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Topic: Roses, feathers and lace! Halloween on a budget.  (Read 705 times)
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« on: October 26, 2010 07:03:18 PM »

I suppose these things aren't overtly Halloween themed, but I made them to wear for the holiday so here they are!


(Sorry it's kinda dark)

Wow- I had so many different ideas and inspirations for costumes this year. But with an already small budget plus the cost of being new homeowners, my ideas fell through one by one. When I had to discard my final idea because I wouldn't be able to afford the fabric I was ready to give up. Stay home, shut the lights off and keep the trick-or-treater candy for myself.  Embarrassed

 But how do you give up on Halloween? My favorite holiday?! Not a chance!  Grin So instead I started looking for options closer to home- as in "What's already in my closet? What's in my craft room?"

So I opened up the craft boxes and glued, stitched and wired together some accessories for Halloween.

The necklace:


The headband:

(Please excuse the crummy bathroom photo. It had the best lighting. lol)

The earrings:


The plan is to wear something dressy, curl my hair and my friend is loaning me some cream Halloween makeup so I can paint my face Sugar Skull style. Not the most elaborate costume, but at least I found a way to join in the festivities on my favorite holiday!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!  Grin
« Last Edit: October 26, 2010 07:07:17 PM by when_im_sixty4 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010 09:29:54 PM »

Hurray for closet shopping and creativity! Being in the "over 40 and laid off" crowd, my budget did not include halloween costumes this year either, so I  had to get creative as well. I LOVE what you came up with!
Please post some pics of the complete costume when you can. The way this economy is looking right now I bet that people next year will be very thankful for the inspiration that your creativity can provide.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010 06:04:06 PM »

thank you! I'll post photos of my painted face when all is said and done. Smiley
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