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« on: November 06, 2009 02:26:01 PM »

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.  Smiley  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. Wink

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.   Grin
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.   Angry
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!  Embarrassed  Comments and critiques welcome! Hope everyone had a great Halloween!  Cheesy
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  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010 09:27:44 AM »

I'm looking at Halloween ideas in July, haha... but I can't believe no one responded to this already! That wig is amazing. And seeing the stars glow in the dark would be awesome.

Unrelated but... you mentioned you were in PA and that hallway looks a lot like the dorms at Edinboro, is that where you go to school?... but I guess all dorms probably look the same   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010 08:34:16 AM »

Thank you very much!!  Grin Grin It's never too early to start looking for Halloween ideas. If I could I would put up a picture of the stars glowing but I dismantled the costume before I thought of doing that  Embarrassed lol  Thank you though!  Cheesy 
Actually no I don't go to Edinboro, I go to Mansfield.  But yeah all dorm hallways do kinda look the same I think!
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