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« on: October 31, 2009 12:45:39 PM »

SO My buddy batsykins asked me if I could replicate a walmart costume that she loved but didn't fit. She took some pictures but they were with a camera phone. This is what the costume looks like:

So She picked up some fabric, a dress pattern and the rest we did from scratch. I did all the sewing but the design was from the original costume or her idea.
Here's how it came out:


And closeups of the parts:


The corset is the part I'm most proud of so you get a closeup on that:

It's made with the same fabric as the dress, interfaced, and has a plastic soda bottle cut into strips for boning. It closes with velcro but next year we may tweek it so it laces up instead. Smiley
And here's the dress by itself:

It's a fuzzy photo but you can see it's jsut a yoke dress which is why it needed the corset.

I'd love to know what you think! Comments of all kinds are welcome but if you have criticism please make it constructive. I can't change it now but I'd love to know for next time!
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009 01:01:01 PM »

You did a great job!  I need friends like you who can sew! She looks great in the costume!
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009 01:10:37 PM »

I think she is one lucky gal Eliea. I haven't got a costume, but I did get a mohawk yesterday, so I think I will put on a shirt, tie and dress pants, and pencil in a mustache to give away candy tonight. LOL Either that or use all shades of eyeshadow all over my face, like a rainbow or something.

Now for the criticism. It would be lovely in many colors, why did she choose white? I can't wear white anything more than once. Cool No really, looks awesome.

I wonder what other craftsters are wearing tonight.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009 01:19:37 PM »

awesome!!! I hate halloween costume shopping cause the costumes never fit or don't fit right.  It really pisses me off that lots of times I have to buy plus sized costumes when i'm not plus sized, if you wear a large t-shirt size you should be able to fit into a large costume.....

anyhow nice dress!!! In fact its probably nicer and better made than the walmart one!
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009 03:07:38 PM »

LC- I know what you mean. To be honest white does not photograph well it looks much better in person. But I agree we could have used more biege or cream or even some grey/silver. But I didn't buy the fabric. However if there's a next time the colors will vary a bit more! And more lace!
Perhaps we can add lace and such to it next year if she wants to wear it again. Smiley

Thanks everyone! And I agree on the sizing. She apparent;y fit the bottom half of the store costume but not the top which is strange because she's proportional!
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009 03:46:15 PM »

I think it fits great on top. The corset looks perfect.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009 05:20:50 PM »

Definitely looks much better than the original!
Such a cool thing for you to help her out with too!
Tell her that she looks great! Er, that a stranger on the internet told you that. Er, if you can say that without it sounding creepy.
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