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Topic: Marge Simpson Crocheted Costume (Homer too!)  (Read 11801 times)
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stephany719
« on: November 02, 2012 05:31:01 PM »

I crocheted myself a Marge Simpson costume - both the hat and dress.  I paired them with a string of red beads and my red flats to complete the look.  I was really pleased with the outcome!




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I used a blue Red Heart yarn and a crocodile stitch to crochet my Marge hair hat.  I liked how the stitch actually had a lot of texture to look like hair.  This yarn also held the shape of the hat surprisingly well - a tight stitch helped too!


For the dress, I used a single chain (sc) stitch for the upper half and a double chain (dc) stitch for the skirt.  I didn't have a pattern, so it was all free-formed to fit my body.  I did a lot of measuring and trying-on for this part.  I made the top half unconnected on the back to allow it to be laced up to make it more fitted (and easier to get in and out of!)  I simply crocheted a really long chain to use as the lace.  For the dress, I used a cotton yarn in the color Grass - it was the brighest green I could find!

Front of dress:


Back of dress (with lace up):


I also hand sewed a lining into the bottom skirt part of the dress, to make sure there wasn't any see-through parts between the stitches. 


I also made a Marge doll amigurumi for fun (my own pattern).



My husband decided to join in my costume fun, and he dressed up as Homer.  We got him a bald cap, used some pipe cleaners for Homer's hair, painted his face yellow, and paired that with jeans and a white button down shirt stuffed with socks. 



Here's our "family" photo, complete with our dogs as Bart & Lisa - note their clothes (red dress for Lisa, blue shirt for Bart).


We dressed up to hand out candy this year and the kids (and parents) really enjoyed our costumes!
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012 05:33:35 PM »

yep.  this is awesome.  I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012 05:35:45 PM »

this is awesome! how did you make the hair/hat stand up?
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012 05:46:32 PM »

this is awesome! how did you make the hair/hat stand up?

Thanks!

I used a really tight crocodile stitch and rather stiff, starchy-feeling, acrylic yarn.  I tried it on while making it at various heights to see how tall I could make it and keep it standing up itself.  I think the stitch had a lot to do with helping it keep its shape and stand up.

I did try putting a balloon in the top, but it wasn't really necessary and felt weird on my head.  So I just wore it as is.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012 05:56:06 PM »

That wig is so cool.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012 06:11:18 PM »

This is so cute!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012 09:06:24 PM »

i love everything about this.

you are amazing
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012 01:34:26 AM »

Hahaha! This is so perfect!
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012 03:29:18 AM »

Love it!  Great hair!
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2012 07:13:45 AM »

Too awesome. Love!! It came out perfect!
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2012 09:16:10 AM »

I LOVE your costume!!!!! Anything that's crocheted is awesome in my book
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2012 12:10:42 PM »

Wow! That looks fantastic! I especially love the hair. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012 10:55:20 AM »

great job, the hair is perfect. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012 11:40:47 AM »

best thing i have seen!!!! love it!!!! Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012 12:40:50 PM »

This totally rocks!!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012 03:13:40 PM »

Wow! This is such a cool costume! Great job and I love the Marge amigurumi, too!
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012 12:05:00 AM »

this is so full of win! awesome costume!
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012 07:38:37 AM »

This is so clever and so well-executed!! Totally rocks!
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2012 11:10:57 AM »

This is great!
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012 08:39:37 AM »

OH MY GOSH !!!!! i love it!!!!!!!! just awesome!
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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2012 01:04:50 PM »

I love it!  Just learning/learned the crocodile stitch, but I don't know if I would have thought to use it for the hair!  It works perfectly, and I'm very impressed that you have an entirely crocheted costume!
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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2012 02:55:04 PM »

You make the cutest Marge! The whole costume is amazing but the hair...the hair...is AMAZING (yes, all CAPS!). Great work!
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012 08:01:15 AM »

The whole costume is amazing, and the fact that it's crochet is even more amazing! Great job, and fully deserved winner!
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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2012 05:33:28 AM »

Congratulations on winning the Halloween Costume contest!!!  You totally deserve it!
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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2012 06:02:21 AM »

that is awesome love that Marge costume maybe someday I'll make me one for a friend . Congrate with all em comments you are getting popular so far Cheesy
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