I'm sort of tall and people tend to think I'm taller than I am for some reason (even people who don't see me in heels much) AND there's a comic book giantess with my name (at least the spelling, maybe not the pronunciation) which I think is neato. So, I came upon this classic poster for another giantess and knew that had to be my Halloween costume even before last Halloween.
I spent time from spring on looking for materials on-the-cheap. I used Simplicity pattern 2790 as a start, but changed the dress quite a bit by making it form-fitting, adding a zipper to accomplish that, changing the neckline and doing the hem differently. Obviously mine is not an exact replica of this movie or of the remake from the 80s, but rather my interpretation. I also added an airplane up on my head which you can kind of see in that picture.
I winged it on the boot covers ($5 platform boots for the thrift store that make me about 6'1") and papier mached and painted over Styrofoam for the buildings (which inspired me to suggest this challenge: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=274335.msg3101077#msg3101077
Here's a little car wristlet-style bag I made.
There's a zipper at the top and I could fit my ID, cash, phone and lipstick in there comfortably. The headlight beam is the wrist loop.
Here I am with The ManFlesh. I also made his costume and had a hard time deciding which one to enter. I did post his separately in the non-challenge area: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276742.0
We one 3rd (him) and 1st (me)place in a costume contest at a party last weekend! It was my first trophy ever!
Oops! I forgot that I have one (lame-ish) in-progress shot.
Always the "helper".