A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 305,029
Currently Running With Scissors:
660 Guests and 26 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Another Coraline, but no other Other Mother  (Read 1688 times)
Tags for this thread: halloween_costume , craft_challenge_44_entries  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Lothruin
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4643
Joined: 23-Jan-2004

I eat seakittens.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: November 08, 2012 10:54:48 AM »

So, I see that another person has already posted a Coraline costume, complete with Other Mother. That was my plan this year, but plans fall apart... My daughter wanted to be a specific look from Coraline, and wanted me to be the corresponding Other Mother look (which is actually by that time the Beldam, I think) but in the spring I had costume pieces to make for the Midwest Haunters Convention, in the summer, I had to make some costume pieces for the Lincoln ZombieFest, in addition to busting butt to help organize it, and in September and October, I made a commissioned piece for a friend's cosplay, in addition to training actors for and supervising in a haunted house. I ran out of time for Other Mother, and my poor kid had to be a lonely Coraline. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, though.

My 9 year old wears a ladies size small, and so I went with a unisex adult PJ pattern, and like the other Coraline-maker, wound up hand-stamping polka dots. (No surprise, note a huge availability on bright orange fabric with pink and white dots.) The PJs came out too big, as you can see, but they're cozy and she gets to play dressup when going to sleep, which she thinks is a lot of fun. She's a stickler for detail, which is why the PJs HAD to have the pink edging, and even though you can't see them under the vest, pale blue buttons. I already owned the quilted vest and the captain's hat, and Kit was very VERY disappointed that I didn't get the red messenger back and red sneaker-covers done. We tried dyeing her hair blue, but it just turned black, so we did end up having to get a blue wig, last minute, which didn't work amazingly well. And she's wearing her own freckles.

« Last Edit: November 08, 2012 10:56:10 AM by Lothruin » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Find craft patterns, supplies and humor at Lothruin.com!

Find me on Ravelry as Lothruin!
Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012 11:20:10 PM »

You've put so much work into this, it's great, especially because those 'jamas will be worn for a long time to come.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
Lothruin
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4643
Joined: 23-Jan-2004

I eat seakittens.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012 08:46:26 AM »

Thanks. Cheesy Kit was really happy with it, even though I didn't get everything finished. (She really wanted to use Coraline's red messenger bag for her trick-or-treat bag.) It was a really simple pattern, so the sewing part wasn't really amazing or anything, but it makes me think Kit definitely needs more dressup jammies.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Find craft patterns, supplies and humor at Lothruin.com!

Find me on Ravelry as Lothruin!
kjlutz
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5500
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012 08:59:56 AM »

great job.  I love the jammies.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Grabbing at Water Book Trailer
Clockwork Angel Book Trailer
Meet Noveslit Ivo Stourton
Meet Dr. Mark Hyman
Howard J. Morris and Jenny Lee Talk About Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Thrifty Dog Bed
October 29, 2014 Featured Projects
Craft Challenge #103, Foodie Frenzy 2 Winner

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.