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« on: November 01, 2008 11:15:17 AM »

So this costume is made almost entirely from second-hand finds, borrowed items and items already in the closet... the best type of costume in my opinion.

Now for the details... The white peasant skirt was one I've had for a couple of years and was used for my gypsy costume last year. The black shawl over the skirt was purchased by my sister from a second-hand store (and subsequently borrowed by me), the black peasant-y shirt was picked up this year from a second-hand store too. The beads where some of my own and some from my sister (again, purchased second-hand). Around my shoulders is a black pashmina type scarf for warmth. My favourite part of the costume was my hair. The three blood coloured flowers where purchased from a dollar store and glued to hair pins. I did two braided pig tails low on my head and pinned them up. I also braided red and black ribbon in the pig tails to add a bit more flare. The make-up came last with a white base with deep black eyes and nose. The teeth were carefully drawn on with the help of a skewer for nice sharp lines. I thought it needed something else so I added the red swirly design. I contemplated adding more colours but thought that less is more and the red/black/white stays in the colour scheme I had going on. So now for the pictures... sorry for so many but I was really happy with the way the costume turned out!
















Me and my sugar skull pumpkin.


Me and my husband as a Mexican Wrestler. I made his costume too but will probably start a new thread in the Halloween section with more pics.

I think it should be halloween everyday so I can wear this costume all the time! Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008 11:41:24 AM »

Gorgeous!  I love it.  I did a La Catrina-type costume this year too.  It's something you can do every year, with just a few little changes, and it just keeps getting better.  You look amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008 07:07:42 PM »

that is so awesome and pretty! I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008 12:09:52 AM »

You guys look just great! Hope you had a good night Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008 04:08:17 AM »

I love the day of the dead skeletons.  They are so cool looking.  What an original idea!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008 08:56:42 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008 11:19:06 AM »

hehe i did this too this year ^_^ great minds... Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008 06:18:40 PM »

hehe i did this too this year ^_^ great minds... Wink
Aww, so true!  Cheesy
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