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« on: November 01, 2012 01:47:10 PM »

This year my husband couldn't get off of work for trick or treating so I had to think of a mother/daughter costume. What's better than Coraline and the Other Mother?

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I bought an adult sized raincoat at a thrift store and took it apart to make it her size. I couldn't find plain yellow rain boots anywhere for her so these are Spongebob rain boots that I painted to cover up the Spongebobiness.

I crocheted a Coraline doll for her and made them matching pipe cleaner dragonfly hair clips. I bought a big copper key at Michael's, painted it black, and used Crayola model magic to make the top of it a button.

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For my Other Mother costume I bought a black skirt and long black sleeved shirt at a thrift store and shortened the sleeves, added the collar, and added a bustle. I painted on all the polka dots by hand. Turns out the dress in the movie is diamond patterned and not polka dots. Whoops!

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There's a back view of my bustle squished from the car ride to our trick or treating location.

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The buttons were stuck on with rolled up scotch tape after I failed at using spirit gum. The red choker is just a piece of red ribbon.

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My shoes were painted red and our wigs are from eBay.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 03:21:52 PM »

These are great!  I can't believe you hand-stamped all those dots!  That's a win in my book.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 04:44:44 PM »

Great job with all the details.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012 01:10:27 AM »

if you had come to my house, I would have been going crazy with pictures!!!  I adore this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012 08:58:56 AM »

REALLY love the button eyes!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012 05:28:36 PM »

yay! fabulous way to rock the Coraline/Other Mother matching halloween costume!  Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012 06:40:14 PM »

How was the view out of the button eyes?
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012 07:49:01 PM »

These are great!  I can't believe you hand-stamped all those dots!  That's a win in my book.
Thank you! Yea in my mind it seemed like it would be easier to paint on the dots than to find a skirt, shirt, and fabric with the same size polka dots.

if you had come to my house, I would have been going crazy with pictures!!!  I adore this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheesy I would've loved it! I think only 2 people the entire night knew who we were.

How was the view out of the button eyes?
If we were in a bright area I could see ok, but I spent most of the night clinging to my sister-in-law's arm just in case.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012 11:50:56 AM »

Amazing job. You resemble Other Mother very much, and your little Coraline is too cute! Love that blue wig and the freckles. Good luck I hope you win!
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012 10:54:12 PM »

Amazing work!!
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