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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Elizabeth Bennet Zombie Slayer costume ideas? on: October 14, 2010 04:27:52 AM
I would think your idea of weaving the ribbon through the skirt and ruching it when ready to kick some zombie arse would work nicely...

Kind of like a roman shade or drawstring...I would think it'd be fairly simple to achieve as well, though I have no real experience with sewing skirts, etc.

Thanks for the encouragement!  I was planning on doing a test run with some other fabric, should probably get around to that soon since my personal deadline is the weekend before Halloween.  We want to have a week to do some tweaking around the house for our party and such.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Elizabeth Bennet Zombie Slayer costume ideas? on: October 11, 2010 12:49:16 PM
Needed to refresh this since I'm considering doing the costume myself this year.

I have a slight dilemma on the skirt too since I would love to wear it as a regular regency dress but lift it somehow when I want to look like I'm about to attack some zombies.  The idea that I came up with but not sure if its going to work is this:

I was thinking of putting ribbon through the skirt, kind of weaving in and out and attaching it to the bottom.  Then I was going to attach either all the ribbon to a button or have a button for each ribbon at the waist line.  And when I'm ready for action, I pull on the buttons to bring the skirt up, thus freeing my legs for some high kicks, hypothetically. 

Does this sound doable?  Does anyone else have another idea?
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pattern Costume Help! on: October 08, 2010 06:23:07 AM
Here are three patterns, some what similar to what you want.  With a few tweeks, at least one of these can work for you.  Typically JoAnn's has simplicity patterns on sale all year round.

http://www.simplicity.com/p-2077-costumes.aspx

http://www.simplicity.com/p-1505-costumes.aspx

http://www.simplicity.com/p-5394-misses-alice-in-wonderland-costumes.aspx

Hope this helps!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Dollar store centerpieces on: November 19, 2009 11:49:36 AM
Been meaning to post this and its really the simplest but most elegant looking centerpieces that I have ever seen.  My SO created them for my sister's bridal shower since we wanted something simple but pretty to put on the tables. 



He basically found mirrors, bowls, and blue stones at the dollar store.  It was like $1 per bowl, mirror and bag of stones.  Then we bought an orchid plant and some flowers for the rest.  And we just happened to have some distilled water (which eliminates oxidation of the water) lying around to fill it with.

And everybody loved them which was the best part.
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Halloween costume prizes on: October 28, 2009 04:35:50 PM
Well I just sewed up a blood pillow for the scariest costume.  Planning on getting more stuffing to do the other things. 

We bought a whoopie cushion at 5 Below so now I guess a cover for that?  Just feel its interesting that I will be making 3 stuffed things and yet can't figure out what to do for the funniest besides a whoopie cushion cover.

Hmmm...
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Halloween costume - help! on: October 23, 2009 08:21:49 PM
Have you tried a secondhand shop like Goodwill?  They usually have wedding dresses there. 

MS had a dead bride in her Halloween issue this year.  Its basically 8 1/2 yards of grey tulle that you can had stitch at the neck, tie around the waist with really wide ribbon, and use lace tights for the sleeves.  If you can find her magazine still, you should check it out.  Seems really simply and a pretty cool effect.

Good luck!
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Elizabeth Bennet Zombie Slayer costume ideas? on: October 23, 2009 08:17:10 PM
There's a key scene in the book where they are at the first town dance and zombies attack so Elizabeth and her sisters form the Deadly Star (standing back to back) with daggers drawn from their ankle sheaths to slash the heads off the zombies. 

Definitely keep with a period dress, and strap a dagger to your ankle, some Chinese throwing stars hidden up the sleeves and some kind of long sword strapped to the back.  Men use guns more so than the women. 

I was considering doing the cover myself at one point but was too afraid of getting the make-up right.

Hope to see lots of pics!
8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Zombie Brains Cupcake on: October 16, 2009 06:40:24 PM
They are awesome.  Hoping to make some myself for our Halloween party.  I ordered the brain molds from Cincinnati Cake & Candy Supplies.  Unfortunately they had to order them from the manufacturer so I may have to wait a while for them.  

Here's the link: http://www.cincicakeandcandy.com/product.php?pID=5695

They are relatively cheap plus shipping.  I ordered two molds and it was just over $10 all together.  Can't guarantee they will be able to order more but I think its worth the gamble.  

How was the "blood" achieved?
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: I make costumes for my friends...like these? on: September 16, 2009 06:05:16 PM
I saw the second picture on Halloweenforum.com  I'm guessing you are on there too?

Those are pretty awesome, great sewing job.
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Halloween costume prizes on: September 13, 2009 05:11:55 PM
Funny thing is that's going to be one of my props to have around the apartment for the party.  We are planning on doing a bigger one, with a few more things in it that are related to the video game Left 4 Dead.  Some of friends are fans of the game.  Smiley
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