Wow. It's my first posting on craftster. Eeek.
I feel a bit self-conscious because I've seen a lot of sexy, beautiful costumes here, but my Halloween costume was so funny (and crafty!) this year that I just had to post it. (My work party was yesterday, so I've already done it.
Last year, I was Wayne Gretzsky for Halloween. I enjoyed wearing my skates all day so much that I wanted to be "wheeled" again this year. I drive a MINI Cooper, so everyone suggested that I come as a MINI. Not only did I dress as a MINI, I dressed as my *own* MINI -- down to the personalized plates!
If you live in the SF Bay Area, you may have seen (or will see) me around. There are a ton of MINIs here, but only one with the plates "I AM MINI" and subsequent plate holder "HEAR ME ROAR."
I bought a red dress at the thrift store and cut off a white shirt to be the white top. I made the headlights and MINI emblem with silver lame and used Photoshop to create the plate, which I ironed on to white fabric. I sewed all of that onto the dress, put on my skates and voila! I am MINI, hear me roar!
Here's a long shot of the whole ensemble:
Here's a closer shot (so you can read the plate holder):
I must admit, I'm particularly proud of free-handing the MINI emblem:
Oh, yeah... and here's a shot of my actual car... not a bad likeness.