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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Mario and Yoshi! on: November 08, 2012 08:12:34 PM

This Halloween, my boyfriend and I decided to go as Mario and Yoshi. . . I'm not really much of the Princess Peach type. Both of our costumes are made out of felt, which meant that they were ridiculously hot to wear! It was worth it though because they ended up better than I had expected them to.

I couldn't find a pattern that I liked enough to modify, so I just kept pinning pieces together until it looked like Yoshi's head. Most of the Yoshi costume is hand sewn, except for the dress. I was really happy with the way that it turned out because I had never sewn sleeves on anything before. I was originally planning on wearing a green shirt underneath, but I'm glad that I didn't. I'm also happy to report that sleeves aren't that bad! I also didn't attach the head to the body until after these first pictures were taken, but it stayed on much better when I did. For Mario's costume, we just traced a pair of pants that he had and made them into overalls. We had to make the buttons out of foam and cardboard because we couldn't find any yellow ones that were big enough.

And just for fun... here's my original sketch.

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Adult Costume: DUCT TAPE PIRATE on: November 01, 2007 07:15:39 PM
Last year, I decided to make a bunch of outfits for a little teddy bear to test them out before making full sized ones. So i came up with the idea to make my bear into a pirate. There just happened to be duct tape on my desk so it turned into a duct tape pirate costume for the bear. Naturally, i wanted one for myself too. So.. then the hard work began. I made a bunch of sheets of duct tape for the top and the skirt and for the "socks" as well and just taped them together. I had to lace up the sides in ribbon because it was hard to get on and off! I made a sword out of cardboard to give it some strength then covered it in duct tape. The hat was made by making a dome shape out of 4 long strips of paper and covering that in duct tape. The outside rim of it is just duct tape though. The bone shaped earrings are made out of duct tape too as well as the bracelet with a sword charm and the necklace with a skull..as well as the eye patch. The only part which involves some sort of material are the "boots" because i ran out of time and voted for comfort so i covered my shoes in socks and covered those in duct tape Smiley. I got a lot of "is that really tape?!?" comments... and despite how it looks, it was really comfortable and i wore it all day, just i had a shirt on underneath (which you can somewhat see in the picture) in case any "wardrobe malfunctions" happened...
hope you like it.

what started it all.

and this became a skirt..

before i added stuff.

closeup on the accessories

halloween final costume Smiley
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