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81  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Coppola's Marie Antoinette-esque Dress *Action shots added!* on: September 02, 2008 01:18:02 PM
Wow.......just wow. I could never do what you did....this costume is amazing. So much time and detail.
82  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: A Girlie Mummy?? on: September 02, 2008 01:10:58 PM
I would have to agree with the other posters on going with a skirt or dress with leggings under. Maybe add pink ballet slippers and a pink bow in her hair. Maybe add spray glitter (you can buy it at a can at most drug stores) and spray her outfit and hair with glitter. (No boy uses glitter....lol)

Here is a costume I found that is a fairy mummy....I have no idea why a mummy is a fairy...but it can give you ideas:

83  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Jem and the Holograms ! on: September 02, 2008 12:49:10 PM
Oh wow! This is too cute! The 80's are totally coming back for us 80's babies!
84  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Skating costume? on: September 02, 2008 12:39:36 PM
What about a 70's roller girl? I am not sure how much skin you can show, but what about terry cloth rainbow stripped shorts, stripped socks to the knee, cute graphic t, afro wig, big earings and wrist bands.

I found this costume, I know it is a little...you know....for work, but it can give you ideas.


Or watch the skating part of Austin Powers Goldmember for ideas:

85  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: creative couples costumes?? on: September 02, 2008 12:30:32 PM
Last year my boyfriend and I went as Howie and a case girl from Deal Or No Deal. He already had a nice suit with a silky shirt and tie. He shaved everything but a little sole patch on his chin. His hair was already buzzed short, so he just buzzed it shorter to give that bald Howie look.

I found a cute black halter dress from Forever 21, fake diamond earrings and a bracelet from Target and sexy heels. Just do your hair and makeup like the girls and bada-bing!

As for the case, I found a similar case to what they use on the show on EBay for around $20. (It is a Mezzi Brand slim aluminum briefcase). I cut out an 11 (my favorite number) and put it on the front of the case with black construction paper . I put the million inside the case and we went around the party asking Deal or No Deal. I think it cost me around $30 for my costume and a $11 haircut and shave for my guy.
86  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pregnant and DUE on Halloween on: September 02, 2008 12:02:48 PM
I saw a woman go as a fish bowl. She wore black comfy pants (maybe yoga paints) and a black long sleeve shirt tied up so you can see her belly. She had her belly painted like a giant fish bowl with little fish, seaweed; bubbles were little crystals glued on, etc. This way just in case you do have the baby on Halloween, you didn't waste money on something you are not going wear again.

Another option I saw at a party  a woman went as a fortune teller. She had her belly painted silver and everyone had to rub her belly to see if it was going to be a boy or girl. She wore a gauzy skirt, cute top, big earrings and tons of bracelets and rings and hair tied with a big scarf.

Hope this helps! Congrats on the new bundle of joy!
87  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Alice in Wonderland Family...ideas? on: September 02, 2008 11:47:54 AM
Instead of doing a skirt, why not green cropped pants with white tights or long socks under and black mary janes or heels? You can always embellish them to make them more mad or cartoon like.

You can even try those cute pinstriped shorts I am seeing the stores these days - just wear white or colorful tights under for modesty. This way you can still get around at work. If you are going Disney style mad hatter, find an orange cropped jacket with a white collared with a popped collar. Add a purple bow tie and a top hat with the famous measurements on a card in the brim. Add maybe a pocket watch, tea pot and there ya go! Hope this helps!

I found this image on photobucket the dark colors don't really work for me personally....maybe it can give you ideas to spin off.


I also found this one if you are going for a more covered up Mad Hatter....


(since I am a newbee to this site - I can't post pictures just yet.)
88  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Halloween costume ideas for 2008 on: September 02, 2008 11:29:46 AM
Last year my boyfriend and I dressed up as Howie and a case girl from the tv show "Deal or No Deal" for a Hollywood theme party.

It was super easy and cheap. My guy already had a nice suit, silky purple tie and shaved all his but a little sole patch on his chin. His hair is already buzzed short, so he just took it even shorter.

I found a great dressy black halter dress from Forever 21, fake diamond earings and bracelet from Target and sexy black heels. I found a silver briefcase similar to the one on the show on EBay for about $19.00. I put an 11 (my birth date) on the outside of the case using construction paper and the million dollars inside. We went around the party asking "Deal....or No Deal." And if they took the deal, I opened the case and they won the million! It was a fun ice breaker for people we didn't know.
89  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Mermaid Costume Tail/Skirt Assistance on: August 13, 2008 10:54:56 AM
I have always loved Mermaids ever since I was little and finally I am making myself a mermaid costume for this upcoming Halloween. Due to my endless love of mermaid and my drive for perfection....I want this to be the holy grail of mermaid costumes which could lead to the death of me! LOL

I went to several JoAnn Fabric Stores (The only fabric stores in Arizona) and I couldn't find any type of "mermaid" fabric. I wanted something stretchy, glittery, shiny that would hug my curves and allow me to sit and walk. I have seen so many examples of mermaid fabric and I cannot find ANTYING! The swimming/dance fabric was almost $10-14 a yard and way to expensive for my budget.

So last night I finally settled on a beautiful teal costume (100% polyester) fabric that has glitter scattered around. It doesnt have any stretch to it and now I am freaking out that I made the wrong choice with the fabric.

I havent sewn in a while, so has anyone had any luck using polyester type fabric for a mermaid tail? The optimistic part of me wants to make scales like in this costume


Has anyone has successfully made scales with this type of fabric? I am thinking of doing stacked rows of triangles on long strips to prevent the endless million scales. I am wondering if the scales require a lot of sewing or backing to prevent fraying on the edges. Anyone use sequins? Any assistance on fabric, scales - ANYTHING would be very helpful. I have also included a couple of costumes below that I like for anyone to lend ideas!

Much love!

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