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221  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Meriadoc Brandybuck on: November 01, 2006 08:27:52 PM
I am a huge LOTR geek, so this year I made a Meriadoc Brandybuck costume.


The feet:


Various props:




Action shot:
222  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2006 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go he on: November 01, 2006 03:32:36 PM
For Halloween, I was Marie Antoinette!
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/themehpatrol/halloween/halloween004.jpg
Found an old size 8 prom dress, cut and hemmed it, added extra tulle in a bubble hem to add modernity and fullness, made and attached the ribbon/ rhinestone button detailing by, and added the Swarovski crystal beads around the top and in the bodice/ribbon detailing by hand.  Tiara and all extra jewelry was bought.
Hope you all like it!
EDIT: Cross-posted at:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130671.0
 I mean, it's the same thing, I just figured I should let you guys know Smiley


Cute!

<<<edited to remove photo from quote - please delete IMG tags when quoting ~ thanks!>>>
223  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: One Pumpkin to Rule Them All (image heavy) on: October 30, 2006 04:47:16 PM
I love it!  It is the best pumpkin I have seen this season.
224  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Minsc the Ranger on: October 27, 2006 03:39:03 PM
OMG, you are the best! Baldur's Gate is the best RPG ever!
"Cover you nose Boo, we will leave no Crevice untouched *squeek squeek squeek*"
225  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Hobbit costume! Finished! *pic overload* on: October 23, 2006 01:27:49 PM
Thanks for the extra pictures!

Fabulous reconned book!  Great idea to have Merry's book as a prop.  All the accessories make the costume.  The mock embroidery is an awesome touch, too.  I'm totally in love with all your stuff.

*sigh*

LOTR costumes rock  Smiley 

Yeah, I'm geeky... here's proof

Your welcome!
Wow! I love love love your bathroom! I am pretty much stunned by the awesomeness of it all. 
Also, that is my favorite picture of Sir Tolkien; he just looks like the kind of guy you could hang out with and have a really nice chat.
226  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pirate Wench Costume ~ Lots of Pictures on: October 23, 2006 02:01:03 AM
That's beautiful! I love the corset!
Suggestions for whatever's missing;
-eye patch
-parrot on the shoulder
-3 corner hat
-fake pirate tattoos.
227  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Hobbit costume! Finished! *pic overload* on: October 23, 2006 01:51:09 AM
Well, Since ofenjen expressed a desire for more pictures, here they are:

The not-so-great book I made:

I found a cheap old book at the thrift store ($0.95), tore all the pages out, buffed off the titel with a dremel, added wear and tear with a Dremel, then painted a new title on the front (not very well though, I was getting hungry, so my hand started to shake, i might do it over) and then I sewed together about 20 pages of thick paper with coptic stitch and glued it into the book.

Close-up of the label on the bottle:


My big ole hobbit foot:


Close-up of my mock embroidery (and straining buttons):


I'm a jolly hobbit:







228  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Hobbit costume! Finished! *pic overload* on: October 23, 2006 12:15:40 AM
did anyone else notice the embroidery on the vest? man, you costume definately puts mine to shame- i'm going to wear kitty ears with black eye liner whiskers
It's not really embroidered; I just drew a pattern on the vest, then sewed along the line with my sewing-machine.  Thank you for noticing [:
229  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: A Swarm of Fairies! on: October 22, 2006 11:55:13 PM
Yours wings are wonderful! I like the way the kind of have veins in them; it makes them look kind of natural.
230  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Hobbit costume! Finished! *pic overload* on: October 22, 2006 11:50:31 PM
Yay, Merry! This is fantastic! The cape is so nice and shiny! And SO BLUE. (sorry. i like blue. i like shiny.)

Your accessories are pretty rad, too--the pipe is a fabulous shape. I seriously dig the beat up ruckstack, as well.

And, just, SQUEE--you are actually wearing a vest. Faboo!

Did you just buy the cloak-claspy-pin thing somewhere, then?

Thank you  Cheesy.  I pretty much fell in love with the fabric when I saw it (it's not that blue in real life though, it's a lot greyer).
hehe, yeah the vest gave me a lot of problems. I didn't take my boobs into account when I made my ghetto pattern, so in order to button it, I have to wear a sportsbra and hold my breath.

My Mom bought the pin for me 2 years ago, I think she got it off of the official website (yay Mom!)

I love the liquor bottle.. looks deadly cool.  I'd probably bring it to class as a water bottle,  Grin

I only have cranberry juice in my bottle right now, because I'm going to be wearing my costume to school, and I don't think my professors or the campus police would approve of me getting plastered during lecture  Tongue.

I love it.  The details are fantastic.  I think you are a very convincing Merry. 

Love the action picture with the pipe.  Someday I would love to try my hand at an Eowyn inspired dress.  But in the mean time I need to brush up on my sewing before I taken on such an adventure.

Anyway, yay for LOTR costumes! Grin

Great idea; I love pretty much everything worn by Eowyn!
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