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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2005 02:31:45 PM »

this isn't along the posterboard vein, but looking at your illustration, could you make the body a tunic out of fabric gathered at the knees (like a bubble skirt or little pantaloons- you could even stuff the sides with batting or something), the shoulder part could be a crocheted/sewn/knitted capelet with only a neck hole, and the cap part could be some kind of hat? for the hat, one of those puffy golfer's caps with a stem thing attached would work.

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2005 07:29:41 AM »

yeah, i'm kind of leaning more towards the making it out of fabric thing now. i'm thinking it would be more comfortable for her. we went to the mall and played "try on all the pretty costumes we cant afford" (very fun game) and she really like the plush belly of a pumpkin costume she tried on. it was basically a big onsie, with straps on the shoulders and between the legs. i'm thinking that the body of the acorn could be made like that, and then make the cap part of the acorn to sit on top of her shoulders. and then, of course, the little hat to go on top of that. a squishy costume would definately be more comofrtable to be sitting in, as well as walking around.

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2005 04:31:40 PM »

No suggestions but...

What is a onesie??

And yay for the try on all the pretty costumes we can't aford game!
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2005 05:27:14 PM »


People *will* wonder what she is, but that never stopped me as a kid!


My friend once went as a tube of toothpaste for Halloween. I bet she got some weird looks for that one.
i was a toothbrush once. strapped a flat piece of styrofoam to my head with straws sticking out of it, wore a solid color sweatpants and shirt, and carried a giant blow-up tube of toothpaste. i was such a nerd... my friend had taken the time to sew a costume and i got all the comments. hahaha
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2005 04:12:39 PM »


i was a toothbrush once. strapped a flat piece of styrofoam to my head with straws sticking out of it, wore a solid color sweatpants and shirt, and carried a giant blow-up tube of toothpaste. i was such a nerd... my friend had taken the time to sew a costume and i got all the comments. hahaha

I was a dictionary! The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 2nd Edition, Unabridged. (To be exact.) My parents voted for this after I presented that or a lightbulb as my top choices!

My mother sent my picture off to the editor, and they sent me a real version of the dictionary! My dad asked if I'd go as a Corvette the next year.  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2005 06:30:06 PM »


i was a toothbrush once. strapped a flat piece of styrofoam to my head with straws sticking out of it, wore a solid color sweatpants and shirt, and carried a giant blow-up tube of toothpaste. i was such a nerd... my friend had taken the time to sew a costume and i got all the comments. hahaha

I was a dictionary! The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 2nd Edition, Unabridged. (To be exact.) My parents voted for this after I presented that or a lightbulb as my top choices!

My mother sent my picture off to the editor, and they sent me a real version of the dictionary! My dad asked if I'd go as a Corvette the next year.  Cheesy

haha, thats great!! Do you have a picture?
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2005 10:35:22 PM »

 A 5 year old dressed in an acorn costume with a little acorn cap is probably one of the cutest things I have ever imagined. I hope you post some pictures!
Also, here is a picture of me when I was that age in a really cheap (the good kind of cheap!) pumpkin costume my mom whipped up for me with an orange garbage bag that she stuffed with balled up newspaper and tied around my neck with ribbons. Same kind of idea with the little cap and such.
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2005 05:25:23 PM »

ok everyone! the costume is complete! went to the fabric store, cut, and sewed it all this afternoon. didnt use a pattern, because 1. there arent acorn costume patterns, and 2. even if there were, i wouldnt have used one because i dislike following patterns. it took about 3/4 hours to do everything.she was so excited and happy when it was done. i even let her pick out the fabric ($2/yard sale fabric for the bottom), and push the pedal on the sewing machine. she also especially loved the plush stomach. she'd randomly say "i'm fat!" and laugh when she was wearing it.
here it is!


when she wears it for halloween, she'll have brown pants, shoes and shirt, of course.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2005 05:33:37 PM »

So cute...that is one happy acorn! Good work!
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2005 05:42:18 PM »

the costume is so cute and shes adorable!!
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