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gaylefrancis
« on: November 01, 2013 10:09:40 AM »

I've been a Green Lantern for Halloween three times now. All three times I've crocheted at least part of my costume. The first time, I crocheted the skirt (which I still wear). The second time, I crocheted an entire dress, but it had some fitting issues and has never been worn again, and this time, I decided to go for a dress again. This decision got made two weeks ago because I forgot how calendars work, so the whole thing was put together on the fly. I think it came out all right in the end:



The entire body is single crochet. The green is Caron One Pound, and the white is Simply Soft with little glittery bits in it. The white stripes were crocheted into the garment as a color change, and then I attached the white circles separately.

The white circles were chains that were joined, then I double crocheted around once for the small ones, and double crocheted and then half-double crocheted for the big one. The circles and stripes are meant to be the symbol of the green lanterns:



The colors are inverted because color change is not my forte, and I didn't want to worry I was gonna blow the whole thing by trying to do the white circle with the symbol in green. Maybe next year.

The shoulders came about because of a lack of time to fix mistakes and the fact that I started my arm holes at the wrong place, so I stitched them together with single crochet and added the white trim to give it sort of a retro-future space dress vibe. Green Lantern costumes can look like anything, so we're calling that one a personal touch.

Bonus shot of the jacket that goes with the dress. I'm specifically dressing up as Guy Gardner, as he is my favorite Earth Green Lantern, and he and Hal Jordan (the silver age lantern, aka Ryan Reynolds) have a rivalry for a long list of reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture. Just know they sometimes get along, they sometimes don't, and Guy's one of those people who likes to poke you with a stick:



It says "Suck it Jordan" I used cardboard cutouts of letters, painted with acrylic for the outlines, and then filled in with sharpie.

The party this whole costume is for isn't until tonight, so I still have time to decide if I'm covering my legs. As the pictures make clear, there ain't a lot of skirt on the dress, but as I just finished it last night, I haven't had time to move in it to decide if leggings are required or would just be nice.

Questions and comments and stuff are always welcome. I need to see if I can hunt down my pics from Halloween's previous.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013 03:43:10 PM »

This is awesome! I love how you incorporated the lantern symbol into the dress in just the right places.
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gaylefrancis
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013 04:23:02 PM »

This is awesome! I love how you incorporated the lantern symbol into the dress in just the right places.

Thanks so much! I was really pleased with how the lantern symbols turned out, especially since I wasn't sure they'd work the way I pictured, but they did!
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myvictoriarose
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014 06:23:02 AM »

I love it!  It's nerdtastic!
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