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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Pumpkins! Please share your Jack O Lanterns on: November 06, 2006 08:13:10 AM
Okay,  I feel like a total dweeb for asking...

But, what's a "funkin"?

DivaR, who has tended toward traditional pumpkins up to now
2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Pumpkins! Please share your Jack O Lanterns on: October 30, 2006 10:54:32 AM
Holy cats!  
These pumpkins are awe-inspiring!  I especially love Cinnamon Teal's for the artwork and Trick_Vic's and therealgigantor's for brilliance!  

Here are ours from the last two years. Please forgive the slightly risqu "Pierce" - he is a source of pride. Apologies for image size!


I got a new toy, a router, and spent hours doing the detail on this piece. I had to photoshop it to recreate how it looked to trick-or-treaters.  The scrollwork goes all the way around the pumpkin, and the opening is on the underside so I could scroll over the top without having the top cut show.


We were angry at our landlord... a little art therapy never hurt anyone.

 
The wife raided my toolbox and pulled out everything and anything that looked like "jewellery". The result? A 2-gourd pumpkin with every part of his body pierced and tattooed!


This was a freaky pumpkin to start with - conjoined pumpkins, kinda. I turned it into a hapless pumpkin being attacked by a nasty hedghog.

DivaR

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My NEW DIY "mahogany" and "antique" pine headboard on: October 02, 2006 12:28:25 PM
Actually,

It's four pieces (two 8-footers cut in half) - two stained mahogany, and two "antiqued".  I put felt on the back of each, and screwed them into the wall studs in sections.  The felt on the back gave me the leeway to adjust each board so that it was flush with its neighbour.

DivaR
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My NEW DIY "mahogany" and "antique" pine headboard on: October 02, 2006 09:46:37 AM
So, we just moved into a new home, our first home.  

We have a HUGE bedroom, and our little double bed sits on one wall, looking lonely.  We recently noticed that the lack of a headboard meant the wall behind the bed was getting stained by... well... whatever.

I woke up one morning with the idea for this headboard, and rushed out and bought the supplies right away!  I am very pleased with how it turned out - it's all the same wood, just stained different shades.





This majestic thing cost me less than 50$ all told - wood, stain, brushes, screws, felt, etc....

I'm so excited to be able to share it!


DivaR
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: the very first thing i sewed my black and yellow dress on: September 23, 2006 02:55:31 PM
Wow!

I think it looks terrific!

Congratulations on a very successful project!

DivaR
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: + Size costume ideas? on: September 23, 2006 02:54:13 PM
Dances around the room doing a shimmy and yelling WOOT in support of big mermaids!!

DR
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: creative couples costumes?? on: September 23, 2006 01:39:40 PM
Okay, so my honey is also a girl... but we always try to be something "together" rather than two separate costumes.

First year we were together, we were two fallen angels, which was very beautiful and DAMN nobody took out pictures.

The next year, we were kinda a white-trash couple... again, no pics.

BUT... last year we went as Cain and Abel.  The honey was teaching a course on Genesis (the book in the Bible), and one of the legends that arises from that story is that Cain was the first vampire, so we ran with that.  If Cain is the first evil, Abel is the first innocent, right?  So I have a white gown stained all down the front with fake blood, and a dagger sticking out of my throat, and Cain's wearing the "Mark of Cain" around her neck etc etc...

Most people didn't get it, but we were pretty proud of it!  Apologies for newbie status... I am only allowed to post links to pics at this point:






Other ideas we played around with...

Night and day
Yin and Yang
Peas and carrots
Steak and potatoes

This year we're planning on going as "The Shoulder Advisers", with her being a devil, and me an angel.  This will probably provoke some fairly obnoxious behaviour, with us running around whispering advise in people's ears...

Let us know what you decide!

DivaR


8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: + Size costume ideas? on: September 23, 2006 01:12:25 PM
My sister and I decided many years ago that, as adults, it was our duty to create Halloween costumes that were a) clever and b) showed as much skin as possible!

We've stuck to that through the years, despite being very different sizes.  She's been a gogo-space alien girl, Carmen Miranda, Wonder Woman etc etc (she's the tall, skinny one).

That makes me the short curvy one.  I always try to emphasize what I like, which usually means lots of cleavage, some kind of corsetry, and some more cleavage.  Occasionally, I figure out a costume that shows off some leg, too.  The best thing is to make something that's a little daring for you, but makes you feel like a million bucks!

My personal fave was three years ago, when I wore a long crushed velour skirt, a black corset, red collar and black wings, and was a fallen angel.  It looked pretty demonic, and I felt damned sexy!

Another very successful costume for me was a fairly standard medieval wench costume, with a full dress cinched by an under-the-bust lace-up vest.  I had armbands and a crown made of the material I used for the vest/corset (ivory upholstery fabric) Took a couple of days to make, but I felt very very sexy in it!

This year I will be an angel (my honey's a devil - we're going as "The shoulder advisers") and this will involved a short circle skit, corsetry, wings and a halo - yes!  This year, I get to show leg!!

Good luck finding something that makes you feel great!

DivaR
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Ghoul scout sash on: September 23, 2006 01:00:57 PM
Yowsa!

I saw the full costume on another thread, but I'm really glad you posted close-ups of the sash - there are so many strokes of genius in there!

Thanks for sharing!

DivaR
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 2 ENTRIES / Re: pink and purple pride outfit!! (complete with the marvelous WIG!) on: September 23, 2006 12:42:08 PM
WOW!!

What an awesome wig!  You have totally inspired me. 

I would love to know how oppressively hot it was, though, since Pride in a wig kinda makes me sweat just to think about it!!

DivaR
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