So for some reason I am incapable of buying a completed costume. This leads to much frantic shopping, web research, crafting, and praying before the best night of the year...Halloween!
Behold this year's insanity...
I'm a sideshow freak...Squid Girl!
Check out my tentacles (ala Archie McPhee)...
Made the mop cap, embellished the shorts and shirt with grosgrain ribbon to make them more like a Victorian bathing suit, painted the opera length glove to match my tentacles, made the sash (vinyl letter stickers on satin...no iron on lettering would stick to the satin...doh!), threw on som knee highs and black flats and viola!
SQUID GIRL! WORLD FAMOUS! ALIVE!
PS...hubby went as the guy from Grant Wood's American Gothic
(The aloof chic he's standing next to is our trusting mannequin Claire)