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michelle,obviously
« on: November 04, 2009 04:37:58 PM »

This year I knew I wanted to be an octopus, but I also wanted to make it wearable because I've spent soooo many Halloweens in costumes that I couldn't sit down or easily get through a doorway in. This is what I came up with. I made every part of the costume myself, mostly on my sewing machine and partially by hand (my machine HATES sequins apparently). The dress is made from a stretch fabric, a satin fabric for side panels and a sequined fabric and I didn't use a pattern for the dress. I also made a tutu style skirt for underneath the dress. The legs are stuffed and attached to a belt which is tied in the back. Each leg is made of sequined fabric and has wire on the inside so I could pose and adjust them as I wanted. On the underside of each leg and the sleeves of my dress I attached "suction cups" cut out from stiff felt. Here's the finished product:

An overall view:


Closer view of my arms (serving as 2 of the octopus legs) with "suction cups":


A better view of the "suction cups" on the underside of the bendable legs:


A side/back view:


An a close up of hair/makeup:


Hope you like it!
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liasaun1
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009 05:32:11 PM »

that is too cute!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009 06:20:52 AM »

Omg!  Hot!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 06:58:00 AM »

this is so cute, i lovvvve it!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009 07:24:45 AM »

So fun! I totally can relate with the sequins -- my machine kept eating my costume last year. Nice work!
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009 11:38:14 AM »

fantastic!! I was also an octopus this year, but in a totally different way. I love the sassy sequins to make it a fun octopus! So cute!
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michelle,obviously
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009 02:08:51 PM »

fantastic!! I was also an octopus this year, but in a totally different way. I love the sassy sequins to make it a fun octopus! So cute!

I like your version of an octopus too - I love the way the necklace came out! And what an awesome location to take the photos! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009 11:20:33 PM »

this is fantastic!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013 11:27:20 PM »

Oh my goodness this is beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013 01:32:13 PM »

That is so darling! 
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