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« on: November 04, 2011 05:06:18 PM »

For Halloween this year I made myself a Matroyshka! (aka Russian Nesting Doll)

Me in the costume! I made faux painted bangs that pin to my head, rosy cheeks and bow lips to complete the look




I built a base of chicken wire into the shape of a Matryoshka. I added a large coffee can to act as a head for the dress form. Then I cut four large sections of canvas and draped it around the chicken wire form.



The stitched and primered canvas base. The head is lined with 1" wide foam sheets cut into the same pattern shape as the canvas pieces. In this pic you can see two of the three steel hoops which hold the shape together along the body. The side seams are kept open for arm slits.



Front view after painting. I used Acrylic paint and gold spray paint for details on the flowers in the blue section



Back view after painting



Thanks for checking out my costume!

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011 05:13:17 PM »

how clever!
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011 05:41:31 PM »

Whoa! That is soo awesome! What creativity you have Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011 05:46:43 PM »

brilliant!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011 06:22:26 PM »

i LOVE it! Can I borrow this idea for next year? Please, oh pleeeease!?  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011 08:00:03 AM »

Now that's amazing. Every detail is perfect!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011 11:25:21 AM »

This is them most inventive costume I have seen yet. Wonderful job!
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011 12:29:18 PM »

So great, super creative!  too bad you don't have a little kid that could have dressed up with you and popped out from under the dress  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011 03:50:41 PM »

How elaborate and clever!
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This is absolutely fantastic! really clever.
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