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« on: November 01, 2009 03:49:42 PM »

So my boyfriend's daughter wanted to be Coraline for Halloween.  This was great, because I have a dress almost exactly like the Other Mother's dress and have wanted to do her costume since I saw the movie.  I mean, um, Halloween is all about the kids and I just played along for her sake.  Right.

Srsly, my favorite part of these costumes was making them together.  She picked out which Coraline outfit she wanted, picked out her clothes and accessories (hence the Webkinz black cat).  She drew and arranged the stars, I wrangled the hot glue gun.  I made the beaded dragonfly pin, and the wig is a Hallowig from Knitty graciously knitted by a friend.

She was a bit bummed that only one kid (or adult for that matter) recognized her costume, but I figured the kind readers of Craftster, among whom I know there are a lot of Coraline fans, would give her props.






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We tried a real blue wig, but the knitted version seemed way less fussy.
Hallowig from Knitty is here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATThallowig.html


Bustle made from black poster board + acrylic paint, held on by black yarn


Huge buttons from another costume, held on with double stick tape.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 05:56:40 PM »

Those are AMAZING costumes!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 05:59:50 PM »

Awesome, and soooo cute! I haven't even seen the film yet and I knew who you both were Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009 07:28:39 PM »

awww i love it Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009 08:30:14 PM »

Great costumes!  My daughter and I were also Coraline and Other Mother.  I posted our pics on this board as well.  I like how you went with the dress and the star sweater.  I wanted to do the dress as well but I am 30 weeks preggo and don't make maternity clothes..lol..
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009 08:54:41 PM »

Great costumes!  My daughter and I were also Coraline and Other Mother.  I posted our pics on this board as well.  I like how you went with the dress and the star sweater.  I wanted to do the dress as well but I am 30 weeks preggo and don't make maternity clothes..lol..

I know, I saw yours right before I posted!  Your Coraline is completely adorable, great job with the poncho!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 11:13:33 AM »

Very cute! Love the button eyes. I went as the Coraline doll, and I did a little mask-on-a-stick thing for the eyes. Wish I had done something like yours, because it turned out I could totally see through the buttons!
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009 01:01:49 PM »

Awesome costumes. Gave me a good idea for my poppet I'm making as Coraline for a class project. Might go with that outfit instead. Love the other mother outfit though. Looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009 10:38:14 AM »

I LOVE the bustle . . . and the blue hair "wig"!!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010 07:24:23 AM »

Wow, really great job! You look JUST like the Other Mother, I knew right away what this was.  I think it's really sweet your costumes went together
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