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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Wilderness Explorer, Russell from Pixar's Up! on: November 05, 2009 07:27:06 AM
Such a great idea! I love the merit badges. He was such a great character (I <3 that movie)
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Octopus Costume! on: November 05, 2009 07:24:45 AM
So fun! I totally can relate with the sequins -- my machine kept eating my costume last year. Nice work!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: "Did you bring a giant jar I can catch you in too?" I'm a firefly! on: November 05, 2009 07:20:34 AM
Thanks Smiley I'm really proud of it. I wish I had a good photo of the front, but the back is the most fun part so oh well!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: A costume built from Craftster Swap! Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood! on: November 03, 2009 09:35:09 AM
Oooh I might want to make myself a Merlotte's shirt now! Cute idea.
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The worlds smallest Paul McCartney on: November 03, 2009 09:31:51 AM
Perfect perfect perfect. I love this.
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Jem is truly outrageous, truly truly truly outrageous! on: November 03, 2009 09:28:08 AM
My best friend has been wanting to be Jem for years! I'm going to show her your pictures and hopefully she'll maybe she'll feel inspired enough to go through with it. You did an outrageous job  Wink
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Hamburger!!! on: November 03, 2009 09:26:26 AM
This is so adorable (both the costume and your son)! Great job!
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / "Did you bring a giant jar I can catch you in too?" I'm a firefly! on: November 02, 2009 10:07:01 AM

I think I finally made a costume I love more than when I was Rainbow Brite. I definitely like it way more than last years dinosaur. I mean, how can you be sad when your butt glows!?

I made the wings, inspired by the Threadbanger video using pantyhose and coat hangers. The yellow glowing firefly butt is made of lots and lots of yellow tulle, some cheap yellow taffeta stuff, and an outer layer of a thicker yellow tulle that was glittery. I was glowing via some battery powered LED Christmas lights and 3 feet of electroluminescent wire. The EL wire was set to flash (I wish I had a video!) so the hem of the skirt really did blink like a firefly! The antennae is pipe cleaners, a headband, and foam balls that I covered in glitter.

My friends who threw the party are probably going to hate me forever, because I left glitter everywhere I went. Especially because my huge wings kept bumping into walls and doorways. Oops! Smiley
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Proof you can be a "sexy" anything... even a DINOSAUR! on: November 05, 2008 10:32:21 AM
Thanks everyone Smiley It was the first time I ever sewed sleeves (and I didn't even use a pattern) and it was the first time I ever used eyelets (although you can't really see them in the pictures). Halloween is so fun!
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Beaker - The Muppet Show on: November 04, 2008 12:17:10 PM
That looks great! Your coworkers must have grown up in a box or something. I hope that instead of saying who you were you just said "meep meep" Smiley
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