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« on: December 31, 2007 02:17:46 PM »

I was inspired by this dress (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=146186.0) a couple years ago, and in my quest for another awesome halloween costume I came up with the idea of voodoo doll.  Although that sounds kind of ugly and uninteresting, I mixed it with a vintage 40's sort of look for a somewhat sexy voodoo doll like appearance!


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makeup shot, mind you this is in photography class after a day of school so it's all kinda worn off a bit


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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007 02:28:48 PM »

best costume ever! and it's not even a little slutty! i hate halloween because i feel like i have to dress slutty, but you've proved that you can still look great and be classy at the same time!
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007 02:57:38 PM »

this is awesomeee.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007 03:31:28 PM »

It's lovely... really lovely!!  One of the best costume ideas ever!
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007 06:40:09 PM »

Absolutely fabulous!  I love the retro 40s look combined with the voodoo horror look.  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007 09:46:34 PM »

this is so great!  you look smashing.
did it go over well?

i always have these crafty costume ideas, but i worry about the majority of people not 'getting it'.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2008 08:33:51 AM »

That's great, really imaginative. I like how you coulda done 'slutty voodoo doll' (like the way most ppl think of a costume idea like being a cat, cheerleader, policewoman etc and then make it slutty) but you did 'classy voodoo doll' instead which looks fantastic!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008 03:18:41 PM »

thanks guys! yeah people at school loved it and went crazy when I told them I made it.  Alot of people got it but some thought way to hard or just thought it was killed by love/a broken heart.  Some people were severely creeped out by the pins and were positive I was being stabbed in the boob whch was funny.  Also girls in my spainish class and the french foregin exchange student from photography wanted pictures of me!! so that was fun and I'm really glad I did it
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2008 03:42:08 PM »

Great execution of a clever idea!  I've been making voodoo dolls (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210006.msg2250561#msg2250561 & http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216068.msg2323503#msg2323503), but it never occurred to me to make myself into a voodoo doll!  Bookmarked!  The Xs over your eyes are brilliant!
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008 07:47:54 AM »

I just want to know how you dealt with wearing burlap all day!! That must have been insanely uncomfortable!!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2008 01:56:06 PM »

It's actually completely lined with a black cotton sort of fabric so it really wasn't bad at all! I thought maybe my arms would rub against my ribs and have some really awkward and uncomfortable chaffing but it didn't thankfully!
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2008 05:22:27 PM »

This is the greatest costume I have ever seen. Period. Simply amazing!!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2008 10:05:45 PM »

I love this costume! Looks great.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2008 09:28:31 PM »

I think you look absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2009 04:34:35 AM »

Wow I love it!!
(it looks even better than your inspiration, but shhhh Lips sealed)
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009 07:35:41 PM »

I was inspired by your costume and went as a voodoo doll too! I went to a "Slow Dance of the Dead" party, complete with dance cards and an enthusiastically encouraging emcee. There was another voodoo doll there too! Thanks for a great idea.


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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2009 11:55:40 AM »


i always have these crafty costume ideas, but i worry about the majority of people not 'getting it'.


Me too!  I have had a few costumes totally misinterpreted.  LOL
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2010 07:31:09 AM »

How did you makethe burlap dress? Did you use a pattern? And how did you get your "pins" to stay up? Love the idea!!!
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2010 03:08:18 PM »

Thinking about making my own version of this for a Halloween costume this year.  Thanks so much for the idea, your dress is adorable!
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2010 12:00:56 AM »

I just gotta say that I am so glad I saw this post! I loved your costume so much that I decided to go as a Voodoo doll myself. I had decided that I wasn't going to dress up this year (and I ALWAYS dress up and make my own costumes). I'm only going to be handing out candy and just wasn't feeling the Halloween spirit. Then I saw this costume and had to jump in my car to go get fabric, haha. It's all done and I'm actually excited about Halloween, now.  Cheesy

So... basically I'm just saying that I love this costume!  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2011 09:19:06 AM »

Thank you for the inspiration! My husband and I went to a Mardi Gras themed birthday party and wanted to dress a litte more creatively than the standard mask or king and queen. We won first prize in the costume contest thanks to your post
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