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« on: November 01, 2008 11:54:50 AM »

I decided to dress as my favorite character from AMC's Mad Men, Joan Holloway, for halloween. I used a cheap "peggy sue" halloween wig and styled it myself, found a bunch of vintage accessories at the thrift store, and then sewed the dress myself from New Look 6643 in a nice lightweight red wool.





My favorite part is that I can definitely wear the dress again!

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008 12:13:02 PM »

That's awesome! I love her and you look great!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008 12:38:58 PM »

You look great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008 01:49:00 PM »

I ADORE this - you pulled her off perfectly!  I can't believe how much you look like her (gorgeous!).  Part of why I love watching Mad Men is for the style...
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009 12:25:15 PM »

this is so awesome!
I need to find that pattern
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009 11:17:57 AM »

you look just like her! what a great costume idea.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009 08:46:29 PM »

I just happened upon this while looking for Halloween inspiration and HOLY CRAP! This is spot on! I love Mad Men and this is fantastic! You look great! What a wonderful Joan!
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009 06:34:52 PM »

Awesome job! I've only seen a few episodes but I love her character and all the amazing outfits Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010 11:12:53 AM »

I love this!

I'm in such a Joan Holloway mood these days,  I think I'm gonna have a go at making a dress too!

It looks amazing.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010 02:20:15 PM »

Wow. You did such a good job that this is kind of creeping me out! Your facial expression in the picture is just exactly right. You did a really amazing job on the wig, too. I've only seen about 1.5 seasons of Mad Men (got behind Sad ) but I would have known who this was without a label.

There's a real skill to finding the right character to portray, I've learned. A lot of people just choose whoever they want to be most, rather than who they could plausibly look like. I don't know if you labored over this decision or not, but you utterly nailed it. I'm now going to hold you up as a good example when I'm in my next debate about character costuming!
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