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« on: November 01, 2009 02:37:14 PM »

My daughter wanted to be Dorothy from the wizard of Oz this year because she saw the movie. I made her costume using a  simplicty pattern  4139 and stayed pretty true to the pattern.

I wanted to do a companion costume - I usually spend so much time on my daughters that I have no time for mine. Did not want to be tine man or the other characters. I was looking around the web and saw some storm/cloud costumes and it made me think of the twister in the movie - one of the scariest/best scenes. So I googled tornado costumes and did not come up with much.


Thought I could do better. I bought two yards of latch hook rug backing - stiff and not made of vinyl. I trimmed it and added velcro to hold it on. I mad arm holes and used straps. I bought halloween spider mesh, but not enough! I got 4 bags and could have used much more. I tied on things I found at Good will (little houses, a boat, a minature person on a bike) and borrowed doll furniture, lego trees and hot whell cars from my daughter. I put them on strings so they would move when I did.  Fun!



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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 02:49:07 PM »

What a fantastic combination!  The tornado compliments Dorothy perfectly!  great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 02:51:45 PM »

What a good idea to be the twister!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009 02:52:09 PM »

Very cool, great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009 03:01:46 PM »

I love your costumes, I'm just missing the flying cow on the twister costume Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009 04:56:11 PM »

Love all the figurines in the twister. Really cool.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009 05:12:52 PM »

Great idea for the twister!!  So cool!
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009 05:54:56 PM »

You googled and didn't come up with much because this is Utterly Unique! What a great idea, all the details are super funny too. Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009 06:59:17 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments! I did not realize how hard it would be to "wrap" it with the spider web - it didn't have as much coverage as I imagined. I had my daughter standing on a step stool holding it up while I wrapped. Her arms got tired out pretty quickly so I had to just go with it. It was still alot of fun being out and having people "get it."
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009 10:56:24 PM »

Oh my gosh you totally came to my door on Halloween! haha!
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