Usually I don't do anything for Halloween but this year I got to go trick or treating for cans for the local food pantry.
Since this was going on and I am in Pennsylvania I knew that it would be cold and so I started thinking about what costume I could wear that I wasn't going to catch pneumonia in! I also did not really want to look like a hooker if I could help it so that pretty much cut out all pre-made costumes. That's okay though, handmade are more fun.
I had recently seen Coraline for the first time (but read the book a while ago) and so I decided I would be Coraline! I picked her star sweater outfit because it was easiest (and warmest) to replicate and I would wear all the pieces afterward so I could justify buying them! haha This costume is just a long sleeved blue shirt from Target and black jeans from Wal-mart. The blue boots were a pair that I had and rarely wear because they are too big. My dad then put blue painter's tape on them to get the right color. It actually worked really well and the tape didn't get too torn up. The stars are just foam stickers from Wal-mart that I put on it and they glow in the dark which was exactly why I got them.
The wig I made with some blue Red Heart yarn (I think Royal) from Wal-mart and using this tutorial which was awesome! http://diyfashion.about.com/od/costumes/ss/Yarn_Wig.htm
I also got a couple of dragonfly hair clips from, you guessed it, Wal-mart. I made an "other me" doll based on the doll from the movie and using patterns from: http://www.byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/
(it's the Free Spirit Doll) It was really easy to make and turned out well. If the camera part of my phone and my computer were talking to each other you guys could all see close ups of my doll and shoes... grrr.
Still here are a couple of pictures that my friends took (that's them in the pirate outfits). Hope you guys like it, sorry for the long intro!
Comments and critiques welcome! Hope everyone had a great Halloween!
Here's helpless Coraline in the middle being shanghaied by pirates...perhaps they will help her fight the other mother?
You can see the shoes in this one! ^
P.S. The really bad smiley faces are because I'm not sure if my friends want their faces out on the internet...They don't usually look like that! haha