through recently that has killed my Halloween spirit, and blocked my brain.
Please help a sad, broke, lonely girl out. Bounce ideas around, tell me what you're being, what you've been.
Awesome, thank you for the tips. I have been working on it in my head, it's my bday today, last night we had dinner with my man's fam, tonight with my fam, so I won't be able to start on it until tomorrow, and the party is Saturday! I will definitely be getting some foliage from the Dollar Store, and green sparkly stuff. I'm excited.
I'm dressing up for my birthday costume party as poison ivy. I couldn't find anything green to wear, but I did find about 11 green handkerchiefs. Any thoughts on how I could make an outfit out of them? How to make a top? Corset style? I'm not a sewer but I do sew, I'm just not very good. The simpler, the better. It only has to last for the one night.