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« on: November 06, 2011 10:07:10 PM »

I am a long time fan of Craftster, but as of yet, I have never posted any of my projects. Call it  a lack of time, a lack of guts, or a combination of the two. I can tend to be shy. Undecided Also, sorry there are no pictures of the process. I didn't think I was going to post. Anyway...so the day before Halloween my boyfriend finally told me what he would like to be.

"Edward Scissorhands!" he exclaimed.
An Edward Scissorhands costume in 24 hours. I knew it would be a challenge, so I hopped right up and got to work. I rummaged through all of my old costume stuff, pulled out the bag that was headed to Goodwill and pulled any scrap junk from my craft room. I ended up with a pair of leather and black denim pants that I had made for a previous costume, four pairs of beat-up old faux leather boots, a few belts, and various metal odds and ends from the craft room. Excited I set to work.

I tore apart the boots and started piecing together the jacket on a dress form. First the sleeves, then working my way across the back and then around the body. Every half hour or so calling my boyfriend in for a fitting. I probably worked for 13 hours straight, but Halloween makes me excited, so I didn't mind. By about 11:00 that night the jacket was fully formed, but I still had quite a bit to do. The next morning I jumped out of bed and got to work. The day before I had pulled anything metal and shiny from my crafting collection. Mostly rings of various sizes. After I attached the rings and other metal bits to the jacket things really started to come together. I mended the pants in the spots where it was needed and called my boyfriend in to try it on. During this final fitting I stitched belts and other embellishments on to the pants and boots. Oh! I forgot! The day before I outlined scissors on a thin piece of plywood and cut them out with a jig saw. I then covered the blade part in duct tape and the handle part in electrical tape.  I then attached them to some old work gloves with duct tape. Anywhoo, 24 hours after the idea was conceived, we had a beautiful homemade costume. Even better than that, all of my craft supply "hoarding" was finally justified. My boyfriend made out with an absolutely free costume. He only had to buy makeup.

I am new to Craftster and can't upload pictures, so please check out my links and let me know what you think.

P.S. There was a down side. I only had a couple hours to throw together a costume for myself. I went as Wednesday Addams. The up side...my costume was free too.
Happy Crafty Thrifty Halloween!

« Last Edit: November 07, 2011 08:44:43 AM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011 05:00:12 AM »

That's pretty awesome, it's really effective. Well done!

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011 07:54:32 AM »

Very clever. Looks great!

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011 09:03:15 AM »

Nice! What awesome work!

« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011 09:11:49 AM »

OMG I bow down to your last minute craftiness. This would have taken me weeks
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011 11:15:20 AM »

Wow it turned out amazing and so detailed! Looks like it came right out of the movie! Great job, you're amazing!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011 03:52:01 PM »

This is great! I can't believe you pulled this together in such a short period of tiem! Kudos! This is really awesome. You should be super proud of yourself!

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011 07:07:15 PM »

Okay, first of all, you are a genius. And second, your BF is a punk for only giving you 24 hours notice. WOW!

« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011 03:46:09 PM »

Wow! That's awesome! I am thoroughly impressed and jealous.
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011 06:06:45 PM »

Wow!That's awesome.

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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011 04:26:08 PM »

Oh I love it!

« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011 05:04:21 PM »

I agree with the boyfriend is a punk comment  Cheesy and I have to say this is impressive. This would be impressive even without the 24 hour time limit but that you pulled it together that quickly is astonishing.

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2011 10:10:44 AM »

OH MY LORDY BEKKI!!! I wish I could have seen this creation in person. I think its absolutely perfection and tim burton would be so proud! He looks like he could play a stunt double! great work!!!! Grin LOVE YA!! -Cassie

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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2011 08:37:01 PM »

that is seriously amazing!

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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2011 10:35:09 AM »

Thanks to you all for your kind words and encouragement. You have given me the courage to continue posting projects!
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